Nikon D7000 - Test shots: Zoom, Contrast and Colour

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”’Here are some general test shots taken with the Nikon D7000 and 18-105mm lens as stated to give an idea of performance ability when it comes to image quality, dynamic range, colour rendition and the focal range of the respective optic.”’


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This handheld daylight telephoto shot with the kit zoom reveals a pleasing level of detail in the ducks’ feathers, as well as vibrant colour that doesn’t stray away from being naturalistic at the same time.


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This close up telephoto shot reveals an attractively shallow depth of field and again the colour remains naturalistic whilst being flatteringly warm at the camera’s default setting.


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By contrast a wide angle interior shot – again we have barrel distortion visible towards the edges of the frame with leaning verticals, but the eye is otherwise drawn to the central portion of the image and the fine flower detail picked up by the kit lens. Again some loss of highlight detail but otherwise plenty of punch and depth to the shot.

”’Full res crop”’


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This image of a pair of signets was a little flat straight out of the camera and is the only picture here that has been adjusted for levels to add a bit of contrast only. No chance of retrieving the missing highlight detail however.

”’Full res crop”’


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Score in detail

  • Value 8

Features

Camera type Digital SLR
Megapixels (Megapixel) 16.2 Megapixel
Optical Zoom (Times) N/Ax
Image Sensor DX format
Optical focal length Dependent on lens in use
Shutter speed 1/8000-30 in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV
Auto focus Nikon Multi-CAM 4800DX autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection, finetuning, 39 focus points (9 cross-types), AF Assist
Manual focus Yes
Max output resolution 4928x3264
Other resolutions 3696x2448, 2464x1632
Focus range Dependent on lens in use
Exposure control P, A, S, M
Exposure metering Matrix, Centre weighted and Spot
Exposure compensation 1/3 EV or 1/2 EV step, -5EV to +5EV
Image Stabilisation Optical
ISO settings ISO100 to ISO6400 in 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps, expandable to ISO25600 equiv
LCD Monitor 3-inch, 920k dot resolution LCD
Viewfinder Eye level pentamirror single lens reflex viewfinder
Flash range Guide number of approximately 12/39
Flash modes Auto Flash, Flash ON, Flash OFF, Slow Sync, Rear-curtain Sync, Red-eye Reduction, Accessory Shoe, Built-in Flash
White balance modes Auto, Auto/Red-eye reduction, Fill-flash off
Drive modes Single, continuous
Image formats Raw, JPEG
Picture adjustments Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Landscape, Portrait
Video (max res/format) 1920x1080 pixels at 24fps, 1280x720 at 30fps
Movie length Up to 4GB in size and 20 minutes long
Self timer 2, 10 secs
Memory card slot SD/SDHC/SDXC
Supplied memory N/A
Batteries supplied Lithium ion pack
Charger supplied Yes
A/V output HDMI
Charging/Computer Connection USB 2.0
HDMI Yes
AV Out Yes
Manual Basic printed guide, full manual on CD

Physical Specifications

Dimensions Width (Millimeter) 132mm
Depth (Millimeter) 105mm
Weight (body only) (Kilogram) 690g body onlykg
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