Well, today was my lucky day. My husband said since we were going on vacation soon that I could purchase the D7000 today. Of course, I didn't wait a day I went right down to the store and purchased it. I am so excited to be having a camera like this. Only hope I can get the full use out of it.
Which memory card would you suggest? The two salesmen at Best Buy both said something different. Will be posting some pictures soon.
I shoot max resolution and save both RAW and JPG to both slots (for backup). I have half a dozen SanDisk Extreme cards in 32GB size. They are getting cheap. Just one note of caution - only buy from reputable sources as memory products are frequently fakes. Especially on eBay. The most common problem is re-programmed cards that report a higher capacity than they actually posess. When filled beyond their actual capacity they will overwrite and corrupt earlier files. And in a camera you will always trigger this condition eventually if it's there. I ALWAYS test new cards with a free Windows utility called H2testw. You can get it from www.heise.de/download/h2testw.html. Don't worry about the German language. The opening screen has an English option.
The only card I wouldn't use: Transcend. Note the stickied post at the top of the forum, and read through it. Transcend cards seem to cause the camera to take a long time to clear the buffer - so, shoot on CH, fill the buffer, and most cards take 9-10 seconds for the buffer to empty. Transcend seem to take 25+ seconds for the same operation.
I started with Transcend before I knew this, and had to be very careful about how I used the CH setting. Getting Sandisk cards really changed how I can shoot fast-paced events.
EDIT: Congratulations, and good luck sleeping for the next couple days! Enjoy - it's a great camera.
I'll add my voice to those supporting Sandisk. Used them for years, never had any problems.
You are going to love that camera when you've banged off a few hundred images!! I'd recommend Darrell Young's book 'Mastering the Nikon D7000' if reading books rather than the Nikon manual is your sort of thing.