First of all I want to give a great “thank you” to Nikon for introducing the Nikon D7000. I hope sincerely that the D7000 does very well. That’s coming from a “Canon guy”.

The Canon 7D has been available since October 2009. I bought mine in November 2009. The Canon 60D is starting to be available this week. The Nikon 7000D is not available yet. A few “chosen’ people had it, but that’s it. So why do so many people are rating the 3 cameras? How are they reviewing them? They must be looking in a crystal ball, closed the eyes and start writing.

Some people are saying the ISO’s better on the Nikon than on the … because …

It’s like reviewing cars and only talking about horse power. Let’s talk about the 300 horse power range. Please note that the name/labels of cars often change between countries. At the lower end of the price range, there’s the Nissan Infinity G37, the Subaru WRX STi, then we go up the food chain with the Acura TL, the BMW 335… Then we start to go into the Porsche, Nissan Z … then Jaguar, Aston Martin …

The prices, Canadian dollars, range from $40 thousand to $150 thousand for a Porsche Panamera with… and 300 for the Aston Martin …

These are different beasts. You can’t compare them but people do when comparing cameras.

So where’s the review and comparison for the Nikon D7000? I don’t know, I don’t have one. Neither 99.999% of the people praising the Nikon and panning the Canon. They either read a press release that took a full month to write or they quote the man, who saw the man, who saw the man who saw the bear! But here’s what I can tell you:

  1. The Canon 7D strength is speed and customization. A year later after the launch, actually 11 month, I still don’t see deals on the 7D. In Canada, the price has only dropped by $125. This has more to do with currency fluctuation that pricing.
  2. The Canon 60D will make most people happy for their upgrade.
  3. I hope that the Nikon D7000 kicks ass, especially Canon’s, so they will respond with even better cameras. Don’t forget that the 7D with the new focus system came after Canon took a licking from Nikon CAM 3500, the focusing system for the D300/s and the D3/s/x.
  4. Oh, I forgot! What about making photos?