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Nikon D300 + AF-Nikkor 50mm 1:1.4D

81points

Nikon D500

Nikon D300 + AF-Nikkor 50mm 1:1.4D
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Nikon D300 + AF-Nikkor 50mm 1:1.4D vs Nikon D500

Nikon D300 + AF-Nikkor 50mm 1:1.4D
Nikon D500
Nikon D300 + AF-Nikkor 50mm 1:1.4D
Nikon D500

Why is Nikon D300 + AF-Nikkor 50mm 1:1.4D better than Nikon D500?

  • 35g lighter
    825gvs860g
  • Has a built-in focus motor
  • 9.44% less body volume
    1240.09cm³vs1369.305cm³
  • Is a system camera
  • Has GPS
  • Has a flash
  • 1mm shorter
    114mmvs115mm
  • 7mm thinner
    74mmvs81mm

Why is Nikon D500 better than Nikon D300 + AF-Nikkor 50mm 1:1.4D?

  • 1.6x more megapixels (main camera)
    20.9MPvs13.1MP
  • 102 more focus points
    153vs51
  • 2.33x faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
    14fpsvs6fps
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • 8x higher maximum light sensitivity
    51200 ISOvs6400 ISO
  • Has a stereo microphone
  • 1437k dots higher resolution (screen)
    2359k dotsvs922k dots
  • Has a microphone in

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Design

1.has a flip-out screen
Nikon D300 + AF-Nikkor 50mm 1:1.4D
Nikon D500

Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.

2.has a silent focus motor built into the lens
Nikon D300 + AF-Nikkor 50mm 1:1.4D
Nikon D500

Lenses with built-in focus motor focus faster and more quietly than lenses without a focus motor which rely on the camera's body focus motor.

3.Weather sealed
Nikon D300 + AF-Nikkor 50mm 1:1.4D
Nikon D500

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.

4. more viewfinder coverage

100%

100%

With 100% coverage you can compose the image correctly when you capture the photo. With less than full coverage you may have to crop your photos afterwards to get them looking perfect.

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Leica Q-P

100%

5.has an optical viewfinder
Nikon D300 + AF-Nikkor 50mm 1:1.4D
Nikon D500

An optical viewfinder (or OVF) allows the photographer to compose a shot while seeing exactly what the lens sees. There is no time lag and they require no power - as opposed to electronic viewfinders which can drain battery life. They are also better in low light situations.

6.Has a built-in focus motor
Nikon D300 + AF-Nikkor 50mm 1:1.4D
Nikon D500

The focus motor moves the lens in order to autofocus. For system cameras, having a focus motor in the camera's body allows you to use a wide range of lenses, including lenses which do not have their own focus motor. For compact cameras, a focus motor is usually built-in.

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Optics

1.focus points

51

153

The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.

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Canon EOS R

5655

2.sensor size

23.6 x 15.8mm

23.5 x 15.7mm

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.

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81.2 x 25.4mm

3.has AF tracking
Nikon D300 + AF-Nikkor 50mm 1:1.4D
Nikon D500

With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.

4.megapixels

13.1MP

20.9MP

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Panono Camera

108MP

5.maximum light sensitivity

6400 ISO

51200 ISO

With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.

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1640000 ISO

6.Has phase detection autofocus for photos
Nikon D300 + AF-Nikkor 50mm 1:1.4D
Nikon D500

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images.

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Videography

1.Has timelapse function
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Nikon D500

A timelapse shows a long passage of time sped up. A series of photographs taken from the same position over a long period is joined together to create a short video. It is great way to capture things like the setting sun, or clouds moving across the sky.

2.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Nikon D300 + AF-Nikkor 50mm 1:1.4D
Nikon D500

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.

3.has a 24p cinema mode
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Nikon D500

24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.

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Audio

1.has a stereo microphone
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Nikon D500

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.

2.has a microphone in
Nikon D300 + AF-Nikkor 50mm 1:1.4D
Nikon D500

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.

3.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
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Nikon D500

With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

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Battery

1.has a removable battery
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Nikon D500

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Nikon D300 + AF-Nikkor 50mm 1:1.4D
Nikon D500

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a battery level indicator
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Nikon D500

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

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Features

1.Has WiFi
Nikon D300 + AF-Nikkor 50mm 1:1.4D
Nikon D500

The device can connect to WiFi.

2.has an external memory slot
Nikon D300 + AF-Nikkor 50mm 1:1.4D
Nikon D500

The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a memory card.

3.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
Nikon D300 + AF-Nikkor 50mm 1:1.4D
Nikon D500

802.11n is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors - a, b and g.

4.can be controlled remotely
Nikon D300 + AF-Nikkor 50mm 1:1.4D
Nikon D500

A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.

5.Has dual card slots
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Nikon D500

It has two memory card slots, allowing you to store more photos without switching cards. This is particularly useful on long shoots when you need more space.

6.has GPS
Nikon D300 + AF-Nikkor 50mm 1:1.4D
Nikon D500

GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.

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Miscellaneous

1.Has focus motor
Nikon D300 + AF-Nikkor 50mm 1:1.4D
Nikon D500

Lenses with a built-in focus motor can autofocus even if the camera does not have its own focus motor.

2.Front element doesn't rotate
Nikon D300 + AF-Nikkor 50mm 1:1.4D
Nikon D500

The front element doesn’t rotate. This is important if you use filters, as some such as polarising or gradient filters have to be orientated a certain way.

3.Has a metal mount
Nikon D300 + AF-Nikkor 50mm 1:1.4D
Nikon D500

A metal mount is generally superior to a plastic mount as it is more durable.

4.Is a normal lens
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Nikon D500

A normal lens is one that doesn't fall into another category such as wide angle or telephoto, and typically has a focal length between 35mm and 70mm. These lenses aren't tailored towards a specific type of photography, and so are quite versatile.

5.Has full-time manual focus
Nikon D300 + AF-Nikkor 50mm 1:1.4D
Nikon D500

With full-time manual focus, you can move the focus ring whilst it is in AF (autofocus) mode. This means that you can make manual adjustments once the AF has finished, without changing to manual mode.

6.Can focus to infinity
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Nikon D500

Many lenses allow you to focus to infinity. This is essential when you wish to take photos including far off objects, such as when shooting landscapes, in order to make sure everything is sharp and in focus.

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