Nikon D7000 sample photos
Sample photos with the Nikon 16-85 vr lens
I like the picture quality of my Nikon D7000 very much. Most Full frame cameras are only better by 1 Stop of High ISO performance. In base ISO the Nikon d7000 is perhaps better than the Nikon d700 for example.
|Beautiful colors, tones Nikon 16-85 vr + Nikon D7000||ISO 12,800 Nikon 16-85 vr + Nikon D7000 the grain appears in the dark environment, not very visible in jpg+normal noise reduction setting||Nikon 16-85mm vr + Nikon D7000||Nikon 16-85 vr + Nikon D7000|
Sample photos with the Nikon 50mm f/1.4G
Sample photos with the Nikon 105mm vr macro
|Nikon D7000 Nikon 105mm f/2.8 VR Macro f/16 ISO 1000 1/160s 105mm||Nikon D7000 Nikon 105mm f/2.8 vr macro f/4 1/250s ISO 1600||Nikon D7000 Nikon 105mm f/2.8 vr macro, 1/2500s f/4.5 ISO 400||Nikon d7000 f/4 ISO 1600 1/6400s 900 x 600 pixel, the original is sharper|
Sample photos with the Nikon 105mm (non vr) macro
Sample photos with the Nikon 180mm f/2.8 AF
Sample photos with the Nikon 300mm f/4 AF-D lens
Sample photos with the Sigma 24-105 Art lens
The picture quality of the Nikon D7000 is simply superb. For this sum you can get a very capable, function rich Dslr camera. The images in worst cases usable even at ISO 25,600 setting, but this is the worst quality, until ISO 12.800 the quality is significantly better.
Nikon D7000 high ISO samples
The quality is quite good up to ISO 12,800 (Hi1), the 25,600 setting is very grainy (Hi2), the picture quality is totally different in different lighting conditions. The worst image quality is appear in the darkest environment. In light environment the picture quality is usually much better even with the same iso settings. I set the noise reduction to normal. It can be adjusted between no reduction, normal and high.
Nikon D7000 ISO 1600
The results at ISO 1600 are quite clean, with good detail and color.
Nikon D7000 ISO 3200
The pictures at ISO 3200 is quite clean as well, but as good as at ISO 1600. For my taste these pictures are perfectly usable even in low light conditions.
Nikon D7000 ISO 6400
Here there is another drop in picture quality, but the quality is not bad at all.
|iso 6400 f/3.5 1/60s|
Nikon D7000 ISO 8000 (Hi 0.3)
|Nikon d7000 Nikon 35mm 1.8 1/15s ISO 8000, the lack of sharpness is due to the large aperture, and low shutter speed, not because of the high iso setting||Very good detail even at ISO 8000, very sharp image|
Nikon D7000 ISO 10,000 (Hi 0.7)
Nikon D7000 ISO 12,800 (Hi 1)
Nikon D7000 ISO 25,600 (Hi 2)
Here at ISO 25,600 pictures in dark environment starts to get really ugly, but good to have this setting for desperate situations. If there is some light the pictures are much better. Until this setting the pictures are quite nice.
|Nikon D7000 iso 25,600, Nikon 35mm 1.8 the white subjects helps to get better image quality 1/400s||Noise is appear in the dark areas||Extremely good detail if there is a little light, I thought when I saw this picture that inside the camera perhaps change sensitivity||Surprisingly good detail and color at such high iso sensitivity, but at the dark areas strong noise appears, Nikon d7000 + Nikon 35mm f/1.8 ISO 25,600 f/6.3 1/160s|
Most images are jpg-s from the camera, with standard noise reduction, resized, some NEF files.
To assume the Nikon d7000 has a picture quality which was unprecedented before for a Dx sensor camera. Even today in April 2015 very few Dx camera has this high picture quality.
I would not thought that an ISO 12,800 image can be usable for a Dx camera. Even iso 3200 was too high formerly. This doesn’t mean that picture quality rival with Fx cameras, but for example the Dynamic range is better than the dynamic range of the most Fx cameras on the market including all Canon products.
For landscapes the Nikon D7000 is better than the Nikon d700 for example according to my judgement of image quality.
If I see the Nikon d800 / d800e / d810 line this cameras essentially has the same sensor but in a bigger FF format. How far Nikon went is fantastic with such small pixels. The sensor is made by Sony or Toshiba for the newer models though. I am impressed with the noise reduction algorithm as well.