- Mar 24, 2009
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what do you think? Tell me why you would choose what you choose.
D300 would be better choice with it's dedicated, analog controls.
[/FONT][/FONT]For those deciding between a D90 and D300, the image quality is close enough to be called the same, so here are some things to note:
[/FONT][/FONT]Put simply: the D300 leans pro, the D90 leans consumer.
You can do the same on the D90, just with modes, the D90 I had was = to 300. Video might be good for little clips.
In short, the D300 has a lot more buttons actually on the camera which let you directly change settings, whereas the D90 has one (I think) programmable button and many other settings can only be changed by going into the menus. Think ISO, White Balance, shutter mode, etc. If you value the ability to change those easily with one button press, the D300 may be better.
Please link your source. My reading is that both the D90 & D300 native ISO range is 200-3200 but can be pulled LO to 100 and pushed HI to 6400. I fail to see where the edge is.don't forget the D90 also has a little bit of an edge in higher ISO capabilities. . .
Yes, of course you can, but the D300 lets you change all the important shooting adjustments with dedicated controls... you can even do it all while keeping your eye through the viewfinder. The D90 has most of the dedicated controls you'd need, but there are a few that require you to dick around a menu for, during which you might lose an important shot.You can do the same on the D90, just with modes
You mean the modes on the little top dial? If so, then it's not really the same... I don't own a d90, so if there is a way, then cool, but comparing the controls to my d70 and d200 (similar controls to d90 and d300) It's a world of difference. I shoot motorsports events on weekends and there are shots I would've missed with only the d70. Being able to flip a switch on the d200 to change focus or metering settings for example is more than just a convenience. Of course, this is motorsports which moves faster than weddings... but then, i've never shot a wedding..
I do not have a D90, but on my D80 it has dedicated buttons for AF, meter modes, WB, ISO, exposure comp, flash comp, and more.
Yeah, most of the basics are within easy reach. It's the little things like the AF settings for AF-S vs AF-C, AF area setting (menus on d70/80/90, outer switches on d200/300), the dx0 have an easy button for the meter mode, the dx00 has a dial right next to your thumb. The Dx0 cameras can easily be used for professional shooting. Two thumb wheels and the menus are quick to access if you're used to them, but the Dx00 cameras really feel more like an extension of yourself when you're in the moment and need to change settings.