Nikon D7000 Digital SLR

Macworld Australia Staff
15 September, 2010
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A professional-standard camera for the photography enthusiast. Advanced functionality and high performance features adapted from Nikon’s professional range of Digital SLRs.

Sydney – Nikon Australia is pleased to announce the release of the Nikon D7000, a model that introduces Nikon’s new line of mid-class Nikon DX-format digital- SLR cameras.

The camera is equipped with a new CMOS image sensor and a new image-processing engine, EXPEED 2, which enables capture of high-definition images exhibiting superior image quality. It also offers a number of advanced high-performance features packed into a compact, elegant body.

As the DSLR market expands, camera enthusiasts are looking for a more diverse range of features than are currently available. There is an increased demand for advanced shooting functions, in addition to the ability to capture images with greater definition and image quality. Most are also seeking to record movies with the rich power of expression that is only possible with SLR cameras.

The D7000 is equipped with the 1080p D-Movie function that enables recording of high-definition movies exhibiting superior video quality. Shooting is made easy with full auto-focus and stereo sound recording via an external microphone. Additional in-camera movie editing functions allow users to save a single frame as a still JPEG image or cut footages from the beginning or end of movie files.

This impressive camera can be customised for greater creative freedom, with an extensive range of accessories available including GPS compatibility, an external microphone jack for stereo audio recording, Nikon creative lighting system with built in master control, wireless transmitter WT4 and battery grip.

The D7000 is a high-quality mid-class D-SLR that will respond to user demands for a variety of the latest camera technologies and functions, enabling them the high-quality, high-definition shooting that they desire, all in a durable, high-performance, yet compact body.

The D7000 will be available instore from late October 2010.

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