So finally I took the D7000 for a test ride yesterday. I was documenting an event for FIER MANAGEMENT, in which they had a mix of fashion and music. They band playing was called, OMP. Great band, with an excellent show.
I used my D700 with a 85mm 1.8 and the D7000 with the 20mm 2.8. In some shots I had to interchange the lenses since the 20 in the D7000 is not wide enough, but good enough as what you might call a carry around lens. My intentions were to have a noisy 70´s look in the pictures because of the kind of event so I went for a bit of over exposure shots with high iso and high contrast.
Handling the D7000 is quite easy, but going from one camera to the other, sometimes was confusing if you needed to change settings, like iso, which is not found on the same position. Focusing with the D7000 was not an issue as some have criticized the camera. The D7000 even fills faster then the D700 when going from one menu to another, or changing settings, but honestly image wise, on this kind of situations, the D700 is still a better camera, no comparison to be made. The D700 is also much forgiving under high iso, when having to push the exposure by software. I am quite happy with the D7000, considering the price, but if money and size is not and issue buying the D700 will be better option if you need the high iso performance, under un controlled situations. For studio shooting probably the D7000 will be good enough considering the higher pixel rate, but haven’t done any shootings yet.
Some pictures with the D7000. All were shot in manual settings.
Some with the D700: