General

Nikon D300S Nikon D7000
Brand
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Nikon Nikon
Lowest price
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$1,755.00 $601.90
Announced
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July 2009 September 2010

Sensor

Type
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CMOS CMOS
Crop factor
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1.5x 1.5x
Megapixels
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12.2 MP 16.1 MP
Light sensitivity
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3,200 ISO 6,400 ISO
Light sensitivity (boost)
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6,400 ISO 25,600 ISO
Sensor cleaning
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Yes Yes

Sensor (Advanced)

True resolution
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12.2 MP 16.1 MP
Native resolution
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4288 × 2848 4928 × 3262
Pixel size
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30.5 µm² 22.9 µm²

Screen

Type
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LCD LCD
Size
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3" 3"
Resolution
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920k dots 920k dots
Touch screen
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No No
Flips out
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No No
Live view
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Yes Yes

Lenses

Lens availability
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230 lenses 230 lenses
Lens mount
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Nikon F Nikon F

Form factor

Size
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147×114×74 mm 132×105×77 mm
Depth
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2.9" 3"
Weight
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938 g 780 g
Interchangeable lenses
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Yes Yes
Waterproof
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No No
Weather sealed
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Yes Yes
Built-in focus motor
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Yes Yes

Viewfinder

Type
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Pentaprism Pentaprism
Viewfinder size
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0.62x 0.62x
Coverage
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100% 100%

Movies

Format
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720p @ 24fps 1080p @ 24fps
Supports 24p
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Yes Yes
High-speed framerate
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None None
External mic jack
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Yes Yes
Autofocus
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None Contrast detection
Continuous focus
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n/a Yes
All formats
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  1. 320 x 240 @ 24fps
  2. 480p @ 24fps
  3. 720p @ 24fps
  1. 640 x 424 @ 30fps
  2. 720p @ 24fps
  3. 720p @ 30fps
  4. 1080p @ 24fps

Features

Panorama
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No No
HDR
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No No
3D
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No No
Image stabilization
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None None
Supports RAW
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Yes Yes
GPS
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No No

Performance

Startup delay
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300 ms 400 ms
Shutter lag
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225 ms 238 ms
Battery life
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950 shots 1050 shots
Continuous shooting
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7 fps 6 fps

Focus system

Autofocus
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Phase detection Phase detection
Focus points
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51 39
Cross type focus points
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15 9

Shutter

Max
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1/8000s 1/8000s
Min
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30s 30s

Flash

Built-in flash
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Yes Yes
Popup
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Yes Yes
External connection
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Yes Yes

Storage

Storage slots
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2 2
Supported formats
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  1. CompactFlash (Type I)
  2. CompactFlash (Type I)
  3. CompactFlash (Type II)
  4. CompactFlash (Type II)
  5. SD
  6. SD
  7. SDHC
  8. SDHC
  9. SDXC
  10. SDXC
  1. SD
  2. SD
  3. SDHC
  4. SDHC
  5. SDXC
  6. SDXC

DXO Mark Scores

Image quality
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70.0 80.0
Color depth
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22.5 bits 23.5 bits
Dynamic range
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12.2 EV 13.9 EV
Low light performance
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787 ISO 1,167 ISO
Nikon D300S
D300S
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Nikon D7000
D7000
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