Nikon D300

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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 S3 Pro

Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
13.5 EV
Storage slots
More storage slots
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differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm S3 Pro

Dynamic range More dynamic range 13.5 EV vs 12 EV
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1.5 f-stops more dynamic range
Storage slots Has more storage slots 2 vs 1
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More slots allows storing more images without switching memory cards
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Advantages of the Nikon D300

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Screen size Much larger screen 3.0" vs 2.0"
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More than 50% larger screen
Color depth Better color depth 22.1 bits vs 20.9 bits
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Distinguishes 1.2 more bits of color
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 922k dots vs 235k dots
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Around 4x 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
Overall image quality Better image quality 67.0 vs 60.0
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More than 10% better image quality
Weather sealed Weather sealed Yes vs No
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Sealed to shoot in the rain
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO 679 ISO vs 346 ISO
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The D300 has a slight edge (1 f-stop) in low noise, high ISO performance
Viewfinder coverage Much better viewfinder coverage 100% vs 94%
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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 147x114x74 mm vs 148x135x80 mm
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More than 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

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent pro DSLRs, and ignoring price

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Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro 27

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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
S3 Pro:930 g
D300:925 g
Autofocus No video autofocus Help
Manual focus only
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
S3 Pro:12.1 MP
D300:12.2 MP
Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
S3 Pro:None
D300:6,400 ISO
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
S3 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
S3 Pro:APS-C 23.0x15.5mm
D300:APS-C 23.6x15.8mm
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Color depth Poor color depth Help
S3 Pro:20.9 bits
D300:22.1 bits
Overall image quality Low image quality Help
S3 Pro:60.0
D300:67.0
Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
S3 Pro:346 ISO
D300:679 ISO

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
Screen size Very small screens Help
S3 Pro:2.0"
D300:3.0"
Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
S3 Pro:235k dots
D300:922k dots

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$640 body only

$850 with 18-105mm 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

$929 body only

$848 - $940 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 D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$319 body only

$389 - $506 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
Viewfinder Has a lower quality type of viewfinder
Nikon D200

Nikon D200

Pro DSLR

$1,301 body only

Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$285 body only

$427 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 significantly lighter
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Thickness Is thicker

Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

Pro DSLR

Screen size Much larger screen
Color depth Better color depth
Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro

Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro

Pro DSLR

Size Smaller
Weight Lighter
Screen size Significantly smaller screen
Supports RAW No RAW support
Placeholder

Kodak DCS Pro SLR/n

Pro DSLR

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures

Nikon D300 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D300S

Nikon D300S

Pro DSLR

$1,695 - $1,908 body only

Movie format Shoots movies
Color depth Better color depth
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$378 - $415 body only

$495 - $564 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Movie format Shoots movies
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Focus points Significantly fewer focus points
Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$547 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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