Last but not least: Thom Hogans D300 review

Thom Hogan has posted his review of the Nikon D300.

“We’ve seen plenty of examples of aggressive design decisions from Nikon in their eight years of DSLR making, but the D300 is amongst the most aggressive of all”

But read yourself as Thom Hogan is known for his critical views. BTW, his D300 guide will be available for pre-order next week. If his new guide is as good as the D2H I have from him I highly recommend this book.

Dpreview finally reviews the Nikon D300

Dpreview finally has posted it’s long awaited review of the Nikon D300. Here is their strong conclusion:

“Nikon’s biggest problem now will be bettering the D300; it raises the bar to a new high, and represents the state of the art despite strong competition from the likes of Canon, Sony and Olympus. There’s simply no better semi-professional digital SLR on the market.”

New D300 firmware A 1.02

Nikon has released a new firmware A 1.02 for the D300 (downloadable at your Nikon site). Akkording to Nikon it solves a rare problem of vertical stripes if exposure is > 8 seconds.

Luminous Landscape and an evaluation of the differences between Canon and Nikon

Michael Reichmann, owner of the well known Luminous Landscape site, has posted an interesting “attempt to help Canon users understand what the latest Nikon cameras have to offer, (and visa versa) and how they differ in terms of features, functions and ergonomics”. Two excerpts:

“After being away from Nikon for the better part of a decade and having been immersed in the Canon gestalt since then, I was frankly surprised at the extent to which current Nikon cameras offer feature and function advantages over Canon.”


“For its part the full-frame Nikon D3 is a direct challenge to Canon’s 1 Series, which has dominated the pro marketplace now for more than half a decade. The 1D MKIII is right in the D3’s bore sight, and the D3 matches it or surpasses it in IQ, sensitivity, and resolution.

Scott Kelby: why the D300 is replacing my D2Xs

Scott Kelby, editor and publisher of Photoshop User Magazine, has posted a review of his new Nikon D300 and finally comes to the conclusion…

“the D300 is a much better, more fully featured update to the D200 than I had ever imagined it would be. How much so? Well, needless to say, I’m selling my D200, but I guess what I’m most shocked about is that I’m going to sell my Nikon D2Xs now, too.”