Nikon has announced its new mid-class Nikon DX-format camera with the launch of Nikon D7000 digital SLR camera, which combines 16.2 MP CMOS sensor, EXPEED 2 CPU, 39‐Point AF system, 6fps continuous shooting and twin SD memory slots into a single D-SLR camera, capable of recording full HD (1080/24p) movie with full time AF and manual exposure control.

Key features of Nikon D7000:

  • 16.2‐megapixel DX-format CMOS image sensor complemented with new EXPEED 2 image processor
  • 3.0-inch (921,000-dot) LCD display with 170 degree viewing angle
  • New 39‐point AF (auto focus) system tracks subject with 39 effective focus points
  • New 2,016-pixel RGB metering sensor ensures a superior, clear image quality
  • Full HD (1080p) video recording with continuous auto focus and manual exposure control
  • 2 User Definable Settings (U1, U2) to store your favorite camera settings
  • High-speed 6 fps burst mode for up to 100 shots
  • High sensitivity ISO 100 – 6400, expandable to ISO 25,600
  • Dual SD memory card slot for added storage

Nikon D7000 D-SLR camera which measures 132 X 105 X 77 mm and weighs 780 grams will hit the market by mid-October 2010 for around $1,200 (body only) and $1,500 (includes AF‐S 18‐105mm f/3.5‐5.6G ED VR lens), respectively.