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Advantages of the Nikon D300S

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Continuous shooting
Shoots much faster
7 fps vs 5 fps
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40% faster continuous shooting
Storage slots
Has more storage slots
2 vs 1
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More slots allows storing more images without switching memory cards
Lens availability
More lenses available
230 lenses vs 171 lenses
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More than 30% more lenses available
Viewfinder coverage
Significantly better viewfinder coverage
100% vs 95%
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Around 10% better viewfinder coverage
Size
Smaller
147×114×74 mm vs 147×123×77 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
2.9" vs 3"
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Almost the same
Weight
Lighter
938 g vs 1,074 g
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More than 10% lighter
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Advantages of the Nikon D700

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Viewfinder size
Significantly larger viewfinder
0.72x vs 0.62x
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Around 40% larger viewfinder
Lowest price
Cheaper
$1,568.99 vs $1,754.69
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The best price we've seen is $186 cheaper (more than 10% less)
Battery life
Slightly longer battery life
1000 shots vs 950 shots
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Around 10% more shots per battery charge
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              similarities

              Compared to recent DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              Focus points Many focus points Help
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              Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
              Shoot in extreme weather
              Viewfinder Both have pentaprism viewfinders Help
              Pentaprism
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/8000 of a second
              Common Weaknesses
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              D300S$1,754.69
              D700$1,568.99
              Weight Heavy Help
              D300S938 g
              D7001,074 g
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              D300S225 ms
              D700197 ms
              Startup delay Significant startup delay Help
              D300S300 ms
              D700400 ms
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              D300S12.2 MP
              D70012.1 MP
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Size Large Help
              D300S147×114×74 mm
              D700147×123×77 mm
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging
              Movie format One shoots movies Help
              D300S720p @ 24fps
              D700None
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              D300S3,200 ISO
              D7006,400 ISO
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              3"
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              D300S920k dots
              D700922k dots

              Compared to recent pro DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              Built-in focus motor Both have a built-in lens focus motor, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
              Autofocuses with more lenses
              Built-in flash Built-in flashes Help
              External flash not needed
              Common Weaknesses

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

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