Nikon D7000 Price in Malaysia!

I have been searching high and low in the Internet for the price of Nikon D7000 for the Malaysian market.

Nikon D7000

How much are you in Malaysia, baby?

No information at all. *frustation*

I am comtemplating whether should I buy Nikon D90 or Nikon D7000. That question has been bugging me for the past few months.

After attending BlogFest Asia 2010, the pressure to get a better quality camera aka DSLR has become worse.

First, my girlfriend and I have started blogging and we are always facing issues in taking good quality pictures in low light condition. Our current compact camera, Sony DSC N2 can only perform its best during daylight or good lighting condition.

Secondly, it’s peer pressure. Many of my new friends all are using DSLR. Even my blogger friends also use DSLR. Whenever we go for food reviews, hotel reviews or products reviews, they will bring out their DSLRs and their lenses. And I will only bring out my point & shoot Sony N2.

Certainly as a partial financial blogger, I will not buy under peer pressure. It’s must be based on ROI and the needs. We must practise delayed gratification to become wealthy.

Anyhow, I know that you have seen Nikon D7000 many times in other review websites but let’s enjoy it again.

Nikon D7000 Front View.

Nikon D7000 Back View.

Nikon D7000 Left Side View.

Nikon D7000 Right Side View.

Nikon D7000 Top View. Pictures are courtesy of www.dpreview.com.

Key features:

  • Nikon DX-format, newly developed 16.2MP CMOS sensor: with expanded sensitivity range, this high-pixel sensor offers outstanding colour and detail for both pictures and movie
  • New EXPEED 2 image processing: achieves higher image quality, higher speed processing and multiple functions, with lower energy consumption
  • High ISO (100-6400, extendable up to 25600) sensitivity: offers low noise whilst still providing extremely sharp detail
  • New 2,016-pixel RGB metering sensor: the high-pixel RGB sensor will enhance the effectiveness of the Scene Recognition System for high-quality images every time
  • Newly developed AF system featuring 39 focus points including 9 cross-type sensors in the center: delivers superior subject acquisition and tracking performance, so you can achieve the right focus no matter where your subject is on the screen
  • Glass Pentaprism Viewfinder with approx 100% frame coverage and 0.94x magnification: for the most precise view and focus of any scene
  • High durability with magnesium alloy top and rear, sealing against dust and moisture: allowing you to shoot with confidence even in the toughest conditions
  • Full HD D-Movie with AF-F modes and in-camera editing functions to choose the start and end points of your movies and save individual frames as still images. It also supports an external microphone input for quality stereo sound recording
  • HDMI connectivity: so you can view your images or watch your HDTV movies on a full HD television
  • Easy access Live View with new Contrast-detect AF modes: face detection with contrast AF is faster and more powerful than ever. Up to 35 people can be detected within approx. 0.08 seconds, even if subjects are not directly looking at the camera. Subject Tracking keeps moving subjects in focus. Normal area AF is recommended for pinpoint focus and wide-area AF for handheld shooting
  • Durable shutter unit with shutter speed up to 1/8,000: proved by 150,000 cycles of shutter-release testing
  • Twin SD memory card slots: offer more capacity for saving images, more options for organising your images and videos or extra backup so you can manage your images exactly as you want them.
  • High Speed Continuous shooting at 6FPS: With approx. 0.05-second release time lag and 6 frames-per-second shooting, you won’t miss a moment
  • Extensive playback functions: including 72-thumbnail display, calendar display and image sorting by date
  • In-camera retouch functions (retouch menu) including movie editing function and new color sketch
  • Tone and colour control: Picture Controls lets you set the look and mood of your pictures and movies before you shoot
  • ViewNX 2 free bundled software, will be bundled with the D7000: It inherits the basic operations of ViewNX whilst providing much enhanced operability, including a refined GUI, and a range of easy-to-use features allowing you to edit photos as well as movies
  • 7.5 cm (3-in.) LCD Monitor:, the approximately 920k-dot TFT LCD monitor has a VGA wide-viewing angle (170°) with reinforced glass so you can immediately see your work in detail
  • Supports a wide variety of NIKKOR lenses
  • Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL15 : intelligent power management to give maximum performance with minimized power usage

Now, I am always checking the price for Nikon D7000 for the Malaysian market. Currently in US, Nikon D7000 price is US$1199 (body only) and US$1499 (with kit lens 18-105mm). In Japan, Nikon D7000 price is RM4600++ (body only) and RM5000++ (with 18-105mm kit lens).

This really intrigues me. The Japanese sells the Japanese at an even higher price than his counterparts. Anybody can enlighten me, please?

Currently in Penang, most camera shops in shopping complexes have no Nikon D90 in stock. The salesperson told me that if I want it, he has to order from Nikon Malaysia. Nikon D90 is selling at RM3300 with kit lens 18-105mm and some freebies.

Nikon D90

Nikon D90

I have been asking around and most camera shops tell me that Nikon D7000 will be officially launched in Malaysia in late November 2010 or December 2010. Nikon D7000 will come with 18-105mm. Some of them tell me that Nikon D7000 with kit lens 18-105mm price is around RM4600++ and some tells me that it is over RM5000++. I am really confused.

Our ultimatum (my girlfriend and I, of course!) is that if Nikon D7000, with kit lens 18-105mm price is below RM5000, then we will buy. If Nikon D7000, with kit lens 18-105mm price is above RM5000+, then goodbye Nikon D7000 and we will buy Nikon D90.

Nikon Malaysia, please don’t sell us using Japan’s price and sell us below than US’ price.

What’s your say?

Updates:

http://www.johnkhor.com/nikon-d7000-2/update-nikon-d7000-price-in-malaysia

Nikon D7000 Price in Malaysia

I have been searching high and low

in the Internet for the price of

Nikon D7000 for the Malaysian

market.

No information at all. *frustation*

I am comtemplating whether should I

buy Nikon D90 or Nikon D7000. That

question has been bugging me for the

past few months.

After attending BlogFest Asia 2010,

the pressure to get a better quality

camera aka DSLR has become worse.

First, my girlfriend and I have

started blogging and we are always

facing issues in taking good quality

pictures in low light condition. Our

current compact camera, Sony DSC N2

can only perform its best during

daylight or good lighting condition.

Secondly, it’s peer pressure. Many

of my new friends all are using

DSLR. Even my blogger friends also

use DSLR. Whenever we go for food

reviews, hotel reviews or products

reviews, they will bring out their

DSLRs and their lenses. And I will

only bring out my point & shoot Sony

N2.

Certainly as a partial financial

blogger, I will not buy under peer

pressure. It’s must be based on ROI

and the needs. We must practise

delayed gratification to become

wealthy.

Anyhow, I know that you have seen

Nikon D7000 many times in other

review websites but let’s enjoy it

again.

Now, I am always checking the price

for Nikon D7000 for the Malaysian

market. Currently in US, Nikon D7000

price is US$1199 (body only) and US

$1499 (with kit lens 18-105mm). In

Japan, Nikon D7000 price is RM4600++

(body only) and RM5000++ (with 18-

105mm kit lens).

This really intrigues me. The

Japanese sells the Japanese at an

even higher price than his

counterparts. Anybody can enlighten

me, please?

Currently in Penang, most camera

shops in shopping complexes has no

Nikon D90 in stock. The salesperson

told me that if I want it, he has to

order from Nikon Malaysia. Nikon

D9000 is selling at RM3300 with kit

lens 18-105mm and some freebies.

I have been asking around and most

camera shops tell me that Nikon

D7000 will be officially launched in

Malaysia in late November 2010 or

December 2010. Nikon D7000 will come

with 18-105mm. Some of them tell me

that Nikon D7000 with kit lens 18-

105mm is around RM4600++ and some

tells me that it over RM5000++. I am

really confused.

Our ultimatum (my girlfriend and I,

of course!) is that if Nikon D7000,

with kit lens 18-105mm price is

below RM5000, then we will buy. If

Nikon D7000, with kit lens 18-105mm

price is above RM5000+, then goodbye

Nikon D7000 and we will buy Nikon

D90.

Nikon Malaysia, please don’t sell us

using Japan’s price and sell us

below than US’ price.

What’s your say?

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42 Responses

  1. camera + 18~105 + bag + 8GB card + filter + LCD protector = < RM4,500。
    in penang since last friday^^

  2. thanks kaye… can you tell me which shop that sells that price in penang and the shop’s contact no?

  3. Harrison says:

    I am a nature photographer. I usually keep my camera on continuous shooting mode. I’m especially pleased with the D7000 ‘s new sensor. I liked the features:
    100% view finder!
    Excellent battery life
    Magnesium used to make camera stronger
    Amazing clarity
    Sharpness

  4. admin says:

    Thanks for dropping by my blog and commenting. It means a lot for me. Now, I am price-shopping among the camera shops in Penang and will blog about it. Stay tuned!

  5. Ciyou Ong says:

    buy something that is within your budget and you feel comfortable with it. DSLR camera really give u good pictures, but sometimes it is very bulky to carry along for daily use.

  6. @ciyou: i have been thinking and thinking and comparing and comparing until wanna die liao. now, i just need to do some more research before buying OUR 1st DSLR

  7. Ciyou, if u think ur DSLR too heavy, u can send it to Penang, I’ll b very willing to carry for u.. hehe

  8. Artphotography says:

    Bro, I got mine for $3,750 just body. why not you save some money, invest in better lense!

  9. johnkhor says:

    That’s a great price!!! You really pandai look for lubang!!! What lens do you recommend?

  10. dadawa says:

    Gurney plaza is having Camera fair now, 2moro will be the last day (28th Nov), you may drop by at the Nikon counter. I also being thinking D3100 / D7000 as my 1st DSLR, but my concern is the weight…

  11. johnkhor says:

    Don’t go for Nikon D3100. If you really have the extra cash, go for Nikon D7000. It’s a great DSLR!!! Although the Nikon D7000 is quite heavy but it feels damn solid. I had bought mine many weeks ago. Don’t have time to do the review yet. How much Nikon D7000 is selling now at Gurney Plaza?

  12. jjcht says:

    Reading your blog it seems like reading my mind… coz I have the same thoughts too! I also want to buy a DSLR after using a point and shoot digicam for years. Since months ago, i was in dilemma whether to buy which DSLR. After some thoughts & discussions with friends, I prefer Nikon and shortlist my choice to D90 & D7000. I almost bought D90 2 months ago due to price drop. But keep hanging on to wait & see D7000. So until now, still haven’t bought anything yet! I also make the same decision as yours … price is the ultimate decision maker! Oh, btw, I’m also a Penanag lang …

  13. johnkhor says:

    I had bought my 1st DSLR which is Nikon D7000. Burnt a hole dee. RM4450 with 8GB card, LCD protector, Nikon bag. My photographer friends once told me, “Buy a Nikon and you will never regret.” Well, it’s damn true! I have taken my photography a notch higher.

    I was comtemplating of whether Nikon D90 or Nikon D7000. Finally, I bought Nikon D7000 because usually my strategy of buying high tech gadgets is buy a mid range one so that in case in the future there are upgrades, we won’t be so left behind. So, we can still use our gadgets until we have ‘reloaded’, then we can upgrade next time. So, bye bye Nikon D90.

    If your wallet doesn’t allow you and you don’t mind 2nd hand stuffs (which I don’t mind but my girlfriend don’t like 2nd hand stuffs, so, I die liao), you can go for Nikon D90. Still a worth buy as many of my photographer friends say.

    Great to hear that you are a Penang lang. If you have bought you DSLR, maybe we can go for photo shooting in Penang.

    Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. It means a lot to me. 🙂

  14. Amir says:

    I also confuse which 1 to buy between tis 2. Last 2 months i made up my mind, D90 is what i gonna buy. Then after do some research, D7000 seems fit with all i want in one machine. Here in Lowyat KL the price is range RM4.5K-4.8K kitlens+ all 3 std freebies.
    What i’m thinking just now is i can get my SB700 along with that price if i buy D90. Damn.

  15. wmleow says:

    I just got mine at around rm 4450, came with body+105len, class 10 8GB SD, std Nikon carry bag, LCD screen + hard cover protector…..a tripod too…..

  16. wyning says:

    wmleow,

    where did you get your D7000? I would be happy to see your reply soon…

  17. johnkhor says:

    I have emailed to wmleow about where he bought his Nikon D7000 with promotion package. I have asked him to leave a comment here about the information. Hopefully wmleow will reply soon.

  18. wmleow says:

    Wyning, sorry for late reply, I got it from CameraPlanet, PrangiMall Penang, ground floor. : )

  19. roul says:

    what about warranty wmleow? cause heard that there are ap and ori set, which one? anybody know the latest price?

  20. Wmleow says:

    mine is ori with 1yr warranty, if I m not mistaken current price should be rm4.2k comes with105mm kit lens

  21. lynn says:

    have u bought the nikon d7000?

  22. johnkhor says:

    You mean me? Yeah, I bought it last year Nov, when it was launched. 🙂

  23. Saha says:

    recently i checked D7000 price is RM3850 in the mines!!

  24. Praesys says:

    oh man!!!! just bought last week at low yat …camera + 18~105 + 50mm + bag + 2x 8GB card + = < RM4,400
    DAMNNN!!!

  25. MiMikO says:

    waa. cheap lor. 18-105 + 50 for that price? are u sure?

  26. Jetschin says:

    Praesys, What is the name of the shop at Low Yat?

  27. Jetschin says:

    Name of shop @ Low Yat?

  28. johnkhor says:

    I am interested to know that too. 2 X 8GB SD cards? That’s a good deal!

  29. Battlecry21 says:

    John saha is right theprice 4d 7000 is 3850 inkl and penang

  30. Poh says:

    Dear Fren, Im thinking of getting a DSLR camera (beginner) and Im considering Nikkon D7000 & Canon 60D. Any comment between this two camera..

    D7000 (105mm lens) – RM3650 ,
    60D (135mm lens) – RM3700
    60D (18-200mm lens) – RM4200

  31. Poh says:

    Dear Fren, Im thinking of getting a DSLR camera (beginner) and Im considering Nikkon D7000 & Canon 60D. Any comment between this two camera..

    D7000 (105mm lens) – RM3650 ,
    60D (135mm lens) – RM3700
    60D (18-200mm lens) – RM4200

  32. Poh says:

    Dear Fren, Im thinking of getting a DSLR camera (beginner) and Im considering Nikkon D7000 & Canon 60D. Any comment between this two camera..

    D7000 (105mm lens) – RM3650 ,
    60D (135mm lens) – RM3700
    60D (18-200mm lens) – RM4200

  33. johnkhor says:

    Hi Poh,

    Welcome to my blog. 🙂

    The price for Nikon D7000 is very good. I bought mine last year with kit lens at RM4450. Where did you get that price? Your sharing will help a lot of people here. 🙂

    Which camera depends on your need. I love my Nikon D7000 very much except the video function. I just can’t get the camera to focus properly while video-ing. :-(. I read and heard that Canon DSLRs capture videos very well and it has 30fps. Nikon D7000 only 24fps.

    This is my sharing. You can check YouTube to get more information.

  34. johnkhor says:

    Hi Battlecry21,

    That’s really cheap compared to when I purchased it last year November when it first launched. 🙂 Good thing for all of you. I bought it at RM4450 with 18-105mm kit lens.

  35. CZX says:

    Hi, D7000 at RM3750 is a very good deal indeed, may I know where you bought it?

  36. johnkhor says:

    Yup. I am interested to know also.

  37. Yuan says:

    have you bought your camera? which one you bought?

  38. Pelden namgail says:

    does nikon d31000 has problem with the temperature… its really sucks when u expose a camera in cold temperature even at the 10 degree Celsius … and the camera say lenses not atttachedn , only when it is heated up it works … really really sucks

  39. Ebook Sales says:

    BODY ONLY for NIKON D7000 = RM3600 – Low Yat Plaza = Lumix Store ( ground floor )

  40. rajiv says:

    i m visiter coming Kuala Lumpur and buy D7000 ,18-105 any body tell for best deal address

  41. johnkhor says:

    Hi, you can try to check some of the shops mentioned in the comments here. I got mine at Excel Photo shop in Penang.

  42. rajiv says:

    Thanks for reply how much cost it will be today.

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