Nikon is stepping up their game


Nikon announced their successor to the D90, the Nikon D7000 (what is up with these model numbers?). I’ve thought about potentially purchasing a new camera at some point in not too distant future. My Nikon D300 is still serving me well though and ultimately, I’d like to upgrade to a full frame camera (hello, D700 successor?).

That said, this still sounds like a great camera that’s reasonably priced for the feature set. It’ll probably have great lowlight capabilities and make a fantastic backup body.

*High Resolution 16.2 MP DX-format CMOS sensor for large prints and tight cropping

*High Speed 6 frames per second continuous shooting up to 100 shots captures the most fleeting action

*Ground-breaking 2,016-pixel RGB (3D Color Matrix) sensor delivers more accurate control of light metering and optimizes the Scene Recognition System for exposure, white balance, focus tracking and iTTL flash control

*EXPEED 2 image processing and 14-bit A/D Conversion provides smooth tones, rich colors, and fast camera performance

*Large Bright Glass Pentaprism Optical Viewfinder with approx. 100% frame coverage and approx. 0.94x magnification

*Twin SD Card Slots with SD, SDHC, SDXC memory card compatibility gives you options to keep on shooting or separate your NEF (RAW), JPEG and movie files

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