Nikon's D7000 is first in a new range of mid-level DX-format DSLRs with the 16.2Mp CMOS sensor and Expeed 2 image-processing engine, enabling capture of high-definition images with superb image quality and high level of noise reduction. It offers many features in a compact magnesium alloy body with water and dust resistant joints. A 921k dot 3.0in LCD screen records 1080p24 full HD movies, and the camera features the Multi-CAM4800DX 39-point AF system with 3D tracking and 2,016 pixel RGB metering sensor. The D7000 is supplied with the 18-105mm VR kit lens.
The D-Movie function records high-definition video (1920x1080p, 24 fps), with autofocus via contrast-detect AF. With focus mode set to Full time-servo AF (AF-F) and the AF-area mode to Subject-tracking AF, the camera maintains focus on a subject moving through the frame in three dimensions. The D7000 also offers in-camera movie editing functions. Recording of stereo sound via an external microphone is also supported.
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Jon Sparks is an award-winning photographer and writer specializing in landscape and outdoor photography. He has travelled and photographed in Pakistan, New Zealand, Australia, Canada and Morocco as well as most European countries and supplies images to the global libraries Corbis and Alamy as well as selling images directly through his own library.