I was lucky enough to get a D7000 early. Here is the video of it's unboxing. I'll post a raw video sample up ASAP.
.MOV FROM CAMERA!!!!!!
1080p 24p Kit Lens [SKIN TONE, harsh sunlight] f/22
720p 24p ISO 100 Tokina AT-X 28-85
1080p ISO 100 Kit Lens @18mm f/20 Shutter 1/50
1080p ISO 1600, Nikkor 50mm Series E f/1.8 @f/2.8, shutter 1/50:
ISO 3600 Image sample!
(photoshop does not read it, need View NX 2)
Impressions so far:
The low light on stills is mind blowing, keeping tone and detail past iso 3600. Easily comparable to the 5D Mark 2 in stills. Video is a different matter, 1600 seems to be the limit before noise becomes active. However it generally seems even and usable threw the high iso range.
Rolling shutter is nowhere near as bad as the D90 or D5000, I'd say directly in line with the canon brand.
The manual controls are smooth and easy to operate, the LV trigger is fantastic and fun to use. For former nikon videographers, you will be pleased to know when you turn on manual movie settings in the menu you no longer have to hit or hold the AE-L button to turn off exposure compensation. The camera overall seems more like direct competition to the 7D than the 60D.
I am unable to test the HDMI port, as I do not have a working monitor with HDMI.
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