After spending a few days with it I'm happy to say I like it. Having come from a career as an Army Soldier in photography I'm used to Nikon. I retired six years ago so technology has changed. The focusing system took the most study. In practice I find as usual you have to control the camera not allow it to control the shooter. I'm getting a high percentage 90% or so of sharp shots were I wanted it to be sharp. Very Pleased..
Forgot to add We Shot D2Hs In Iraq and Afghanistan a whopping 4.2 mega pixel body.
I tried a 60D for a few day couldn't get my head around it.
#1. "RE: My new 7000" | In response to Reply # 0mdallie Nikonian since 02nd Jan 2011Wed 09-Oct-13 11:13 AM
Nice to see you can now enjoy photography as a hobby.
A few years ago I moved over to Nikon from Canon. EVERYTHING seemed backward and it took some time to adjust, for sure.
As for your old 4.2MP cameras . . . . I still look at some wonderful pictures I have that I took with a 2.7MP camera and they are terrific. I'm sure you did some great photography in the service.
#2. "RE: My new 7000" | In response to Reply # 1singlerosa Charter MemberWed 09-Oct-13 11:33 AM
Welcome to Nikonians and congrats on your new D7000. Since we're walking down megapixel memory lane, my first digital camera was the Sony Mavica, back in the late 90's, which had a whopping 1.3MP and wrote to a 3.5" disk. I said goodbye to film in 2003 when I bought a D100 - with 6.1MP. Now, even my iPhone has more MP than that $1500 D100 body!
Anyway, good luck with the D7000.
Jim Singler D600/D7K with a bunch of lenses and other assorted stuff
#3. "RE: My new 7000" | In response to Reply # 0
Congrats on purchase. You will like the D7K - it;s a great camera for the price. Agree the focusing takes some study - i found the Magic Lantern Guide for D7000 much better than the manual. You can find it on eBay for about $12 free shipping.
My first digital was a Kodak EasyShare something...1.3 mpix in 2003 - was an impulse purchase when I was buying a sailboat. A d70 was my first real digital, followed by the D200 (still have) and a D50 (was a trade for a beat up medium format film camera) and now a D7K.