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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 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
Viewfinder coverage Much better viewfinder coverage 100% vs 92%
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Around 10% better viewfinder coverage
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster 6 fps vs 1.7 fps
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More than 3.5x faster continuous shooting
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
Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
External flash not needed
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

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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"

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$701 - $840 body only

$913 - $989 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

$848 - $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 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

$370 - $400 body only

$485 - $590 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 D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$597 - $647 body only

$544 - $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
Thickness Is thicker
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Nikon D2X

Pro DSLR

$7,149 body only

Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
Nikon D600

Nikon D600

Pro DSLR

$1,529 - $1,600 body only

$2,001 - $2,150 with 24-85mm lens

Low light performance Is much less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has much better image quality
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Thickness Is thicker

Kodak DCS Pro SLR/n Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony SLT A57

Sony SLT A57

Entry-level DSLR

$530 body only

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Has a digital 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
Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

Pro DSLR

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Sensor size Much smaller sensor
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
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
Nikon Coolpix P7800

Nikon Coolpix P7800

Pro digicam

$468 - $547

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Sensor size Much smaller sensor
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder

Nikon D300 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D300S

Nikon D300S

Pro DSLR

$1,583 - $1,699 body only

$1,897 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Color depth Better color depth
Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$1,097 - $1,147 body only

$1,397 with 18-140mm lens

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Movie format Shoots movies
Shutter lag More shutter lag
Thickness Thicker
Nikon D200

Nikon D200

Pro DSLR

$687 with 18-200mm lens

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

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