Usually when Nikon or Canon come out with new serious hardware like the D300s, the 'Net is awash with reviews. I'm talking proper dispassionate lab and mag type reviews, not fanboy stuff written by you and me. Nikonlinks is down at present, because poor Edwin has eyesight problems, which you wouldn't wish on anyone, but even so, I'm unable to find a real D300s review - as distinct from a preview listing all the features. As the camera has been in the shops for a few weeks now, I'm puzzled. I really fancy one. My wife bought a D300 in the early Summer, and I quite like that, so see the D300s as the natural replacement for my present D2h. I figure that 7fps with CAM3500 is probably the same as, or faster than, 8fps with CAM2000 on my D2h. After all, fps rates are always quoted without metering or autofocus engaged! We do motor racing, so fps matters! Can anyone point to an online D300s review just yet, please?
Where are the D300s reviews?(5 posts) (4 voices)
Now let's see:
D300 was released in July 2007, dpreview's review published in March 2008
D700 was released in July 2008, dpreview's review published in October 2008
D90 was released in August 2008, dpreview's review published in October 2008
D3x was released in November 2008, dpreview's review published in February 2009
D300s was released in July 2009, dpreview's review should be published in October 2009?
I didn't check what other reviewers are doing but I dpreview.com was among the first to come out with the D90 in-depth review. Before that there were pre-views and user comments. Maybe it was some other Niko camera, can't really remember. I think it is a bit early to get puzzled.
Remember, it's an upgrade, not a new model. I have seen modest reviews and "first looks" which appear favorable.
A D300 w/video and dual card slots.
Thanks guys. Gentoo's link was indeed interesting - I was unaware that Andy Rouse now shoots Nikon. I had noticed the price now sliding and plenty of stock in key UK outlets, which suggests they haven't flown off the shelves so far. I am quite prepared to believe that there will be subtle enhancements - the one I seek is AF speed as good as the D3, which is one of the slight criticisms people have of the original D300. They say it's fast, but not quite D3 fast. Again, for motor racing this does help! 12mp is plenty for what I do, and improved noise levels at higher ISOs are always welcome. We'll see!
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