Jun 7, 2008

My new Nikon D300

Nikon D300
Nikon D300
Originally uploaded by Rick.
This month, I have bought and returned two digital SLRs. First I bought the Canon XSi. It's not a bad little camera, it's just a 'little camera'. It doesn't fit comfortably in my hand and I found Canon metering to be sub par.

Enter the Nikon D60. Another fine camera, but again kind of tiny and not without some manufacturing defects. It had a problem with the rear LCD display randomly blacking out, and had some hot pixels in the CCD.

Enter my new camera, the Nikon D300. This is a serious tool. No Auto modes, no scene modes. The flash never pops up automatically. You need to know what you're doing with this camera; it is not for newbies.

You can see some sample shots taken with my D300 here and you will find the user manual for it here.