Rain Video using the Nikon D7000

2.11.2011

Last week I sold my Canon 7D and used the cash to buy the Nikon D7000. I use all Nikon gear, until I got interested in shooting video with a DSLR. For videos, Canon was just way ahead of Nikon in the video category the last couple years.

I did not have the lens to use with Canon so I was limited in many ways. Finally, the last couple months Nikon came out with the D7000. This pretty much have all the features as the D300s(my main camera) but with much better video. The video is now 1080 instead 720 and has manual mode which is very important if you are serious about using it for good video.

It’s cheaper than the D300s, more megapixel and almost as fast. It is basically a camera between the D90 and D300s. It is a good upgrade for D90 users. However if you have a D300s and do not need the video I wouldn’t run out and get one. I would wait for the D400,500,600 or whatever they come out with to get your cash. 🙂

Anyways, here is the first video I shot with it yesterday. These are raw clips with out any edits so you can see what the footage looks like right off the camera. The videos were shot in manual mode using iso 100 to 1000. I used the 105mm macro lens so you will not see any wide angle shots. It was raining all day so not much to shoot really so I concentrated on rain drops.

Nikon D7000 16.2MP DX-Format CMOS Digital SLR with 3.0-Inch LCD (Body Only)

This is the video but if you are interested in the stills Here are the stills I shot with same set up.

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