Nikon D300 vs Kodak DCS Pro SLR/n

Nikon D300
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Reasons to buy the Nikon D300

Large screen
Screen size
3.0"
Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Many focus points
Focus points
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Reasons to buy the Kodak DCS Pro SLR/n

Storage slots
More storage slots
2
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light

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Explore our gallery of 1 sample photo taken by the Kodak DCS Pro SLR/n. Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D300.

differences

Advantages of the Kodak DCS Pro SLR/n

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
Continuous shooting
Shoots much faster
6 fps vs 1.7 fps
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More than 3.5x faster continuous shooting
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Yes vs No
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Sealed to shoot in the rain
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
Thickness
Much thinner
2.9" vs 3.5"
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Around 20% thinner
Built-in focus motor
Has a built-in focus motor
Yes vs No
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Autofocuses with all autofocus lenses
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
Viewfinder Both have pentaprism viewfinders Help
Pentaprism
Common Weaknesses
Weight Heavy Help
DCS Pro SLR/n1,000 g
D300925 g
Autofocus No video autofocus Help
Manual focus only
Movie format Do not shoot movies Help
No movies
Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
DCS Pro SLR/n1,600 ISO
D3006,400 ISO
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
DCS Pro SLR/n13.5 MP
D30012.2 MP
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
DCS Pro SLR/n800 ISO
D3003,200 ISO
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Screen size Very small screens Help
DCS Pro SLR/n2.0"
D3003.0"

Compared to recent pro DSLRs

Common Strengths
Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
External flash not needed
Common Weaknesses
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
DCS Pro SLR/n1.7 fps
D3006 fps
Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
DCS Pro SLR/n130k dots
D300922k dots

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$684 with 18-55mm 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 D200

Nikon D200

Pro DSLR

$1,492 with 18-70mm lens

Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$497 - $547 body only

$499 - $550 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
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Nikon D2X

Pro DSLR

Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
Thickness Is thicker
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$647 body only

$570 - $747 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 5D

Canon EOS 5D

Pro DSLR

$3,535 with 24-105mm lens

Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Color depth Has slightly more color depth
Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$629 body only

$549 - $612 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Records higher quality movies
Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Thickness Is thicker

Kodak DCS Pro SLR/n Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

Pro DSLR

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro

Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro

Pro DSLR

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Longest exposure Much longer exposures
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
True resolution Slightly lower true resolution
Nikon D3

Nikon D3

Pro DSLR

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Size Significantly larger
Weight Significantly heavier
Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$949 body only

$1,170 - $1,249 with 18-135mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Movie format Shoots movies
Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$2,499 body only

$3,099 with 24-105mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Movie format Shoots movies
Built-in flash No built-in flash

Nikon D300 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$707 body only

$1,017 with 55-300mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Overall image quality Better image quality
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Focus points Significantly fewer focus points
Nikon D300S

Nikon D300S

Pro DSLR

$2,550 with 18-200mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Color depth Better color depth
Lowest price More expensive
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$289 - $547 body only

$360 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Focus points Significantly fewer focus points
Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$897 body only

$1,160 - $1,197 with 18-140mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Shutter lag More shutter lag
Thickness Thicker
Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$935 - $1,197 body only

$1,230 - $1,497 with 18-140mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Thickness Thicker

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