Nikon Announces New D7000, 35mm f/1.4 and 200mm f/2

Today, Nikon announced the D7000, successor to the much-loved Nikon D90. Additionally, they are proud to say that their f/1.4 lineup of primes is now complete with the 35mm f/1.4 and that they’ve released a new 200mm f/2 lens. Lastly, the SB-700 flash now replaces the SB-600. Specs, details and my notes from the meeting with Nikon are after the jump.

Editor’s note: Nikon updated the press release to remove this sentence- “Both of these lenses will be available in October”.

All items are available for pre-order from Amazon

Nikon D700 12.1MP Digital SLR Camera with 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6G ED IF VR Nikkor Zoom Lens and at B&H with the body only or as a kit.

Nikon 35mm f/1.4G AF-S FX SWM Nikkor Lens for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras

Nikon 200mm f/2G AF-S ED VR II Nikkor Lens for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras

Nikon SB-700 AF Speedlight Flash for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras

And don’t forget:

Nikon Coolpix P7000 10.1 MP Digital Camera with 7.1x Wide Zoom-Nikkor ED Lens and 3-Inch LCD which is also available at B&H.


– Successor to the D90

– 16.2 MP CMOS 2.016 pixel rgb sensor


– 1080p HD with full time AF MPEG 4, 20min movie recording, 1080 at 24p, AVC, 720 at 24 and 30p. The ability to save individual frames as a JPEG

– ISO 25,600 at hi2

– 39 AF point, 9 cross type sensors

– 6 fps shooting

– 100% viewfinder

– 20 scene modes

– New dial for shooting settings similar to the D300s and the D700

– 9-21-30 point AF with new button

– One touch live view and video

– Stero jack

– Twin SD card port

– In-camera editing

– Wireless flash

– Fn button can function as spot metering framing grid playback, one stop apertue control, start movie recording, depth of field preview, virtual horizon, active D lighting, i-TTL control

– High pop up flash to actually be useful

– Auto distortion control

– Bracketing +-5

– New battery system

– 850 shots

– 150k shutter

– Magnesium, dust resistance and weather like D300s,

– $1199.95 for body only and $1499.95 for body and AF‐S DX Zoom‐ NIKKOR 18‐105mm f/3.5‐5.6G ED VR lens.

D7000 Press Release VF

35mm f/1.4

– FX format lens

– Nano crystal coatings with Aspherical elements

– Rear focus

– Super integrated coating

– 9 blade aperture

– Silent wave motor

– mid‐November with an MSRP* of $1799.95

200mm f/2

– 13 elements in 9 groups

– Lens weighs 6.4 lbs

– 9 blade aperture

– ED glass


– Early October for an MSRP* of $5999.95

35mm and 200mm NIKKOR PRess Release VF


– Built in commander and remote but only for groups A and B

– Total remote and 4 channels of control

– 24-135mm zoom

– 3 light patterns

– Brand new color gels

– Overheat protection like the SB-900 but the flash won’t cut out and it will recycle longer

– New dial

– New slider switches for TTL

– Quick ratio control

– 3 second recycle

– AF illuminator will cover all points

– $329.95 in November 2010

SB700 Press Release VF pdf


Chris Gampat

Chris Gampat is the Editor in Chief, Founder, and Publisher of the Phoblographer. He also likes pizza.