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Old Jan 15, 2011, 11:28 PM   #1
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Default Pop Photo reviews D7000

Got the latest issue in the mail earlier today - was a bit surprised by the review on the D7000 - yes it has nice controls and upgraded features, but not very impressive noise numbers as had been claimed by some.

For example, Pop Photo's D90 test (from 2008) said the D90 just 'edged into' unacceptable noise at 6400 - the D7000 is unacceptable at 3200 - have they changed the scoring ratings or is the D7000 worse at noise at high iso's than the D90?

Now I'm glad I didn't jump in and try to grab one so fast. My D90 will serve me well until Nikon takes another step forward in noise control - The Canon D60 is also reviewed in the same issue, and gets the edge overall vs the D7000.


Maybe I'll buy another high quality lens instead, and wait some more before investing in a new dslr . . .

Speaking of which, I'm trying to decide what standard zoom to get in the 17-85 range, 2.8-4 range.
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Old Jan 16, 2011, 1:55 AM   #2
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interesting read, i did not expect that result.
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Turns out a lot of unhappy people after reading the review - see comments.

http://www.popphoto.com/camera-test/...st-nikon-d7000

All other reviewers had very positive things to say - I am also waiting for the camera to be more available for purchase.
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yeah, people are way to over the top with their negative comments. Seems they wanted the d7000 to be the sword that vanquished canon. But like allot of reviews before this one, the d7000 and the 60d match up well. They are both excellent camera, and it comes down to personal preference.
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Interesting. DxOMark has the D7000 with less noise, and at lower ISO settings the D7000 has a lot more Dynamic Range . I think something is amiss.
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the is just sensor, does not account for the whole processing. It might be a less noise sensor by itself, but you need to account for the whole package.
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the is just sensor, does not account for the whole processing. It might be a less noise sensor by itself, but you need to account for the whole package.
DxOMark compares RAW files, so the effects of processing apply.
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if you read it uses the raw processing of the manufacture. Canon might have the better processing. And even in raw their is a level of processing that is done by the camera still.
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Was also wondering about the 16 megapixels contributing to the noise ratings vs a 12 meg.

Thanks for the link TCav.
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I wouldn't put too much stock in a pop photo review. The reports from people in the field are the camera performs very well at high isos (better than d300):
http://www.sportsshooter.com/message...html?tid=37193

As has been alluded to here, how photos are processed makes a difference.
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