D7000 - First Pix

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D7000 - First Pix

Postby JED on Mon Nov 08, 2010 5:14 pm

The D7000 landed today and after an impatient wait for the battery to charge up. slapped on the nifty 50 and went for a quick wander to try it out.

First impression when I picked it up was that the handgrip was uncomfortable. Its profile is more squared off than my D90. I'm sure I'll get used to it quickly though. The shutter release feels quite different as well. It has a softer (dare I say, sexy) feel in operation. Very nice.

Otherwise it feels very similar to the D90 with the majority of controls being similarly placed.

Anyhow, without further ado, here are a couple of pix. They're nothing special, dull grey day here today, but they show the camera is working :)

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Raw file sizes have jumped to 20+ mb :shock:

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Re: D7000 - First Pix

Postby Mr Darcy on Mon Nov 08, 2010 5:57 pm

I am :mrgreen: with envy.

Congratulations on getting one of the first in the country. I look forward to a more detailed review.
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Re: D7000 - First Pix

Postby surenj on Mon Nov 08, 2010 6:42 pm

John,
Congrats on the purchase!

We would all love to see some real world high ISO shots (of the same subject) with and without noise reduction. :cheers:
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Re: D7000 - First Pix

Postby Bob G on Mon Nov 08, 2010 7:30 pm

Congratulations on the purchase of a camera which will undoubtedly be a hit in the market.
Had a feel of one in Brisbane last Friday that had just arrived at DDP.
Looking to purchase one from the US for my wife when B&H restocks.

Have been following some overseas forums where the first pics are being posted and have to say the camera looks very promising. A bit of comment about soft pics which I would have to assume is a mixture of the sensor outresolving some of the cheaper lenses and the effect of one of the smallest pixel pitch sensors avaiable on the market.
There are plenty of good pics posted to suggest it's nothing more sinister.
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Re: D7000 - First Pix

Postby JED on Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:50 pm

surenj wrote:John,
Congrats on the purchase!

We would all love to see some real world high ISO shots (of the same subject) with and without noise reduction. :cheers:


Went outside and took these of the street lights. They are straight out of the camera, a little sharpening in viewnx (Lightroom doesnt support it yet but I see an rc release which I'll download later), exported to PS and they are 100% crop. No noise reduction has been used either in camera or in software.

The overall scene (uncropped)
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ISO 800
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ISO 1250
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ISO 6400
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ISO 8000
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ISO 25600
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Apologies for the number of pics but I thought it better that they were kept together for easy comparison.

It seems to do pretty good job and is better than I was expecting.

Thanks for all your congrats. Now I need to get out and do it some justice


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Re: D7000 - First Pix

Postby aim54x on Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:56 pm

Congrats John,

Those high ISO crops are looking good, too good to me! Its making me want to trade down.....
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Re: D7000 - First Pix

Postby JED on Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:08 am

Thanks, Cameron.

Makes you wonder how good the next wave of mid range bodies will be. :)

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Re: D7000 - First Pix

Postby Mr Darcy on Tue Nov 09, 2010 8:05 am

JED wrote:Makes you wonder how good the next wave of mid range bodies will be.

And that's the only reason I am hesitating. I'll want a new camera before March next year for a trip, but I am going to delay as long as possible in the hopes that the D400 will come out before then. I like the form factor of my D200 over the D90.
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Re: D7000 - First Pix

Postby MATT on Tue Nov 09, 2010 11:05 am

Congrats on your purchase, there is a very large buzz around about this camera.

What is it iterms of size? D90??


How is the auto focus on the video, have you tried it?

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Re: D7000 - First Pix

Postby surenj on Tue Nov 09, 2010 11:23 am

MATT wrote:How is the auto focus on the video, have you tried it?

Check out Digital rev review for a video demonstrating this feature.
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Re: D7000 - First Pix

Postby JED on Tue Nov 09, 2010 3:15 pm

MATT wrote:Congrats on your purchase, there is a very large buzz around about this camera.
What is it iterms of size? D90??
How is the auto focus on the video, have you tried it?
MATT


Thanks Matt.

Sizewise, there isn't a noticeable difference between the two of them and its slightly heavier (70 - 80 gms if I remember rightly). The most noticeable differences betwen them is the handgip (mentioned in my initial post) and the buttons on the back are closer to flush with the body. I assume that has something to do with the improved weatherproofing.

I haven't tried the video function yet. That feature isnt very high in my priorities. The D90's movie function is ok but not a "must have", and I don't expect the D7000 to improve on it much. WIll try it out when we have a sunny day. :)

Hope the wait for the D400 isnt too long for you , Mr Darcy. It should be a ripper, but then so will the D700 replacement...it's neverending. :?

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Re: D7000 - First Pix

Postby MATT on Tue Nov 09, 2010 6:45 pm

Thanks for the reply,

I am wanting video in DSLR so am looking at options. My D700 is such a good camera, I would be happy for one with video. Was going to go a D3s but still want my popup flash..

The new Nikon is supposed to do video with auto focus a lot better than was the standard before..

I guess with the video function now in DSLR's the sensor technolgy must have improved to a point where long exposures are possible. What is the longest video it can take? I should jsut google it..


ANy way enjoy it, once the frenzy drops I may pick one up to compliment my D700 and as a walk around..

look forward to seeing more images from you soon.

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Re: D7000 - First Pix

Postby 33eji on Tue Nov 09, 2010 8:41 pm

wow, so fast to have it, where did you buy from
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Re: D7000 - First Pix

Postby biggerry on Tue Nov 09, 2010 8:51 pm

Mr Darcy wrote:I am with envy.


:agree:

John, I am interested to know where you picked it up from? I am seriously considering this camera as an upgrade but not or a month or so.

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Re: D7000 - First Pix

Postby JED on Tue Nov 09, 2010 10:39 pm

http://s170.photobucket.com/albums/u251 ... C_0037.mp4

Matt, this is a link to quick little crappy vid which hopefully will give you a bit of an idea. The original looks quite good and is better than the D90, which it should be.

33eli & biggery - I got it from DigitalRev. Cost $1616, delivered, duty paid. I ordered it on friday afternoon and it was delivered monday morning. I havent dealt with them before and was impressed by this service.

If you havent seen them yet , some more pix are here.

viewtopic.php?f=18&t=40182

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Re: D7000 - First Pix

Postby alexparker on Fri Nov 12, 2010 11:37 pm

I like the stupid fish, haha :cheers:
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Re: D7000 - First Pix

Postby Willy wombat on Mon Nov 15, 2010 3:47 pm

Thanks for posting the pics!

iso 6400 results seems OK to me. Can you pop down to your local dark church and take a few pictures for me please!
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