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Nikon D300

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1947 reviews of Nikon D300. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the price and screen. The image quality and usability also get good feedback. Many are less positive about the optics and image stabilizer, while there are mixed comments on the energy efficiency and video.

performance, usability, image quality, screen, price

stabilizer , optics

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon D300 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nikon D300

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 98 user reviews of Nikon D300 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the design and durability are on the whole positive. The image quality and performance also get good feedback, but opinions are divided on the portability.

usability, performance, image quality, durability, design

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nikon D300 Body OnlyNikon D300 Body Only

Jul, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Nikon D300

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 295 user reviews of Nikon D300 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the portability and image quality. The price and usability are also appreciated.

performance, usability, price, image quality, portability

98% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nikon D300 DX 12.3MP Digital SLR Camera (Body Only)Nikon D300 DX 12.3MP Digital SLR Camera (Body Only)

Jul, 2017

Expert review by: DP Review (dpreview.com)

Expert Review

 

Very good resolution and detail without looking over-processed, even up to ISO 1600, Better balanced noise reduction than most; more chroma NR, less luminance NR, High ISO 3200 perfectly usable (if slightly softer due to NR), ISO 6400 usable for small...

No timed mirror lock-up function (could be automatic with self-timer), Non-articulating LCD (increases the usefulness of Live View considerably), Average automatic white balance performance, still very poor under incandescent light

The D200 was a big step forward for Nikon, the 'baby D2X' certainly gave the competition a thing or two to think about. Its big problem was the fact that Canon was still a generation ahead in the noise stakes, managing to consistently deliver clean...

Dec, 2008

Expert review by: Steve's Digicams (steves-digicams.com)

Nikon D300 SLR

 

Go to Page Two Jump to Page: D300 SLR Playback Features Lens Mount & Lenses WT-4 WiFi, Flash, Battery Body, Image Sensor, AF System Menus, Custom Settings Controls, I/O, Storage Camera Controls Steve's Conclusion Sample Pictures 360-degree QuickTime VR...

May, 2008

Expert review by: (pcworld.com)

Nikon D300 Digital SLR Camera

 

This digital SLR camera has high resolution, a very fast burst-shooting capability, and exceptional flexibility, but it's quite complex.

Large, live-view LCD ; Extensive custom modes

Live view isn't as easy to use as others ; Menu system is complicated

The Nikon D300 is not a camera that you can simply pick up and run with. Its high resolution, exceptional flexibility, excellent exposure accuracy, and useful Live View function make it worth the effort of working through a longish learning stage. It...

Mar, 2008

Expert review by: Tracey Capen (pcworld.com)

Nikon D300

 

My first impressions of the Nikon D300 digital SLR camera may rekindle my fondness for Nikon SLRs. It's not a perfect 10, but it's interesting and nicely built, and it performed better than I expected.

Large, live-view LCD ; Market-leading LCD screen ; Extensive custom modes ; Excellent image quality, high ISO performance, and lens selection ; Huge feature set

Live view isn't as easy to use as others ; Menu system requires a lot of scrolling ; Menu system is complicated ; ISO control is difficult to reach ; Limited customization

The D300 has high resolution, a very fast burst-shooting capability, and exceptional flexibility, though it's quite complex.

Mar, 2008

Expert review by: Jackson Lynch (wired.com)

Review: Nikon D300 DSLR

 

Big, heavy and laden with features, Nikon's 12.3-megapixel D300 is also the best digi-SLR for under three grand we've seen yet. All told, it comes...

Brightest, sharpest LCD we’ve seen. HDMI port for straight-to-big-screen viewing. Most comfortable and ergonomic of the quartet

CF memory card only. Biggest and heaviest of the quartet

Mar, 2008

Expert review by: Phil Askey (dpreview.com)

Nikon D300 In-depth Review

 

Just under two years since the D200 Nikon reveals the D300, the range of changes is so significant that it wouldn't be inappropriate to call it a 'compact D3' (less the full-frame sensor of course). From the top there's a new CMOS sensor with twelve...

Very good resolution and detail without looking over-processed, even up to ISO 1600 Better balanced noise reduction than most; more chroma NR, less luminance NR High ISO 3200 perfectly usable (if slightly softer due to NR), ISO 6400 usable for small...

No timed mirror lock-up function (could be automatic with self-timer) Non-articulating LCD (increases the usefulness of Live View considerably) Average automatic white balance performance, still very poor under incandescent light

The D200 was a big step forward for Nikon, the 'baby D2X' certainly gave the competition a thing or two to think about. Its big problem was the fact that Canon was still a generation ahead in the noise stakes, managing to consistently deliver clean...

Mar, 2008

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Dan Havlik (laptopmag.com)

Nikon D300

 

If you can afford it, Nikon's high-end DSLR offers superior image quality and speed.

Superb overall picture quality ; Low-noise images even at high ISOs ; Very fast start-up time with no shutter lag ; Water- and dust-resistant

Expensive even for its class ; Steep learning curve ; No in-camera image stabilization ; Erratic 3D Focus Tracking system

If you’re serious about photography and don’t mind spending extra money to upgrade to a serious DSLR, the Nikon D300 is about the best investment you can make. While the 10.1-megapixel Canon EOS 40D and the 12.2-megapixel Sony Alpha A700 are good (and...

Mar, 2008

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Nikon D300 review

 

When you build the follow-up to a hot camera, how do you turn up the heat? When Nikon shipped the D200 a couple of years ago, its combination of speed and photo quality blew away the limited competition, and provided a powerful, relatively inexpensive...

Excellent performance and photo quality; solidly built; extremely flexible custom settings architecture; onboard wireless flash controller.

A bit too expensive, given the competition.

Visibly better photo quality and slightly improved performance make the Nikon D300 a significant upgrade over the D200 and an excellent all-around choice.

Jan, 2008

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

Nikon D300

 

Nikon introduced its Editors' Choicewinning D200 D-SLR in 2005, and ever since we've been waiting patiently to see how the next generation could top it. I can honestly say that the follow-up, the 12.3-megapixel D300, is a worthy successor in so many...

Outstanding image quality and features. 3-inch LCD. 51-point autofocus. Active D-lighting. Two live view modes

Expensive. No self-timer in live view mode ; Watch the Nikon D300 Video Review

Not yet reviewed by editors.

Jul, 2007

Expert review by: (electronicsme.com)

Nikon D300

 

It's hard to find anything not to like about the D300 – you could complain about the fact that the LCD is not articulating, which would greatly enhance live view mode, but then you could easily argue that this would compromise build quality and...

12.3MP CMOS sensor51-point autofocus3.0 inch 920,000 VGA resolution LCD2 Live View Modes6.0 - 8.0 fps continuous shooting times

The Nikon D300 Digital SLR is a new pro-level camera from Nikon that...

Aug, 2009

Product Specifications

Flash

Shoe mounting point: Yes

Picture Quality

Sensor Format:DX

Video

HD type: No