Sunday, March 29, 2009

Nikon D300/D300S DSLR Camera Review

Nikon D300 / D300S Digital SLR
I use this camera more than any of my other cameras. The price is fantastic ($1,800 minus $100 rebate). This is the best camera Nikon makes that still uses the 1.5 crop factor. The crop factor means your lens will get a little more reach than they do with the newer pro cameras like the D700. I shoot almost exclusively with the D300S camera for sports and events. The focus is sharp and very fast.

I only recommend this camera to people who have been around photography for a while. If you don’t know or want to know what shutter speed, aperture, and ISO are, then stay away from this camera. There are a lot of settings and options on this camera. This camera does not have any dummy settings like sports, portrait, landscape etc. Serious amateurs and pros love this camera.

If the above paragraph scares you here’s what I recommend. All of the cameras below have the dummy settings. Don’t ever be shy about using dummy settings, they are great. I use them all the time if I’m using someone else’s camera.

Nikon D90 Digital SLR with 18-200mm kit lens
(fun camera with a fun lens)

Nikon D60 Digital SLR Kit with 18-55mm & 55-200mm
(Buy this kit with both lens you will need them)

Nikon D40 Digital SLR Kit with 18-55mm & 55-200mm
$750 minus $150 rebate
(Buy this kit with both lens you will need them)

This camera knocks the socks off the older D200. I don’t recommend the D200 camera to anyone anymore. If you can’t afford the D300 go with the D90 or use the list above to find one in your price range.

If you know all the technical junk and are ready to make the leap to the D300 then buy from the best dealer on the web. I order all my gear from This company is a god send. The prices are always competitive and their support and customer service are 5 star.

Buy it here:
D300S Digital SLR Camera - Body Only No Lens $1800

Boost your speed from 6 frames per second to 8 fps with the MB-D10. Buy an extra battery if you’re going to be shooting all day. I always keep a spare charged battery with me when I go shoot on location.

MB-D10 Battery Pack and speed booster

If you don't buy the MB-D10 then at least get an extra battery for the Nikon D300.

Try it before you buy it by renting it from
Nikon D300 Digital SLR at

The D300S is also available to rent at
Nikon D300S Digital SLR at



  1. i own a D90 and its really good. but im planning to buy a second camera and i think the D300s is my choice.

  2. I heartily concur to the D300s too! I shoot with it exclusively on my traveling.