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

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        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

        $844 - $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 - $477 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 D5100

        Nikon D5100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $378 - $415 body only

        $495 - $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 D200

        Nikon D200

        Pro DSLR

        $667 with 18-200mm lens

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

        Nikon D5200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $547 body only

        $646 - $647 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 D7100

        Nikon D7100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $947 body only

        $1,247 with 18-140mm lens

        Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
        Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality

        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

        Nikon D300 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon D300S

        Nikon D300S

        Pro DSLR

        $1,663 - $1,908 body only

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

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