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Nikon D300

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Review Of The Nikon D300 Camera with 18-200mm lens

etechreviews.net
15 September 2009
  • Excerpt: The DS300s features two banks of user setting menus one is the shooting settings and the other is the custom settings with four nameable slots each. This ultra-flexible user setting is not easily accessible and over time, can really get on your nerves. Something like the mode-dial which is present on the canon would have been perfect. One of the quickest ways to access the customs settings is through the information display which still requires no less than four presses.
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Review Of The Nikon D300 Camera with 18-200mm lens

etechreviews.net
15 September 2009
  • Excerpt: Thumbs up: Excellent performance for the class it is placed in; awesome picture quality; rugged in construction; custom settings; dual card slots; onboard wireless flash controller; video capture. Thumbs down: No noticeable upgrades in the ISO noise; not very user-friendly. Inside the trunk: 3.0 inch TFT LCD; 920,000 pixels (VGA; 640 x 480 x 3 colors); 170° viewing angle; Type I Compact Flash memory cards (UDMA compliant); SD memory cards, SDHC compliant; Sensor...
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Overall 9
9.2

Nikon D300 Review

digitalslrphoto.com
8 April 2009
  • Excerpt: Built for serious use, packed with the latest technology and boasting a 12.3-megapixel resolution, this could well be the model that sets a new standard. Daniel Lezano puts the Nikon D300 to the test Handling & ease of use: If a photographer's hands could fall in love at first touch with a camera body, my bet is that the Nikon D300 would be the one.
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Overall 9
9.0

Nikon D300

PC Magazine
30 December 2008
  • Conclusion: The Nikon D300 delivers the entire package with an overabundance of well-executed features, stellar performance, and excellent-quality shots.
  • Pros: Outstanding image quality and features. 3-inch LCD. 51-point autofocus. Active D-lighting. Two live view modes.
  • Cons: Expensive. No self-timer in live view mode.
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Overall 8
8.0

Nikon D300

neocamera.com
26 December 2008
  • Summary: The Nikon D300 is a tough high-end DSLR from Nikon which features a 12 megapixels sensor and a fast drive mode which runs at 6 FPS alone or at 8 FPS when paired with an optional battery grip. The D300 is clearly aimed at advanced photographers with a highly customizable interface and a viewfinder with 100% coverage.
  • Pros: Excellent image details until ISO 800, Lower image noise than most competing DSLRs, 100% Coverage Viewfinder, Comprehensive info shown in viewfinder, Fast and responsive except for live-view focusing, 51-Point Auto focus with Flexible controls, Highly customizable interface, Fantastic LCD display, Excellent Battery-Life, Solid build quality
  • Cons: Defaults to somewhat oversaturated colors, Noticeable softness starting at ISO 1600, Useless ISO 6400 mode, limited use ISO 3200, Poor white-balance under artificial light, Continuous drive slows to 2.5 FPS on highest quality RAW, Auto ISO deep in menu, remains active in M mode, Some control oddities, see
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Overall 9
9.2
Value for money 9
9.0
Features 10
9.5
Performance 10
9.5
Picture quality 9
9.0
Ergonomics 9
8.5
Build quality 10
9.5

Expert Review

DP Review
1 December 2008
  • Conclusion: The D200 was a big step forward for Nikon, the 'baby D2X' certainly gave the competition a thing or two to think about. Its big problem was the fact that Canon was still a generation ahead in the noise stakes, managing to consistently deliver clean images despite megapixel jumps. With the advent of the D300 however Nikon has conclusively removed this disparity and if anything stepped ahead of Canon (mostly thanks to its chroma based noise reduction delivering more...
  • Pros: Very good resolution and detail without looking over-processed, even up to ISO 1600, Better balanced noise reduction than most; more chroma NR, less luminance NR, High ISO 3200 perfectly usable (if slightly softer due to NR), ISO 6400 usable for small output, Highly configurable Auto ISO function (can set maximum ISO and minimum shutter speed), Conservative approach to image processing (slightly lower sharpening) helps to avoid 'digital' artifacts, Excellent dynamic r...
  • Cons: No timed mirror lock-up function (could be automatic with self-timer), Non-articulating LCD (increases the usefulness of Live View considerably), Average automatic white balance performance, still very poor under incandescent light
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Camera of the Year 2007: Nikon D300

Pop Photo
23 November 2008
  • Excerpt: Upgrades aren't enough. A new feature here, a firmware tweak there doesn't cut it in today's DSLR battleground. Every finalist for the 2007 Camera of the Year Award can attest to that. But none of the eight contenders for this Oscar of the Photo Industry has proven the point as forcefully as the Nikon D300. The camera that best refines or redefines photography? The D300 triumphs on both counts, and raises the benchmark for every camera maker.
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Nikon Announces D3 and D300 DSLRs

Pop Photo
23 November 2008
  • Excerpt: After years of rumor and speculation, there is now a very impressive full-frame Nikon digital SLR, the Nikon D3. This 12.1-megapixel camera, aimed at sports, nature, and news photographers, packs an impressive 3-inch LCD screen with 920,000-pixel resolution, it sports a live-view function and can shoot at full resolution at 9 frames per second with autofocus. And that autofocus come from a 51-point AF system. ISO can be expanded down to 100, all the way up to 25,600!
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Camera Test: Nikon D300

Pop Photo
23 November 2008
  • Excerpt: Nikon could have played it safe. By just tweaking its highly rated D200, the company could have come out with a camera priced closer to Canon's new 10.1MP EOS 40D ($1,300, street, body only). Instead, the engineers went wild, revamping everything from the viewfinder to the sensor, adding live view, and taking such pro-level features as the 51-zone AF system from the new Nikon D3 ($5,000, body only). The result: the new 12.3MP D300 ($1,800, body only).
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Overall 9
9.3
Design 10
9.5
Value for money 9
9.0
Features 10
9.5
Performance 9
9.0
Picture quality 10
9.5

Nikon D300 review

What Digital Camera
20 October 2008
  • Excerpt: The 12.3-megapixel Nikon D300 digital SLR is finally here, but how does it improve on the already acclaimed D200?
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