Nikon Officially Announces the D7000, Two Pro Lenses, and a Speedlight

Nikon has officially announced the D7000, a camera that we’ve know about for quite some time now through various rumors. The camera replaces the Nikon D90, and has a number of interesting upgrades: 11 autofocus points has been increased to a whopping 39-point system, the megapixel count has been increased from 12.3 to 16.2, the 96% viewfinder coverage has been replaced with pro-level 100% coverage, parts are now beefed up with magnesium alloy, one SD card slot has been increased to two, 4.5 fps has been upped to 6fps, ISO can be boosted up to 25,600 (up from 6,400), and the camera now does 1080p video recording at 24fps.

The camera will be out mid-October for the price of $1,200 for the body only.

Here are some more photos of the camera:

Nikon also announced two new pro lenses and a new Speedlight:

The 35mm f/1.4 will be available mid-November for $1800, and the 200mm f/2 will hit stores in early October at a price of $6000.

The SB-700 replaces the SB-600, and will cost $330 when it’s out in November. It’s aimed at photo-enthusiasts and is meant to be easy to use, sophisticated, and compact.

  • Brett

    I seemed to have guessed right, only 24p. Though the sensor sounds fantastic.

  • Mic ‘thejuice’ Cullen

    the 1.5x crop factor has been replaced with pro-level 100% viewfinder coverage (though it’s not full-frame)


  • Michael Zhang

    Sorry, it’s late. I’m not sure what I wrote either, haha. Fixed :-)

  • Zak Henry

    Hmm that 35mm 1.4 is definitely tempting. Even with a full frame camera I find my 50mm 1.4 isn’t quite wide enough

  • Mic ‘thejuice’ Cullen

    I’m glad it wasn’t just me not being able to make sense of it then :-)

  • tsy87

    agreed.. i preordered it and will try it out… i may end up selling my 50 and just going with a 35 and 85 prime….