#16. "RE: Soft Focus - How About A Standardized Test ?" In response to In response to 15 Mon 04-Feb-13 08:06 PM by gfinlayson
If you're shooting in JPG, then the picture control settings have a huge influence over sharpness among other things. Each picture control setting is customisable and allows adjustment of sharpening, contrast, brightness, saturation and hue. Sharpening varies from 0-9, the default values are usually around 4 or 5, so there's lots of room to tweak.
If you're shooting in RAW, the D7000 files are relatively soft and need some sharpening in post.