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.
Summary: The first D300 I had failed completely within 72 hours - on the first day of a three day event that I was contracted to shoot. Nikon rep felt it was an AF motor failure. The replacement camera did lock up at times, but I was able reset it, unlike the original D300. After the firmware update, most of the problems are gone. It does, however, occasionally lock up and when that happens, it shows an f-stop of 95! Nikon has been unable to diagnose it, thus far.
Pros: Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Strong Construction
Summary: This card (actually multi-paged) is a great cheet sheet that covers deep menu items that you always forget where they are. Not a Newbe summary but a guide to all menues. I take it everywhere. Faster than paging through the menus.