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09-14-2010, 09:12 PM   #76
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What about video?
Anyone know what's floating around for that on the D7000?
If all the rumors hold true I will admit that this offer is veeerry tempting.
But I honestly don't know if I'd want to trade SR for ISO with some of my favorite glass though. Very hard to imagine that tbh.

Here is the first official announcement btw.

... added later....

Nikon | ???? | ???????????????????? D7000????

D7000 from Nikon

Minor differences(so far):

  • 6 FPS
  • No in body SR
  • Video quality?
  • No weather sealing?

This camera will definitely encroach on K-5 territory.

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09-14-2010, 09:27 PM   #77
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At they posted this:

K-5 details:

• $1699 US Body Only
• $1999 AU Body Only

• Magnesium body with plastic and rubber exterior, 80 weather seals.
• Tempered glass top and rear LCD
• 16.2mp Sony EXEMOR Sensor • 23.6 x 15.8 mm CMOS sensor

• Dimensions 131 x 97 x 73mm
• Weight 770g

• Complete new AF system superior algorithms.
• 18-point wide autofocus system (SAFOX IX+)
• AF-Single
• AF-Continuous
• 4 Custom AF-C modes, auto, action, portrait, night
• Manual focus

• ISO standard : 200-12800
• Expanded ISO : 50 – 25,600

Movie mode
• AVi (Motion JPEG)
• 1920 x 1080 25p, 30p
• 1280Χ720 25p, 30p
• 640 x 480, 25p, 30p
• Av, Sv, Tv and M modes for video.
• External stereo mic jack.
• Movie processing including Custom Image, Cross Process and selected Digital Filters

• penta-prism
• Hybrid VF utilizing translucent LCD to display focus points and framing grid.

• Angle of view coverage: 28mm wide-angle (35mm equivalent)
• Flash Exposure Compensation: -2 EV – +1EV (1/2EV steps)
• P-TTL (Is same P-ttl as in 645D)
• Hot shoe, sync-speed: 1/180 sec. (will have 1/250 available with new flashes to be released First half 2011)
• Wireless-sync with PENTAX dedicated flash and IrSimple.

Continuous shooting • Hi speed: 8fps

Connectivity • USB/Video
• USB 2.0

• Dual SD or SDHC card
09-14-2010, 09:32 PM   #78
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I think I'm pretty much sold on the D7000.

Now, to sell my *ist and my FA50/1.4....

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09-14-2010, 09:47 PM   #79
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its already on the nikon web page

Nikon D7000 | Nikon

edit: sorry didnt saw KungPOW post

09-14-2010, 09:51 PM   #80
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Per the DP Review brief hands on, another difference would be that the D7000 only goes to 6400 ISO in standard vs the 12,800 in the K5 rumor.
09-14-2010, 09:53 PM   #81
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supposedly the sensor will have "low-light ability never before seen in an DX-format (APS-C) camera."
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i will admit, its tempting but given my history, I need the build quality of the k5 more than I need the autofocus of the d7000. It is very well speced and pretty tempting but they are basically similar cameras, d7000 being cheaper but not cheaper enough. I need to say this though. I chose the k20d over the d90 or spending more money for the d300 because I could get more camera, lenses and accessories for my money. At that time a FA 50mm f/1.4 was between $160 and $200; right now on amazon its $360. I love pentax and the quality of gear I receive but its becoming less attractive to stay a pentax customer. Beat the competition if you're going to price like the competition, not come close.

Why do I shoot pentax? Ergonomics, weather sealing, quality of lenses available, bang for my buck and probably a little because I like being in a niche rather than the mainstream. That said, those factors are becoming less important as the cost of pentax gear gets insane.
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Nikon D7000: Camera Road Test With Chase Jarvis | Chase Jarvis Blog

09-14-2010, 10:00 PM   #84
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I wonder if Nikon pulled a rabbit out of their hat on the D7000...

I guess we will find out in a few weeks. If current K-5 specifications and price are what is rumored, they will have a tough time making converts and/or capturing new semi-pro users.
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Crap. His blog post speculates the price being "about $1,000" for the D7000.
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This could be trouble, or it could be a boon.

Assuming the K-5 specs are as rumored, I think we might see a price reduction sooner rather than later to compete with the D7000.
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Cnet has the D7000 expected at $1199.95

Imaging Resource is reporting it as being weather sealed like the D300s.
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QuoteOriginally posted by KungPOW Quote
Cnet has the D7000 expected at $1199.95
Imaging Resource is reporting it as being weather sealed like the D300s.
Yet DPreview says: "The Pentax K7, which has slipped into the D7000's class by virtue of its current asking price, combines handling qualities of both the D7000 and the two Canons, and is arguably one of the most pleasant DSLRs of its type to hold and use. "

Implying that their $799 price was not a typo...

Edit: I take that back, looks like they removed the price from their site.

Looks like it's officially $1200.

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Amazon now lists it for $1195
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Can hear the Pentax sales/marketing teams scrambling.

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