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Disappointing review of the Nikon D300

TampaNikon1

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TampaNikon1 Registered since 30th Nov 2001
Tue 05-Feb-08 11:18 AM | edited Tue 05-Feb-08 12:40 PM by TampaNikon1

I was disappointed after reading the most recent review of the D300 in the January/08 issue of Digital Camera World magazine.

Edited to add: Disappointed but wondering if they are correct?

I can't post a link to the website because the website only provides limited text but I will quote a few lines from the review.

Does this confirm that DX is on it's way out? Should we only buy non-Dx lenses going forward? Sony's latest chip announcement seems to add to the uncertainty.

From Digital Camera World magazine:

"The Nikon D300 is one terrific camera but it faces a couple of problems which are nothing due to it's design."

"The problems are more to do with the market that it finds itself in. If Nikon made only DX-format cameras, then the Nikon D300 would be a must-have model."

"How can you justify spending thousands on DX SLRs and DX lenses when they have become a second division choice when compared to Nikon's FX sensor format."

"And for those" "who are simply looking to invest in a top-quality APS-C D-Slr, The sony Alpha 700 virtually matches the D300 specs and it's much cheaper" " The Olympus E-3 also competes"

"IT'S THESE TWO FACTORS THAT MAKE IT DIFFICULT FOR US TO RECOMMEND THE NIKON D300 UNRESERVEDLY, HOWEVER GOOD IT IS"


Bob, A Florida Nikonian

"When you turn your camera on...does it return the favor?

If not, get a
NIKON!!"

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