On average, based on 672 owner reviews the average owner rating of this Nikon digital camera is marvellous. That puts this Nikon camera in the top 17% of all the recently released comparable spec cameras.
Good Product Quality
Several customers who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was good quality. Expert website Cnet.com wrote “Visibly better photo quality and slightly improved performance make the Nikon D300 a significant upgrade over the D200” in their Nikon D300 review. Photographyblog.com mentioned “Build quality is superb, handling” in their review of the Nikon D300 and rated the Nikon D300 5 stars. Laptopmag.com mentioned “If you can afford it, Nikon’s high-end DSLR offers superior image quality and speed” in their review.
A few Nikon D300 owners who reviewed it agreed that it was ergonomic. Expert review site Cameralabs.com said “Certainly no-one does ergonomics like Nikon” in their Nikon D300 review and gave the product a score of 5 stars. Expert website Electronicsme.com said “Keeping their ergonomic design of previous models” in their review of this digital camera.
Some Nikon D300 owners mentioned in their reviews that the product was good looking. Expert review site Pcmag.com gave this digital camera a score of 70 out of 100 and mentioned “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”. Eight years ago expert website Cnet.co.uk mentioned “£1,350 still seems pretty rich for a 12-megapixel dSLR, even one with an HD movie mode” and gave the product a rating of 4 stars.
One customer said in their reviews that the product was a good design. Nine years ago expert website Tipa.com said “With its solid design, excellent handling” in their review of this digital camera. One Nikon D300 owner wrote in their reviews that it was neat. Expert website Theregister.co.uk said in their review “Sits neatly nex”.
Good Technical Features
A few customers who purchased it mentioned that it had good features. Photographyblog.com mentioned on expert review site 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. Expert website 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 mentioned “One offering superb image quality, features and handling Consumer-level DSLRs such as the A-Listed Canon 400D”.
A few Nikon D300 owners wrote in their reviews that it was well made. Seven years ago Pcmag.com scored it 4 stars and mentioned “The 12.3-megapixel Nikon D300s is a solid D-SLR and a nice speed upgrade if you already own Nikon lenses.”. Nine years ago expert review site Asia.cnet.com mentioned “Excellent performance and photo quality; solidly built; extremely flexible custom settings architecture; onboard wireless flash controller”. Expert website Cnet.co.uk said “Faultless image quality into a rock solid, high speed shell” in their review and scored the product 4 stars.
Several Nikon D300 reviewers said in their reviews that the product was strong and durable. Macworld.com wrote in their review of this digital camera on Mac World “Sturdy build make it a DSLR to seriously consider” and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Expert website Photoreview.com.au wrote in their review of the Nikon D300 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. Eight years ago expert website Digitalcamerareview.com said “The D300S takes the rugged popularity of the D300”.
One customer concluded that it was reliable. Cnet.com.au said on expert review site CNET.com.au “The D300s is a fast, reliable workhorse for the semi-professional or amateur photographer”.
Easy to Use
A number of customers said in their reviews that the Nikon D300 was easy to handle. Expert website Asiaone.com mentioned “It has intelligently laid-out dials and buttons and handles comfortably” in their review. Itreviews.com said “An excellent value-for-money SLR with impressive image quality and handling”.
Three people who reviewed this digital camera said that it was easy to use. Cnet.com.au scored the Nikon D300 4 stars and mentioned eight years ago “It feels great to use and makes picture taking a real pleasure.” in their review of this digital camera.
One customer who reviewed the product considered that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Expert review site Maclife.com said “The D300 feels solid and is comfortable to grip”.
Good Quality Pictures
A few Nikon D300 reviewers said in their reviews that this digital camera was able to produce good images. Pcmag.com said in their review of the Nikon D300 on expert review site PC Mag “And it's incredibly fast, snapping off images at an impressive 7 frames p”. Whatdigitalcamera.com wrote “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” and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Expert review site Ephotozine.com wrote “The images I produced are clean and pleasing to look at” .
A number of people who purchased it thought it had a good image sensor. Techradar.com mentioned on expert review site Techradar “Even now, its 10-megapixel CCD sensor can easily hold its own compared with similarly-priced rivals”. Expert website Electronicsme.com wrote in their review “Combines them with a DX format sensor and compact body” . Gizmodo.com mentioned in their Nikon D300 review nine years ago “Inside is a DX-sensor, not quite the FX sensor found in the better” .
A number of people considered that the product had a good picture resolution. Expert website Digitalcamerainfo.com said in their review of the Nikon D300 “The D200 improved that to 10.2 megapixels”. Cnet.co.uk scored this digital camera 4 stars and wrote in their review eight years ago “The continuous shooting speed, for example, has risen”. Ten years ago Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned in their review “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”.
A number of Nikon D300 owners concluded that it was good in low light.
Good Screen / Viewfinder
Three customers who reviewed the product agreed that it had a good screen. Expert review site Etechreviews.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “It is very efficient, has a 3inch LCD screen”. Cnet.co.uk mentioned “The Nikon D300 incorporates hot new technologies -- a stunning Live View screen, advanced autofocusing, digital lighting --” in their review of the Nikon D300.
Some Nikon D300 reviewers who reviewed the product mentioned that it had a good viewfinder. Expert website Etechreviews.com mentioned “An awesome viewfinder and is also provides resistance to dust” in their review of this digital camera. 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”.
Nikon Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras
We checked 14,654 expert and owner reviews for Nikon cameras and found that on average Nikon has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Nikon has good ratings specifically within its cameras range.
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Good Quality Lens
A number of people who reviewed it considered that it had a good autofocus. Expert website Cnet.com mentioned in their review of the Nikon D300 “The Nikon D300s is a great camera, especially if you need the burst speed or slightly improved low-light focus.”. Neocamera.com said “This is a professional grade 12 megapixels camera with high-speed continuous shooting capabilities and very sophisticated focusing and metering systems” in their review. Expert review site Steves-Digicams.com mentioned “The D300 features a new 51-point auto focus system with Nikon”.
Acceptable Noise Level
Two customers said in their reviews that it was noisy. Digitalcamerainfo.com said in their Nikon D300 review “The 12.3-megapixel Nikon D300 updates the older D200 with more resolution on a new CMOS sensor that promises improved noise control”. Dpreview.com gave the product a rating of 5 stars and said in their review of this digital camera 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
Several customers who bought it thought it was good for video recording. Amateurphotographer.co.uk mentioned “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 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”. Thestar.com.my mentioned “The company hasn’t simply slapped on video recording on the D300”.
One customer who reviewed this digital camera considered that it had good technical guidance. Expert review site Maclife.com mentioned in their review of the Nikon D300 “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 a rating of 5 stars.
9 Reasons Against
Not Good in Terms of Size
A number of customers said in their reviews that this digital camera was not heavy and bulky. Expert review site Wired.com wrote 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” but in spite of that they still gave the product a score of 5 stars. Cnet.com.au wrote on expert website CNET.com.au “As large and bulky as this digital SLR is, one cannot just stop” in their review of this digital camera although they gave the Nikon D300 a score of 4 stars. Cnet.com.au also mentioned “The Nikon D300 is more than heavy.”.
One person who purchased this digital camera thought it was not compact. Dpreview.com wrote on expert website 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” in their review of this digital camera.
The Nikon D300 is not waterproof. Most of the other similar spec cameras that came out in the last year are also not waterproof.
Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer
The Nikon D300 does not have an image stabilizer. Most of the other digital cameras that came out in the last year also do not have an image stabilizer.
Does Not Support Full HD Video
The Nikon D300 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the D300 also do not support Full HD video.
The Nikon D300 is not 3D, although keep in mind that most of the other cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the D300 are also not 3D.
Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)
Most cameras that have been around for a similar time to the D300 do not have a GPS (satellite). The Nikon D300 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS (satellite).
Does Not Support Wi-Fi
Like most of the other latest cameras, the Nikon D300 does not support wi-Fi.
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Does Not Support Video Capability
Like most of the other latest cameras, the Nikon D300 does not support video capability.
Does Not Have a Built-In Flash
The Nikon D300 does not have a built-in flash, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the D300 also do not have a built-in flash.
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