Let me make this is very simple, if your in the market for a new prosumer level DSLR camera, then stop reading this article and run out and buy this camera. With a street price of $1200 dollars, the Nikon D7000 is best in it's class. It's simply that good. This camera is brilliant to hold and to use. The D7000 offers a 16.2MP CMOS Sensor, 6 frames per second, full 1080p HD Video, and a 39 point Auto Focus system - which really is superb in this price bracket and which helps to generate superb image quality. The camera's low light performance is clean at 1600 ISO and usable up to 6400. Being able to shoot in low light can open up a whole new world of photo opportunities..
In the past week I've shot about 300+ pictures with Nikon D7000 and and I am very impressed with the quality of the pictures, and the ease of use with the camera. You might be tempted to think it's just a glorified D90, but you would wrong. It's a much better than the D90, and in my opinion, better than the D300s which sells for hundreds of dollars more.
All in all, the Nikon D7000 is an excellent enthusiast's DSLR. The camera produces great image quality, and really shines in low light. The Nikon D7000 is in a class by itself..Nikon is blurring the line between pro level and prosumer level cameras and the consumer is the winner.