Nikon D300

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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 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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        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
        Color depth Poor color depth Help
        S5 Pro:21.6 bits
        D300:22.1 bits
        Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
        Risk of blur
        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
        Size Fairly small Help
        S5 Pro:147x113x74 mm
        D300:147x114x74 mm
        GPS No built-in GPS Help
        Missing geo-tagging
        Screen size Very small screens Help
        S5 Pro:2.5"
        D300:3.0"
        Viewfinder size Below average viewfinder size Help
        S5 Pro:0.60x
        D300:0.62x

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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Nikon D7000

        Nikon D7000

        Entry-level DSLR

        $701 - $840 body only

        $913 - $1,150 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

        $575 - $629 body only

        $830 - $966 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 D300S

        Nikon D300S

        Pro DSLR

        $1,583 - $1,699 body only

        $1,897 with 18-55mm lens

        Movie format Records lower quality movies
        Storage slots Has more storage slots
        Nikon D7100

        Nikon D7100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $1,097 - $1,147 body only

        $1,394 - $1,397 with 18-140mm lens

        Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
        Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
        Nikon D200

        Nikon D200

        Pro DSLR

        $687 with 18-200mm lens

        Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
        Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
        Nikon D3200

        Nikon D3200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $319 - $656 body only

        $399 - $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

        $400 - $670 body only

        $485 - $625 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

        Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro Competitors

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        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

        Nikon D300 Competitors

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        No significant competitors found that are specific to the Nikon D300.

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