Nikon D300 vs Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro

Nikon D300
Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro

Reasons to buy the Nikon D300

Large screen
Screen size
3"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
922k dots
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.62x
Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro

Storage slots
More storage slots
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galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D300.

differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm S2 Pro

Storage slots
Has more storage slots
2 vs 1
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More slots allows storing more images without switching memory cards
Weight
Lighter
850 g vs 925 g
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Around 10% lighter
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Advantages of the Nikon D300

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Screen size
Much larger screen
3" vs 1.8"
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Around 70% larger screen
Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
922k dots vs 117k dots
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Around 8x higher resolution screen
Live view
Has live view
Yes vs No
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Preview your photos on the camera's screen before taking them
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Yes vs No
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Sealed to shoot in the rain
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
6 fps vs 2 fps
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3x faster continuous shooting
Viewfinder coverage
Much better viewfinder coverage
100% vs 92%
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Around 10% better viewfinder coverage
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Built-in focus motor
Has a built-in focus motor
Yes vs No
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Autofocuses with all autofocus lenses
Size
Smaller
147×114×74 mm vs 142×131×80 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
2.9" vs 3.1"
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Around 10% thinner
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/8000s vs 1/4000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The D300's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
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recommendations

Snapsort can't make a recommendation (yet) because it doesn't have enough data yet about the Fujifilm S2 Pro.

similarities

Compared to recent DSLRs

Common Strengths
Viewfinder Both have pentaprism viewfinders Help
Pentaprism
Common Weaknesses
Weight Heavy Help
S2 Pro850 g
D300925 g
Autofocus No video autofocus Help
Manual focus only
Movie format Do not shoot movies Help
No movies
Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
S2 ProNone
D3006,400 ISO
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
S2 Pro12.1 MP
D30012.2 MP
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
S2 Pro1,600 ISO
D3003,200 ISO
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Screen size Very small screens Help
S2 Pro1.8"
D3003"

Compared to recent pro DSLRs

Common Strengths
Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
External flash not needed
Common Weaknesses
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
S2 Pro2 fps
D3006 fps
Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
S2 Pro117k dots
D300922k dots

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$669 body only

$962 with 55-300mm lens

Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Movie format Records lower quality movies
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Thickness Is thicker
Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$718 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
Thickness Is thicker
Focus points Has slightly fewer focus points
Nikon D200

Nikon D200

Pro DSLR

$1,492 with 18-70mm lens

Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$407 - $497 body only

$489 - $597 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Thickness Is thicker
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$263 body only

$484 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

Movie format Records higher quality movies
Autofocus Focuses automatically while shootting video
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Viewfinder Has a lower quality type of viewfinder
Placeholder

Nikon D2X

Pro DSLR

Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
Thickness Is thicker
Nikon D80

Nikon D80

Entry-level DSLR

$1,599 body only

$1,429 with 18-135mm lens

Size Is slightly smaller
Weight Is slightly lighter
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Thickness Is thicker

Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Fujifilm X-S1

Fujifilm X-S1

Pro digicam

$446

Screen size Much larger screen
Movie format Shoots movies
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Thickness Much thicker
Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

Pro DSLR

Screen size Much larger screen
Supports RAW Shoots RAW
Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
Weight Heavier
Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$330

Screen size Much larger screen
Movie format Shoots movies
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only
Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro

Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro

Pro DSLR

$550 body only

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Supports RAW Shoots RAW
Size Larger
Weight Heavier
Nikon D100

Nikon D100

Pro DSLR

Supports RAW Shoots RAW
Viewfinder coverage Significantly better viewfinder coverage
True resolution Lower true resolution
Storage slots Has fewer storage slots

Nikon D300 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D300S

Nikon D300S

Pro DSLR

$2,550 with 18-200mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Color depth Better color depth
Lowest price More expensive
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$289 body only

$400 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder

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