Nikon D7000Well anyone would be forgiven for thinking Nikon had forgotten about the up and coming Photokina event scheduled for the 21st of this month in Cologne.

But that’s simply not the case, at least not after today’s press releases, Nikon has announced their new Mid-range Prosumer DSLR the D7000, which offers 16.2 Mpixel CMOS sensor in DX (or APS-C for the rest of us) format, as well as things like a 39 Point AF grid, and Nikons new EXPEED 2 image processor. 

Nikon also announced their new SB-700 Speedlight, which is the first Nikon Speedlight below the SB-900 which has the ability to act as a master controller in a multiple-strobe setup.

And to top things off, Nikon has released their new AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.4G , and a new AF-S NIKKOR 200mm f/2G ED VR II Primes, these are both nice fast lenses, and being primes should hold up excellent image quality.

Full spec sheets for the camera & speedlight after the break.

Nikon D7000 digital-SLR camera primary specifications

Type Single-lens reflex digital camera
Lens mount Nikon F mount (with AF coupling and AF contacts)
Effective pixels 16.2 million
Image sensor 23.6 x 15.6 mm CMOS sensor
Image size (pixels) – 4,928 x 3,262 [L] – 3,696 x 2,448 [M] – 2,464 x 1,632 [S]
File format 1) NEF(RAW), 2)JPEG, 3)NEF(RAW)+JPEG
Media SD (Secure Digital) memory cards *1,
SDHC and SDXC compliant
Frame advance rate CL:1 to 5frames fps*
CH:6 fps *
*CIPA guidelines
ISO sensitivity ISO 100 to 6400, can be set up to approx. 2 EV (ISO 25600 equivalent) above ISO 6400; auto ISO sensitivity control available
Movie Frame size (pixels) and frame rate: 
[NTSC] 1,920 x 1,080; 24p – 1,280 x 720; 30p – 1,280 x 720; 24p – 640 x 424; 30p
[PAL] 1,920 x 1,080; 24p – 1,280 x 720;25p – 1,280 x 720;24p – 640 x 424; 25p
Maximum Recording Time:Approx.20 min.
File format/Video compression: MOV, H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Cording
Audio recording device; Built-in monaural or external stereo microphone
Monitor 3-in., approx. 921k-dot, TFT LCD with brightness adjustment
Power source Battery; One rechargeable Li-ion battery EN-EL15
AC adapter(optional);EH-5a AC adapter; requires EP-5B power connector
Dimensions (approx.)
(W x H x D)
132 X 105 X 77mm
Weight (approx.) 690g without battery, memory card, or body cap,
780g;with battery and memory card but without body cap
Major supplied accessories Rechargeable Li-ion battery EN-EL15, Battery charger MH-25, Camera strap AN-DC1, USB cable, Audio video cable,ViewNX 2 CD-ROM


SB-700 primary specifications

Guide number (at 35mm zoom head position,in FX format,standrad illumination pattern,20°C/68°F) 28/92 (ISO 100, m/ft.), 39/128 (ISO 200, m/ft.)
Effective flash output distance range(in i-TTL mode) 0.6m to 20m (2 ft. to 66 ft.) :varies depending on camera’s image area setting, illumination pattern, ISO sensitivity, zoom head position, and lens aperture in use)
Illumination pattern There are three illumination patterns;standard,even and center-weighted
The light distribution angle is automatically adjusted to the camera’s image area in both FX and DX formats.
Available flash mode – i-TTL
– Manual flash
– Distance-priority manual flash
Multiple flash-unit photography operation – Advanced Wireless Lighting
– SU-4 type wireless multiple flash-unit photography (in remote mode)
Bounce capability Flash head tilts down to 7° or up to 90° with click stops at -7° ,0° ,45° ,60° ,75° ,90°
Flash head rotates horizontally 180° to the left and right with click stops at 0°,30° ,60° ,75° ,90°, 120°, 150°, 180°
Power source Use four AA-type batteries of the same brand from any of the following types:
– 1.5 V alkaline AA batteries
– 1.5 V lithium AA batteries
– Rechargeable 1.2 V NiMH AA batteries
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 71 x 126 x 104.5mm
Weight Approx. 360g (Speedlight only)
Approx. 450g (with four 1.5V alkaline AA batteries)
Accessories supplied Speedlight Stand AS-22, Nikon Diffusion Dome SW-14H, Incandescent Filter SZ-3TN, Fluorescent Filter SZ-3FL, Soft Case SS-700