Excerpt: I have a D90 and a D700 and find each to have advantages. As I use the D90 for sports and travel, I decided to up-grade my DX capability by moving to a D300 (weather proofing, focus and speed.) As I didn't want to pay full price and I have had good fortune with "refurbed" equipment, I went with a refurbished D300. [...] The first day I only had time to charge the battery, insert a card, turn it on and take a picture leaving a thorough check-out to the following day.
Pros: Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Good Image Quality, Large Clear LCD
Excerpt: I just got this via UPS today and was excited to play around with the camerA. But much to my disappointmnet the camera would not focus with my Nikon 50mm 1.8 lens. When I finally managed to fire my first shot I got a "Err" message. Thinking that maybe my older lens was not compatible I tried my 18-55mm and the camera started working fine for about 4 shots until I got the "Err" message again. Called Adorama but they were already closed.
Pros: Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Great Image Quality, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I purchased the refurbished model and added the three year warranty to ensure I would not have any problems. The camera did not work upon receiving it. It did not autofocus and the aperture gave me an error signal and would not move off of F zero. I called Nikon support and they told me to send it in for fixing. This has been a waste of my time. [...] I am very disappointed.
Excerpt: In February, the reconditioned model cost [$]. In July the LCD's cover on the inside developed streaks, and smudges and an "out of warranty" repair cost $250. negating the money saved by buying a "Nikon Reconditioned" product.Buy a new one and save the expense and idiocy involved with Nikon's repair service. A one year warranty is a big plus. They are horrible to deal with.
Pros: Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Great Image Quality, Strong Construction
Summary: I ordered my Nikon D300 Nov. 18, 2008. I have wanted a Nikon for many years and after I got into digital I wanted a dslr. I decided the Nikon D300 would be the best I could buy. It worked great for about 2 months. Now it has developed the dead power problem. The AF stops working after a few shots. When it is cold it is worse. At first it thought -20 was cold now it thinks 40 above is to cold.
Summary: Ich hatte letztes Wochenende die Gelegenheit die Nikon D 300 im Vergleich zur Canon EOS 5D im Fotoalltag zu testen. Leider kann ich die sehr positiven Rezensionen nicht verstehen. Ich bin Profifotograf und dachte dieses Gerät hält, was es verspricht. An diesem Tag war eine schnelle Reportagekamera mit genauem Autofokus gefragt.
Summary: I have my D300 for some months now. In general, and excellent camera. Just like I expected.... until!... Until the camera (NIKON 70 - 200 2.8 VR lens) started to suffer from the 'Dead Battery Syndrome'. This is a 'disease' of the D300... there are MANY (and ever more) reports on the WWW of this problem (search 'D300 dead battery'). The camera simply stops working (mostly at the most interesting moment!!!).