> >My level of frustration comes from the fact that long ago (in >camera generation terms) Nikon chose to NOT advance the D300 >to a D400, and thus compete with / surpass the Canon 7D. >Instead, Nikon decided to move laterally, and reduce the D300 >to a YouTube camera...taking out some still photography >features and inserting video. That delayed development of a >legitimate step forward for the top of the line APS-c prosumer >camera. > I am not familiar with the D300, but own a D200 and the D300S. I can't follow you point on what was taken out, the D300S is so much more capable the the D200.