The Nikon D7000 is a 16.2 megapixel digital single-lens reflex camera (DSLR) model announced by Nikon on September 15, 2010. At the time of announcement, it was a new class of camera placed between the professional D300S and the ‘midrange’ D90. The D7000 offers numerous professional-style features over the D90, such as magnesium alloy body construction, weather and moisture sealing, a 2,016-segment color exposure meter, built-in timed interval exposure features, 39 rather than 11 focus points, dual SD memory card slots, virtual horizon (in live view and viewfinder) and compatibility with older non-CPU autofocus and manual-focus AI and AI-S Nikon F-mount lenses (including an electronic rangefinder with three-segment viewfinder manual focus indication) as well as tilt-shift PC-E lenses. Other built-in features are a wireless flash commander, 2 user customizable modes, full HD video with autofocus and mono audio (With support for an external stereo microphone), automatic correction of lateral chromatic aberration and support for GPS and WLAN.
In 2011, the D7000 received four major awards, the Red Dot product design, TIPA’s “Best D-SLR Advanced” category, EISA’s “European Advanced SLR Camera 2011-2012” and the CameraGP Japan 2011 Readers Award.
The D7000 was superseded by the D7100, announced on February 20, 2013.However, Nikon is expected to keep the D7000 in its product lineup for at least several months.