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.
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: Camera prices have been rising, but £1,350 still seems pretty rich for a 12-megapixel dSLR, even one with an HD movie mode. And don't forget that's the body-only price. The Nikon D300S remains a smart buy for professionals with numerous DX lenses or who need a fast, flexible second body for their...
Pros: Super-tough build; great high-ISO picture quality; excellent HD movie mode; 7 or 8 frames per second continuous shooting.
Excerpt: This is very close to what a professional photographer will use. In fact from my very amateur status it was rather frightening to review, mainly because most of the time I was hitting – if not passing – my knowledge levels.
Excerpt: Launched in 2007, the 12 million pixel D300 quickly became one of Nikon’s most popular DSLRs. However, a lot can happen in two years. Remember how we used to consider live view to be an exotic new function?
Excerpt: S comme super ? C'est ce qu'on pourrait dire de ce Nikon D300s , donc, qui vient remplacer le Nikon D300 , appareil expert de qualité, au point que de nombreux pro s'en servait allègrement comme second boîtier pour ne pas dire comme principal boîtier.
Pros: Construction - Finition, Mode rafale, Qualité d'image