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Nikon D300S

alaTest has collected and analyzed 87 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the low light performance and responsiveness. The performance and lens also get good comments, but the size and focus get mixed reviews. Some have doubts about the features and portability.

usability, lens, performance, responsiveness, low-light

value for money, portability, features

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon D300S is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 87 reviews)

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Great Camera to Upgrade to!


I love this camera! It's great!! Definitely a camera to purchase as a photographer!

It's easy to use

Scratches easy

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Brilliant addition to my arsenal!


When you first pick this camera up and cradle it in your hands, you feel just how solid it is. My pictures are crisp and the fps rate is more than adequate. The info button is such an awesome feature especially where using the built-in light meter is...

Very sturdy and fast fps

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Awesome Buy!!


I love this camera!! No regrets whatsoever......highly recommended. I specially love the quality of the pictures! I will be using this primarily for my photography business and I am truly satisfied with it.I also love the easy access to some of the...


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Great camera


A beautiful camera that does everything I needed. I originally upgraded because I was unhappy with the metering on the d80. The reds still are bit punchy, but I love it overall.

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excellent camera!


awesome camera. upgraded from nikon d3100. very easy to use. just a little bit heftier than the entry level d3100. i currently have a nikon 35mm f/1.8 and a tokina ultra wide angle 11-16mm f/2.8 on this bad boy. definitely worth the buy!

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amazing camera


Takes great pictures. I love Nikon's. I upgraded from a Nikon D70 and use all the same lenses.


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I just made the switch from Canon Rebel to the Nikon, and I am happy I did. I love the ease of use of the Nikon, seems more user-friendly. The picture quality is amazing. And the HD video is easy to use and perfect! This camera has become an extension...

Beauty picture

A bit heavy

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Best SLR for the money.


Pros: Pic quality, 51 pt autofocus, HD movie funct., feel, speed, etc.Con: None (takes a week or so to get used to the menu set-up, after that. its very user friendly)

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King for APS size Nikon DSLR


Looking through the cameras which are APS size sensor, D300s is one of the best. As its 12M pix and 51 points focusing points, and 7 fps shooting (8fps with grip), I can say D300s is very powerful. Moreover, D300s has the complete aluminum body inside,...

Aluminum camera body, 51 focusing points, good handle

Lower pix, noise controling

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D300s - couldn't be happier


My personal bias for Nikon glass notwithstanding, this is a great camera for many reasons. Build, handling, metering, speed, the list goes on. I was looking for a step up from the D70/D80/D90 range but wanted to stay in the DX family. Bang for the...