Nikon D7000 Review 2017.

By: Smari S Smarason.

This is a six years experience review of the Nikon D7000 and maybe six years too late.

I have noticed that many people in photography groups on Facebook are still buying and using this camera today, and that is no wonder, this camera is almost everlasting, the shutter unit on Nikon D7000 is tested for 150.000 cycles. (which is an AVERAGE number)

I bought my D7000 in December 2011 and I still use the camera alongside with my Nikon D810 which I bought in January 2015, I have almost reached 100k shutter count on my Nikon D7000.

I have heard stories about the shutter on the Nikon D7000 have gone to 286.000 cycles and then died, 130.000 more than Nikon gives up, I find this numbers crazy because I feel like I have taken so many pictures on my D7000 already even if I have only reached 100.000 cycles last 5 years.

After I bought my Nikon D810 I was determined to finish the shutter unit on the Nikon D7000, but now it feels like that will never happen, I’m not even close.

I’m so happy that I bought this camera at the time it came out new in late 2011, this was my first DSLR camera and the reason I started learning Professional photography in may 2012.

For three years learning photography I just used my Nikon D7000, 18-105mm lens and some old 135mm portrait lens with minimum studio gear.


Nikon D7000 with 85mm 1.8G
Nikon D7000 with 85mm 1.8G

Nikon D7000 Specifications.

16.2 Megapixels.

Nikon DX-format CMOS sensor.
EXPEED 2 Image-processing engine.
ISO range 100 to 6400, expandable to Hi 2 (ISO 25600 equivalent).
AF system featuring 39 focus points including 9 cross-type sensors in the centre of the frame.

Full HD (1,920×1,080, 24p) movie-recording function “D-Movie”, compatible with external stereo microphone featuring high image quality and operability.
Viewfinder 100% frame coverage.
Light and rugged magnesium alloy body.

Secure sealing achieves superior weather-resistant and anti-dust capabilities.
Double SD card slots, SDXC compatible.
Battery Pack MB-D11.


This camera may not have Nikon pro buttons layout like the Nikon D200 – D300 – D300s – D500 DX cameras have, this camera has many good key features that are also in pro camera.

Here are some of my favourite.

Shutter speed, 1/8000.

Flash sync speed 1/320.

Support TTL – HSS in M – A – S mode.

Nikon Creative lighting system.

Double SD card slots.

Good Dynamic Range.

Good battery life.

Compatible lenses.

Compatible lenses, AF and AF-S – DX and FX lenses all functions supported, Non-CPU lenses can be used in modes A and M.

Read about the lenses on the picture below in the separate post.

Nikon 50mm 1.8G AF-S

Nikon 50mm 1.8D AF

Nikon 50mm f/1.2 AIS

NIKKOR-S Auto 1:1.4 f=50mm


There is not much to Dis. When you are learning on DSLR camera you may find something to Dis about, but later you find out that it was just you, I can say it has happened to me many times last five years, when you use camera as much as me or even more you will grow up to need something more, it took me two years to realize that I needed more resolution – ISO – better camera in low light and better focusing system.