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Nikon D2x Or Nikon D300s?

27 Jan 2013 5:38PM
Hi folks.

well, I've just got some cash together by begging & borrowing & am going to buy on eof the above as an upgrade from my d1x.

Which on would you recoomend, mainyl for outdoor portraits, but also..(the d1x fails miserably here) band photography ...dark venues.

I literally have enough to buy one or the other second hand, so please don;t suggest anything more expensive..and it has to be Nikon as I have several lenses thAT i CAN THEREFORE TRANSFER.

Thankyou in advance..very much appreciated Smile

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Nick_Hilton Plus
11 571 2 United Kingdom
27 Jan 2013 5:43PM
Easy choice D300s
KNS 7 106 2 United Kingdom
27 Jan 2013 5:44PM
Don't honestly think there is much between them - both great bodies......both now reatively cheap......I tend to use the 300s more often than the D2.....best of luck - either will be a huge step up from the 1x Smile
User_Removed 13 17.9k 8 Norway
27 Jan 2013 5:44PM

No question. The '300s' is a quantum leap in technology.

(I have had both the D200 and now the D300)
Nick_Hilton Plus
11 571 2 United Kingdom
27 Jan 2013 5:57PM
Just to qualify my choice I exchanged my D2X for a D300 - not the S version and it was far superior
User_Removed 13 17.9k 8 Norway
27 Jan 2013 5:58PM
(I should have added that the D200 is derived from the D2(x) in sensor-terms and the D3xx evolution is, as stated, a quantum leap if only from the switch from CCD to CMOS-based sensor technology)

D300s, easy choice!
27 Jan 2013 6:58PM
thats pretty categoric...thankyou!!! Smile
User_Removed 13 17.9k 8 Norway
27 Jan 2013 7:11PM
Oh yes!!! Wink
User_Removed 7 4.6k 1 Scotland
27 Jan 2013 8:09PM
Nice when you get such a degree of unanimity in response to a question VP.

With good D300 bodies now selling for round about the 300 mark, you really are getting a lot of camera for the money. Unless you are going for video capture, there is not much to be gained from the "s" version.

27 Jan 2013 8:17PM
Thankyou Forum,..to be hinest, I have no interest in video at all.

.................... Am a little perturbed that its now a full frame camera ..which is what I'm used to....but........????
KNS 7 106 2 United Kingdom
27 Jan 2013 9:39PM
There are significant differences between the D300 and the S variant - if you care to look at the specs, not least of which is 7fps as opposed to 6, lower noise (slightly) and two card slots.... If you can, grab the 300s a much better option - better button layout too, but what do I know! I've used one daily since 2009 Smile check the specs for yourself LOL.
27 Jan 2013 9:57PM
Thankyou all folks...really apreciate your input Smile
27 Jan 2013 10:14PM
I've got a d300 and can recommend it. However, if you can go that little bit extra, why not try the d700? Full frame and less noise at high ISOs. Might be a better bet for the venue shoots.
27 Jan 2013 10:18PM
Hi Nick..pocket says no unfirtunately..but thankyou Smile

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