2 of 2 people found this review helpful
D7000 vs D5200
2 September, 2014
Very nice camera! I was originally going for the D5200, it being 1,5x the megapixels and with 60fps video. The reason I got this instead is because the D7000 works with older AI-S lenses and has an autofocus motor which I needed since all of my lenses were AI-S or AF. Basically the only lenses that will work with the D3xxx, or D5xxx are the new plasticky no Aperture ring lenses (not a fan). Because of this, I got the D7000 over the D5200. I've had it for almost a week now, and I can say that it is a very nice camera! 16,2 MP is plenty, and the image quality is superb. The battery life is super long (lasted 3 days of shooting on one charge) and the 2 SD Card slots are a nice edition.
The conclusion is:
If you are considering a D5200/D5300 or this, think about what you want in the camera. If you NEED those extra megapixels, or NEED the flip-out screen, then go for the D5xxxx. However, if you have older lenses that you want to use, or just like a sturdier, weather sealed beast, go for the D7000. It will not disappoint.
A lot of you may be hesitating because of the reported Back Focus issues. I personally have not experienced any issues with the focus at all, my images have all come out very clear.