I currently am still using a D70s. When the D7000 becomes available I would like to upgrade. It is very obvious to me that there will be a lot of new information to learn about using this much more sophisticated camera. I would like to be able to take off with it with help in hand. I'd like great printed material as well as a DVD I can access when I am able. Internet will not be available. So what are your favorite manuals and DVDs?
As Suzy said, Darrell Young's D7000 guide is very popular and highly rated. Another one is Thom Hogan's "Complete Guide To The Nikon D7000".
I have been very happy with Thom Hogan's 820 page book/guide. It is very detailed in all aspects of using the D7000. Everything is discussed such as it's history, myths, features, settings, usage, recommendations for all settings, many features are compared to other Nikon cameras, etc. Even the SB400 through SB900 flashes and usage are included.
It is a little expensive if you order his complete package (includes printed, PDF, and ebook versions and a smaller "To Go" condensed user guide). I highly recommend at least buying the book/guide in printed form. You will be surprised how many times you grab it off the book shelf for quick reference.
It is sold only through his website, the link is below.
I upgraded from D70s to the D7000 with very little problems. I purchased Thom Hogan's ebook which also came with a handy field guide. As stated, D Young's book is good and the local book stores, such as Barnes/Noble, have several books related to the D7000 and this would allow you the opportunity to check out the books in person. Good luck with your search and I truly believe you'll really enjoy the D7000.
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Hi Pamela, I really like Thom Hogan's guide because it is the most thorough of any guides I've read, and as stated above, it features a great flash (speedlight) section, too. Thom's guide is more technical than the others and has the depth to provide understanding of the technologies involved. It also has far fewer mistakes/inaccuracies than other guides, although those are not serious (usually the author grabs a section from his last book and doesn't quite get it all fixed for the new book.).
Someone recently posted the availability of the D800 guide which will coach you through some of the less obvious operations relating to the more dense sensor cameras (blur and focus). That guide is most helpful, also. There is a topic with that description in this forum and it has a link to the guide.
I have read the Field Guide, Darrell Young's book, and one other in addition to Thom's guide. Any of these will help. It just depends on how deep you want to go.