Excerpt: 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...
Summary: The fact that the D300s is so similar to the original D300 really is testament to how highly specified the original model already was. Many of the changes Nikon has made seem more as justifications for bringing out a new model, rather than the result of any focus groups or market demand.
Pros: Image quality, large and clear viewfinder, feature-packed, ergonomics, superb AF system
Cons: Small multi-selector pad, AF can be slow bringing subjects into focus, not a significant update over the D300
Summary: Like its predecessor the build quality and ergonomics are excellent, and while the look and feel are subjective, we’d say Nikon continues to lead the pack in this respect. The handling is quick with swift and accurate autofocus, no shutter lag to speak of, and quick continuous shooting. The 51-point AF system sounds like overkill, but in practice effectively tracks erratically-moving subjects without compromising the view.
Pros: Tough build and superb ergonomics., Quick 51-point AF and burst shooting., 3in VGA screen with Live View., 720p HD movies with microphone input.
Cons: 12 Mpixels looking low next to EOS 7D., No 1080p video or live histogram., PC control software not bundled., Continuous shooting same as D300 in our tests.
Summary: With the D300s, Nikon has taken a good camera and made it better. Although there are few ‘new' features, those that have been added, like a video mode and quiet shutter release, are of value, and make the D300s a more convincing option when viewed in a shop window beside cameras such as the Canon EOS 7D and Pentax K-7D.
Excerpt: Harley Ogier trials the latest DX format Nikon The D300s is Nikon’s latest digital SLR, replacing the D300 at the top of the company’s DX format range. Packing a comprehensive feature set behind its 12.3 megapixel crop sensor, the D300s is likely to appeal to serious amateurs and upstart professionals who can’t quite afford to go full-frame. Image Quality The D300s produces images of near-professional quality.
Pros: Great image quality, Powerful feature set, HD video recording
Cons: Not the most comfortable grip, Slight image noise
Excerpt: The Nikon D300S sits at the very top of Nikon's range of consumer-level DSLRs. In fact, that may be stretching the facts a little: there are presumably only a small number of consumers who will be prepared to pay £1500 for a DSLR. The D300S has a 12.3-megapixel, APS-C-sized sensor at its heart. The reduced-size sensor is the key difference between this and the £500 more expensive Nikon D700.
Conclusion: Девиз “все новое — это хорошо забытое старое” отлично проиллюстрировала компания Nikon, немного доработав свою не первый год выпускающуюся фотокамеру Nikon D300 и превратив ее в современную репортажную зеркалку формата APS-C с конкурентосопосбными характеристиками и широчайшим набором функций. Мы бы хотели отдельно отметить высокое качество изображения почти во всем диапазоне ISO кроме самого верхнего значения (ISO 6400).
Pros: высокое качество изображения;, развитая эргономика и продуманное управление;, высокое быстройдействие;, отличный автофокус;, видеосъемка в формате HD;, пыле- и влагозащищенный корпус.
Cons: не очень удобно расположенное переднее управляющее колесо;, трудность в освоении;, невозможность видеосъемки в формате Full HD.