Nikon D300 Review

Review Date: January 21st 2008
Author: Gavin Stoker

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Page 1
Introduction / Ease of Use
Page 2
Image Quality
Page 3
Sample Images
Page 4
Design
Page 5
Specifications
Page 6
Conclusion

Conclusion


Ratings (out of 5)
Design
4.5
Features
5
Ease-of-Use
4.5
Image Quality
5
Value for Money
4.5

Despite the fact that the Nikon D300 requires a fair bit of familiarisation to make use of all its on-board features simply because there are so many functions you can tweak and customize to the nth degree if required you can be up and shooting from the off fairly intuitively. So what does the D300 miss? A sensor-shift image stabilisation system perhaps, which just forces you to invest in a VR lens instead, plus a tilt and swivel LCD screen like that found on the Olympus E-3 and Panasonic L10 for making the best creatively out of those awkward angle shots. But overall, unless you are a professional photographer needing massive file sizes or even swifter image capture, the Nikon D300 could well be all the DSLR you'll ever need. Though that body-only price tag may appear decidedly steep to the average consumer, the pro will consider the D300 something of a bargain, particularly if he/she already has a collection of compatible optics waiting in a kit bag. Though Canon may currently rule the roost when it comes to the number of DSLRs it sells, for the discerning photographer the Nikons D300 has got to be pretty much near the top of any wants list.

Page 1
Introduction / Ease of Use
Page 2
Image Quality
Page 3
Sample Images
Page 4
Design
Page 5
Specifications
Page 6
Conclusion

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