Summary: Not many professional cameras can surpass what the Nikon D300s already achieved. It has taken down the basics and up its standards to cater the needs of professional photographers and even amateur photo enthusiasts. Read and learn more in this Nikon D300s camera review.
Summary: The impressive
is an update of the well-regarded D300 DX format digital SLR body, and is a recommended upgrade for existing Nikon users, or as a new body for photographers looking for a powerful and versatile camera.
Conclusion: The 12.3-megapixel Nikon D300s is a solid D-SLR and a nice speed upgrade if you already own Nikon lenses. But for the same price, Canon offers larger 18-megapixel images and more comprehensive HD-video-capture options with its EOS 7D.
Pros: Top-notch image quality. Fast, 7-frames-per-second image capture. Extremely accurate 51-point autofocus system. HD video capture.
Cons: Low-ISO images are softer than those from competing cameras. Limited HD video recording options.
Conclusion: When the D300 was introduced back in 2007 (simultaneously with the D3) for $1800, it was a huge step forward from the D2X/D2XS, which was until that point Nikon’s top-of-the-line DSLR at close to $5000. As a result, the D2X’s value in the used market has sunk like a rock.
Excerpt: When Nikon's D300 hit stores about two years ago, it wowed everyone with its high-resolution LCD, 14-bit RAW capture, and sophisticated AF and metering systems that combined to precisely track moving subjects.
Summary: The little Xacti DMX-HD700 is as fun to use as the CG65, but now with the HD720p! In the end, it really feels like a GC65 with an “HD option.” I think Sanyo should have used a totally new approach for the high definition, especially when it comes to the lens or auto-focus… They actually already...
Pros: compact, fun to use, HD makes it more than just a “web-buzz-cam”, macro mode, manual focus, photo mode
Cons: the lens is not so good for HD, poor auto focus in HD, no more mini-USB port, some parts could have been constructed with better materials
Summary: The D300s takes nice pictures, but I didn’t feel the same magic as with the D90 and D700. The camera feels great, but I had more misses with the D300s than I had with the D90 and D700. Maybe the lens that Nikon sent wasn’t the best choice.
Summary: A relatively minor upgrade to one of the defining cameras of the semi-pro sector adds a useful HD video mode and a wealth of minor improvements that improve the already excellent handling.
Pros: Highly competitive image quality at all ISO settings, Excellent high ISO performance with low noise and good levels of detail, Highly configurable Auto ISO function (can set maximum ISO and minimum shutter speed), 7 frames per second continuous shooting speed (8 with battery grip), Makes good use...
Cons: Unreliable white balance under artificial lighting, Slight tendency to overexpose in contrasty conditions, Rolling shutter effect when shooting video, Occasional 'grain' in blue skies, even at base ISO, Contrast detection AF is slow (as it is on all DSLRs), Internal microphone readily records len...
Summary: The impressive Nikon D300s is an update of the well-regarded D300 DX format digital SLR body, and is a recommended upgrade for existing Nikon users, or as a new body for photographers looking for a powerful and versatile camera.
Pros: Great ergonomics, buttons and dials well placed and easy to operate;, Excellent low light capability with large ISO range;, Fast 7-8fps continuous shooting speed;, Extremely customizable.
Cons: Continuous autofocus not available during movie recording;, Movie recording clips limited to 5 minute duration with 720p resolution;, Autofocus groups not visible in viewfinder at all times;, Exposure meter and histogram not available on LCD monitor during Live View.