Thu 21-Feb-13 03:45 AM | edited Thu 21-Feb-13 03:49 AM by JPJ
It has two areas for capturing still images: DX format (23.5 x 15.6 mm) and 1.3x crop of DX (18.8 x 12.5 mm). In 1.3x crop mode it comes very close to doubling your focal length while still producing images that have 15.4 megapixels. Quality yet to be determined.
Indeed this mode may be attractive to birders but NOT if Nikon didn't upgrade the D7000 buffer which quickly filled when shooting Raw.
I am intrigued to see what improvements they may have made in ISO performance as I recently upgraded to FX to get better performance in that department.