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D7000 only partly Magnesium body

MstrBones

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MstrBones Silver Member Nikonian since 06th Dec 2005
Sat 09-Oct-10 03:25 PM

This may have been covered already, but there are still some notable reviews out there that state the D7000 is an all magnesium body, but that is not true according to Nikon USA.


"Compact but durable with magnesium-alloy top and rear covers, superior weather and dust seals and a 150,000 cycle-rated shutter system providing reliable operation"

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Ramesses

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#1. "RE: D7000 only partly Magnesium body" | In response to Reply # 0

Ramesses Registered since 29th Mar 2007
Sun 10-Oct-10 07:34 AM

Hi David:

Thanks for the info and you are right. I thought it was all magnesium alloy body, but it is not – just the top and back:

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I also thought that it was rated at 175,000 actuations. It is 150,000 now. Oh, well. However, look at the bright side. I can navigate, through the menus, in Chinese, Arabic, Turkish, Finnish, Indonesian, and Thai, if I wanted to.

Best regards,

Hektor

A Nikonian in Kemet

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MstrBones

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#2. "RE: D7000 only partly Magnesium body" | In response to Reply # 1

MstrBones Silver Member Nikonian since 06th Dec 2005
Sun 10-Oct-10 11:24 AM | edited Sun 10-Oct-10 11:25 AM by MstrBones

Hektor,

Thanks for finding the picture.

I actually don't have much of a problem with the hybrid body build, after 5 years of pretty constant use, my D70s still looks great and has served well. My D200, of course, is far better built and has been a workhorse so there is definitely something to the metal body cameras.

I think what I like, spec-wise, is that Nikon uprated the shutter from 100k actuations and 1/4000th of a second on the D90 to 150k new camera and increased max shutter speed to 1/8000th of a second along with the weather sealing. These are very D300-like features.

I still want to see some images though, I am curious if there is any real improvement in noise handling with such dinky pixels. In fact, I am curious to see if Nikon even stayed even with the D90. It had the best sensor of the 12mpixel DX cameras.



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