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Nikon D300 Digital Camera

£823.99
£175.00 £648.99 cheaper than 47 days ago
SLR 12.3MP Feb 2016
Camera Type Megapixel Release Date
Twenty-six industry awards
Image quality
Not quiet
601 Reviews + 27 Awards
CNET.com Editor's Choice Trusted Reviews Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended DP Review Highly Recommended
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Reviews

Twenty-Six Industry Awards

This low megapixel camera has received twenty-six awards from experts in digital cameras.

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

Six other expert review sites all concluded that they would endorse this low megapixel camera. Pcauthority.com.au, M3.idg.se, Akam.no and IT Reviews.com all gave this camera a "Recommended" award, Lydogbilde.no gave it an "Especially Recommended" award and Cw.no gave it a "Good Choice" award.

The editors of four other expert review sites all said that this camera was very good. This Nikon camera received a "Highly Recommended" award from Ephotozine, PhotographyBlog.com, Camera Labs and DP Review.

This Nikon camera received a "Best Buy" award from both review sites Howstuffworks.com and Best4reviews.com, both of which concluded that this camera was good.

The editors of three other expert review sites all concluded that this low megapixel camera was good. This camera received a "Hot Buy" award from Stuff.tv, it received a "Buying Tip" award from Magnus.de and it received an "Awesome Award" from Maclife.com.

Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on sixty-seven expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, DP Review, What Digital Camera and CNET.com this digital camera has an overall expert rating of 86 out of 100.

Excellent Owner Reviews

Based on 772 owner reviews this digital camera has an exceptional average owner rating. 457 reviewers (80% of all 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 16% of all the digital cameras of this type and age when ranked by average owner review score.

Nikon Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Based on 25,424 expert and user reviews (including 514 verified purchases), Nikon has good reviews for its digital cameras. Nikon also has good reviews specifically for its low megapixel digital cameras. 99% of those that bought a Nikon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Good Technical Guidance

Four customers who reviewed the Nikon D300 mentioned that it had good technical guidance. None wrote “The instructions were concise and easy to follow”. Upstatenyshopgirl said on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com three years ago “Not very useful at all, poor diagrams and instructions” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars out of 5. Sk scored the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars and wrote “Quick instructions easy to follow”.


Design

Image Quality

Seventy-seven people who reviewed it considered that it was good quality. Website Dcresource.com mentioned “Rugged build quality” in their review of this digital camera. Website Techmagnifier.com said “Awesome picture quality” nonetheless they gave it a score of 40 out of 100. Website Pdnonline.com mentioned eight years ago “Good performance, dual card slots with flexible options, solid feature set, great image quality (especially with higher end glass), excellent low light capabilities” .

Gives Complete Image Control

Fifty-two people said that the Nikon D300 was easy to use. Nine years ago What Digital Camera said “Build, interface, noise control, detail” and rated the product 5 stars out of 5. Steve's Digicams mentioned “Gives complete image control” in their review of this digital camera. Expert website Cnet.com.au gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5 and wrote in their review of this digital camera “It feels great to use and makes picture taking a real pleasure.”.

Thirty owners reckoned that it was easy to use the menus. Six years ago website Techmagnifier.com mentioned “Custom settings”. Website Cnet.com.au wrote “Good quality photos on all settings”. Website Bhphotovideo.com said in their review of this digital camera “Large menu print”.

Seventeen owners said that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Two years ago Pauwi wrote on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com “Otherwise this camera feels well built to me and is comfortable in my smaller hands” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100. Seven years ago Photograndpa said “It will take a little time to get comfortable with all the different menus”. Thomas (not the Tank Engine) mentioned on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “It's very comfortable and well balanced” in their review of this digital camera.

Two customers thought the product was easy to handle. Seven years ago Carvalho wrote “It plans of simple handling” and scored the product a maximum of 5 stars.

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Tough Build and Superb Ergonomics

Thirteen customers who purchased it thought it was good looking. Nikonuser said on expert website Bhphotovideo.com seven years ago “It takes beautiful shots” and gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5. Tj wrote on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “Everything on the back and top is pretty straightforward”. Stomper rated it 5 stars out of 5 and said “Right out of the box, set on Program mode, you will get beautiful photographs” in their review of the Nikon D300.

Eight people who purchased it agreed that it was ergonomic. Seven years ago website Digitalhomethoughts.com wrote “Great ergonomics, buttons and dials well placed”. Website Wired.com mentioned “Most comfortable and ergonomic of the quartet” and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Website Bhphotovideo.com said “Ergonomically comfortable” in their review of this digital camera.

Seven people mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was well designed. Website Bhphotovideo.com said “Comfortable Design”. R Barnes 13 wrote on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “It's design is comfortable, it; s menu simple”. Prosail mentioned on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “It is a fast handling, well designed package”.

Two customers said in their reviews that the product was neat. Chopperwife said “Lots of neat, easy to use features”. Black Hawk John scored this digital camera a maximum of 5 stars and wrote on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “It (like the camera) is well organized”.

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Solid Build

Fourty people mentioned in their reviews that the product was well made. Website Cnet.co.uk mentioned nine years ago “Built to last” . Website Techmagnifier.com said “Rugged in construction” in their review of this digital camera. Ten years ago Camera Labs scored this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned “Tough build and superb ergonomics”.

Ten customers who purchased it mentioned that it was strong and durable. Pk rated it 80 out of 100 and wrote on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “Extremely fast, durable with great results”. Tc mentioned seven years ago “This is a very tough, rugged and comfortable body” in their review of this digital camera. Von said “The camera is rugged very dependable” in his review of this digital camera.

Eight customers who purchased it thought it was reliable. Website Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “Reliable Operation” in their review of this digital camera and rated it 5 stars out of 5. Paul Furmaniak gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5 and he said on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com “Convenient, fast, reliable and much more”. Thiago rated it 80 out of 100 and wrote “This camera is precise, fast and reliable”.

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Weight & Dimensions

Substantial, Comfortable Body

Twelve owners mentioned in their reviews that it was a good body shape. Steve's Digicams mentioned in their review of this digital camera nine years ago “Substantial, comfortable body” . Regioor said “Fast, easy and accurate camera body” in their review of this digital camera and scored it a maximum of 5 stars. Prmass1 mentioned on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “The body is the best you would ever get- the only thing missing is a full frame sensor”.

Twelve people who reviewed this digital camera thought it was heavy and bulky. Priscila Xavier mentioned seven years ago “It`s a heavy equipment to carry around in a trip, for example” and scored it a maximum of 5 stars. Tj gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5 and wrote “Although heavy for true everyday use”. Two Shot mentioned in their Nikon D300 review on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com “Slightly heavy with battery grip”.

Six people mentioned that it was good structurally. Pws scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and wrote “Solid construction and durability”. Scar said “Sturdy construction, easy access menu features”. Stevensaysitsme wrote in their review of this digital camera “This is due to the robust construction”.

Five owners who purchased it concluded that it was lightweight. Website Bhphotovideo.com said “Fairly lightweight” and gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5. Sd rated it 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned “Beautiful quality, lightweight, menu is very user friendly, necessary controls are right at fingertips” in their review of this digital camera. Berryhunter said in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com “A lightweight and easy camera to operate”.

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Audio

Not Quiet

Eight people who reviewed the Nikon D300 considered that it was noisy. Website Pricemo.com mentioned “Its noise performance is good.”. Website Bhphotovideo.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Fairly noisy at higher IS” although they scored it a maximum of 5 stars. They also said “Noisy with Live View” in their review.

Two owners who reviewed it agreed that it was not quiet. Website Bhphotovideo.com said “Shutter Not Quiet”. From_mt_pleasant wrote in their review of this digital camera three years ago “Quiet shutter release mode is not really quiet” .

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Its Noise Performance is Good.

Eight people who reviewed the Nikon D300 considered that it was noisy. Website Pricemo.com mentioned “Its noise performance is good.”. Website Bhphotovideo.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Fairly noisy at higher IS” although they scored it a maximum of 5 stars. They also said “Noisy with Live View” in their review.

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Released Over a Year Ago

It was February 2016 when this Nikon digital camera was released.


Price

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Excellent Image Quality, Excellent Ergonomics, Great Design and Control Layout, Menu System, Good Combination of Usability, Control and Custom Modes Plus Value for Money

Seventeen people who purchased it reckoned that it was good value for money. Pocket Lint mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Excellent image quality, excellent ergonomics, great design and control layout, menu system, good combination of usability, control and custom modes plus value for money”. Website Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “Worth its price” in their review of the Nikon D300. Expert website Photographyblog.com wrote nine years ago “Aimed at the pro photographer on a budget, or the keen am” in their review of this digital camera.

Five owners who purchased it reckoned that it was expensive. Expert review site Pcauthority.com.au said “An expensive camera.” in their review of this digital camera. Expert website T3.com mentioned “Perhaps few hundred quid too expensive, even for the amazing images it produces”. Nine years ago expert review site Asiaone.com wrote “THIS is not only the most expensive camera in the round up”.

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Features

Huge Feature Set

Twenty-seven owners said in their reviews that it had good features. Steve's Digicams said “Huge feature set”. Pc Mag scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned “Outstanding image quality and features”. Website Cnet.com.au said nine years ago “Extensive manual features”.


Picture Quality

12.3 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 12.3 megapixels camera.

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Power

Optional Battery Grip Increases Performance

Seventeen owners who reviewed it agreed that it had a good battery life. Website Dcresource.com said “Optional battery grip increases performance” in their review of the Nikon D300. Website Bhphotovideo.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Fantastic battery life”. They also mentioned “Uses Only One battery” in their review.


Image Quality

One hundred and twenty-four people who reviewed it reckoned that it was able to produce good images. Website Electricpig.co.uk wrote “Feels amazing in the hand, takes stunning pictures, virtually impossible to break”. Website Dpexpert.com.au mentioned in their review of this digital camera “See the subject, think the photo, press the shutter and there is a properly exposed, sharp picture in all its 14 bit RAW colour depth glory” . Website Cnet.com wrote “Excellent performance and photo quality” in their review of the Nikon D300.

Sixteen people who bought the product concluded that it was good in low light. Website Bhphotovideo.com said in their review of this digital camera “Good Low Light Response” . They also wrote “Great In Low Light” in their review. Phelon Photo mentioned on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com last year “The image quality is great even in low light”.

Fourteen customers wrote in their reviews that it had a good picture resolution. Website Cnet.co.uk scored it 4 stars out of 5 and said eight years ago “7 or 8 frames per second continuous shooting”. They also mentioned “The continuous shooting speed, for example, has risen” in their review. Ricky Sunset wrote on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “It still has plenty of shooting options to test the beginner” and gave it a score of 5 stars out of 5.

Four owners thought it had a good image sensor. Pattyhf mentioned “Remember to clean the sensor with every swap” . Simple Sam said in their review of this digital camera “The sensor easily outperforms the kit lens”. Cookie D mentioned on expert website Bhphotovideo.com seven years ago “The self cleaning sensor is priceless” and gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5.

Two customers who bought it thought it was able to produce clear pictures. Website Bhphotovideo.com said “Live view screen clarity”. Backfire56 mentioned “WOW more shots per second, better clarity” .

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Great Screen

Fourteen people mentioned in their reviews that it had a good screen. Website Dcresource.com mentioned “Great rear screen” . They also wrote “One touch zooming on screen” in their review. Website Bhphotovideo.com said seven years ago “Useful inside display” in their review of this digital camera.

Nine customers wrote in their reviews that the product had a good viewfinder. Website Bhphotovideo.com wrote “100 Viewfinder”. Eight years ago expert review site Etechreviews.com wrote in their review of the Nikon D300 “An awesome viewfinder and is also provides resistance to dust”. Expert website Dpexpert.com.au said in their review of this digital camera “The large, bright viewfinder shows 100 per cent of the image area”.

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High Speed Focusing and Shooting

Twenty-seven owners who bought it reckoned that it had a good autofocus. Website Cnet.co.uk mentioned “High speed focusing and shooting”. Website Bhphotovideo.com said seven years ago “Fast auto focusing” in their review of this digital camera. Topher mentioned in their review of this digital camera “This is a great camera easy to use, takes crisp clear pictures, love the 51 focus points”.

Fourteen owners wrote in their reviews that the product had a good lens. Steve's Digicams wrote in their review of this digital camera “Lens selection”. They also mentioned “Useful stabilizer in bundled lens” in their review. Ricky Sunset wrote on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “We will be looking into some better glass in the near future, as the kit lens is good.”.

Two people said that this digital camera had a good zoom. Spitty said on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com seven years ago “Looking forward to purchasing a ultra wide angle zoom lens to complete my kit”. Cas wrote “Recording time is only four minutes and it can be difficult to get a smooth zoom without camera movement”.

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Video Capture

Thirty owners thought the Nikon D300 was good for video recording. Eight years ago Ephotozine mentioned “Video capability” in their review of this digital camera. Website Bhphotovideo.com wrote “Good video” in their review of this digital camera. Raj said on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “Fast and furious, Accurate metering, Video is great also, 2 memory cards” in their review of this digital camera.

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