Nikon’s newest D-SLR D7000 breaks the 12 million pixel barrier
Nikon’s newly introduced high-end D-SLR has broken through the 12 million-pixel barrier for the first time. The Nikon D7000 camera is fitted with the new DX format CMOS sensor, and offers a resolution of 16.2 million pixels powered by what Nikon claims is a processor 1.5 times faster than those used in the current DX range bodies. The D-SLR is set to run alongside the D90, rather than replacing it. A key feature of the new camera, is the metering sensor that is the most powerful in the range. Given a boost from 1005 pixels to 2016 pixels, this new RGB sensor is said to improve the camera’s ability to recognize scenes, especially the extra bright and dark sectors and to then apply a more accurate exposure recommendation. Despite increased pixel-count and file sizes, the Nikon D7000 will still be capable of recording bursts of up to 6fps in continuous shooting mode, with shutter speeds of up to 1/8000sec.