so i read this "vs" post between the d7000 and the d300s.
now i am ready to upgrade.
i currently shoot a nikon d60. i am torn between the two. so any input would be great.
so here's some specs.
Price Point: $1,200.00
Mega Pixels: 16.2
frames per second: 6
card slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC
bracketing: 3 exposures
fastest/slowest shutter speed: 1/8000....30"
Exposure Modes: M,A,S,P/auto modes
Highest ISO sensitivity: 6400
HD video: 1080p 24fps (bleh dont care i wont use the HD video much anyways)
Live View: Yes
Price Point: $1,700.00
Mega Pixels: 12.3 (total pixels 13.1)
frames per second: 7
card slot: CF/SDHC
bracketing: 9 exposures (great for HDR's)
fastest/slowest shutter speed: 1/8000...30"
Exposure Modes: M,A,S,P/no auto modes
Highest ISO sensitivity: 3200
HD Video: 720p 24fps (bleh dont care i wont use the HD video much anyways)
Live View: Yes
so a couple things concern me about the d7000. they are cramming 16.2 million pixels on the same size image sensor as the d300s. so a little bit higher noise? BUT in the same token it gives more editing ability and cropping ability.
one of the biggest differences is the price point. $1,700.00 vs $1,200.00 is a no-brainer there.
one thing i dont want as childish as it sounds is an entry level camera. so im wondering if this d7000 would be entry level? because it is replacing the d90 which is an "entry level" camera.
so. i dont know, im stuck.
i need some input!!
OH!!! and it WRECKED its canon and olympus competitor
More features of the d7000
Nikon D7000 Key Features
16.2MP CMOS sensor
1080p HD video recording with mic jack for external microphone
ISO 100-6400 (plus H1 and H2 equivalent to ISO 12,800/25,600)
39-point AF system with 3D tracking
2016 pixel metering sensor
Scene Recognition System (see 2016 pixel sensor, above) aids metering + focus accuracy
Twin SD card slots
3.0 inch 921k dot LCD screen
New Live View/movie shooting switch
Full-time AF in Live View/movie modes
Up to 6fps continuous shooting
Lockable shooting mode dial
Electronic virtual horizon
Shutter tested to 150K actuations