Nikon D300

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Nikon D300

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D300

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
922k dots
Live view
Has live view
Preview your photos
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Focus points
Many focus points
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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
13.5 EV
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/8000 of a second
 
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Advantages of the Fujifilm S5 Pro

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Dynamic range More dynamic range 13.5 EV vs 12 EV
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1.5 f-stops more dynamic range
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Advantages of the Nikon D300

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Screen size Much larger screen 3.0" vs 2.5"
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More than 20% larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 922k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4x higher resolution screen
Autofocus Faster autofocus Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Live view Has live view Yes vs No
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Preview your photos on the camera's screen before taking them
Color depth Better color depth 22.1 bits vs 21.6 bits
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Distinguishes 0.5 more bits of color
Weather sealed Weather sealed Yes vs No
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Sealed to shoot in the rain
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO 679 ISO vs 448 ISO
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The D300 has a slight edge (0.6 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Viewfinder coverage Much better viewfinder coverage 100% vs 95%
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Around 10% better viewfinder coverage
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality 67.0 vs 65.0
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Almost the same
Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor Yes vs No
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Autofocuses with all autofocus lenses
Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder 0.62x vs 0.60x
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Around 10% larger viewfinder
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent pro DSLRs, and ignoring price

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similarities

Compared to recent DSLRs

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Viewfinder Both have pentaprism viewfinders Help
Pentaprism
Thickness Thin Help
2.9"
Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
1/8000 of a second
Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
External flash not needed
Weight Heavy Help
S5 Pro:920 g
D300:925 g
Storage slots Fewer storage slots Help
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Autofocus No video autofocus Help
Manual focus only
HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
S5 Pro:12.1 MP
D300:12.2 MP
Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
S5 Pro:None
D300:6,400 ISO
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
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
S5 Pro:APS-C 23.0x15.5mm
D300:APS-C 23.6x15.8mm
Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Color depth Poor color depth Help
S5 Pro:21.6 bits
D300:22.1 bits
Overall image quality Low image quality Help
S5 Pro:65.0
D300:67.0
Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
S5 Pro:448 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
Viewfinder size Below average viewfinder size Help
S5 Pro:0.60x
D300:0.62x
Screen size Very small screens Help
S5 Pro:2.5"
D300:3.0"
Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
S5 Pro:230k 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 D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$547 body only

$549 - $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

$1,047 body only

$1,347 with 18-140mm lens

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

Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro

Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro

Pro DSLR

Storage slots Has more storage slots
Screen size Much smaller screen
Color depth Worse color depth
Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro

Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro

Pro DSLR

Storage slots Has more storage slots
Weight Lighter
Screen size Much smaller screen
Supports RAW No RAW support

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

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