Has anyone that shoots sports compared D7100 to D300s?

Started Mar 18, 2013 | Discussions thread
Alan Brown
Alan Brown Veteran Member • Posts: 5,619

gary stepic wrote:

Thanks, I have heard many sports shooters were not real pleased with D7000 focus so not surprised D7100 is a big improvement. I have been happy with D300S so from most accounts I think I will be happier with D7100. I don't think I will be losing anything in frame rate since I have not been using the battery grip, which means I have been getting 7 frames a second with D300S. I know I have not been getting even that frame rate, maybe because of shooting raw and maybe Sandisk Extreme III not fast enough card (would the card actually make much of a difference?).

the memory card is not  a factor preventing 7 fps. it only a factor in recovery after the buffer fills. (this is the same with any camera)

It's obviously possible with the D300s, I know, I have had one. There are other things that slow the fps... shutter speed comes to mind... you can't get 7 fps with a 1/30th sec shutter speed despite setting the fps dial to Hi.

let us know 'how' you are/were, trying to get that speed .. what shutterspeed etc

I like the idea of having a lighter camera when hiking and traveling. I will get the battery grip and this will give me a beefier camera when shooting sports and events. I think there will be a D400 in the future but it is looking like the D7100 will be a capable and practical camera for my purposes.


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