Nikon D7000 Price, In-Stock and Availability Watch

First published on: Friday, 29 October 2010

Note: Current Nikon D7000 price and cost trend / history was last updated on Sep 11, 2011.

The price of most digital cameras tend to trend downwards over time, and the same price drop should occur in the case of the Nikon D7000 digital SLR camera.

The D7000 was announced on Wednesday, Sep 15, 2010, and features a 16.2 MP (Megapixels), APS-C (1.5x crop factor) CMOS sensor, a Full HD movie mode with 1920 x 1080 (1080P, 16:9) @ 24 fps and 1280 x 720 (720P, 16:9) @ 30/25/24 fps capture capabilities. Approximate numbers for weight and dimensions (W x H x D) are 690 g / 1 lb. 8.3 oz. (camera body only) or 780 g / 1 lb. 11.5 oz. (with battery and memory card but without body cap), and 132 × 105 × 77 mm / 5.2 × 4.1 × 3.0 in., respectively.

I’m not planning for any scheduled updates, but do check back here from time to time for the latest and best prices on the Nikon D7000 DSLR and related accessories.

The D7000 is available as a body only, or as a kit (outfit) with the Nikon 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S ED VR Nikkor lens.

Remember to check the price for the kit and compare that to the individual prices for the body only and lens. Most of the time, buying the kit saves you money, but it’s sometimes cheaper to buy the body and lens separately.

Click on the links to access the latest in-stock status (whether the camera is available), shipping information and deals.

Price trend and comparison for Nikon D7000 16.2MP DX-format CMOS Digital SLR with 3.0-inch LCD body, body with the 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-S DX VR ED Nikkor lens kit, and lens only.
Price capture date Nikon D7000 body only Nikon D7000 and 18-105mm lens Just the Nikon 18-105mm lens
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Sunday, September 11, 2011 $1,149.95 $1,429.99 $349.00
At the time of writing, it’s cheaper to purchase the camera plus lens kit than buying each separately.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011 $1,499.00 $1,499.95 $349.00
Tuesday, March 01, 2011 $1,199.95 $1,499.95 $299.95
Friday, December 31, 2010 $1,199.95 $1,488.98 $349.95
Friday, October 29, 2010 $1,199.95 $1,499.95 $359.95

Battery options and accessories for the D7000
Refer to Nikon D7000 Battery Life to help with your decision on whether to purchase additional batteries.

The D7000 is powered by a single Nikon EN-EL15 Rechargeable Li-Ion battery (7.0 V / 1900 mAh), one of which is already supplied in the box. It’s a good idea to purchase a spare battery as a backup so that the camera doesn’t run out of power during extended shooting sessions.

Nikon MB-D11 Multi-Power Battery Pack — This vertical grip takes one rechargeable Nikon EN-EL15 Li-ion battery or six AA-size batteries, and provide for a more comfortable portrait shooting experience and an extended battery life.

For AA batteries, IMEDION or Sanyo Eneloop NiMH Pre-Charged Rechargeable Batteries are your best bet, as they retain the charge for a very long period of time.

Nikon MC-DC2 Remote Release Cord: $21.95. Third-party remote shutter releases are also available.

Alternatively, you could opt for an IR (infrared) wireless remote such as the Nikon ML-L3 ($13.95), or third-party RF (radio frequency) remote control units such as the Phottix Cleon N10, Phottix Plato and Phottix Cleon II.

For storage, the D7000 uses SD, SDHC or the latest SDXC cards.

The D7000 is the first Nikon DSLR to employ double SDXC-compatible SD card slots for extended storage versatility and capacity, so do plan your memory card purchases accordingly.
Double SDXC-compatible SD card slots on the Nikon D7000
(Image courtesy of Nikon Imaging)

Refer to Rob Galbraith’s SD / SDHC card write speed tests (done on a Nikon D90) to get an idea on the relative write and read speeds of different brands of cards. At the time of writing, the SanDisk Extreme III SDHC cards occupy the top two spots.

While waiting for your D7000 to arrive, download and read the Nikon D7000 Manual to familiarize yourself with the camera’s features and capabilities. Some general pointers in Photography Tips might be of additional help.

Good luck shopping for your D7000!


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