Featured gadget of the month: Nikon D7000

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As a photography buff, you look forward to making every photo stand out as a work of art. This depends on both your skill in identifying the best angles, light conditions, elevation, etc., as well as on your mastery of the features of your camera. Today’s DSLR cameras come with a variety of settings that enable you to take stunning pictures in almost any light and weather conditions and change the look, feel and tone of the photo using only the camera’s image editing features. The market today is flooded with many high quality DSLR cameras, making it difficult to choose a clear winner.

In this scenario, Bengaluru Duty Free brings to your attention the Nikon D7000.

A budding photographer’s camera, the D7000 packs the punch of a 16.2 megapixel sensor combined with an Expeed 2 processor, and capable of handling an ISO range of 100 – 25,600, churning out premium quality images under all light conditions at 6 frames per second. Let’s take closer look at this elegant gadget’s standout features.

Image quality

Whether you choose the standard, vivid, neutral or monochrome colour palette option, your photo will have a high colour fidelity. The 16.2 megapixel sensor products prints with dimensions of 16.43 inches by 10.88 inches at 300 dots per inch (dpi); in other words, even with aggressive cropping, picture quality doesn’t get noticeably affected. Another great factor is note is the quality consistency at increasing ISO values. Whether you’re snapping a photo at ISO 100 or 200 or 400 or 800, the increase in graininess is not very apparent. And a great feature of the D7000 is its double SD card slots, so the backup card automatically starts getting used when the primary card gets full. The camera even allows you to store photos in RAW format on one card and JPEG on the other by selecting the ‘RAW primary, JPEG secondary’ option.

Video quality

Whether you’re recording weddings or wildlife, the D7000 proves a handy video recorder. At 24 fps, you can record video in 1920 x 1080p in normal or high quality, at 24 or 30 fps, you can record video at 1280 x 720p, and even 640 x 424p video can be shot at 30 fps. A recommended setting for recorded video would be 120 x 720p at 30 fps, set to high quality. Any wind noise issue that can affect audio quality during recording can be combated by going for an external microphone instead of relying on the built-in one.

Performance

This is a camera that is ready to ‘point and shoot’. Just put on the power button, and the camera automatically focuses and takes the first shot as quickly as your finger presses down on the shutter release. Nikon claims a 0.13 second start-up time and 50 millisecond shutter response for the D7000. Single-shot times are very fast; the camera instantaneously reqcuires focus and is ready to shoot again, as quickly as within 0.45 seconds. Continuous shooting rates at 6 fps allows the camera to take up to 100 pictures once you keep the shutter button depressed. The battery is strong enough to last for up to 1,050 shots.

So, there it is, in a nutshell: the Nikon D7000 is a premium quality camera that fully justifies its price tag. At Bengaluru Duty Free, you can purchase this value-for-money gadget with AF-S 18-105mm VR Kit Lens at the incredibly attractive price of $965 (approx. Rs. 60,988), a neat 6% less than the official retail price of Rs. 64,950. So all you shutterbugs, don’t miss this opportunity to own a fantastic camera that can be your loyal companion in your photographic journey. Visit the Sound & Vision – Arrivals store of Bengaluru Duty Free to purchase the D7000 today. View other offers on electronics gadgets at http://www.bengalurudutyfree.in/Offers.aspx.

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