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Nikon D7000

Discussion in 'Badminton Photography' started by drifit, Sep 15, 2010.

  1. drifit

    drifit Moderator

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    http://www.dpreview.com/previews/nikond7000/

    • 16.2MP CMOS sensor
    • 1080p HD video recording with mic jack for external microphone
    • ISO 100-6400 (plus H1 and H2 equivalent to ISO 12,800/25,600)
    • 39-point AF system with 3D tracking
    • 2016 pixel metering sensor
    • Scene Recognition System (see 2016 pixel sensor, above) aids metering + focus accuracy
    • Twin SD card slots
    • 3.0 inch 921k dot LCD screen
    • New Live View/movie shooting switch
    • Full-time AF in Live View/movie modes
    • Up to 6fps continuous shooting
    • Lockable shooting mode dial
    • Built-in intervalometer
    • Electronic virtual horizon
    • Shutter tested to 150k actuations
    • Higher resolution sensor (16.2MP vs. 12.3MP)
    • Choice of 12-bit or 14-bit NEF (RAW)
    • 1080p HD movie mode
    • Limited movie editing functionality
    • AF possible during video shooting (but we're not over-optimistic on this score)
    • Live View switch (basically the same as D3100)
    • Faster AF in live view mode.
    • Twin SD card slots
    • Non-CPU lens data function (allows registration of up to 9 non-G lenses with manual apertures)
    • Magnesium alloy body shell
    • Wider ISO span (100-25,600 including 'H1' and 'H2')
    • Newly developed 39-point AF system
    • 'Quiet' single frame advance mode
    • 'Proper' mirror lock-up (as distinct from 'exposure delay mode')
    • Lockable drive mode dial
    • Higher maximum frame rate (6fps) with a Continuous Lo shooting option (1-5fps)
    • 100% viewfinder
    • Choice of 12-bit or 14-bit NEF (RAW) recording in compressed or lossless compressed formats
    • Up to 9 'non-CPU' lenses can be registered (same as D300s/D3s/D3X)
    • New EN-EL15 lithium-ion battery
    • New MB-D11 battery pack (magnesium alloy construction)
     
  2. drifit

    drifit Moderator

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    my hands are getting itchy on this one.
    superbbbbbb.....
     
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    looks like a winner. with this spec, who'd buy the D300s?
     
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    drifit Moderator

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    dont worry, Nikon will update its aging D300/300s with much better specs.
    D7000 still lacks fps and focusing points against D300s. suspect D400 will be like F1 cars. :p
     
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    How much the $$$$ ?
     
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    drifit Moderator

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    if you refer to dpreview site's info, is USD1200 for body only. which will be less than RM4k. yum yum....
     
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    D7000 at 6 fps vrs 7 fps for D300s, and at USD1200 D7000 body would cost less than D300s? and 1080p to 720p? Winner for D7000.
     
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    The D7000 should be a replacement for the D90?
     
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    drifit Moderator

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    official; it is not D90's replacement. D7000 sits in between D300s and D90 which same level of Canon 60D. also, D7000 killed D60.

    unofficial; it is D90's replacement. hard to judge, isnt it?

    my guess is, Nikon want to vs Canon in the same level play. D3100 vs 550D, D7000 vs 60D, D400(coming soon) vs 7D. i wonder what if Nikon upgrade its D5000 to D5100....
     
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    That's my feeling. I just got myself a D90 and very satisfied with it :)
     
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    i bet you that though it is not a d90 replacement, it might as well be since they probably will be phasing out the d90... notice... d40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90 and they cannot do d100 because there's a 100, 200, 300, 700 that's why got extra 0 for d5000, d3000, d7000... d5000 pretty much took out d40 and d60 even though it wasn't a replacement but it sat between d60 and d90. now d7000 sits between d90 and d300. so yeah... marketing marketing.
     
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    in term of marketing, Canon is the king in camera world. replacement every year and still many hype for it. at least Nikon comes out like every 2 years and some "real" improvements and much different from other models. from D90 to D7k, vast improvements. from 50D to 60D, going back track??
     
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    planning to change my camera(after 3 years and 15k photo)
    still not yet decide but the budget is limited
    will made my decision before malaysia open 2011 i think
     
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    On paper, the D7000 does seem to stack up against (or even beat) the current D300s. However, if you're shooting sports, the D300s will be much faster. I had the D90 for a year and sold it and upgraded to the D700 and the AF speed (non AF-S lenses) is miles ahead. If you're planning to buy a camera for general use, both the D90 and the D7000 will be very good. Put it this way, if you get the D90, you can put the savings toward better glass.
     
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    D300s is selling at a very tempting price. just about USD100++ apart from D7k.
    no doubt, D7k will be slower than D300s. D7k is not a replacement for D300s. for sports only requirement, fast AF and big buffer.
     
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    But for over 90% of users, the D7000 (or even the D90) is enough for their needs. Or better yet, something like a D3100 is excellent for what it does. Got my girlfriend one and she loves it.
     
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    hmm
    my budget is under rm1500 lah
    not that rich
    hard saving money
     
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    limsy, i have been through the same experience before. what photos do you wish to take? badminton action?

    due to budget constraints i started with a basic dslr cam but subsequently upgraded to a mid range model as i found the basic model too slow for sports and sold it at a loss. if i were to start over again, i would start off with the mid range model.

    would suggest you start off with a used D300 (or join the canon camp with a used 40d/50d) and you wont lose too much money if you lost interest in photography and sold off the cam
     
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    for badminton
    i normally doesn't take the photo when player in motion
    only take when they ready to serve,or during interval
    that's because i am not a media and the limitation on both skill and camera ability

    i use camera for gathering,party,outgoing,travel and view capture
    and also for recording

    my previous camera(sony dsc-h3 with 8 mega pixel and 10 optical zoom) are good enough for my daily use but i bought it in 2007,and the lens is a bit damaged so the photo is now abit low quality
    so i plain to buy a new one with the budget aroun rm 1500
    found a camera with 12.3 mega pixels and 23 optical zoom,rm 1499(forget the model)
    but still considering,will made decision before i go to malaysia open 2011

    i wont lost interest in photography
    it's part of my life and memory:D
    thanks for the suggestion
     
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    This is an important point. Do you want to take better photos within badminton?

    If you are not interested in the action photos, then I think basic DSLR with video or prosumer camera will be fine.

    For parties, many people find large size to be an issue and some people feel shy using a large size camera.
     

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