Taking Pictures

One push with the pointing finger = one photo; it’s not that easy anymore. The various options what happens when you press the shutter release button are in this table.

Hints in white letters on dark background are personal recommendations with the following meaning:
freq.  frequently used setting
!  important setting
1x  a setting that you should check and set according to your preferences once

Nikon D7000 shutter release button

Shutter-release button »
top ! freq.

pressing it releases the shutter to take a picture as defined with the release mode dial

Nikon D7000 release mode dial

Release mode dial »
top !

defines how pictures are taken when the shutter-release button is pressed: single picture / series of frames, delayed release with self-timer, release with mirror up, quiet shutter-release

Nikon D7000 custom setting menu a1 AF-C priority selection

a1 AF-C priority selection » custom setting menu ! 1x
a2 AF-S priority selection » custom setting menu

defines if you can take a picture anytime (regardless of the autofocus) or only if the autofocus was able to focus correctly

Nikon D7000 custom setting menu c3 self timer

c3 Self-timer »
custom setting menu

defines the delay of the self timer

Nikon D7000 custom setting menu d6 CL mode shooting speed

d6 CL mode shooting speed »
custom setting menu 1x

defines how many frames per second the D7000 will take when shooting in continuous release mode Cl

Nikon D7000 custom setting menu d7 Max. continuous release

d7 Max. continuous release »
custom setting menu

defines the maximum number of frames the D7000 will take in a single burst when shooting in continuous release mode

Nikon D7000 custom setting menu d11 exposure delay mode

d11 Exposure delay mode »
custom setting menu

allows to switch on a delay between flipping up the mirror and actually recording the picture

Nikon D7000 BKT button

BKT (bracketing) button »
front

allows to record series with automatic variation of exposure settings

Nikon D7000 custom setting menu e5 auto bracketing set

e5 Auto bracketing set »
custom setting menu

defines which setting will be varied when using bracketing

Nikon D7000 custom setting menu e6 bracketing order

e6 Bracketing order »
custom setting menu

defines in which sequence exposure settings are varied when using bracketing

Nikon D7000 shooting menu interval timer shooting

Interval timer shooting »
shooting menu

allows to program the shutter release of the D7000 for a specific time or in fixed intervals

Nikon D7000 shooting menu multiple exposure

Multiple exposure »
shooting menu

activates or deactivates multiple exposures, i.e. overlaying several shots into one picture

Nikon D7000 shooting menu remote control mode

Remote control mode »
shooting menu

defines the release mode when using remote control

Nikon D7000 custom setting menu c5 remote on duration

c5 Remote on duration »
custom setting menu 1x

defines for how long the D7000 will stay idle to receive signals from a remote control before switching off