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Twenty-Seven Industry Awards

This digital camera has received twenty-seven awards from expert review sites.

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 thought that this camera was outstanding.

The editors of four more expert review sites all thought that this camera was very good. This Nikon digital camera received a "Highly Recommended" award from PhotographyBlog.com, Camera Labs and DP Review and Lydogbilde.no gave it an "Especially Recommended" award.

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

The writers at two additional expert review sites both said that this camera was a sensible purchase. Howstuffworks.com and Best4reviews.com both gave this Nikon digital camera a "Best Buy" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

The average expert rating of this camera is 86 out of 100 based on sixty-nine expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, DP Review and CNET.com.

User Reviews Are Excellent

On average, based on 672 user reviews this camera has an excellent overall user rating. If all the digital cameras that were released in the last 12 months are ranked by average user review score then this Nikon digital camera is in the top 20%.

Good Product Quality

Some customers mentioned in their reviews that it was good quality. Cnet.com wrote nine years ago “Visibly better photo quality and slightly improved performance make the Nikon D300 a significant upgrade over the D200”. Photographyblog.com said “Build quality is superb, handling” in their review of this digital camera. Nine years ago expert review site Laptopmag.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “If you can afford it, Nikon’s high-end DSLR offers superior image quality and speed”.

Good Technical Features

Several people who purchased it concluded that it had good features. Expert review site Photographyblog.com mentioned “Nikon certainly havent rested on their laurels, adding a veritable wealth of features to their new mid-range model”. Expert review site Digitalcamerainfo.com wrote “The 12.3-megapixel Nikon D300 is a fine upgrade to its predecessor, adding a huge range of features to the popualr D200”. Pcauthority.com.au gave the product a rating of 4 stars and wrote in their review of this digital camera “One offering superb image quality, features and handling Consumer-level DSLRs such as the A-Listed Canon 400D”.

Nice Design

A number of customers who reviewed it thought it was ergonomic. Cameralabs.com rated it 5 stars and wrote on Camera Labs “Certainly no-one does ergonomics like Nikon” in their review of this digital camera. Electronicsme.com wrote in their review eight years ago “Keeping their ergonomic design of previous models”.

A few customers who purchased it agreed that it was good looking. Pcmag.com scored it 70 out of 100 and said on PC Mag “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” in their review. Cnet.co.uk wrote 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” in their review of this digital camera.

One person who bought the product considered that it was a good design. Expert review site Tipa.com mentioned in their review of the Nikon D300 nine years ago “With its solid design, excellent handling” . One Nikon D300 reviewer who reviewed it mentioned that it was neat. Theregister.co.uk mentioned in their Nikon D300 review “Sits neatly nex” .

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Robust

Some Nikon D300 reviewers who purchased it agreed that it was well made. Pcmag.com wrote “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 wrote “Excellent performance and photo quality; solidly built; extremely flexible custom settings architecture; onboard wireless flash controller” in their review of the Nikon D300. Cnet.co.uk wrote nine years ago “Faultless image quality into a rock solid, high speed shell”.

Several Nikon D300 owners wrote in their reviews that the Nikon D300 was strong and durable. Expert website Macworld.com wrote “Sturdy build make it a DSLR to seriously consider” in their review. Expert website Photoreview.com.au mentioned in their Nikon D300 review ten years ago “The new model has essentially the same sturdy body as the D200, with a magnesium alloy chassis” and rated this digital camera 5 stars. Expert website Digitalcamerareview.com mentioned eight years ago “The D300S takes the rugged popularity of the D300” in their review of the Nikon D300.

One customer who purchased it wrote that it was reliable. Cnet.com.au said eight years ago “The D300s is a fast, reliable workhorse for the semi-professional or amateur photographer” in their review of this digital camera.

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Easy to Use

A number of Nikon D300 owners considered that the Nikon D300 was easy to handle. Expert review site Asiaone.com said “It has intelligently laid-out dials and buttons and handles comfortably” in their Nikon D300 review. Nine years ago Itreviews.com said “An excellent value-for-money SLR with impressive image quality and handling” in their review of the Nikon D300.

Three Nikon D300 reviewers who reviewed it said that it was easy to use. Expert review site Cnet.com.au gave the Nikon D300 a rating of 4 stars and wrote eight years ago “It feels great to use and makes picture taking a real pleasure.” in their review.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the Nikon D300 was comfortable and easy to hold. Expert review site Maclife.com said “The D300 feels solid and is comfortable to grip” and scored the product very highly.

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Good Quality Pictures

A few Nikon D300 owners reckoned that it was able to produce good images. Expert review site Pcmag.com rated the product 4 stars and wrote “And it's incredibly fast, snapping off images at an impressive 7 frames p” in their review of the Nikon D300. Whatdigitalcamera.com wrote nine years ago “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” in their Nikon D300 review. Ephotozine.com gave the product a rating of 4 stars and wrote “The images I produced are clean and pleasing to look at”.

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

A few Nikon D300 owners said that the Nikon D300 had a good picture resolution. Expert website Digitalcamerainfo.com said nine years ago “The D200 improved that to 10.2 megapixels”. Expert review site Cnet.co.uk wrote “The continuous shooting speed, for example, has risen” in their Nikon D300 review. Expert review site Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned “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” in their review of this digital camera.

Several customers said in their reviews that it was good in low light. Cnet.com wrote “The Nikon D300s is a great camera, especially if you need the burst speed or slightly improved low-light focus.”.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

Some people wrote in their reviews that the Nikon D300 had a good screen. Expert website Etechreviews.com wrote in their review of the Nikon D300 “It is very efficient, has a 3inch LCD screen”. Nine years ago Cnet.co.uk wrote on CNET.co.uk “The Nikon D300 incorporates hot new technologies -- a stunning Live View screen, advanced autofocusing, digital lighting --”.

Some customers who reviewed the product concluded that it had a good viewfinder. Etechreviews.com mentioned in their Nikon D300 review eight years ago “An awesome viewfinder and is also provides resistance to dust” . Dpexpert.com.au wrote “The large, bright viewfinder shows 100 per cent of the image area”.

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Nikon Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

Nikon cameras have good ratings on average and across all digital cameras Nikon is one of the superior manufacturers.

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Good Quality Lens

Several Nikon D300 reviewers said in their reviews that it had a good autofocus. Expert website Neocamera.com rated it 80 out of 100 and wrote in their review of the Nikon D300 “This is a professional grade 12 megapixels camera with high-speed continuous shooting capabilities and very sophisticated focusing and metering systems”. Expert website Steves-Digicams.com wrote “The D300 features a new 51-point auto focus system with Nikon”.

Acceptable Noise Level

Several Nikon D300 owners said in their reviews that the product was noisy. Digitalcamerainfo.com said “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. Dpreview.com said in their Nikon D300 review on expert website DP Review “Its big problem was the fact that Canon was still a generation ahead in the noise stakes, managing to consistently deliver clean im”.

Good Video Capture

Some customers who purchased the product mentioned that it was good for video recording. Amateurphotographer.co.uk said in their review “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 in their review of the Nikon D300 on expert website IT Reviews.com eight years ago “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”.

Good Support

One person thought it had good technical guidance. Expert website Maclife.com said in their review “Complete manual control and excellent images make it a great backup for pros or an upgrade after intermediates outgrow their starter DSLRs” and gave it an excellent review.

9 Reasons Against

Not Good in Terms of Size

A few people agreed that the product was not heavy and bulky. Wired.com said in their review of this digital camera “Big, heavy and laden with features, Nikons 12.3-megapixel D300 is also the best digi-SLR for under three grand weve seen yet”. Cnet.com.au said “As large and bulky as this digital SLR is, one cannot just stop”. Cnet.com.au also wrote “The Nikon D300 is more than heavy.”.

One Nikon D300 reviewer who reviewed the product considered that it was not compact. Dpreview.com said on DP 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 Have an Image Stabilizer

The Nikon D300 does not have an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras that are a similar age to the D300 also do not have an image stabilizer.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Nikon D300 does not support wi-Fi, although this is within the context that most of the other cameras that were released in the last 12 months also do not support wi-Fi.

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Not Waterproof

The Nikon D300 is not waterproof. Most of the other latest cameras 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 cameras that are a similar age to the D300 also do not support Full HD video.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other cameras that have been on the market for the last year, the Nikon D300 is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Most cameras that have been available for the last year do not have a GPS (satellite). The Nikon D300 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS (satellite).

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The Nikon D300 does not support video capability. Most of the other recently released cameras also do 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, although this is within the context that most of the other latest similar spec cameras also do not have a built-in flash.

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1 Other reason to consider the Nikon D300

Released Eleven Months Ago

This camera has been on the market for eleven months.

27 Awards

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Expert Reviews

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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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User Reviews

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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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