62points
71points

Nikon D300S

92points
60points

Nikon D850

Nikon D300S
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Nikon D300S vs Nikon D850

Nikon D300S
Nikon D850

Why is Nikon D300S better than Nikon D850?

  • 75g lighter
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    840gvs915g
  • Has a flash
    ?
  • 12.74% less body volume
    ?

    1240.09cm³vs1421.164cm³
  • 48 more lenses available
    ?

    169vs121
  • Has a silent focus motor built into the lens
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  • 4.5mm thinner
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    74mmvs78.5mm
  • 10mm shorter
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    114mmvs124mm

Why is Nikon D850 better than Nikon D300S?

  • 2.3x larger sensor
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    35.9 x 23.9mmvs23.6 x 15.8mm
  • 102 more focus points
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    153vs51
  • 3.49x more megapixels (main camera)
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    45.7MPvs13.1MP
  • 16x higher maximum light sensitivity
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    102400 ISOvs6400 ISO
  • Has a flip-out screen
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  • 890shots longer battery life
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    1840shotsvs950shots
  • 3.75x better video recording quality (main camera)
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    2160 x 30fpsvs720 x 24fps
  • 3.38x lower noise at high ISO
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    2660 ISOvs787 ISO

Price comparison

Nikon D300S

ProductStorePrice
Nikon D300S 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 D300S 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) (Renewed)
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$584.00
Nikon D300S aliexpressPIXEL TW-283 DC0 Wireless Timer Shutter ...PIXEL TW-283 DC0 Wireless Timer Shutter Release Remote Control For Nikon D850 D810A D810 D800E D800 D700 D500 D300S D300 D5 D4
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$25.99
Nikon D300S aliexpressNEW A Set Of Body Rubber 5 pcs Front cov...NEW A Set Of Body Rubber 5 pcs Front cover and Back cover Rubber For Nikon D300 D300S Camera Replacement Repair spare parts
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$20.00
Nikon D300S aliexpressSevenoak GPS-N Pro Camera GPS Tracker Re...Sevenoak GPS-N Pro Camera GPS Tracker Receiver Navigation for Nikon D800 D3200 D90 D7100 D5200 D4 D600 D5100 D7000 D300 D300S
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$45.95
Nikon D300S aliexpressShutter Release Cable Remote Control for...Shutter Release Cable Remote Control for Nikon MC-30A D850 D810A D810 D800 D800E D810 D700 D300S D200 D3X D5 D4 D4S MC30 MC-30
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$1.09
Nikon D300S aliexpressMEIKE MK-14EXT-N Ring Flash Light Speedl...MEIKE MK-14EXT-N Ring Flash Light Speedlite GN14 For Nikon D80 D300S D600 D700 D800 D800E D3000 D3100 D3400 D5000 D5100 D7000
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$71.00

Nikon D850

Buy used:

$2,399.00

ProductStorePrice
Nikon D850 AmazonNikon D850 FX-format Digital SLR Camera ...Nikon D850 FX-format Digital SLR Camera Body
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$2,996.95
Nikon D850 AmazonNikon D850 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera ...Nikon D850 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera Body (Renewed)
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$2,578.00

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Design

1.Has a flip-out screen
Nikon D300S
Nikon D850
Flip-out screens can be useful for tricky shots.
2.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Nikon D300S
Nikon D850
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 D300S
Nikon D850
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

840g

915g

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.
The device is dustproof and water-resistant. Water-resistant devices can resist the penetration of water, such as powerful water jets, but not being submerged into water.

Optics

1.sensor size

23.6 x 15.8mm

35.9 x 23.9mm

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.
4.maximum light sensitivity

6400 ISO

102400 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.
Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
6.has AF tracking
Nikon D300S
Nikon D850
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

1.video recording (main camera)

720 x 24fps

2160 x 30fps

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.
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.
4.Has timelapse function
Nikon D300S
Nikon D850
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.
5.has a 24p cinema mode
Nikon D300S
Nikon D850
24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.
Slow-motion is an artistic video effect that makes time seem to go slower. It is achieved by recording a video at a higher frame-rate than the standard playback rate of 24fps or 30fps. Frame rates for slow-motion videos vary between 60fps and 960fps.

Audio

1.has a stereo microphone
Nikon D300S
Nikon D850
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
2.has a microphone input
Nikon D300S
Nikon D850
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
5.Has a zoom microphone
Nikon D300S
Nikon D850
Zoom microphones record high-quality audio and enable you to record sound from a distance. They can be useful for recording meetings, lectures, and presentations.
6.has stereo speakers
Nikon D300S
Nikon D850
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)

950shots

1840shots

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 D300S
Nikon D850
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
3.has a rechargeable battery
Nikon D300S
Nikon D850
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
4.has a battery level indicator
Nikon D300S
Nikon D850
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
5.battery power

1500mAh

2100mAh

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.
6.has wireless charging
Nikon D300S
Nikon D850
The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

Features

1.noise

787 ISO

2660 ISO

The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.
2.supports Wi-Fi
Nikon D300S
Nikon D850
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

22.5bits

26.4bits

The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.
5.Has a remote control
Nikon D300S
Nikon D850
A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
6.dynamic range

12.2Evs

14.8Evs

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 D300S

ProductStorePrice
Nikon D300S 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 D300S 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) (Renewed)
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$584.00
Nikon D300S aliexpressPIXEL TW-283 DC0 Wireless Timer Shutter ...PIXEL TW-283 DC0 Wireless Timer Shutter Release Remote Control For Nikon D850 D810A D810 D800E D800 D700 D500 D300S D300 D5 D4
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$25.99
Nikon D300S aliexpressNEW A Set Of Body Rubber 5 pcs Front cov...NEW A Set Of Body Rubber 5 pcs Front cover and Back cover Rubber For Nikon D300 D300S Camera Replacement Repair spare parts
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$20.00
Nikon D300S aliexpressSevenoak GPS-N Pro Camera GPS Tracker Re...Sevenoak GPS-N Pro Camera GPS Tracker Receiver Navigation for Nikon D800 D3200 D90 D7100 D5200 D4 D600 D5100 D7000 D300 D300S
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$45.95
Nikon D300S aliexpressShutter Release Cable Remote Control for...Shutter Release Cable Remote Control for Nikon MC-30A D850 D810A D810 D800 D800E D810 D700 D300S D200 D3X D5 D4 D4S MC30 MC-30
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$1.09
Nikon D300S aliexpressMEIKE MK-14EXT-N Ring Flash Light Speedl...MEIKE MK-14EXT-N Ring Flash Light Speedlite GN14 For Nikon D80 D300S D600 D700 D800 D800E D3000 D3100 D3400 D5000 D5100 D7000
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$71.00

Nikon D850

Buy used:

$2,399.00

ProductStorePrice
Nikon D850 AmazonNikon D850 FX-format Digital SLR Camera ...Nikon D850 FX-format Digital SLR Camera Body
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$2,996.95
Nikon D850 AmazonNikon D850 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera ...Nikon D850 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera Body (Renewed)
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$2,578.00

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