Nikon has revealed its new mid-class DSLR, the D7000, which comes with a new image sensor, auto-focus system, and a function that is able to shoot Full HD videos while auto-focusing.
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The D7000 is equipped with a new CMOS image sensor and a new image-processing engine, called EXPEED 2. The camera offers an effective pixel count of 16.2-million pixels, has a sensitivity range of ISO100 – 6400 and additional increases of up to Hi 2 (ISO 25600 equivalent), and has a new 2,016-pixel RGB sensor that acquires accurate information regarding the scene.
Nikon says that a magnesium alloy has been adopted for the top and rear covers of the D7000 for increased durability. All joints on the camera body have also been sealed to ensure a greater level of water and dust resistance.
It is also equipped with the 1080p D-Movie function that enables recording of high-definition movies. The camera has a full auto-focus and stereo sound recording via an external microphone for easy recording and also comes with an in-camera movie editing function that allow users to save a single frame as a still JPEG image or cut footages from the beginning or end of movie files.
Other features include high-speed continuous shooting of up to 100 shots at approximately 6 fps, new U1 and U2 settings on the mode dial for frequently used settings, live view function, double SD memory card slots, and a rechargeable Li-ion Battery that can capture up to 1,050 shots when fully charged. Nikon’s image browsing and editing software, ViewNX 2, will also come supplied with the camera.
The D7000 will be available in-store from late October 2010, with Australian pricing to be announced at a later date.