Love the type of picture quality compared to the Nikon D7000..
Grady Carter, Amazon
12 March 2013
Summary: The rating on the camera was below the actual condition of the camera. However for the price, I overlooked that, seeing how that the performance of the camera is excellent. Personally, after shooting the Nikon D7000, I prefer the D300 and the D300s as far as picture quality. The sharpness of the picture comparably is ok, but, the depth of the image is where the D300/D300s excels. I am not talking about depth of field.
In a class of it's own. Well worth the investment.
3 June 2012
Summary: Nikon D300 is an excellent choice for the camera buff that is looking for a little more than just the basic Digital SLR. I purchased the D300 after having been a D90 owner for more than two (2) years. The camera build is awesome and reminds me of my F3, F4s, F100, FM, FA, and other legacy Nikon film cameras. I am a guy, with larger hands and to me, it feels like a real camera from the past.
Excerpt: I bought this camera because I really didn't need a DSLR with video. The D300s was out and so I bought the D300 as a refurbished model to save some money. About 2 months after I bought it, I had trouble with a sticky shutter release, but by shutting off the camera and turning it back on, I cured the problem, I thought.A few days after the warranty (90 days)expired, the camera locked up for good. I could not reset it. [...
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD
Excerpt: I had purchased this moving up from a D80 and I am glad I did. within the 90 day warranty, I had to send it back to nikon to get the shutter replaced, but after that(and thank goodness it was within the 90 day window) I have been happy with it ever since. Obviously, ISO is much better than the D80. I will probably keep this even after I get a FF camera for the longer reach with telephoto lens.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Good Image Quality, High ISO Performance
Excerpt: I purchased this camera to replace my D200 and have been very satisfied with both the images and the feature sets. Would have given 5 stars if the noise at high ISO setting was more acceptable.I would definitely purchase refurbished again.