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Old Sep 15, 2010, 4:45 AM   #1
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Default Nikon announces the D7000.

Well its official now.

D7000 is the successor to the D90. It sits comfortably between the D90 and the D300s.

Mangesium alloy body BUT the size is pretty much like the D90. Unlike speculations - it HAS the built in focus motor. Hence no AF-S lens limitation.

A nice hands on preview of the D7000 on the Digital Photography Review site.
http://dpreview.com/previews/nikond7000/
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Old Sep 15, 2010, 9:15 AM   #2
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Specs make it sound like an awesome camera. A lot more going on here and at Sony than the recent Pentax, Oly and Canon releases which were fairly mediocre upgrades (not bad cameras, but nothing evolutionary).
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Old Sep 15, 2010, 9:16 AM   #3
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Pretty much amazing....

i may look into getting one around Christmas time when all the rebates start poring out.
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Old Sep 15, 2010, 11:21 AM   #4
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I think that the d7000 is not a d90 replacement but an upgrade model before the d300. Think there will be a d90 replacement down the line.
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Old Sep 15, 2010, 11:27 AM   #5
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yea, it is definitely a new price point model for them. and a darn good camera for that price, they really did alot of things right here, thats a well specced cam for 1200$

i am wondering what they will do to replace the d90 and d5000, will they keep cameras at both price points or consolidate them into 1 model line.
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Old Sep 15, 2010, 11:37 AM   #6
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D5100 and d95,

Hope canon comes out with a 9d to compete with the d7000. The d60 was aim directly at the d90 and it's replacement.
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Definitely not the D90 replacement, as it looks like it sits between the D300 and D90. I would expect a higher priced, even higher spec'd D300 replacement, maybe $1999 instead of $1699-1799. I think the D90 level may be going away with the D5k replacement taking over that slot...slightly lower spec'd than what the D90 is now, and offering a little bit more than the current D5k, probably no focus motor.
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Wow!

Im definitely going to save up for this one rather than the D300/D300s I was thinking of saving for.
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Wow!

Im definitely going to save up for this one rather than the D300/D300s I was thinking of saving for.

This is probably the direction I would have went if it had been available when I got the D300 2 years ago. I may even think about selling my D300 and getting the D7000, to go lighter...wouldn't really be giving up much.
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barring unforeseen market changes, this is such an awesome camera that I am dumping all my olympus gear and buying this one. It is clear that nikon wasn't afraid to step on its own toes in terms of pricing, which is both refreshing and great for the consumer.

Meanwhile, the other brands (except Sony) are releasing ho-hum bodies at prices that are either similar to or much higher than the d7000.
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