Excerpt: First off, let me say that I absolutely LOVE the Nikon D300S. I bought one about 3 years ago and still have it today. I also have a Nikon D800. I shoot a lot of fast action sports and I enjoy having 2 cameras on me so I am not changing out lenses. Wanting to keep the D800 primarily for portraits (and because the fps is too slow for fast action) I decided to by a refurb D300S as my second sports camera.
Summary: I am very disappointed about my purchase. Due to the low price, I review several times the link because I want to make sure the camera was in good condition, also I wrote to Susan (the seller), and the answer was: "the camera is in excellent condition". I knew the manufacturer's warranty was no longer available, but due to the fact that was a Nikon, offer by Amazon and the owner response, I decided buy it. I got my camera just on time for a huge event.
Summary: I recently purchased a Nikon D300s at my local dealer due to the additional features available. I have used several Nikon cameras, most recently a D200, with excellent results. I was shocked that the D300s had poor focus/resolution. It was tested by the camera shop, who concurred, and was sent back to Nikon for resolution of the problem. Standing by.
Excerpt: I have been the proud owner of a Nikon d80 for a while now and still love it. I was seduced by the idea of upgrading to the professional level d300s but had a real struggle rationalising the extra expense as an amateur user.I finally bit the bullet in January 2010 and bought the camera. It took me a little while to read through the user manual but the effort was well spent time.