Nikon D300 vs Kodak DCS Pro SLR/n

Nikon D300
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Reasons to buy the Nikon D300

Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Many focus points
Focus points
51
Great viewfinder coverage
Viewfinder coverage
100%
 

Reasons to buy the Kodak DCS Pro SLR/n

Storage slots
More storage slots
2

Items often bought with the Nikon D300 or Kodak DCS Pro SLR/n

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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" vs 2"
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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
147×114×74 mm vs 131×158×89 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 4 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
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
DCS Pro SLR/n800 ISO
D3003,200 ISO
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
DCS Pro SLR/n13.5 MP
D30012.2 MP
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"
D3003"

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

$479 body only

$720 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 D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$559 body only

$755 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

$289 body only

$349 - $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 D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$713 - $797 body only

$948 - $1,097 with 18-140mm lens

Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$368 body only

$640 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 D810

Nikon D810

Pro DSLR

$2,419 - $2,997 body only

$3,697 with 24-120mm 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
Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$494 - $649 body only

$579 - $649 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

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Pro DSLR

$1,379 - $1,699 body only

$1,649 - $1,849 with 18-135mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Movie format Shoots movies
Canon Kiss X8i

Canon Kiss X8i

Entry-level DSLR

Screen size Much larger screen
Movie format Shoots movies
Viewfinder Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder
Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
Canon EOS-1Ds

Canon EOS-1Ds

Pro DSLR

Viewfinder coverage Much better viewfinder coverage
Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Weight Much heavier
Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
Nikon D700

Nikon D700

Pro DSLR

$2,740 body only

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
True resolution Slightly lower true resolution

Nikon D300 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$979 - $1,097 body only

$1,397 with 18-140mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Startup delay Slightly more startup delay
Thickness Thicker
Nikon D300S

Nikon D300S

Pro DSLR

$1,250 body only

$2,550 with 18-200mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Color depth Better color depth
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$430 - $497 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 D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$405 - $497 body only

$479 - $500 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

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