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Old 09-19-2010, 08:48 PM   #1
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looking for new body. d7000 vs d300s

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.

d7000

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





d300s

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!!

thanks guys


OH!!! and it WRECKED its canon and olympus competitor
http://www.product-reviews.net/2010/...d-olympus-e-3/



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More features of the d7000
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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
Built-in intervalometer
Electronic virtual horizon
Shutter tested to 150K actuations
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d7000!! newer tech
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thats what im thinking too. and by the time it comes out i will have the money
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the best review.
http://www.dpreview.com/previews/nikond7000/
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go for it, im still waiting for you to hook it up with the D90
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haha nahhhh

ill just get the 7000. and call it a day
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The D90 is def not an entry level. The D40 is.
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The D90 is def not an entry level. The D40 is.
lol ok thanks for your input

ive heard its entry level and the reason i put in quotes is because thats what i heard
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More megapixels will DEFINITELY not produce more noise, in fact it does the exact opposite, it produces a softer and clearer picture. Noise comes from low light, high ISO images.


I vote the 7000. The ability to use 6400 ISO is cool IMO
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More megapixels will DEFINITELY not produce more noise, in fact it does the exact opposite, it produces a softer and clearer picture. Noise comes from low light, high ISO images.


I vote the 7000. The ability to use 6400 ISO is cool IMO

i can use 6400 in my d5000
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More megapixels will DEFINITELY not produce more noise, in fact it does the exact opposite, it produces a softer and clearer picture. Noise comes from low light, high ISO images.
Really???? My photo teacher said the more megapixels you have packed into an image sensor (minus full frame) creates more noise.

honestly though im not too worried. considering these cameras have great noise reduction
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lol ok thanks for your input

ive heard its entry level and the reason i put in quotes is because thats what i heard
Trying to save you money here... quick question. What is the need for an upgrade?
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Trying to save you money here... quick question. What is the need for an upgrade?
1. Higher FPS (thats the biggest one)
2. outdated
3. i want to
4. higher shutter speed
5. higher ISO
6. basically higher everything
7. i want to further my "career" in photography
8. larger body for my big hands
oh man what else. give me a second ill think of something
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More focal points that was the thing I hated the most with the D60 the three dam focal points. I lease the D7000 has 31 and the 2 SD slots are nice.
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oh and..
9. 39 point autofocus.
10. Im not sure if it has an autofocus motor built in, but if it does then, an autofocus motor.
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