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"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


A general, generic topic D300s or D7100? [View all] , PeteD57 , Tue 14-May-13 09:23 PM
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