Sunday, April 3, 2011


My uncle Jun Del Rosario is a professional photographer. He has a Photo and Video Coverage business. They have almost all of the latest gadgets for their business. I would like to be a professional photographer someday. So, my next goal is to buy my own DSLR Camera, and enroll myself to a Basic Photography class. I want to buy a DSLR Camera that could also shoot 1080p Video. So, I could also capture happy moments with my family, and probably use it for my dream photography career! The NIKON DSLR D7000 is a very promising, professional camera!


I am clueless when it comes to camera, so I consulted my uncle. I have nothing against with the other brands of DSLR. What he just recommended is the NIKON brand. So, what I did is, I researched about different DSLR Camera, I went to forums and checked out the reviews. On my research, most of the Professional and International Photographers are using NIKON. And, I don't know why. Hehehe!

If I just want a NIKON DSLR for Imaging, I could go for DSLR D3100 or 300S. But, since I also want to have a FULL HD Video capability on my camera. I am eying just one camera, the NIKON D7000. Here are the Pictures, Features and Full Product Specification of NIKON D7000 I got during my research:


1.  Newly developed Nikon Nikon DX-format CMOS sensor 
-Approx. 16.2 effective mega-pixels.
 Newly developed Nikon DX-format CMOS sensor realizes stunning image details and a wide sensitivity range of ISO 100 - to 6400.

2. Magnesium alloy employed for the body/Superior weather-resistant and anti-dust capabilities. -Light and durable magnesium alloy used for top and rear covers. Connected parts and various points are securely sealed, achieving high weather-resistant and dust-prevention performance.

3. AF system featuring high-density 39 focus points
Incorporates Multi-CAM 4800DX autofocus sensor module with 39 focus points. 9 cross-type sensors cover the most frequently used center area.


  • Lens Mount
    Nikon F bayonet mount
  • Picture Angle
    Effective picture angle 1.5x (Approx.) conversion factor (Nikon DX format)
  • Effective Pixels
    16.2 million
  • Sensor Size
    23.6 x 15.6mm
  • Image Sensor Format
  • Image Sensor Type
  • Total Pixels
    16.9 million
  • Dust-Off Reference Photo
  • Image Area (pixels)
    (L) 4928 x 2364
    (M) 3696 x 2448
    (S) 2464 x 1632
  • File Format
    NEF (RAW): lossless compressed or compressed 12 or 14 bit
    JPEG: JPEG-baseline-compliant; can be selected from Size Priority and Optimal Quality
  • Picture Control
    Nine User-customizable Settings
  • Storage Media
    SDXC memory cards
  • Card Slot
    2 Secure Digital (SD)
  • File System
    Compliant with DCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0
    DPOF (Digital Print Order Format)
    EXIF 2.3 (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras
  • Viewfinder
    Eye-level pentaprism single-lens reflex viewfinder
  • Viewfinder Frame Coverage
  • Viewfinder Magnification
    0.95x Approx.
  • Viewfinder Eyepoint
  • Viewfinder Diopter Adjustment
    -3 to +1m¯¹
  • Focusing Screen
    Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark II with AF area brackets (grid lines can be displayed)
  • Interchangeable Focusing Screens
  • Reflex Mirror
    Quick-return type
  • Depth-of-field Control
  • Compatible Lenses
    Type G or D AF NIKKOR: All functions supported
    IX Nikkor lenses cannot be used
    DX AF NIKKOR: All functions possible
    AF-NIKKOR for F3AF not supported
    Other AF NIKKOR: All functions supported except autofocus and 3D color matrix metering II
    AI-P NIKKOR: All functions supported except 3D color matrix metering II
    PC Micro-NIKKOR does not support some functions
    Non-CPU: Can be used in modes A and M; color matrix metering and aperture value display supported if user provides lens data (AI lenses only)
    Electronic rangefinder can be used if maximum aperture is f/5.6 or faster
  • Shutter type
    Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane
  • Fastest Shutter Speed
    1/8000 sec. in steps of 1/3
    1 EV
  • Slowest Shutter Speed
    30 sec. in steps of 1/3
    1 EV
  • Flash Sync Speed
    Up to 1/250 sec.
    Synchronizes with shutter at 1/320s or slower (flash range drops at speeds between 1/250 and 1/320s)
  • Bulb Shutter Setting
  • Shutter Release Modes
    Single-frame [S] mode
    Continuous low-speed [CL] mode; 1-5 frames per second
    Continuous high-speed [CH] mode; 6 frames per second
    Live View [LV] mode
    Self-timer mode
  • Continuous Shooting Options
    CH: Up to 6 frames per second
    CL: Up to 5 frames per second
  • Top Continuous Shooting Speed at full resolution
    6 frames per second
    (CIPA guidelines)
  • Self-timer
    2, 5, 10, 20 sec. Timer duration electronically controlled
  • Exposure Metering System
    TTL exposure metering using 2,016-pixel RGB sensor
  • Metering Range
    0 to 20 EV (Matrix or center-weighted metering at ISO 100 equivalent, f/1.4 lens, at 20°C/68°F)
    2 to 20 EV (Spot metering at ISO 100 equivalent, f/1.4 lens at 20°C/68°F)
  • Exposure Meter Coupling
  • Exposure Modes
    Programmed Auto with flexible Program (P)
    Shutter-Priority Auto (S)
    Aperture-Priority Auto (A)
    Manual (M)
    Auto (flash off)
    Advanced Scene Modes
    U1 (user setting 1)
    U2 (user setting 2)
  • Advanced Scene Modes
    Night Portrait
    Night Landscape
    Party / Indoor
    Beach / Snow
    Dusk / Dawn
    Pet Portrait
    Autumn Colors
    High Key
    Low Key
  • Exposure Compensation
    ±5 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV
  • Exposure Bracketing
    2 or 3 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1 EV
  • Exposure Lock
  • Lowest Standard ISO Sensitivity
    100 in steps of 1/3
    1 EV
  • Highest Standard ISO Sensitivity
    6400 in steps of 1/3
    1 EV
  • Highest Expanded ISO Sensitivity
    HI-2 (ISO 25,600 equivalent)
  • Expanded ISO Sensitivity Options
    Hi-1 (ISO-12,800 equivalent) in 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV
    Hi-2 (ISO 25600 equivalent)
  • Long Exposure Noise Reduction
  • High ISO Noise Reduction
  • D-Lighting Bracketing
    2 or 3 exposures
  • Single-point AF Mode
  • Dynamic AF Mode
  • Auto-area AF Mode
  • Autofocus System
    Nikon Multi-CAM 4800DX autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection
    39 focus points (including 9 cross-type sensors)
    AF-assist illuminator (range approx. 1 ft. 8in.-9 ft. 10 in.)
  • Focus Lock
    AE-L/AF-L button
    Half press of shutter-release button (single-point AF in AF-S)
  • Focus Modes
    Single-servo AF (AF-S)
    Continuous-servo (AF-C)
    Auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A)
    Full-time Servo (AF-A) available in Live View only
    Face-Priority AF
    Predictive focus tracking automatically activated according to subject status
    Wide area
    Normal area
    Manual focus (M): Electronic rangefinder can be used
  • Maximum Autofocus Areas/Points
  • Autofocus Sensitivity
    -1 to +19 EV (ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)
  • Built-in Flash
  • Flash Bracketing
    2 to 3 exposures in increments of 1/3 to 2 EV
  • Built-in Flash Distance
    39 (ISO 100)
  • FP High Speed Sync
    Up to 1/8000
  • Flash Control
    Auto aperture: Available with SB-900/SB-800 and CPU lens
    TTL: i-TTL balanced fill-flash and standard i-TTL flash for DSLR using 2,016-pixel RGB sensor available w/ built-in flash and SB-900, SB-800, SB-700, SB-600 or SB-400 (i-TTL balanced fill-flash available when matrix or center-weighted metering is selected
    Non-TTL auto: Supported flash units include SB-900, SB-800, SB-28, SB-27 and SB-22S
    Distance priority manual: Available with SB-900, SB-800 and SB-700
  • Flash Sync Modes
    Front-curtain sync (normal)
    Slow sync
    Rear-curtain sync
    Red-eye reduction
    Red-eye reduction with slow sync
  • Flash Compensation
    -3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV
  • Accessory Shoe
  • Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS)
    Built-in Commander Mode 2 Groups: A and B
    4 Channels: 1-4 TTL, Non-TTL Auto and Manual mode
  • White Balance
    Auto (2 types)
    Fluorescent (7 types)
    Direct Sunlight
    Preset manual (up to 5 values can be stored)
    Auto (TTL white balance with 2,016-pixel RGB sensor)
    Fine Tune by Kelvin color temperature setting (2,500 K to 10,000K)
    Seven manual modes with fine-tuning
  • White Balance Bracketing
    2 or 3 exposures in increments of 1, 2 or 3
  • Live View Shooting
  • Movie
    Movie with sound
    1,920 × 1,080 (24p); 24 fps
    1,280 × 720 (24p); 24 fps
    1,280 × 720 (30p); 30 fps
    640 × 424 (30p); 30 fps
  • Movie Audio
    Built-in microphone, monaural
    Optional external stereo mini-pin jack (3.5mm diameter)
    Microphone sensitivity can be adjusted
  • Monitor Size
    3 in. diagonal
  • Monitor Resolution
    921,000 Dots
  • Monitor Type
    Super Density
  • Monitor Angle of View
    170-degree wide-viewing angle
  • Monitor Adjustments
    Brightness, 7 levels
  • Virtual Horizon Camera Indicator
  • Playback Functions
    Full frame
    Thumbnail (4, 9 or 72 segments)
    Movie Playback
    Histogram display
    Auto image rotation
    Shooting data
    Highlight point display
    Sound playback
  • In-Camera Image Editing 
    Image Overlay
    Side-by-Side Comparison
    Filter Effects
    Color Balance
    NEF (RAW) Processing
    Quick retouch
    Distortion Control
    Red-eye Correction
    Perspective Control
    Color Outline
    Edit Movie
    Miniature Effect
  • Image Comment
  • Interface
    Hi-speed USB
    Stereo Microphone Input
    Audio/Video out
  • WiFi Functionality
    Eye-Fi Compatible
    FTP file transfer available and PTP/IP with optional WT-4A (IEEE 802.11 a/b/g)
  • GPS
    GP-1 GPS unit
  • Save/Load Camera settings
  • Total custom Settings
  • My Menu
    Yes with customization
  • Recent Settings
  • Supported Languages
    Chinese (Simplified and Traditional)
  • Date, Time and Daylight Savings Time Settings
  • World Time Setting
  • Battery
  • Battery / Batteries
    EN-EL15 Lithium-ion Battery
  • Battery Life (shots per charge)
    1,050 shots (CIPA)
  • AC Adapter
    EH-5a AC Adapter
    Requires EP-5B Power Supply Connector
  • Battery Charger
    MH-25 Quick Charger
  • Tripod Socket
    ¼ inch 20

  • Approx. Dimensions
    Width 5.2 in. (132mm)
    Height 4.1 in. (103mm)
    Depth 3.0 in. (77mm)
  • Approx. Weight
    24.3 oz. (690g)
  • Supplied Software
    ViewNX 2 CD-ROM
  • Optional Accessories
    MB-D11Multi-Power Battery Pack
    EH-5A AC Adapter (requires EP-5B Power Supply Connector)
    CF-DC-3 Semi-soft Case
    MC-DC2 Wired Remote Release
    GP-1 GPS Adapter
    ML-L3 Remote Controller
    DK-21M Magnifying Eyepiece
    DK-21C Correction Eyepieces
    Camera Control Pro 2
    Capture NX 2 Software
  • Supplied Accessories
    • EN-EL15 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
    • MH-25 QuickCharger
    • DK-5 Eyepiece Cap
    • DK-21 Rubber Eyecup
    • UC-E4 USB Cable
    • EG-D2 Audio Video Cable
    • AN-DC1 Camera Strap
    • BM-11 LCD Monitor Cover
    • BF-1B Body Cap
    • BS-1 Accessory Shoe Cover
    • ViewNX 2 CD-ROM

NOTE: If you like this article, you might wanna check out the NIKON DSLR D5100. And, the NIKON DSLR D5100 VS D7000.

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Myx said...

I want to have a DSLR camera too.

which is better?
nikon or canon?

Yen said...

Wow, I also would want to enroll in a basic photography class, but I know its expensive plus the camera you will use. Balitaan mo kami pag nabili mo na tong slr na dream mo:-) I know carry mo naman bumili nito, isang cut off mo lang challenge sayo yan. Kuhain mo ko model mo pag may slr ka na. hahaha.

btw. bago layout mo? Nice!

lulu said...

Gusto ko magkaroon ng DSLR kahit hindi high-tech basta DSLR :) hehehe ganda kase ng kuha ng pictures dyan eh... sana may cheap price na DSLR...

Good Filipino said...

yoh yoh :) ganda naman yan :) Good Morning bro..

isp101 said...

@Myx -My uncle said, He much preferred NIKON... Professional Photographer yun for how many decades. I would just buy NIKON, since he suggested it and he could teach me as well with the other functionalities of the DSLR. I went to some forums and did some research, most International and Professional Photographers preferred NIKON for DSLR, and I don't know why! Hehehe! =)

@Yen -O'o, binago ko yung layout, kasi yung adsense spider bot, 'di mabasa kapag may insert na javascript yung template. So, I just chose a temporary one. Grabe ka naman, maliit lang sahod ko, enough lang makakain ng dalawang beses sa isang araw! Hehehe! Kapag nakabili ako, kukunin kitang model, kaso baka 'di ko afford ang talent fee mo! Hehehe! Yen, 'Di ba may camera kana?! Meron rin akong nakita na Basic Photography course for DIGITAL camera! But, If you prefer DSLR, meron din Basic Course para duon, it's PhP 7,495 (USD 188). Here's the website:

@Lulu -Merong mura na NIKON DSLR D3100, around P30K yata, kapag umaapaw na yung kita mo sa site mo, madali nalang yan, hehehe! Meron pa sigurong mas mura, pero ibang brand yata...

@Good Filipino -IDOL, good afternoon! Salamat sa pagdalaw mo! Hehehe! =)

Good Filipino said...

Bro musta na si pareng adsense? nagparamdam na ba? pakisabi ang arte nya ah! heheheheh joke... Good Morning...

isp101 said...

@Good Filipino -Dude, wala pang paramdam si Adsense eh, hehehe! Nalulungkot nga ako, pero ok lang, ganyan talaga ang buhay... =)

Good Filipino said...

I;m sure nagparamdam na ngayon si pareng adsense.. wag ka na malungkot.. may surpresa daw sya syo :) Good Morning

isp101 said...

Hehehe! Deadma lang si pareng Adsense eh, tulog yata! Hehehe! OK lang IDOL, baka 'di pa oras! Hehehe! Tnx for dropping by! God bless! =)

glentot said...

Go get it! Ako rin gusto ko ng video so I got Canon 500D... it's fun to have.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

I pray that you will be able to buy that camera by the grace of God and start your career in professional photography. Thanks for the post. God bless you always.

Good Filipino said...

Bro Good Morning at nagparamdam na rin si pareng adsense hehehe astig :)

isp101 said...

@Glentot -Oo nga, sana makaipon ako! Hehehe! Ayos din yang Canon 500D, 15.1megapixel and 1080p Video capable pa! Astig! =)

@Bro. Mel -Glory to GOD po! May the LORD provide din po para makaipon po ako ng pambili nitong dream camera ko, if GOD's will, nothing is impossible! GOD bless po! =)

@Good Filipino -Oo nga eh, nakakatuwa, nagulat ako, akala ko niloloko lang ako ng kuya ko! I praised the LORD! =)

Nonoy said...

Eto talaga ng gusto koung camera, DSLR. sawa na me s Sony Cybershot, hehe

Jom, may adsense ka na! Ayuz! :-)

Bogart said...

Wow, nice jomi. Finally! Congrats approved kana rin! Thank God! Be a goodboy follow the Adsense TOS. Do not click your ads hehe. Pano, wait ko mga next post mo, pwede kana humataw hehe.

isp101 said...

@Nonoy -Ang ganda rin ng Sony Cybershot mo, very compact pa! Don't worry, wish list natin yun sa pasko, baka sakaling may mag donate or regalo, Hehehe! =)

@Bogart -I'll follow AdSense TOS, hehehe! Mahirap na ma ban, mahirap mag apply ng panibago, I don't want to start from scratch again! Tnx for all of your help! =)

Romeo Baloloy said...

Hello, anong magandang zoom lens for Nikon D7000

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