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Nikon D300S

$999.99
$778.00 $221.99 cheaper than 2 days ago
CNET.com Editor's Choice Trusted Reviews Editor's Choice PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended DP Review Highly Recommended
A multi award winning and fully featured 12.3 megapixel digital camera
SLR 12.3MP Feb 2016
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Nikon D300 Review

With excellent reviews but mediocre features, we have ranked the Nikon D300 number 201 across all digital cameras.
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Overall Score
44
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 45?

It has very good expert reviews and marvellous user reviews with 99% of buyers recommending this camera to others.
At over a year old this camera is slightly out of date, and newer digital cameras with more up to date technology are available. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
Customers report good picture quality, excellent product quality and it is easy to use.
This digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Quite low megapixel

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes up. The price has dropped from $999.99 to $778 in the last 2 days. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes back up.
There is a 90% chance that the price will go up. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go down. Get Price Alerts.
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Nikon D300 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

23 Industry Awards

This Nikon camera has received 23 awards from experts in cameras.

The authors at websites Macworld.co.uk, PC Mag, Laptopmag.com, Cnetfrance.fr, Trusted Reviews, Asia.cnet.com, CNET.com, Ephotozine, Modsynergy.com and Photoxels.com all decided that this camera was brilliant and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

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

The experts at review sites PhotographyBlog.com, Camera Labs and DP Review all strongly endorse this camera and have given it their "Highly Recommended" award.

This digital camera was given a "Best Buy" award by both websites Best4reviews.com and Howstuffworks.com, both of which decided that this Nikon digital camera would make a great purchase.

The authors at three additional expert review sites all said that this camera was very good. Letsgodigital.org/nl/ gave this Nikon camera an "Excellent" award, it received a "Hot Product" award from Pocket Lint and Stuff.tv gave it a "Hot Buy" award.

Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on 57 expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, DP Review, PhotographyBlog.com and CNET.com the average expert rating of this camera is 87%. This means that experts think this Nikon camera is one of the very best digital cameras.

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User Reviews Are Excellent

On average, based on 208 user reviews the average user rating of this camera is fantastic. Over 80% of reviewers gave this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 99% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others. If all the cameras are ranked by average user review score then this Nikon camera is in the top 11%.

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Users Report Good Picture Quality

31 customers said in their reviews that it was able to produce good images, six customers mentioned that the product was good in low light and two owners considered that it had a good picture resolution.

  • It feels great to use and makes picture taking a real pleasure.
    Cnet.com.au September 2009
  • Perhaps few hundred quid too expensive, even for the amazing images it produces…
    T3.com January 2008
  • One offering superb image quality, features and handling…
    Alphr.com January 2008
  • Visibly better photo quality and…
    Asia.cnet.com February 2008
  • An awesome viewfinder and is also provides resistance to dust and weather, superb quality pictures and an overall…
    Etechreviews.com September 2009
  • Only the lack of image stabilisation irks…
    Stuff.tv January 2006
  • The moment when amateurs sensibly put their cameras away and retire for a cuppa, is the exact moment pro photographers leap into action…
  • The quality of the images is superb…
  • Shooting RAW allows plenty of information to be recovered…
  • All are high quality photos…

Customers Report Good Product Quality

22 people who bought it thought it was good quality.

Customers Report it is Easy to Use

11 customers mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus, nine owners who reviewed this digital camera thought it was easy to use and three customers wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was comfortable and easy to hold.

Users Report it is Robust

10 people said in their reviews that this digital camera was well made.

Nikon Cameras Have Very Good Reviews

Based on 31,432 expert and owner reviews (including 7,098 verified purchases), Nikon has very good ratings for its digital cameras. Nikon also has very good ratings specifically for its cameras compared to other manufacturers. 96% of those that bought a Nikon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Five owners said in their reviews that it had a good viewfinder and two customers who bought it agreed that it had a good screen.

Users Report Great Technical Features

Seven customers who bought it considered that it had good features.

Customers Report Good Battery Life

Three owners wrote in their reviews that it had a good battery life.

Users Report Acceptable Noise Level

Three customers wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was quiet.

Users Report Good Lens Quality

Eight people thought the Nikon D300 had a good autofocus, three people mentioned in their reviews that it had a good lens and two people mentioned that it had a good zoom.

Customers Report Excellent Design

Five owners mentioned in their reviews that it was good looking.

Users Report That it is Fairly Priced

Five customers who bought it agreed that it was good value for money.

Customers Report it is a Good Size

Two customers who purchased it considered that it was good structurally.

Users Report Good Video Capture

Seven people concluded that this digital camera was good for video recording.


Value For Money

Pricey

We think this camera looks expensive compared to other digital cameras. The price range of digital cameras is from $29 to $6,895.

Price Has Gone Down by $222 (22%)

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Cheaper in the United States Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Nikon D300 and the United States price of $778.00 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United Kingdom where the price is £889.99 ($889.99).

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Features

Quite Low Megapixel

With a megapixel of only 12.3 megapixels, the Nikon D300 has a quite low megapixel compared to most of the other digital cameras. The megapixels of cameras range from 0.3MP to 80MP.

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Age

Released 17 Months Ago

This camera was released in February 2016.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon used8006921, used r63130584a, nikon vba200ab, nikon sh820775, nikon vba260ae, nikon d300s, canon d300s
Barcodes 00000001628190, 00000001631951, 00000001632629, 00000001632832

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