"The D7000 is Nikon's best DSLR ever" - Ken Rockwell - Part 3 - High ISO perfomance.

Nikon D7000 50mm f/1.2 MF
Nikon D7000 50mm f/1.2 MF lens. f/2.8 ISO 10000

I suppose the best comment I could make about this was that the above picture was taken at ISO 10000!

Nikon D7000 50mm f/1.2 MF
Nikon D7000 50mm f/1.2 MF lens. f/2.8 ISO 3600

Nikon D7000 50mm f/1.2 MF
Nikon D7000 50mm f/1.2 MF lens. f/2.8 ISO 9000

Nikon D7000 50mm f/1.2 MF
Nikon D7000 50mm f/1.2 MF lens. f/2.8 ISO6400

There's no doubt that the D7000 performs incredibly well at high ISO's. The Sony Exmor sensor present in this camera and others is so good that I really don't have to worry about taking pictures in pretty murky conditions.

As usual, when shooting at these light levels, I will use the out of camera jpgs. They have more noise reduction, which does make for a smoother less noisy image.

The D7000 also has no problem with old manual focus lenses either. The 50 f/1.2 worked very well. There's a focus confirmation light in the viewfinder which is spot on, which hasn't always been the case in the past.