51points

Nikon D300

62points

Nikon D300S

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65 facts in comparison

Nikon D300 vs Nikon D300S

Nikon D300
Nikon D300S

Why is Nikon D300 better than Nikon D300S?

  • 50shots longer battery life
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    1000shotsvs950shots
  • 15g lighter
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    825gvs840g
  • 2k dots higher resolution (screen)
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    922k dotsvs920k dots
  • 0.04s less shutter lag
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    0.2svs0.238s
  • 0.1s less startup delay
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    0.3svs0.4s

Why is Nikon D300S better than Nikon D300?

  • 16.67% faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
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    7fpsvs6fps
  • 15.91% lower noise at high ISO
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    787 ISOvs679 ISO
  • 3 better image quality
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    70vs67
  • Has phase-detection autofocus for videos
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  • 1.81% better color depth
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    22.5bitsvs22.1bits
  • Has a stereo microphone
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  • Has a microphone input
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  • 1.67% wider dynamic range
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    12.2Evsvs12Evs

Price comparison

Nikon D300

Buy used:

$309.98

ProductStorePrice
Nikon D300 AmazonNikon D300 DX 12.3MP Digital SLR Camera ...Nikon D300 DX 12.3MP Digital SLR Camera (Body Only)
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$999.00
Nikon D300 AmazonNikon D300S 12.3MP DX-Format CMOS Digita...Nikon D300S 12.3MP DX-Format CMOS Digital SLR Camera with 3.0-Inch LCD (Body Only) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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$1,749.95
Nikon D300 AmazonNikon Df 16.2 MP CMOS FX-Format Digital ...Nikon Df 16.2 MP CMOS FX-Format Digital SLR Camera Body (Silver)
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$3,296.95
Nikon D300 AmazonNikon D5600 w/AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3...Nikon D5600 w/AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR + 64GB Memory Bundle
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$719.00
Nikon D300 AmazonNikon D3500 W/AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3...Nikon D3500 W/AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Black (Renewed)
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$568.99
Nikon D300 AmazonNikon D300 DX 12.3MP Digital SLR Camera ...Nikon D300 DX 12.3MP Digital SLR Camera (Body Only) (Renewed)
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$609.95

Design

1.Has a flip-out screen
Nikon D300
Nikon D300S
Flip-out screens can be useful for tricky shots.
2.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Nikon D300
Nikon D300S
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
3.Has a built-in focus motor
Nikon D300
Nikon D300S
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.
4.weight

825g

840g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
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 afterward to get them looking perfect.
6.has an optical viewfinder
Nikon D300
Nikon D300S
An optical viewfinder (or OVF) allows the photographer to compose a shot while seeing exactly what the lens will capture. OVFs have no time lag and require no power - as opposed to electronic viewfinders, which can drain battery life. OVFs are also better in low light situations.

Optics

1.sensor size

23.6 x 15.8mm

23.6 x 15.8mm

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
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.
The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the main camera. A higher megapixel count means that the camera is capable of capturing more details. However, the megapixel count is not the only important element determining the quality of an image.
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.
Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
6.has AF tracking
Nikon D300
Nikon D300S
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.

Videography

A phase-detection autofocus system is faster than a contrast detection autofocus system. Even when recording scenes with a lot of fast movements, the videos are sharp and clear.
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
3.has a 24p cinema mode
Nikon D300
Nikon D300S
24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.

Audio

1.has a stereo microphone
Nikon D300
Nikon D300S
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
2.has a microphone input
Nikon D300
Nikon D300S
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
3.has stereo speakers
Nikon D300
Nikon D300S
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

Battery

1.Battery life (CIPA)

1000shots

950shots

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
2.has a removable battery
Nikon D300
Nikon D300S
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
3.has a rechargeable battery
Nikon D300
Nikon D300S
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
4.has a battery level indicator
Nikon D300
Nikon D300S
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
5.battery power

1500mAh

1500mAh

Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.

Features

1.noise

679 ISO

787 ISO

The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.
2.supports Wi-Fi
Nikon D300
Nikon D300S
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.
4.color depth

22.1bits

22.5bits

The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.
5.Has a remote control
Nikon D300
Nikon D300S
A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
6.dynamic range

12Evs

12.2Evs

The better the dynamic range the system captures a wider number of values from dark to light leading to more details in low and highlights. Source: DxOMark.

Price comparison

Nikon D300

Buy used:

$309.98

ProductStorePrice
Nikon D300 AmazonNikon D300 DX 12.3MP Digital SLR Camera ...Nikon D300 DX 12.3MP Digital SLR Camera (Body Only)
Amazon logo
$999.00
Nikon D300 AmazonNikon D300S 12.3MP DX-Format CMOS Digita...Nikon D300S 12.3MP DX-Format CMOS Digital SLR Camera with 3.0-Inch LCD (Body Only) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
Amazon logo
$1,749.95
Nikon D300 AmazonNikon Df 16.2 MP CMOS FX-Format Digital ...Nikon Df 16.2 MP CMOS FX-Format Digital SLR Camera Body (Silver)
Amazon logo
$3,296.95
Nikon D300 AmazonNikon D5600 w/AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3...Nikon D5600 w/AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR + 64GB Memory Bundle
Amazon logo
$719.00
Nikon D300 AmazonNikon D3500 W/AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3...Nikon D3500 W/AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Black (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$568.99
Nikon D300 AmazonNikon D300 DX 12.3MP Digital SLR Camera ...Nikon D300 DX 12.3MP Digital SLR Camera (Body Only) (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$609.95

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