Nikon D7000 vs Nikon D90

The new arrival in Nikon family – D7000 is a second option for those who are opting for D90 or D300S. D7000 combines elements of the D90 with elements of the D300S packed inside the all new magnesium alloy body shell, which up to now has been reserved for Nikon’s top-end APS-C and full frame cameras. With a new 16.2MP CMOS sensor, dual card slots, a new 39-point AF array, ‘true’ HD movie mode with full-time AF and more customization options the D7000 is really ahead of its predecessors.

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

Nikon D7000

Nikon D90
Construction Magnesium alloy body Polycarbonate
Sensor • 23.6 x 15.6 mm CMOS sensor
• RGB color filter array
• Built-in fixed low-pass filter (with self-cleaning unit)
• 16.2 million effective pixels
• RGB Color Filter Array
• 14-bit A/D converter
• 23.6 x 15.8 mm CMOS sensor
• RGB color filter array
• Built-in fixed low-pass filter (with self-cleaning unit)
• 12.3 million effective pixels
• RGB Color Filter Array
• 12-bit A/D converter
ISO range • Auto ISO (100-Hi2)
• ISO 100-6400 in 0.3 or 1.0 EV increments
• H1 and H2 (ISO 12800 and 25600) expansion
• Adjustable Auto ISO limit
• Auto ISO (400-H1)
• ISO 200 -3200 in 0.3 or 1.0 EV increments
• L1 (ISO 100) and H1 (ISO 6400) expansion
• Adjustable Auto ISO limit
Movie resolution* • 1920 x 1080p (24fps)
• 1280 x 720p (30, 25, 24fps)
• 640 x 424p (30, 25fps)
• 1280 x 720p (24 fps)
• 640 x 424p (24 fps)
• 320 x 216p (24 fps)
AF sensor • 39 AF points
• 9 cross-type sensors
• 11 AF points
• 1 cross-type sensor
Metering sensor • TTL exposure metering using 2016-pixel RGB sensor
• Metering range: EV 0 – 20 EV
• TTL exposure metering using 403-pixel RGB sensor
• Metering range: EV 0 – 20 EV
Viewfinder • Eye-level pentaprism
• 100% frame coverage
• Magnification: 0.94x
• Eyepoint: 19.5 mm
• Type B BriteView Clear Matte screen Mark II with AF area brackets
• Built-in diopter adjustment (-3 to +1.0m-1)
• Eye-level pentaprism
• 96% (horizontal and vertical) frame coverage
• Magnification: 0.94x
• Eyepoint: 19.5 mm
• B-type BrightView Clear Matte Screen II with AF area brackets
• Built-in diopter adjustment (-2 to +1m-1)
Continuous shooting rate • Approx 6 fps max • Approx 4.5 fps max
Memory format • SD/SDHC/SDXC (dual slots) • SD/SDHC
Dimensions Approx 132 x 105 x 77mm
(5.2 x 4.1 x 3.0in)
Approx 132 x 103 x 77 mm (5.2 x 4.1 x 3.0 in.)
Weight (inc battery) 780 g (1.7 lb.) 704 g (1.5 lb.)

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