Features & Controls

Nikon-F Mount Lenses

The D7000 is compatible with the majority of F bayonet mount Nikkor lenses. Depending on the lens some functions may not be available. Due to its DX format imager being physically smaller than a 35mm film frame you need to use a picture angle conversion factor of 1.5x to determine proper focal length coverage when using 35mm format lenses. Below is the table showing common focal lengths.


Shown above is the D7000's all-metal Nikon-F lens mount. Top left is the focus-assist illumination lamp, also used for red-eye reduction. Below that is the function key, and bottom left is the depth of field preview button. These two controls can be customized via the menu system. Top right above the D7000 logo you see the infrared receiver and below it is the built-in mic. You can also see the lens release lock button.

The D7000's focus mode selector is located below the lens release button. The camera comes equipped with a 39-point TTL phase detection AF system using Nikon's Multi-CAM 4800 DX auto-focus module with an AF- assist illuminator for low-light situations (approx 1ft.8in.-9ft.10in). However if either the lens or the camera is set to MF, the AF system is not available.

We tested the 18-105mm VR kit, which included the AF-S Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED lens. This lens is compatible with all Nikon D-series digital SLRs. With an equivalent coverage of 27-157.5mm in 35mm photography, it employs Nikon's Silent Wave Motor (SWM) for super fast and quiet auto-focus, Extra-Low Dispersion glass (ED) for minimized chromatic aberrations, and Nikon's proprietary Vibration Reduction (VR) technology, which affords users the ability to take pictures at shutter speeds up to three stops slower than normal. Now also included is the Super Integrated Coating (SIC), that enhances light for superior color and reduces flare. Nikon also incorporates a reliable metal lens mount for years of durability.

i-TTL Flash

The built-in i-TTL Flash will automatically pop-up and fire when using Auto exposure mode only. The i-TTL technology improves the accuracy of fill-flash exposure and white balance in a picture, by seamlessly integrating color information from the speedlight's monitor pre-flash with information from the 2016-pixel RGB metering sensor.

This unit allows you to shoot at synchronized speeds up to 1/250 second (up to 1/8000 Top FP High Speed sync) for great fill effects under bright light conditions, and adjust the flash's power output by -3 to +1 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps. Adjusting the flash's power is accomplished by holding the Flash mode button(shown below), and rotating the front control dial to desired setting.

Here you can see the Flash control key and the Bracketing control on the front of the camera.



The eye-level pentaprism single lens reflex viewfinder shows approximately 95% of the captured frame. It has dioptric adjustment of -3 to +1m?¹ and a 19.5mm eye relief with a fairly wide viewing angle. It employs a fixed Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark II with AF area focus brackets and on-demand grid lines.


The D7000 viewfinder display:

  • 1 - Framing grid (can be disabled via the custom menu)
  • 2 - Focus Points, AF area mode
  • 3 - AF area Brakets
  • 4 - Battery level Indicator
  • 5 - Black & White Indicator
  • 6 - "No memory card" Indicator

  • 7 - Focus Indicator
  • 8 - Autoexposure (AE) lock
  • 9 - Shutter Speed, AF mode
  • 10 - Aperture (f-number) Aperture (number of stops)
  • 11 - Low Battery Warning
  • 12 - Exposure and Bracketing indicator (WB & ADL)
  • 13 - ISO sensitivity
  • 14 - K (appears when over 1000 images remaining)
  • 15 - Flash Ready
  • 16 - FV lock
  • 17 - Flash Sync
  • 18 - Aperture Stop
  • 19 - Exposure, Exposure Compensation Display, Tilt
  • 20 - Flash Compensation
  • 21 - Exposure Compensation
  • 22 - Auto ISO sensitivity
  • 23 - Number of exposures remaining, number left before memory buffer fills, ISO sensitivity, Preset White Balance recording, Exposure Compensation Value, Flash Compensation Value, Active D-lighting amount, AF area mode.

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