You could also look at a D90 if budget concern is paramount. 4.5 fps continuous, 720HD video at 24fps, sensor cleaner - it's basically a D300 sensor and probably a newer/tweaked processor - Nikon's ads for the D90 said it was "inspired by the D300". Image quality is comparable.
Wed 23-Jul-14 11:02 AM | edited Wed 23-Jul-14 11:02 AM by MEMcD
The differences are slight. The D300 does not have video, an SD Card slot, Quiet mode, the Live View, and Info buttons on the back of the camera. Other than that, the control layout is so close, you should not have any problems transitioning from one body to the other on the fly without missing a beat.
>Marty, >The D300 has live view and info buttons on the back of the >camera (those are the two features of the D300 that I use all >the time). You are correct on the other items.
I think Marty is correct on all points...
I no longer have a D300, but I did check the camera manual to verify my memory.
The D300s has dedicated Info and Live View buttons on the lower right side of the rear of the body. The D300 does have an Info button on the other side, but it's shared with the "Protect" and "Help" functions. The D300 has Live View activated by a position on the Mode Dial; there is no button.