Excerpt: Nikon seems to be going from strength to strength in its “prosumer” line of digital SLR cameras and the D300 is no exception. “Prosumer” might even be a bit of a misnomer; “small professional” might be a better term. The first thing you might notice is that it looks very similar to the renowned D200 camera, but the body is better-sculpted and a closer look reveals more weather seals for those sandy days at the beach.
Summary: Being of the old school era (film), I bought my first digital camera in 2009 a Nikon d200. It served me well, I learned alot with it. I wanted to up grade so I read up on other models and I decided on the Nikon d300. The next runner up was the Nikon d2s. I needed a rugged built camera that could handle the dirty environment of dirt track auto racing. Mud and dust are a every saturday thing to deal with.
The D -300 is among the best of the Nikon Line, and this Camera just a baby
12 February 2014
Summary: The Camera, the D-300 is a relative baby in comparison to my own and many others out there. The model and version is among the best of the Nikon line, respected even by Working Prosas a suitable backup (in some instances for some work), and will function in that capacity for me, be a backup to my workhorse D-300. It does not require a massive new hard-drive capacity as do some of the 24MP- 36MP and above (sensor sized) Cameras.
Summary: Bought the D300 to get the qualities a pro Nikon offers, and I'm loving it! I would say it was a very good deal, and I would buy it again if I had it to do over! It's heavier than the consumer models and very well built, and the weather sealing is a relief when the weather can change so quick! Lol The 12.3 MPs works well for me keeping the file size small and great for posting online!
Summary: I purchased a used D300 several months ago and while I have always been a Nikon shooter I'm still learning about some of the new features of the camera. The card is a great reference when I'm shooting an forget now to set the camera, since it's very different from my old D70.