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Twenty-Seven Industry Awards

This digital camera is one of the most highly awarded by digital camera experts of all the cameras that came out in the last 12 months.

This Nikon digital camera was given an "Editor's Choice" award by CNET.com, PC Mag, Ephotozine, Trusted Reviews, Laptopmag.com, Asia.cnet.com, Macworld.co.uk, Modsynergy.com, Photoxels.com and Cnetfrance.fr all of whom wrote that this camera was excellent.

This digital camera was given a "Highly Recommended" award by PhotographyBlog.com, Camera Labs, DP Review and Lydogbilde.no all of whom concluded that this camera was very good.

This camera received a "Recommended" from Pcauthority.com.au, M3.idg.se, Akam.no and IT Reviews.com all of whom concluded that this digital camera was good.

This digital camera received a "Best Buy" from both Howstuffworks.com and Best4reviews.com, both of which thought that this camera would make a great purchase.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

This camera has an average expert rating of 86% based on sixty-nine expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, DP Review and CNET.com.

Excellent User Reviews

On average, D300 owners rated this digital camera as fantastic. If all the recently released digital cameras are ranked by average user review score then this digital camera is in the top 17%.

Nice Design

Several Nikon D300 owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was ergonomic. Photographyblog.com wrote in their review of the Nikon D300 on expert review site PhotographyBlog.com eight years ago “Build quality is superb, handling and ergonomics are first-rate”. Cameralabs.com wrote on Camera Labs “Certainly no-one does ergonomics like Nikon” in their review. Expert website Electronicsme.com said “Keeping their ergonomic design of previous models”.

A few Nikon D300 owners who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was good looking. Seven years ago Pcmag.com scored it 4 stars and wrote “The $1,699.95 (list, body only) 12.3-megapixel Nikon D300s is a well-rounded D-SLR that captures HD video and can produce beautiful still images, even in low-light situations”. Cnet.co.uk said in their review on expert review site CNET.co.uk “£1,350 still seems pretty rich for a 12-megapixel dSLR, even one with an HD movie mode”.

One person concluded that the product was a good design. Expert review site Tipa.com mentioned “With its solid design, excellent handling” in their review. One Nikon D300 reviewer said in their reviews that it was neat. Expert website Theregister.co.uk wrote eight years ago “Sits neatly nex” .

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Robust

A few people who reviewed it said that it was well made. Pcmag.com mentioned in their review of the Nikon D300 on PC Mag “The 12.3-megapixel Nikon D300s is a solid D-SLR and a nice speed upgrade if you already own Nikon lenses.”. Expert review site Asia.cnet.com said in their review of the Nikon D300 “Excellent performance and photo quality; solidly built; extremely flexible custom settings architecture; onboard wireless flash controller”. Expert website Cnet.co.uk scored it 4 stars and said “Faultless image quality into a rock solid, high speed shell” in their review of this digital camera.

Some people considered that this digital camera was strong and durable. Macworld.com said on expert review site Mac World nine years ago “Sturdy build make it a DSLR to seriously consider” in their review of the Nikon D300 and scored this digital camera 5 stars. Photoreview.com.au said in their review of this digital camera “The new model has essentially the same sturdy body as the D200, with a magnesium alloy chassis” and gave it a score of 5 stars. Digitalcamerareview.com said in their Nikon D300 review “The D300S takes the rugged popularity of the D300”.

One Nikon D300 owner concluded that the product was reliable. Cnet.com.au mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert website CNET.com.au “The D300s is a fast, reliable workhorse for the semi-professional or amateur photographer”.

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Good Technical Features

Seventeen people who bought the Nikon D300 agreed that it had good features. Photographyblog.com wrote in their review of the Nikon D300 on expert website PhotographyBlog.com “Nikon certainly havent rested on their laurels, adding a veritable wealth of features to their new mid-range model”. Digitalcamerainfo.com mentioned “The 12.3-megapixel Nikon D300 is a fine upgrade to its predecessor, adding a huge range of features to the popualr D200”. Expert review site Pcauthority.com.au said “One offering superb image quality, features and handling Consumer-level DSLRs such as the A-Listed Canon 400D” in their review.

Easy to Use

Some people wrote in their reviews that the Nikon D300 was easy to handle. Nine years ago Asiaone.com said “It has intelligently laid-out dials and buttons and handles comfortably” in their review of this digital camera. Itreviews.com said on expert review site IT Reviews.com “An excellent value-for-money SLR with impressive image quality and handling” in their review.

A number of Nikon D300 owners considered that the product was easy to use. Expert review site Digitalcamerainfo.com wrote “The 12.3-megapixel Nikon D300 updates the older D200 with more resolution on a new CMOS sensor that promises improved noise control” in their review of this digital camera. Expert review site Cnet.com.au rated the product 4 stars and wrote “It feels great to use and makes picture taking a real pleasure.” in their review.

One Nikon D300 owner wrote in their reviews that the Nikon D300 was comfortable and easy to hold. Expert review site Maclife.com gave the product a rating of 5 stars and said “The D300 feels solid and is comfortable to grip”.

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Good Product Quality

A number of Nikon D300 reviewers thought it was good quality. Cnet.com said on expert website CNET.com nine years ago “Visibly better photo quality and slightly improved performance make the Nikon D300 a significant upgrade over the D200” and scored the product 4 stars. Expert review site Laptopmag.com said “If you can afford it, Nikon’s high-end DSLR offers superior image quality and speed”. Etechreviews.com mentioned in their review “Is also provides resistance to dust and weather, superb quality pictures and an overall”.

Good Quality Pictures

A few customers who bought this digital camera mentioned that it was able to produce good images. Seven years ago expert website Pcmag.com gave the product a rating of 70 out of 100 and mentioned “And it's incredibly fast, snapping off images at an impressive 7 frames p”. Expert review site Whatdigitalcamera.com mentioned “Traditionally, models such as the Nikon D100 or Canon EOS 20D were aimed at the semi-pro or enthusiast photographer, who could invest enough cash”. Ephotozine.com said “The images I produced are clean and pleasing to look at”.

A few people considered that the product had a good image sensor. Techradar.com mentioned in their review “Even now, its 10-megapixel CCD sensor can easily hold its own compared with similarly-priced rivals” and gave the Nikon D300 a score of 5 stars. Expert website Electronicsme.com mentioned eight years ago “Combines them with a DX format sensor and compact body”. Expert website Gizmodo.com wrote “Inside is a DX-sensor, not quite the FX sensor found in the better” in their review.

Seven people mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had a good picture resolution. Expert website Digitalcamerainfo.com said “The D200 improved that to 10.2 megapixels” in their Nikon D300 review. Eight years ago Cnet.co.uk mentioned “The continuous shooting speed, for example, has risen” and scored it 4 stars. Expertreviews.co.uk gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and said on expert review site Expert Reviews “The D300 is the successor to D200 and features a new low-noise, 12.3-megapixel resolution Cmos sensor, with sensitivity up to an incredible ISO6400”.

Three Nikon D300 reviewers who purchased the product reckoned that it was good in low light. Eight years ago Cnet.com wrote on expert review site CNET.com “The Nikon D300s is a great camera, especially if you need the burst speed or slightly improved low-light focus.”.

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Reasonably Priced

A number of people wrote in their reviews that it was good value for money. Expert review site Stuff.tv mentioned in their Nikon D300 review “A great value DSLR that excels in low light conditions”. Cnet.com.au mentioned on expert review site CNET.com.au nine years ago “If youre looking to save money on a camera” in their review. Photoanswers.co.uk said on Photo Answers.co.uk “It’s a great camera for a solid price that is well worth gettin”.

A few people thought the product was a bargain for the price. Cnet.com said on expert review site CNET.com “If you dont care about video you might consider looking for a really good deal on a D300” in their Nikon D300 review. Expert review site Cameralabs.com gave it a score of 5 stars and mentioned “It inherits a great deal from the earlier D300, including its 12.3 Megapixel CMOS sensor, tough body, large viewfinder, 3in VGA screen, powerful 51-point AF” in their review of the Nikon D300.

A number of customers who bought it agreed that it was cheap. Photographyblog.com gave it a rating of 5 stars and said on PhotographyBlog.com “Aimed at the pro photographer on a budget, or the keen am” in their review of this digital camera.

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Nikon Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

On average Nikon digital cameras have good ratings as do all digital cameras built by Nikon.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

Some Nikon D300 reviewers who purchased the Nikon D300 considered that it had a good screen. Etechreviews.com mentioned “It is very efficient, has a 3inch LCD screen”. Expert review site Cnet.co.uk said in their review “The Nikon D300 incorporates hot new technologies -- a stunning Live View screen, advanced autofocusing, digital lighting --” and gave it a rating of 4 stars.

Some Nikon D300 owners wrote that it had a good viewfinder. Expert website Etechreviews.com said in their review “An awesome viewfinder and is also provides resistance to dust”. Expert website Dpexpert.com.au said “The large, bright viewfinder shows 100 per cent of the image area” in their review of this digital camera.

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Good Quality Lens

Some people who bought it reckoned that it had a good autofocus. Expert website Neocamera.com mentioned nine years ago “This is a professional grade 12 megapixels camera with high-speed continuous shooting capabilities and very sophisticated focusing and metering systems” in their Nikon D300 review. Steves-Digicams.com mentioned on expert review site Steve's Digicams “The D300 features a new 51-point auto focus system with Nikon”.

Acceptable Noise Level

A few people who reviewed it said that it was noisy. Expert website Dpreview.com said in their review of the Nikon D300 “Its big problem was the fact that Canon was still a generation ahead in the noise stakes, managing to consistently deliver clean im” and scored the product 5 stars.

Good Video Capture

Five Nikon D300 owners considered that the product was good for video recording. Amateurphotographer.co.uk said “12.3 million effective pixels 720p HD video recording ISO 100-6400 (equivalent) 3in, 920,000 dot LCD screen RRP £1,499.99 (body only)Scores”. Itreviews.com mentioned on expert review site IT Reviews.com “A good value semi-pro/serious enthusiast SLR with the added bonus of HD movie capture and some nifty aids for making impressive photography less demanding”. Expert review site Thestar.com.my wrote “The company hasn’t simply slapped on video recording on the D300” in their review of this digital camera.

Good Support

One Nikon D300 reviewer reckoned that it had good technical guidance. Expert website Maclife.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Complete manual control and excellent images make it a great backup for pros or an upgrade after intermediates outgrow their starter DSLRs” and gave the Nikon D300 a rating of 5 stars.

10 Reasons Against

Not Good in Terms of Size

Some Nikon D300 reviewers said in their reviews that this digital camera was not heavy and bulky. Nine years ago expert review site Wired.com wrote “Big, heavy and laden with features, Nikons 12.3-megapixel D300 is also the best digi-SLR for under three grand weve seen yet” in their review of this digital camera yet they still gave it a score of 5 stars. Cnet.com.au said in their Nikon D300 review “As large and bulky as this digital SLR is, one cannot just stop”. Cnet.com.au also mentioned “The Nikon D300 is more than heavy.”.

One Nikon D300 reviewer who reviewed the Nikon D300 reckoned that it was not compact. Expert website Dpreview.com mentioned in their Nikon D300 review “The range of changes is so significant that it wouldnt be inappropriate to call it a compact D3 (less the full-frame sensor of course”.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Nikon D300 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other recently released digital cameras also do not support wi-Fi.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the D300, the Nikon D300 does not have an image stabilizer.

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Not Waterproof

The Nikon D300 is not waterproof, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to the D300 are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Nikon D300 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other new digital cameras also do not support Full HD video.

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Not 3D

The Nikon D300 is not 3D, although it is worth noting that most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the D300 are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other digital cameras that were released around the same time as the D300, the Nikon D300 does not have a GPS (satellite).

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Does Not Support Video Capability

Like most of the other digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the D300, the Nikon D300 does not support video capability.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Nikon D300 does not have a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras that were launched in the last year also do not have a built-in flash.

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Expensive

The cheapeast recently released digital cameras that we found costs £59 and the most expensive costs £5,098. We think that this digital camera looks expensive for a digital camera that was launched in the last year.

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Released Twelve Months Ago

Nikon released the D300 twelve months ago.

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13 December 2014

Updated as on December 2014. Don't forget to bookmark this page, as we will be updating it regularly.Digital cameras have taken over the world. The world of photography has changed completely as a... Read more…

12 November 2014

The Nikon D7100 offers some amazing specifications, so where does that leave the Nikon D300s? And is the D7100 actually the D400 that many sports and wildlife photographers have been asking for?... Read more…

28 November 2011

If you are looking for extra ordinary camera with quality images, resolution, long life, advanced features, awesome output/performance with smile, Nikon D300 will be good, however it may little...

This camera may lack a feature here and there but you won't find a camera that has better overall performance than the Nikon D300S...

5 May 2010

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... Read more…

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Reviewed 18 September 2009 by RyBread
RyBread would recommend the Nikon D300s

This is by far Nikon's best subcompact camera. I almost purchased the D700 but realized that having a full frame sensor isn't a necessity for me. I am a professional photographer, shooting mostly... Read more…

Reviewed 29 December 2009 by Marco Montedoro
Marco Montedoro would recommend the Nikon D300s (Verified Purchase)

The D300s (purchased with 16-85 lens) is the beginning of my upgrade from D70 technology; I sold one of my D70 bodies and its 18-70 lens when getting the new combo. I have sevel other lenses, two... Read more…

Reviewed 24 September 2009 by Mtmra70
Mtmra70 would recommend the Nikon D300s (Verified Purchase)

I upgraded from a D90 to the D300s and am loving it. The physical switches for focus and metering are wonderful and allow me to make changes on the fly. The dual CF/SD slot is very handy in both... Read more…

Reviewed 20 October 2009 by CRTRPIX
CRTRPIX would recommend the Nikon D300s (Verified Purchase)

I'm a nature photographer and I shoot in low light quite a bit. I was surprised and pleased with how well the D300s reacted in the early morning light on a recent trip to shoot some moose in a... Read more…

Reviewed 27 February 2010 by NNinAZ
NNinAZ would recommend the Nikon D300s (Verified Purchase)

I bought this camera as a possible replacement for my D2x, mostly for bird photography because of the DX magnification factor, hoping that the sensor would give me better images at higher ISOs.... Read more…

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Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon d300, nikon f3556, nikon 03g43, nikon d300s, nikon 25432, nikon f3556g, nikon b000vr9v3, nikon b000vr9v3e
Barcodes 00018208094820, 00018208097401, 00018208254323, 00018208254644, 00018208917556, 05052454370166

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