Nikon D300

Nikon D300

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Kodak DCS Pro SLR/n

     

Reasons to buy the Nikon D300

Large screen
Screen size
3.0"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
922k dots
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.62x
Has live view
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
2
 

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
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
Much 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/n:1,000 g
D300:925 g
Autofocus No video autofocus Help
Manual focus only
Movie format Do not shoot movies Help
No movies
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
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
Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
External flash not needed
Common Weaknesses
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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Disadvantages

Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$625 body only

$679 - $1,025 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 D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$309 - $527 body only

$389 - $447 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 D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$697 body only

$599 - $797 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 D800

Nikon D800

Pro DSLR

$4,210 with 28-300mm lens

Low light performance Is much less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has much better image quality
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Nikon D700

Nikon D700

Pro DSLR

$4,337 body only

Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
Lowest price Is much more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Canon EOS 5D

Canon EOS 5D

Pro DSLR

$4,000 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
Nikon D80

Nikon D80

Entry-level DSLR

$1,799 body only

$545 with 18-55mm lens

Size Is slightly smaller
Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Thickness Is thicker

Kodak DCS Pro SLR/n Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro

Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro

Pro DSLR

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Longest exposure Much longer exposures
Sensor size Much smaller sensor
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

Pro DSLR

Screen size Much larger screen
Size Much smaller
Sensor size Much smaller sensor
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Nikon D3

Nikon D3

Pro DSLR

$7,995 body only

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Size Significantly larger
True resolution Lower true resolution
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX10

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX10

Travel zoom

$168 - $198

Movie format Shoots movies
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Sensor size Much smaller sensor

Nikon D300 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$750 body only

$900 with 18-55mm 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

$1,560 body only

$1,897 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Color depth Better color depth
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

$360 - $385 body only

$429 - $499 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder
Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$897 - $1,097 body only

$1,197 with 18-140mm lens

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

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