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6.0 out of 10

Nikon D300

After the D100 and the D200, Nikon launched its latest model of Read more

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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
9 January 2009
  • 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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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 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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Overall 10
10
Design 9
9.0
Value for money 9
9.0
Ease of use 10
10
Picture quality 10
10
Durability 9
9.0

Expert Review

LetsGoDigital
13 September 2008
  • Conclusion: Nikon D300 Digital reflex camera Nikon produced a fabulous digital SLR camera with the new D300. A camera you can't get around as an advanced photographer and I can imagine the competition being very impressed with the impact the D300 has made. The shortcomings of the D200 are wiped away and Nikon have added some beautiful things. The Nikon D300 has become a smaller version of the D3 and that is a real compliment.
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Overall 10
10
Design 9
9.0
Value for money 9
9.0
Ease of use 10
10
Picture quality 10
10
Durability 9
9.0

Expert Review

LetsGoDigital
13 September 2008
  • Conclusion: Nikon D300 Digital reflex camera Nikon produced a fabulous digital SLR camera with the new D300. A camera you can't get around as an advanced photographer and I can imagine the competition being very impressed with the impact the D300 has made. The shortcomings of the D200 are wiped away and Nikon have added some beautiful things. The Nikon D300 has become a smaller version of the D3 and that is a real compliment.
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Overall 9
9.0

Nikon D300

Camera Labs
1 December 2007
  • Summary: It’s not surprising to learn the Nikon D300 is a highly capable semi-professional DSLR which succeeds in both traditional respects and the latest gadgetry. Like its predecessor the build quality and ergonomics are superb and while the look and feel are subjective, we’d say Nikon continues to lead the pack in this respect. The handling is excellent with swift and accurate autofocus, no shutter lag to speak of, and quick continuous shooting.
  • Pros: Tough build and superb ergonomics., Quick 51-point AF and 6fps shooting., 3in VGA screen with Live View., 14-bit RAW and broad customisation.
  • Cons: 12 Mpixels not a major boost over 10., No self-timer or histogram in Live View., Anti-dust not effective in our tests., PC control software not bundled.
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Overall 10
10

Nikon D300 Digital SLR

Trusted Reviews
5 February 2011
  • Summary: Start saving now, because you know you're going to want one.
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Overall 9
9.0

DSLR group test

ePHOTOzine
18 August 2009
  • Summary: It's been an epic battle of the camera brands and there have been a lot of surprises in the performance of all of them. It's always different when the cameras are being tested all together, they all have pro's and cons which don't necessarily get seen until a close comparison is done.
  • Pros: Good build, Good noise test at low setting, High resolution, Smallest, Built in HDR, Old lenses fit, Good colours, Good noise test, Good dynamic range, Good build, Good colours, Good detail, Twist screen, Good High ISO, Nice portraits
  • Cons: Under exposed portraits, Quality drops significantly at high ISO, Colour not as good as rivals, Pale colours, Cool tone brought cast on whites, Controls are hit and miss, Colour invasion on noise test, Over exposed portraits, Pale images lack depth, High ISO is poor, Troublesome white balance, Under exposed the wheel, Lacks detail on landscapes, Small sensor for small camera, but it's not the smallest., ISO stops earlier than others
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Overall 9
9.0

Nikon D300 – Review – 23

D-Photo and The Photographer's Mail
18 August 2009
  • Excerpt: Advanced metering Nikon’s latest dSLR uses a CMOS sensor ” like Canon ” instead of the CCDs used in the past. This alone is a turning point for Nikon. But the company has gone further than the competition with the D300 including a 3-inch screen with VGA quality (920,000 pixels) that is light years ahead of anyone else. The 51-point focus system is superior thanks to the EXPEED processing motor and advanced 3D Matrix Metering II system with scene recognition.
  • Pros: Impressive 3-inch LCD screen (920,000 pixels, VGA quality)
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Overall 10
10
Design 10
10
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 8
8.0
Picture quality 10
10
Overall quality 10
10
Photo quality - landscapes 10
10
Photo quality - macro 10
10
Photo quality - portraits 10
10
Photo quality - sports 8
8.0

Nikon D300

digicambuyer.co.uk
8 December 2008
  • Conclusion: This is an exquisite camera that knocks the socks off the competition. Advanced enthusiasts and pros alike will love everything about it
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