Nikon D300S vs Nikon D2X

Winner
Nikon D300S

95

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66

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D300S

Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
300 ms startup delay
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D2X

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism
Viewfinder coverage
Great viewfinder coverage
100%
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
Badge
Built-in focus motor
Autofocuses with more lenses

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D2X.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D300S.

competitors

Nikon D300S Competitors

Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$849 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$600 body only

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Nikon D300

Nikon D300

Pro DSLR

$1,299 body only

$1,499 with 18-135mm lens

Color depth Worse color depth

Nikon D2X Competitors

Ricoh GR

Ricoh GR

Boutique

$391

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$629 - $679 body only

$949 with 18-140mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$849 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality

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