Excerpt: Believe me, I've wanted to upgrade for a long while now. Nothing wrong with the camera, it's a great unit. I move to this from my D200 when it first came out, I think a lot of people did. But then I got megapixel envy and started lusting after the D700 then the D610, then the D810.
Excerpt: I've been shooting with my 300s for the past 4 years now. The build quality and features packed into this camera make it feel like it was designed for pros. A few months back ,my big, goofy 90 pound dog managed to hook the strap while he was jumping around and sent the camera flying across the room.
Excerpt: This camera has great versatility. It's my first camera that shoots video, and while it wasn't award-winning quality in low light, it still got the job done. Photos are great -- not much noise in high-ISO shots. Loved shooting a hockey game with it.
Pros: Comfortable Design, Reliable Operation, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I purchased this camera to replace my aging D300. The camera has performed well for my portrait and event photo sessions. It has better low light capabilities then my D300 & has the same strong body build.
Excerpt: Thought long and hard about buying this cam, I just bought a new different brand cam and lens a year ago that I do really love, but have always wanted a Nikon as part of my shooting gear. I saw some photos on a stock site that were shot with this D300s and then I was hooked.
Pros: Comfortable Design, Fingertip Controls, Reliable Operation, Strong Construction
Summary: I've been using this thing for years. I'm a professional wedding photographer, and it's a workhorse and I abuse it. It's taken a beating, but it does the trick. Yes, there are better cameras out there, but a camera is only a tool, the user is the artist.