#41. "RE: It's official: my D7000 consistently underexposes!" In response to In response to 40
Have you noticed this note in the Live View section (page 53) of the D7000 manual...?
"Depending on the scene, exposure may differ from that which would be obtained when live view is not used. Metering in live view is adjusted to suit the live view display, producing photographs with exposure close to what is seen in the monitor"
This highlights that we should not expect the two methods to yield identical exposures all the time.