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dankeny Gold Member Nikonian since 29th May 2006Sun 17-Oct-10 11:08 PM
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"D7000 first impressions"


Roland, US
          

For comparison 35mm I've owned FE, FE2, D100, D200, D300, D700 and shot with 7D.

It's small. Some features are menu driven and some buttons are different placement (DOF Preview). AF system buttons? No C mode Af. The 80-400 seems huge on this body. It works well. I will post some example tomorrow if CS5 recognizes the raw files.

The battery is different--one hopes better because all my remaining bodies use the same system (gave D100 away). The cordless charger is nice.

SD cards are very handy. I especially like that you can shoot one as backup.

Biggest difference to me is the AF system. It's all new. It actually reminds me more of 7D than any Nikon body I have used. Is it better or worse? I don't know yet. It's different and it's going to take a little time. I can't seem to get it into spot meter mode. Automatic mode uses multiple sensors on the fly. This is likely very good for some subjects if you know how to use it--landscape and wildlife, not so much.

Images look good on the viewfinder, once I took the protective sheet off. There was a funny moment when I thought that was as good as the preview got.

Video? I haven't fooled with it.

Cheers,
David

  

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kwb49 Silver Member Nikonian since 28th Dec 2007Mon 18-Oct-10 12:03 AM
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East Liverpool, Ohio, US
          

David... are you saying that there is no AF-C mode at all, or that you have to change it in the menu? As a sports shooter on a budget if there is no AF-C mode at all, I will stick with my D90. I wanted this camera for the high ISO ratings without having to go to the D700 and full frame.

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wwt67 Silver Member Nikonian since 07th Apr 2010Mon 18-Oct-10 12:50 AM
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Warsaw, US
          

Yes, there is AF-C. There is a button in the center of the AF/M switch (which is just below the lens lock release button on the front). You push the button and rotate the rear dial for AF-A, AF-C, or AF-S. Push the button and rotate the front dial to select the number of focus points and 3D tracking.

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dankeny Gold Member Nikonian since 29th May 2006Mon 18-Oct-10 01:20 AM
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Roland, US
          

Keith,

Sorry if I misled. I was talking only about the buttons. Others have explained. I actually worked a little more with the Af system. I rather like it. It has Afs, afc and af auto. Auto tries to decide for you. Uses afs for stationary subject and afc if it's moving.

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East Liverpool, Ohio, US
          

Thanks David.

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Lowden, US
          

It does have AF-C mode.

The AF switch on the front of the camera has changed. The toggle only changes you between AF a MF. When the switch in in the AF position you must press the button (in the middle of the toggle switch) and rotate the main command dial until the correct AF mode is shown in the viewfinder or top LCD.

Ref: page 92.

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Come on Dave! Shoot some video why don't you? I am itching with anticipation!
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dankeny Gold Member Nikonian since 29th May 2006Mon 18-Oct-10 01:26 AM
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Roland, US
          

As is my son. He has a 7D but looks at my glass like a hungry vulture. I expect he will test the video sufficiently by tomorrow evening. He was all excited about the 24 p. Btw: he shot the 48 hour film this year with his 7d and they couldn't get it rendered fast enough. HD video requires some serious HW to edit.

David

  

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Looking forward to your (or your son's) first impressions!
Thanks.
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Roland, US
          

No ACRs support yet. Guess I better shoot some jpegs.

David

  

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Mon 18-Oct-10 07:58 PM by philipl

Oxford, US
          

I'm suprised you find it small.

D300S 147x114x74 840 grams
D7000 132x103x77 690 grams
D3100 124x96x74 455grams

I'm looking for a replacement for my wife's D60 and would rather get a D7k but size and weight are very important to her so it's a D3100.

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sirraj Silver Member Nikonian since 29th Oct 2005Tue 19-Oct-10 04:42 PM
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Minneapolis, US
          

Can you explain what you mean by cordless charger?

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dankeny Gold Member Nikonian since 29th May 2006Tue 19-Oct-10 08:02 PM
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Roland, US
          


There is an attachment to the charger which plugs directly into the wall socket. I assume, like the cords, various attachments for juice in different countries. Essentially the charger plugs directly into the wall once the small attachment is, well yes, attached.


David

  

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Any video yet?
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Yardley, US
          

I had one in my hand today, and didn't like it. It is a little small, in size, and cramped when holding in the right hand. I guess I am use to the D300/D90 size body. Also I personally don't like the SD cards, while I understand their advantage, I have so many CF.

I will wait for the D300S replacement.

Tom
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