I have somewhat idea of the difference between these but would like to understand it with an example.

Few questions

Nikon D7000 Vs equivalent Full frame camera

1) Portraits : Would there be any difference if rest of the kit is same, like external flash, strobes etc? Would I be able to produce equally good results professionally.

2) Low Light Photography : Is low light photography where the real power of full-frame professional cameras come into play?

3) Landscapes etc : Is full-frame required more for landscape, long distance, Gigs etc

4) Can I use D7000 for professional wedding photography. If not then where does it lack.

Where is the real potential of full-frame come along. I think what I am trying to understand is what I can & can't do(By way of example) with crop frames professionally.

Many Thanks

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    \$\begingroup\$ At the moment, your question is pretty general and as such has been answered many times on this site already. If there's a specific point you think hasn't been dealt with, please revise your question. \$\endgroup\$
    – Philip Kendall
    Commented Nov 13, 2013 at 11:00
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    \$\begingroup\$ Hi Philip, I agree now that I have explored more. I think the answer i was looking at is whether I can use Nikon d7000(or equivalent) for professional purposes. And what i have gathered so far from related topics is "Yes you can use it but their are pros/cons". New to this site and did not know that a redundant question can affect reputation scores :) oops.... \$\endgroup\$
    – Sankalp
    Commented Nov 13, 2013 at 11:21
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    \$\begingroup\$ voted to close (dupe) but also upvoted, I don't see the need for the -1, closing is sufficient in my opinion, especially for a well formatted question. And welcome to photo.stackexchange! \$\endgroup\$ Commented Nov 13, 2013 at 11:27
  • \$\begingroup\$ Thanks Paul, How do I close this now? \$\endgroup\$
    – Sankalp
    Commented Nov 13, 2013 at 13:19
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    \$\begingroup\$ I've reverted the edit -- there's no point in having a post which says "don't look at this post". :) Closed questions won't normally show up but may be found in search results, and that may help some future visitor (stack exchange is smart about redirecting searchers to the earlier question in this case). \$\endgroup\$
    – mattdm
    Commented Nov 13, 2013 at 17:02

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The Nikon D7000 is used by many working professional wedding photographers. It isn't at the top of it's class, especially considering its age now - but that doesn't mean it isn't being used still.

Can I use camera XYZ for professional purposes? is only something that you can answer. If clients see your portfolio of work, and pay you to shoot their event - then whatever tools you use to achieve success is up to you. No "photography police" are going to tell you that a D7000 isn't enough or that it isn't professional. I've seen people who charge money for photography and are using a Nikon D3200 with a kit lens. Is that a good idea; no not really - but again no one is going to stop you.

As already noted, the previous answer comparing crop sensor(APS-C) camera such as the D7000 to full frame(FX) cameras such as the D610 explains many of your questions well:

I would also encourage you to explore the wedding tag:


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