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Reasons to buy the Nikon D300

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
922k dots
Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.62x
Live view
Has live view
Preview your photos
 

Reasons to buy the Kodak DCS Pro SLR/n

Sensor size
Large sensor
Full frame 36.0x24.0mm
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
Storage slots
More storage slots
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differences

Advantages of the Kodak DCS Pro SLR/n

Sensor size Much larger sensor Full frame 36.0x24.0mm vs APS-C 23.6x15.8mm
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Around 2.5x larger sensor
Storage slots Has more storage slots 2 vs 1
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More slots allows storing more images without switching memory cards
True resolution Slightly higher true resolution 13.5 MP vs 12.2 MP
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Capture more than 10% more detail in your photos
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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
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 922k dots vs 130k dots
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More than 7x 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
Weather sealed Weather sealed Yes vs No
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Sealed to shoot in the rain
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster 6 fps vs 1.7 fps
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More than 3.5x faster continuous shooting
Viewfinder coverage Much better viewfinder coverage 100% vs 92%
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Around 10% better viewfinder coverage
Size Significantly smaller 147x114x74 mm vs 131x158x89 mm
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More than 30% smaller
Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor Yes vs No
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Autofocuses with all autofocus lenses
Thickness Much thinner 2.9" vs 3.5"
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Around 20% thinner
Longest exposure Much longer exposures 30s vs 2s
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15x longer exposures
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 800 ISO
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The D300's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Weight Lighter 925 g vs 1,000 g
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Around 10% lighter
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similarities

Compared to recent DSLRs

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Viewfinder Both have pentaprism viewfinders Help
Pentaprism
Weight Heavy Help
DCS Pro SLR/n:1,000 g
D300:925 g
Autofocus No video autofocus Help
Manual focus only
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
DCS Pro SLR/n:13.5 MP
D300:12.2 MP
Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
DCS Pro SLR/n:1,600 ISO
D300:6,400 ISO
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
DCS Pro SLR/n:800 ISO
D300:3,200 ISO
Movie format Do not shoot movies Help
No movies
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur

Compared to recent pro DSLRs

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
External flash not needed
GPS No built-in GPS Help
Missing geo-tagging
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
DCS Pro SLR/n:1.7 fps
D300:6 fps
Screen size Very small screens Help
DCS Pro SLR/n:2.0"
D300:3.0"
Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
DCS Pro SLR/n:130k dots
D300:922k dots

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$792 body only

$950 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 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
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$319 - $567 body only

$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 D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$275 - $387 body only

$401 - $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 D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$697 - $747 body only

$629 - $847 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
Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D

Pro DSLR

$999 - $1,049 body only

$1,299 - $1,699 with 18-135mm lens

Movie format Records higher quality movies
True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Focus points Has significantly fewer focus points
Dynamic range Has slightly narrower dynamic range
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Nikon D2X

Pro DSLR

$6,250 body only

Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
Lowest price Is significantly more expensive

Kodak DCS Pro SLR/n Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Fujifilm FinePix S1

Fujifilm FinePix S1

Super zoom

$362 - $499

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Sensor size Much smaller sensor
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Super zoom

$399 - $400

Screen size Much larger screen
Movie format Shoots movies
Sensor size Much smaller sensor
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX10

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX10

Travel zoom

$148 - $198

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Movie format Shoots movies
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Sensor size Much smaller sensor
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Kodak DCS Pro 14n

Pro DSLR

Longest exposure Much longer exposures
Viewfinder Doesn't have a through-the-lens viewfinder
Kodak EasyShare Z612

Kodak EasyShare Z612

Super zoom

Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Sensor size Much smaller sensor
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder

Nikon D300 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$625 body only

$886 with 55-200mm lens

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Movie format Shoots movies
Focus points Fewer focus points
Cross type focus points Fewer cross-type focus points
Nikon D300S

Nikon D300S

Pro DSLR

$1,598 body only

Movie format Shoots movies
Color depth Better color depth
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
Nikon D200

Nikon D200

Pro DSLR

$749 body only

$1,492 with 18-70mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
Screen size Much smaller screen
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$378 - $469 body only

$490 - $669 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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