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Nikon, Only Better: Nikon D7000

The Nikon D90 was every semi- professional and amateur photographer's darling because of its almost complete features that would not leave anyone - at least those who were semi-professional DSLR users - asking for more. However, all eyes turned towards the Nikon D7000 when it first came out. The D700 is a fairly progressive upgrade from the D90. The D7000 is a semi-professional DSLR positioned between the D90 and D3000. The D7000 delivers flawless, professional results but it's not as bulky as the typical professional DSLR. You can easily store it, depending on the lens that you're using. It's slightly heavier than the D90 but this is totally forgivable, considering that there are several upgrades from the D90 to the D7000. The D7000 is absolutely packed with features but for this article, the features comparison between the D7000 and the D90 will be discussed.

One of the biggest improvements in the Nikon D7000 is the inclusion of two SD card slots that are compatible with SDHC and SDXC cards. The wonderful thing about it is that you can manage your files through the camera. You can transfer your files between cards while both are inserted in the camera. You can also configure the camera in such a way that the secondary slot will serve as a backup in case the card in the first slot breaks down or reaches its full capacity.

Another feature of the D7000 that has been getting a lot of attention is the AutoFocus (AF) metering system. For those that have used the D90, the Nikon D7000's metering system is definitely a noticeable upgrade. The D7000 has a 39-point AF array and 9 cross-type AF points. Each AF NIKKOR Lens works with the cross-type AF sensors.  It also has the 2016-pixel RGB metering sensor. This is a big change from the D90's 420-pixel sensor. The upgrade on the metering sensor consequently improves the other features of the camera. Now that the metering sensor has improved, it also enhances the performance of the Scene Recognition System. The Scene Recognition System has up to 31,000 scene types. This feature also enhances the figures of exposure, white balance, and optimal focus.

The Nikon D7000 still has the live view and movie switch control like the ones featured in 3100 but it has also upgraded its movie specification. Now, the D7000 has a full HD movie capture at an amazing rate of 24 frames per second. The full HD resolution is at 1920 x 1080. In relation to its AF features, the D7000 has an AF-F mode that maintains the AF view even during a live view or video capture. You can also adjust the resolution to your liking. You can choose from the 24 and 30 fps at 720p. The Nikon D7000's sensitivity has also improved with the ISO expansion. The D90 has the standard ISO range of 200 to 3,200 with an expanded range of 100 to 6,400. The D7000, on the other hand, has a standard ISO range of 100 to 6,400 and can be expanded to 12,800 to 25,600. This is an achievement in the camera world, considering that such ISO figures were only achieved in FX-format models. If you were attracted to the D90, you will certainly fall in love with the Nikon D7000.

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