Nikon D800 vs Nikon D300S

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70

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D800

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
2,979 ISO
Great image quality
Overall image quality
96.0
Great color depth
Color depth
25.6 bits
Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D300S

Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
230 lenses
Thickness
Thin
2.9"
Cross type focus points
Many cross-type focus points
15
Storage slots
More storage slots
2

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D800.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D300S.

competitors

Nikon D800 Competitors

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Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,797 body only

$2,126 - $2,297 with 24-120mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
True resolution Much lower true resolution
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Nikon D810

Pro DSLR

$2,228 - $2,797 body only

$2,900 - $3,297 with 24-120mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Battery life Longer battery life
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Nikon D610

Pro DSLR

$1,497 body only

$1,900 - $2,447 with 28-300mm lens

Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Lowest price Significantly cheaper
True resolution Much lower true resolution

Nikon D300S Competitors

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Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$613 with 18-105mm lens

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
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Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$1,275 with 18-200mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Better image quality
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
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Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$1,037 with 18-55mm, 70-300mm lenses

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower

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