So the internet is humming with talk of the Nikon D7000. As I wrote yesterday, The Nikon D7000 Over-Delivers In Spades! and I wasn't exaggerating.
With it's SUPER impressive specs, build, and performance (check out Chase Jarvis' D7000 3200 ISO image sample), there isn't anything out there in a DX body that comes close to the D7000, especially when you consider the price.
Even Nikon's own line-up has been shaken up by the D7000. It's now the top megapixel crop sensor DSLR they have, second only in resolution to the formidable Nikon D3x.
And the high ISO looks VERY good!
From all initial reports and the images I've seen, the D7000 rivals the full frame Nikon D700 and D3 (not the Nikon D3s mind you) for high ISO image quality. I have to think Nikon wouldn't have done this without knowing they would be releasing a Nikon D700 update soon.
And what about the D300s and D400? Is the Nikon D7000 replacing the Nikon D300s / D400 in the lineup? If not, I can hardly wait to see what the D400 will look like!
So, if you're over at Canon and you just released the disappointing, under-spec'd, and un-exciting Canon 60D, you have to be a little concerned here. The Nikon D7000 just SMOKES the 60D. In fact, the D7000 looks like it'll blow away the Canon 7D too.
And Pentax, Olympus, and Sony have to be worried too. Nothing they have can take on the D7000, and it's only priced at $1199.99 USD!
As always, competition is good, and the Nikon D7000 will most certainly cause Canon and the others to pull up their socks and deliver more to the customer at a better price which is EXCELLENT news for all of us photographers!