I am still toying with all of my options, and was looking into the D7000 as a backup body. It mainly caught my eye because its grip is smaller than the d7100 which I have always kept an eye on, so I am sure it would fit my hands much more comfortably. I would use this for less serious photos such as the kids dirt biking, one of my kiddos is getting into wrestling so it may end up used for that as well. Maybe water drops when I get the itch for its crop factor. It likely wouldn't ever be used for blowing up anything larger than an 8x10 or so. Does anyone with experience using this camera think it will fit my needs? That smaller grip is super tempting, but Image quality and usefulness trumps comfort, I suppose.