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D700 v. D300 Test Pictures

philipl

Oxford, US
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philipl Gold Member Nikonian since 31st May 2007
Mon 15-Jun-09 12:08 PM | edited Mon 15-Jun-09 12:23 PM by philipl

I've read a number of posts suggesting that the D700 takes "better" pictures than the D300. I decided to test this theory. With the exception of auto ISO all shots were taken with the cameras set with standard factory settings JPEG large optimal image quality, manual, 1/160 sec, F8, Sigma 150 macro lens, tripod, natural light. No processing other than combining and resizing.

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In each case the top shot is the D300, the middle shot is the D700 with the tripod moved closer to the flower to attempt the same FOV and the bottom shot is the D700 with the tripod in about the same location as picture #1.

To my eye (especially in the full size shots) the D300 has a slight edge in picture quality. Though to be fair I have done some low light tests where the D700 blows the D300 away.

Philip

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