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Nikon D300S

£889.99
CNET.com Editor's Choice Trusted Reviews Editor's Choice PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended DP Review Highly Recommended
A multi award winning and good value for money SLR camera, perfect for wildlife photography
SLR 12.3MP Feb 2016
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Nikon D300 Review

With excellent reviews and representing value for money, we have ranked the Nikon D300 number 77 across all digital cameras.
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74
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 74?

It has great expert reviews and brilliant user reviews with 99% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others. This digital camera has received 26 awards including an "Editor's Choice" award from Modsynergy.com plus eight other sites and a "Recommended" award from Pcauthority.com.au plus four other sites. Canon cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this digital camera is slightly out of date, and newer cameras with more up to date technology are available. View the latest cameras 2017.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Over 90 Different Nikon Lenses Available
Optical image stabilisation may be available with some lenses
Quite low megapixels sensor
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared this Nikon digital camera with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is excellent for wildlife photography, ranking number 1 in wildlife photography cameras.
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Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. There was a cheaper price of £150 at Bristol Cameras 4 days ago. We predict that the price will go down again.
There is a 90% chance that the price will go down. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go up. Get Price Alerts.
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Reviews

26 Industry Awards

Digital camera experts really like this camera and have given it 26 awards.

This Nikon camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from websites Modsynergy.com, Macworld.co.uk, Photoxels.com, PC Mag, Laptopmag.com, Cnetfrance.fr, Trusted Reviews, Asia.cnet.com and CNET.com all of whom thought that this camera was terrific.

The experts at review sites Pcauthority.com.au, Akam.no, M3.idg.se, IT Reviews.com and Cw.no all recommend this camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

The authors at review sites PhotographyBlog.com, Camera Labs, DP Review and Ephotozine all thought that this Nikon digital camera was very good and gave it their "Highly Recommended" award.

This camera was given a "Best Buy" award by both review websites Howstuffworks.com and Best4reviews.com, both of which thought that this Nikon camera was a sensible purchase.

This Nikon digital camera received an "Excellent" award from Letsgodigital.org/nl/, it received a "Technical Image Press Association Award" from Tipa.com and Maclife.com gave it an "Awesome Award".

Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on 61 expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, DP Review, PhotographyBlog.com and CNET.com the average expert rating of this camera is 87%. This puts this Nikon camera in the top 10% of all the digital cameras when ranked by average expert review score.

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Excellent Owner Reviews

On average, people who bought this camera rated it as brilliant. Over 80% of reviewers gave this camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 99% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others. This puts this Nikon digital camera in the top 9% of all the digital cameras when ranked by average owner review score.

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Very Good Brand

Based on 30,771 expert and user reviews (including 6,974 verified purchases), Nikon has very good ratings for its cameras. Nikon also has very good ratings specifically for its digital cameras compared to other brands. 96% of those that bought a Nikon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Value For Money

Excellent Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and is less than 18 months old but has mediocre features. However at £889.99 it is cheaper than 76% of cameras.

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Nikon D300 and the United Kingdom price of £889.99 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $877.00 (£1,139.66).

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Features

Over 90 Different Nikon Lenses Available

Nikon offers over 90 own brand lenses for their SLR cameras including macro, fixed focal length and zoom lenses allowing for huge creative versatility. More lenses that fit Nikon SLR cameras are available from third party manufacturers such as Tamron and Sigma.

Nikon lens range

Quite Low Megapixels Sensor

The average megapixels of all digital cameras is 16MP, with the lowest being 0.3MP and the highest being 80MP. The megapixels of the Nikon D300 of only 12.3MP is in the lowest 23% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the optical zoom depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of optical zooms are possible with this camera. Nikon offers hundreds of lenses ranging in optical zoom from approx 0.5x (10mm focal length) to approx 50x (800mm focal length).

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum aperture numbers are possible with this camera. Nikon offers lenses with apertures ranging from F/1.4 to F/6.3.

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Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

This Nikon digital camera has interchangeable lenses so whether this camera has an image stabilizer depends on the lens being used. Nikon offers a wide range of lenses with built in image stabilisation.

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Wide Range of Closest Focusing Distances Depending On Lens Used

This Nikon camera has interchangeable lenses so the closest focusing distance depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of closest focusing distances are possible with this camera.

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Wide Range of Maximum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum aperture numbers are possible with this camera. Nikon lenses range in aperture from F/1.4 to F/6.3.

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Age

Released 18 Months Ago

This Nikon camera was released in February 2016.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon used8006921, used r63130584a, nikon vba200ab, nikon sh820775, nikon vba260ae, nikon d300s, canon d300s
Barcodes 00000001628190, 00000001631951, 00000001632629, 00000001632832

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