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Nikon D3 and D300 officially announced

post #1 of 43
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http://www.dpreview.com/news/0708/07082313nikond300.asp


http://www.dpreview.com/news/0708/07082312nikond3.asp

Thank got I havent bought the 17-55mm, I'm so going nikon FF
post #2 of 43
Holy cow, both those cameras look impressive, especially the D300. And whoa @ Nikon's new AF sensor...51 points, nice! It's cool that Nikon is finally going full-frame and hopefully give Canon some competition, but man the D3 is expensive.
post #3 of 43
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D300 is a beefed up D200, looks like canon needs "3d" to compete with it. D3 is the real thing at about same price as the Id mk3, it looks like a hell of a camera! a few weddings will take care of the 5000 tag
post #4 of 43
Gasp. Oh my goodness, the Canon forum over at FM is flooded with Nikon threads!! Nikon wins this round
post #5 of 43
only 5 years behind Canon's FF, that's not too bad

oh, and also 9mp difference....
post #6 of 43
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Originally Posted by Cankin View Post
only 5 years behind Canon's FF, that's not too bad

oh, and also 9mp difference....
And the Nikon is $3000 cheaper.
post #7 of 43
Scrapes jaw from floor.....
post #8 of 43
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Originally Posted by DBrim View Post
And the Nikon is $3000 cheaper.
oh sorry, I was comparing 2 cameras from different price range...

so if D3 and 1D mkIII:
D3 has 2mp more, FF sensor

and ISO25600 ?!?
post #9 of 43
that d300 looks sweet...been looking to finally upgrade from my venerable d70 and the d300 may be the winner...unless, of course, d200 prices drop enough where it's a no-brainer to pick one up.
post #10 of 43
Yeehaa! A few more years and I can get a camera with ISO 500,000!
post #11 of 43
Oh my goodness.

My family's Nikon fanboyism can now run free.
post #12 of 43
That D300 really looks tasty! I must confess that after seeing Canon's offerings I thought Nikon was in trouble but these are really, really nice.
Yesterday I was admiring the 3" LCD the new Canon's have but the Nikon one seems to slaughter those completely (insane pixel count!).

I wanted one of these until I saw the price tag - no way I can justify spending nearly 2000 euros on a body since photography is only a hobby for me. Need to get a cheaped Nikon dSLR now and upgrade to this beast in a few years

Another D300 first look: http://www.digitalreview.ca/content/...R-Camera.shtml
post #13 of 43
Bloody hell the D300 looks good.
post #14 of 43
According to Ellis Vener (from photo.net), the D3 clearly has better noise performance compared to 1DMkIII @ ISO1600 & ISO3200 (from 40" print comparison). Now that's interesting. I never associated Nikon with superior ISO performance (well at least not when compared to Canon).

This is the quote from him:

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Too little time to post in depth right now. Saw and handled the D3 and D300 today and the new lenses in Tokyo. Also saw large sample prints comparing D3 to the 1D Mark 3. The D3 clearly had better noise o in the high ISO (1600 and 3200) 40" wide prints. Remarkably little noise. Prints were from in camera large jpegs. No prints from either Canon or CR2 or NEF files. I'm told there was no post processing done with any of the prints. The cameras are very quick and the the AF in Live View works very well but not as fast as when used like an SLR. The camerass were very responsive.

The 14-28mm f/2.8 is sweet very little chromatic aberretion problems with that lens on the D3 at 14mm, even into the corners -- at least on the D3 LCD (we weren't allowed to male test shots onour own cards.

No word on who is making the 23.9 x 36.9 mm CMOS in the D3

Met Bjorn Roslett too!
post #15 of 43
I think this is good news for everyone. Its nice to see competition so that prices go down. I have lenses on both systems but do full frame camera yet. I was hoping that the prices would come down for full frame and this announcement definitely helps.
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