• […] D300s will only shoot 14-bit RAW at 2.5 fps.) I actually wrote a blog post about this last week. Comparing Nikon DLSRs: The Nikon D300s vs. the Nikon D7000 | Daniel H. Bailey's Adventure Photo… __________________ Daniel H. Bailey's Adventure Photography Blog -Exploring the world of […]

  • Great breakdown. I’m excited for the next gen. D300s! 😉 D7000 sounds awesome!!!

  • Nice comparison. I was a little tempted to switch to a D7000 for the better high iso, but I’m too clumsy to want to get rid of what feels like a more rugged body. I’ve dropped my D300s a few times and it has always been fine (my Tamron lenses, not so much).

  • nikon d300s says:

    hey dan,
    I want to ask you a question. I have a nikon D300s. Do you recommend to sell this and buy a D7000… I am happy with my nikon d300s but need some pro advice if is it worth to change…
    thank you again

  • Dan Bailey says:

    I still keep my D300 as a backup, but it’s not my main body anymore. I think that unless you really need the ruggedness and shutter advance speed of the D300s, the D7000 is a great leap forward in low light, sensor and video technology. Thanks for reading.

  • David Owen says:


    I would appreciate your comments and your opinion: Which–the 300s or the 7000–is better for my type of shooting which is landscapes, still life, natural light portraits? I am a semi to pro photographer. Thank you.

  • Dan Bailey says:

    David, for a semi-pro photographer, I think that you’ll find the D7000 to be an excellent choice. It will do most of the things the D300 will do, and unless you need the heavier duty chassis and slightly faster, sports oriented autofocus, the D7000 is probably a better bet. In addition, it’s got some newer technology, as well as better video capabilities. I think that you simply cannot go wrong with the D7000 – Dan

  • Demetris Andrews says:

    Dear Dan hello,
    I have bought D7000 some months ago. Excellent camera until two days ago. It denies to Focus in AF mode and as a result it doesn’t fire to take a picture (battery full – all switches to AF). When I tried to turn the ring on the lense, manually, it was ok, it focus, the red lights for focusing appeared and it fired. I have tried everything. I have bought couple of books from Amazon some time ago and I tried to find out if I am doing something wrong. Yesterday, it happened again for a while and all of a sudden it started working again normally. I don’t know what to think. If it happens again, I won’t trust it anymore. Only in AF is the problem. Do you have any other report about this ?
    Thank you, Demetris – Cyprus

  • Dan Bailey says:

    Demetris, I’m sorry to hear that you’re having an AF issue. I have not had any similar issues with any of my Nikon DSLRs, so I’m afraid that I can’t be of any help here. Hope you get it sorted out!

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