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.
Excerpt: This camera is great for any amateur or semi-professional photographer. It has all the features and easiness of a pont and shoot but the advanced settings of a pro camera. I'd reccomend it to anyone looking to get into photography.
Excerpt: "I got my full armor on, my head to the sky, I'm going into battle with arms up high, and I'm through playing games, you can see it in my eyes, and you can go and tell everybody I'm a rida, and I ain't turnin back!" What does that quote by the amazingly talented Christian Rapper Thi'sl have to do with a Nikon? Well, it describes my position as a Nikon head for life! (that means a Nikon customer or fan for all my non slanguish readers) Yes, I love Nikon.
Excerpt: As a Investigator at a law enforcement agency in my area, I use this camera often. It is important that the pictures I take give a true and accurate view of the scene I am looking at. THis ensures that the Jury and Judge can see what I was seeing on a crime scene. Our department invested in these cameras a couple years ago. We have a normal Nikon lense and a Nikon telephoto lense with our cameras.
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.
"Excellent photo quality, only lens you need, heavy body"
10 January 2010
Pros: - quality of photos is much better than my D70s. No surprise since my D70s was several years old, but it is a striking difference and all along I though my D70 was excellent. - excellent in low light. - one lens does it all. - built like a tank
Cons: - Very heavy. It is made of metal not plastic, so this should be no surprise.
Summary: It's a lot of camera. And most of it I love. I wish Nikon was standard about button placement. I keep hitting the wrong thing because everything was in a different place on my previous camera -- D80. I also don't think the noise control is as good as I've read.
Summary: Have not used the D300 long enough to form a real Relationship/Opinion. In Fact, I remain a slide rule/film (B&W) camera Luddite who waits to be convinced. My all-time favorite camera is still our Olympus OM-1. My Nikon FM-3a runs a close second. When I have had more experience with the D-300, I will be happy to make further comments.
Pros: Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Great Image Quality, Image Stabilization, Nikon - old lenses work, Strong Construction