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#1 Nik Samal

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Posted 20 June 2008 - 01:28 PM

yo

can't see a photography forum on here so i'm sticking this here!

i'm in the process of buying either one of these. and just wondered if anyone here have had any experience with both. if so is there any noticeable BIG differences?? i've used d200 a few times and just wondered if it'd be worth splashing out the extra bucks for the 300, or not.

thanks in advance
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#2 David Auner aac

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Posted 20 June 2008 - 05:12 PM

Yes, the 300 is worth the extra money. First of all, you get 12.3 MP instead of 10. The 300 is MUCH faster, the LCD screen is WAY better and the higher ISO settings are really usable for the first time, up to like 1600 ISO. So by all means get the 300 if you can afford her. You'll love yours, as I do mine!

Cheers, Dave
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#3 Tom Lowe

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Posted 20 June 2008 - 08:41 PM

Man I would love to be able to shoot at ISO 1600.
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#4 Zamir Merali

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Posted 20 June 2008 - 08:50 PM

I work at a camera store and I would say you should definitely go for the 300. The aforementioned reasons are good enough but nikon also changed the entire chip design from the 200 to the 300. This gives you more colour depth and even more subtle changes in tone are visible. I find that the main difference when looking at an 8x10 from both cameras side by side is not the increases in resolution (because 2.3 MP isn't noticeable below a 11x17 print), it's the colour that stands out.
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#5 David Auner aac

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Posted 21 June 2008 - 02:15 AM

This gives you more colour depth and even more subtle changes in tone are visible. I find that the main difference when looking at an 8x10 from both cameras side by side is not the increases in resolution (because 2.3 MP isn't noticeable below a 11x17 print), it's the colour that stands out.


Yep, I forgot that. The chip is now CMOS instead of CCD which to my eye yields a much cleaner picture and the dynamic range is supposed to be better too!

Cheers, Dave

PS: Tom, here is a quarter (at 100 percent) of a picture taken with my D300 @ 1600 ISO. That's without any kind of noise reduction or suppression because I like to do that in the raw converter.
http://www.auner.net/misc/DSC_0283.jpg

That's the same with NR applied.
http://www.auner.net...DSC_0283_nr.jpg
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