Nikon D7000 Video Firmware Upgrades

Josh Weiss
Josh Weiss 18 Comments
1,730 Signatures Goal: 5,000

Looking for:

1080 24, 25, 30
720 60/50 (for PAL)
and a Higher bit rate shooting option.

See more details below:

Please help to petition the engineers over at Nikon to make the D7000 a serious production-level camera that can compete with Canon on all fronts. While the D7000 on paper seems to be a great competitor for Canon's line of cameras, there are a few options that may keep it from being widely embraced as the Canons have.

As someone who makes his living working on commercials, I can attest to the number of Canons being used for TV Commercials, music videos, and short films. As a Nikon owner and user I would like to encourage Nikon to issue firmware upgrades to not only help themselves, but all Nikon owners, still shooters, indy filmmakers, news reporters, and hobbyists alike who will benefit from these upgrades.

Users want frame rate options. 1080 at 24p is there, but serious productions also want 25p (PAL countries) and 30 (29.97) options. 720 60p / 50p has become a mainstay on the Canons for slow-mo and would go a long way to getting Nikon caught up. Also, while we haven't really had a chance to test this, it seems as if the bit rate on the video is significantly lower than Canon's which indicates more compression. They already offer a normal and a high quality setting for video, why not offer a highest with bit rates that are closer to the 50 or 60 mbps range than the 19Mbs currently calculated on the camera. Even if this cut shooting times down to 10 or even 5 minutes per clip, that would be fine with me. (Now, I've read that Nikon is using B frames when shooting, while Canon is only using I & P frames. The actually quality comparison remains to be seen, but I have put a link to a forum discussing what this means for the Nikon in the links section). Also, for the love of god, let us adjust aperture while we are in live view. Its a huge pain in the ass to have to leave live view to change this! Also, give us an exposure meter in live view so we don't have to guess!

Please spread and sign this petition to get Nikon moving on finally being a real party in the HD/VSLR revolution.

Please see the blog entries for more details.

Also, Nikon Europe has added a suggestions page. Please post your feedback to them here:

https://nikoneurope-en.custhelp.com/app/ask/c/216

Links

  • James Fashing
    James Fashing United States, Columbia
    Jun 22, 2017
    Jun 22, 2017
    The different frame rate makes it not possible to easily use this camera as a camera 2 in a video shoot with an D810. Why do I have to use a gopro for this? Argh.
  • Corvin Schmid
    Corvin Schmid Germany, Igersheim
    Apr 02, 2017
    Apr 02, 2017
    I'd like to have the improvements also for the D7100
  • Igor
    Igor Italy, Rho
    Jan 24, 2017
    Jan 24, 2017
    Crear camera. Just needs some improvements
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Jan 15, 2017
    Jan 15, 2017
    come on!
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