Even though we ARE Nikon lovers,we are NOT affiliated with Nikon Corp. in any way.

English German French

Sign up Login
Home Forums Articles Galleries Recent Photos Contest Help Search News Workshops Shop Upgrade Membership Recommended
members
All members Wiki Contests Vouchers Apps Newsletter THE NIKONIAN™ Magazines Podcasts Fundraising
no57

Saint-Lambert, CA
191 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author

"RE: D300s or D7100?"

no57 Silver Member Nikonian since 26th Feb 2004
Tue 09-Jul-13 02:10 AM

>The D7100 is at least 2-stops better in bad light. That is
>huge if you shoot action indoors. The D300 has the same
>sensor as my D90, which looks OK to about ISO 1600. My D7000
>is good to about ISO 4000, and usable to about ISO 6400. The
>D90/D300 is mush at those ISO's. Also, the 24MP files from
>the D7100 can be cropped much deeper and cleaner than the 12MP
>files from the D300.
>
>The D7100 gives you 6FPS at 14-bit/24MP, and 7FPS at
>14bit/16MP in crop mode. The D300 is 7FPS at 12bit/12MP,
>without the grip. To me, that is advantage D7100. IMO,
>unless you drive nails with your camera, "build
>quality" is a wash. The D7100 is weather sealed, and
>mostly a magnesium body.
>
>All of that said, if you don't crop, and don't shoot action in
>low light (or anything above ISO 1600), then all of those
>"handling" advantages of the D300 may be meaningful
>enough to sacrifice the dynamic range advantage of the D7100

So far no comment on your reasoning, but this last sentence raises my eyebrows:

>for a D300 and it's lower price.

On every Nikon site, a brand new D300 has a higher price than the D7100. I believe you are referring to used prices? In any cases, if the sacrifice is made, it is not for the lower price. I would phrase that as having significant benefits at a lower price, even though I am no fan of the D7100

JC

A general, generic topic D300s or D7100? [View all] , PeteD57 , Tue 14-May-13 09:23 PM
Subject
ID
Reply message RE: D300s or D7100?
1
Reply message RE: D300s or D7100?
2
Reply message RE: D300s or D7100?
3
     Reply message RE: D300s or D7100?
4
          Reply message RE: D300s or D7100?
5
               Reply message RE: D300s or D7100?
6
                    Reply message RE: D300s or D7100?
7
                    Reply message RE: D300s or D7100?
9
Reply message RE: D300s or D7100?
8
Reply message RE: D300s or D7100?
10