Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Impact review: Nikon D300 by Phil Askey at dpreview

Hot on the cyber-heels of the Thom Hogan review, the Nikon D300 gets another impact review, this time by Phil Askey at dpreview. In this thorough 33-page review, Phil puts the D300 through the paces.

And as it is typical with all our review previews, we do not reveal the findings, although you don't need to be clairvoyant to predict the findings given all that has been said and written about the D300. Page 1 of the review has a nice way to frame the D300, as it has a brief history of Nikon models in the segment, and a detailed spec-sheet comparison with the Nikon D200.

For more Nikon D300, and other DLSR reviews, be sure to check the DSLR Review Matrix. It's a giant one page cluster of dozens of reviews per dSLR model.

Reactions to the dpreview review
Bullish Nikonians are throwing down the gauntlet: D300 blows Canon out of the water says one thread in the dpreview News forum, a non-denominational, but very opinionated forum.

The Nikonians in the D300 dpreview forum are thrilled that the review is out!

"Wow!", exclaims this forum user. And the Thom Hogan review we mentioned above is also analyzed in 60+ posts.

But not everyone is drinking the D300 Kool Aid. There are more negatives to it say some forum users. But the defenders of the D300 fight back! Not for the faint of heart!

And now let's see what users of different brands are saying. Canon users are discussing the 40D vs D300 comparison shots.

Meanwhile high at Mount Olympus, the Olympus users are discussing the review.

And what does this mean for the Sony-Minolta world? Sony did squirt three new DSLRs this year, the A200, A300 and the A350, which uses a new 14mp sensor, and will undoubtedly be an interesting review to look forward to - thanks to the new sensor, which is different from the 14mp CMOS Samsung-Pentax sensor used by the Pentax K20D and Samsung GX20.


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