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Reasons to buy the Nikon D300

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
922k dots
Live view
Has live view
Preview your photos
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro

Storage slots
More storage slots
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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 3.0" 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
Viewfinder coverage Much better viewfinder coverage 100% vs 92%
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Around 10% better viewfinder coverage
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster 6 fps vs 2 fps
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3x faster continuous shooting
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 147x114x74 mm vs 142x131x80 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 1 f-stop better
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recommendations

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similarities

Compared to recent DSLRs

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Viewfinder Both have pentaprism viewfinders Help
Pentaprism
Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
External flash not needed
Weight Heavy Help
S2 Pro:850 g
D300:925 g
Autofocus No video autofocus Help
Manual focus only
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
S2 Pro:12.1 MP
D300:12.2 MP
Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
S2 Pro:None
D300:6,400 ISO
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
S2 Pro:1,600 ISO
D300:3,200 ISO
Movie format Do not shoot movies Help
No movies
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Sensor size Very small sensors Help
S2 Pro:APS-C 23.0x15.5mm
D300:APS-C 23.6x15.8mm
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur

Compared to recent pro DSLRs

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

GPS No built-in GPS Help
Missing geo-tagging
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
S2 Pro:2 fps
D300:6 fps
Screen size Very small screens Help
S2 Pro:1.8"
D300:3.0"
Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
S2 Pro:117k dots
D300:922k dots

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$1,699 with 18-200mm 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 D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$850 with 18-105mm 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 D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$378 body only

$564 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

$273 body only

$640 with 18-55mm lens

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
Nikon D80

Nikon D80

Entry-level DSLR

$975 body only

$569 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

$400

Screen size Much larger screen
Movie format Shoots movies
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Thickness Much thicker
Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro

Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro

Pro DSLR

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Supports RAW Shoots RAW
Size Larger
Weight Heavier
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
Olympus E-420

Olympus E-420

Entry-level DSLR

Screen size Much larger screen
Live view Has live view
Viewfinder Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder
True resolution Lower true resolution
Nikon D70

Nikon D70

Pro DSLR

Supports RAW Shoots RAW
Viewfinder coverage Significantly better viewfinder coverage
True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
Viewfinder Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder

Nikon D300 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D300S

Nikon D300S

Pro DSLR

$1,658 body only

Movie format Shoots movies
Color depth Better color depth
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$319 body only

$477 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Movie format Shoots movies
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder
Nikon D200

Nikon D200

Pro DSLR

$1,301 body only

Color depth Better color depth
Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
Screen size Much smaller screen
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$547 - $697 body only

$549 - $647 with 18-55mm lens

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

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