Nikon Coolpix P7000 Review

The Nikon Coolpix P7000 is a powerhouse of a point and shoot camera.  It sports a 10.1MP image sensor and a 7.1x optical zoom.  Along with a hot shoe for external flashes and the ability to capture 720p HD video, the P7000 offers a lot for the serious photographer who wants to travel light.

To see whether it’s the right serious compact camera for your serious camera bag, read on. [Read more…]

Want Do You Want in the Nikon D800?

A few weeks ago, I asked Canon users what they wanted to see in the Canon 5D Mark III (or whatever it’s called).  Better autofocus, enhanced AEB options and dual CF card slots were some of the popular requests for Canon.

The Nikon D700 is a bit of a different animal though.  It’s got great AF, but no video options.  The photo purists out there would probably be happy to keep it that way; however, I suspect that the inclusion of HD video capture on the D3s likely signals that the smaller-bodied, full frame D700 replacement will get a dose of HD video as well. [Read more…]

Nikon D7000 Sample Video

While working on the Nikon D7000 review, I put together this little video of some high ISO clips at a local aquarium.  I believe all of these clips were at either ISO 3200 or ISO 6400.

As you’ll learn in the coming review, the D7000 is a little more cumbersome than its Canon counterparts for video work due to the funky aperture controls; however, it still fares quite well in the final output video.  For now, check out the video below. [Read more…]