• APS-C 372.9mm2
  • 12.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 3200
  • $1697 Average Retail $1800 MSRP
  • APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • $1132 Average Retail $1500 MSRP

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Advantages

Nikon D300S over Nikon D7000

  • Fast startup
    0.30 vs 0.40 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • More cross-type AF points
    15 vs 9
    Cross-type AF points improve autofocus performance
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    Unlimited vs 14 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (single-shot mode)

Nikon D7000 over Nikon D300S

  • 1080p
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • More pixels
    16.2 vs 12.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Review Excerpt

  • Very good image quality; Better than average noise vs. detail handling at high ISOs; Very good dynamic range in JPEGs, excellent in RAW files; Lots of high-end features in a relatively compact body; 6 fps burst mode.

  • Viewfinder not as accurate as specified; Viewfinder doesn't show ISO unless adjusting; No live histogram in Live View mode; No phase-detect Live View AF mode.

The Competition

Compared to Nikon D90

Nikon D300S
Nikon D90
  • $1697
  • APS-C
  • More cross-type AF points
  • External Mic
  • $849
  • APS-C
Nikon D7000
Nikon D90
  • $1132
  • APS-C
  • More cross-type AF points
  • External Mic
  • $849
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup

Compared to Canon 7D

Nikon D300S
Canon 7D
  • $1697
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Fast startup
  • $1289
  • APS-C
  • 1080p
  • More pixels
Nikon D7000
Canon 7D
  • $1132
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • More AF points
  • $1289
  • APS-C
  • More cross-type AF points
  • Less shutter lag

Compared to Canon T3i

Nikon D300S
Canon T3i
  • $1697
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Fast startup
  • $568
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • 1080p
Nikon D7000
Canon T3i
  • $1132
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Fast startup
  • $568
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Kit lens zoom ratio

Compared to Nikon D5100

Nikon D300S
Nikon D5100
  • $1697
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • More cross-type AF points
  • $591
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • 1080p
Nikon D7000
Nikon D5100
  • $1132
  • APS-C
  • More cross-type AF points
  • More AF points
  • $591
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Sony A65

Nikon D300S
Sony A65
  • $1697
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $1000
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen
Nikon D7000
Sony A65
  • $1132
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $1000
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen
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