d7000 vs d300, motorbike racing

Started Nov 25, 2012 | Discussions thread
Harsay Regular Member • Posts: 103
Re: Superior versus idiosyncratic autofocus

D300s autofocus is more suitable for motorsports then the D7000.  The result is you get more shots in focus. I have purchased a D300s and D700 for motorsports, I was not to happy with the D7000 due to the autofocus #1 and what I perceived to be the risk in stability with a large lens mounted to the body with much less stiffness and strength.  The superior sensor of the D7000 does not make a better case for motorsports.

Th D7000 owners in my experience defend their camera choice with "it's a great autofocus" and "snobbery" comments quite often... but the weaknesses are more substantial with long glass and fast moving subjects.

Now, having said that, I would like to see an improvement in autofocus technology for my next camera purchase (D400?) as this is so important.

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