I plan to get the new D7100 and wonder what D7000 owners plan to do with their D7000? If the price comes down to $600 I'd get a D7000 for the wife. She's currently using the D300s and would love something smaller and lighter.
As it stands right now, when I pick up a 7100 my 7000 will be relegated to back up status. My most recent back up, a D80, just showed up dead with EE errors. So the 7000 will put me in good stead. Turbo
My only FX glass is Bigma, 70-200 and 105 Micro. and on the wide side are 11-16 and 17-55 - so it does not make sense for me to do FX route at this time. if i'll get D7100 -i'll keep D7000 as a backup. but most likely i'll wait for d400 and keep D7000 as a backup.
>As it stands right now, when I pick up a 7100 my 7000 will be >relegated to back up status. My most recent back up, a D80, >just showed up dead with EE errors. So the 7000 will put me in >good stead. >Turbo My D80 went out about 2 years ago with the same EE error. Mine had a bad mirror box and was about $250 to repair.
Even though I shoot a lot of low light work I think I'm sticking with the D7000. I do come into a little bit of money and was on the fence but decided against it . I was so close to getting it that I probably would have ordered one if it took the same grip.
Mon 25-Feb-13 01:30 AM | edited Mon 25-Feb-13 05:40 PM by Chris Platt
If Thom is right and the sensor is the same sensor as the D5200, I won't be upgrading my D7000. ISO sensitivity, signal to noise ratio, color sensitivity, and tonal range are all very close between the D7000 and the D5200. The D5200 has about 2/3 EV advantage in dynamic range between 1600 and 3200 ISO. None of that is enough to make a significant difference in image quality. I'm dubious that my lenses can deliver the marginal increase in resolution that the sensor can deliver or take real advantage of all those pixels. It may have more responsive focus, but I haven't felt focused limited by the D7000.
Mon 25-Feb-13 03:07 AM | edited Mon 25-Feb-13 03:08 AM by torwood
I'll probably upgrade to the D7100 just before next Christmas. I'll probably keep my D7000 as a back-up, though I can't imagine why I'd ever use it unless the D7100 crapped out, or I had the need to mount two lenses and use them simultaneously, which I could see happening as I get better at sports. I'll most likely dump my D90 for whatever I can get for it to offset some of the cost.
For me, the D7000 is very, very good. So good, that until this announcement, I thought my next camera body would be a D600, giving me great performance in both DX crop and FX low light, with the same ergonomics. But, it's all about AF performance and High ISO performance for me, shooting my sons' sports. For everything else I shoot, I could still be using my D90. The upgraded AF system (better than the D600), and a stop of high ISO, and I'll jump. I might even jump just for the AF system.
Really, by Christmas, or at least this time next year, the price will be down 10%. For $1,100, it's worth it to me to upgrade AF and ISO (even if ISO only improves a little). This will mean that I won't be going to FX until the D600 replacement hits the street a few years from now.
Right now I'm thinking I'll sell the D7000. But I don't plan to get the D7100 for a few months, and if the used prices of the D7000 drop a lot by then, maybe I'll just hang onto it as a back up. Then I'll have 5 Nikon DSLRs, which is probably a bit excessive.
>Right now I'm thinking I'll sell the D7000. But I don't plan >to get the D7100 for a few months, and if the used prices of >the D7000 drop a lot by then, maybe I'll just hang onto it as >a back up. Then I'll have 5 Nikon DSLRs, which is probably a >bit excessive. >
Meh, buy a few more and then you'll catch me. Even though I did just sell off my D2H. I always think I have too many cameras, and then spring comes around and I have to use remotes. Then I remember why I have them all, and secretly wish I had a few more.
LOL. I have no wish to compete to see who can spend more on camera equipment!
So far, the only DSLR I've gotten rid of is my back-up D2X. I still have my original D2X. It's handy as a daylight remote and for time-lapse shooting, where its relatively poor noise performance is not as much of an issue.
The only one I really don't use much is my D70. It wouldn't fetch much on the market anyway at this point, and since it was my first DSLR I have a sentimental attachment to it. I have no sentimental attachment to my D7000.
"...and since it was my first DSLR I have a sentimental attachment to it."
That's funny. I have the same sort of attachment to my D50, which I used for six years before upgrading. It's virtually worthless as a trade-in, so I don't feel guilty keeping it forever (and I still use it for snapshots). Like you, I have no attachment whatsoever to my D90. I'd sell it tomorrow, and probably should before it drops any further as a trade-in.