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SLR 12.3MP Feb 2016
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15 Reasons For

Twenty-Seven Industry Awards

Expert review sites love this Nikon camera and have given it twenty-seven awards.

This 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 decided that this SLR camera was brilliant.

The reviewers at PhotographyBlog.com, Camera Labs, DP Review and Lydogbilde.no all strongly endorse this Nikon camera and have given it their "Highly Recommended" award.

The editors of Pcauthority.com.au, M3.idg.se, Akam.no and IT Reviews.com all wrote that concluded that they would recommend this digital camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

The writers at two additional expert review sites both decided that this SLR camera was good. Howstuffworks.com and Best4reviews.com both gave this Nikon camera a "Best Buy" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

Based on sixty-nine expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, DP Review and CNET.com the average expert rating of this camera is 86%.

Excellent User Reviews

On average, people who bought this Nikon camera rated it as outstanding.

Easy to Use

A number of people mentioned in their reviews that the product was easy to handle. Photographyblog.com said on PhotographyBlog.com “Build quality is superb, handling and ergonomics are first-rate” in their review. Nine years ago expert website Asiaone.com mentioned in their review of the Nikon D300 “It has intelligently laid-out dials and buttons and handles comfortably”. Expert website Tipa.com mentioned “With its solid design, excellent handling and robust, weather-sealed build quality” in their review.

Three customers mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to use. Expert website 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”. Expert review site Cnet.com.au rated the product 4 stars and wrote in their review “It feels great to use and makes picture taking a real pleasure.”.

One Nikon D300 owner said in their reviews that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Nine years ago Maclife.com mentioned “The D300 feels solid and is comfortable to grip”.

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Good Product Quality

Several Nikon D300 reviewers who bought the Nikon D300 reckoned that it was good quality. Expert review site Cnet.com scored this digital camera 4 stars and wrote nine years ago “Visibly better photo quality and slightly improved performance make the Nikon D300 a significant upgrade over the D200” in their review of this digital camera. Expert website Laptopmag.com wrote in their Nikon D300 review “If you can afford it, Nikon’s high-end DSLR offers superior image quality and speed” and scored it 4 stars. Expert website Etechreviews.com wrote in their review of this digital camera eight years ago “Is also provides resistance to dust and weather, superb quality pictures and an overall” .

Good Technical Features

Some customers said that it had good features. Photographyblog.com mentioned on PhotographyBlog.com “Nikon certainly havent rested on their laurels, adding a veritable wealth of features to their new mid-range model” in their Nikon D300 review and rated the Nikon D300 5 stars. Expert review site Digitalcamerainfo.com said “The 12.3-megapixel Nikon D300 is a fine upgrade to its predecessor, adding a huge range of features to the popualr D200” in their review of this digital camera. 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”.

Nice Design

Several customers who reviewed the Nikon D300 mentioned that it was ergonomic. Cameralabs.com said on expert website Camera Labs “Certainly no-one does ergonomics like Nikon”. Expert website Electronicsme.com wrote “Keeping their ergonomic design of previous models” in their review.

Two customers reckoned that the Nikon D300 was good looking. Pcmag.com gave the Nikon D300 a score of 70 out of 100 and mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert review site 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”. Expert website Cnet.co.uk wrote in their review of the Nikon D300 “£1,350 still seems pretty rich for a 12-megapixel dSLR, even one with an HD movie mode”.

One Nikon D300 reviewer reckoned that the product was a good design. One Nikon D300 reviewer who bought it considered that it was neat. Expert review site Theregister.co.uk said in their review “Sits neatly nex”.

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Robust

Some Nikon D300 owners agreed that it was well made. Pcmag.com said on expert review site PC Mag seven years ago “The 12.3-megapixel Nikon D300s is a solid D-SLR and a nice speed upgrade if you already own Nikon lenses.” in their Nikon D300 review and gave it a score of 4 stars. Expert website Asia.cnet.com mentioned in their Nikon D300 review “Excellent performance and photo quality; solidly built; extremely flexible custom settings architecture; onboard wireless flash controller”. Cnet.co.uk wrote in their review on CNET.co.uk “Faultless image quality into a rock solid, high speed shell”.

A few customers who bought it thought it was strong and durable. Macworld.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera nine years ago “Sturdy build make it a DSLR to seriously consider” and scored the product 5 stars. Ten years ago expert website Photoreview.com.au said in their review “The new model has essentially the same sturdy body as the D200, with a magnesium alloy chassis”. Eight years ago Digitalcamerareview.com wrote “The D300S takes the rugged popularity of the D300” in their review of this digital camera.

One Nikon D300 reviewer who purchased the Nikon D300 mentioned that it was reliable. Cnet.com.au mentioned in their review on CNET.com.au eight years ago “The D300s is a fast, reliable workhorse for the semi-professional or amateur photographer” and gave the product a rating of 4 stars.

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Good Quality Pictures

Several people who bought the product thought it was able to produce good images. Pcmag.com scored the product 4 stars and wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert website PC Mag “And it's incredibly fast, snapping off images at an impressive 7 frames p”. Whatdigitalcamera.com wrote in their review of the Nikon D300 on expert review site What Digital Camera “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”. Expert website Ephotozine.com wrote “The images I produced are clean and pleasing to look at” in their review and gave it a rating of 4 stars.

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

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

Some customers who reviewed the Nikon D300 concluded that it was good in low light. Cnet.com mentioned in their Nikon D300 review 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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Good Screen / Viewfinder

A few customers who reviewed the product concluded that it had a good screen. Eight years ago Etechreviews.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “It is very efficient, has a 3inch LCD screen”. Cnet.co.uk said in their review “The Nikon D300 incorporates hot new technologies -- a stunning Live View screen, advanced autofocusing, digital lighting --”.

Several Nikon D300 owners mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good viewfinder. Expert website Etechreviews.com wrote “An awesome viewfinder and is also provides resistance to dust” in their review. Nine years ago Dpexpert.com.au said “The large, bright viewfinder shows 100 per cent of the image area” in their review of the Nikon D300.

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Nikon Cameras Have Good Reviews

We checked 16,851 expert and user reviews for Nikon cameras and found that on average Nikon has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Nikon has good reviews specifically for its SLR digital cameras.

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Good Quality Lens

Some people thought this digital camera had a good autofocus. Expert review site Neocamera.com mentioned “This is a professional grade 12 megapixels camera with high-speed continuous shooting capabilities and very sophisticated focusing and metering systems” in their review of the Nikon D300. Expert review site Steves-Digicams.com mentioned “The D300 features a new 51-point auto focus system with Nikon” in their review of this digital camera.

Acceptable Noise Level

Two people who purchased it concluded that it was noisy. Ten years ago Dpreview.com said on expert review site 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

A few people who purchased this digital camera thought it was good for video recording. Expert review site Amateurphotographer.co.uk mentioned in their review of the Nikon D300 “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 wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert website 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 website Thestar.com.my said in their review “The company hasn’t simply slapped on video recording on the D300” .

Good Support

One Nikon D300 reviewer who bought this digital camera considered that it had good technical guidance. Expert website Maclife.com said 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” .

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Not Good in Terms of Size

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

One Nikon D300 owner said in their reviews that it was not compact. Dpreview.com mentioned in their review of the Nikon D300 on expert review site 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 a Built-In Flash

The Nikon D300 does not have a built-in flash, although it is worth noting that most of the other cameras of this type and age also do not have a built-in flash.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Nikon D300 does not have a GPS (satellite), although it is worth noting that most of the other cameras of this type and age also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other SLR digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the D300, the Nikon D300 does not support Wi-Fi.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Nikon D300 does not support Full HD video, although this is within the context that most of the other SLR digital cameras that were launched more than a year ago also do not support Full HD video.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The Nikon D300 does not support video capability. Most of the other SLR digital cameras that are a similar age to the D300 also do not support video capability.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

Most cameras of this age and spec do not have an image stabilizer. The Nikon D300 is no exception to this as it also 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 SLR digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the D300 are also not waterproof.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the D300, the Nikon D300 is not 3D.

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Specification

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