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Advantages of the Nikon D300S

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Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
7 fps vs 6 fps
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Around 20% faster continuous shooting
Focus points
More focus points
51 vs 39
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Thickness
Thinner
2.9" vs 3"
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Nikon D7000

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True resolution
Significantly higher true resolution
16.1 MP vs 12.2 MP
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Capture more than 30% more detail in your photos
Size
Smaller
132×105×77 mm vs 147×114×74 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Battery life
Slightly longer battery life
1050 shots vs 950 shots
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More than 10% more shots per battery charge
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$601.90 vs $1,755.00
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The best price we've seen is $1,153 cheaper (2.9x less)
Weight
Lighter
780 g vs 938 g
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Around 20% lighter
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              similarities

              Compared to recent DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              Storage slots Multiple storage slots Help
              2
              Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
              Shoot in extreme weather
              Viewfinder Both have pentaprism viewfinders Help
              Pentaprism
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              230 lenses
              External mic jack Have external mic jacks Help
              Record higher quality audio with a microphone
              Autofocus Both use faster phase detection autofocus Help
              fast and accurate
              Viewfinder coverage Above average viewfinder coverage Help
              100%
              Built-in focus motor Built-in focus motor Help
              Autofocuses with more lenses
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/8000 of a second
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              External flash not needed
              Common Weaknesses
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              D300S225 ms
              D7000238 ms
              Startup delay Significant startup delay Help
              D300S300 ms
              D7000400 ms
              Weight Heavy Help
              D300S938 g
              D7000780 g
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              D300S12.2 MP
              D700016.1 MP
              Movie format Poor movies Help
              D300S720p @ 24fps
              D70001080p @ 24fps
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging
              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
              D70006,400 ISO
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              3"
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              920k dots

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