The weight is greater because of the manuals and accessories included. There are two 300+ page manuals (one in English, one Spanish) which alone weigh 1.5 lbs. Add in the weight of the battery charger, battery, neck strap, USB and audio cables, software, body cap, etc and the weight quickly adds up. I ordered the body only D7000. The UPS label shows 6 pounds. When I put the D7000 package (without the shipping box and packing) on the scale, it was a little over 5 lbs. I'm sure the ones that come with a lens would have a 7 pound shipping weight.