Former D300 user, where to go now?

Started Jun 30, 2013 | Questions thread
Simon Garrett Veteran Member • Posts: 5,695
Re: Greatly depends on your subjects, lighting, etc.

dwa1 wrote:

Welcome "back".

You would get much more targeted, focused feedback if you tell us about your subjects, lighting and budget.

Agreed.  For example, if you want very high image quality for landscapes, macro, fine-art photogrpahy or whatever, or you need to enlarge to very large print sizes (greater than A1 / 33 x 24 inches) you might go for D800 or D600.

If you liked the semi-pro body of the D300, then your choice is a D800, a D300s or a second-hand D700.

If you want high-speed action stuff and need the highest possible continuous frame rate of up to 8 frames per second then it's D700 or D300s (with a battery grip for highest continuous speed).  The other cameras mentioned have maximum frame rates of 4-6 fps, which action shooters maintain is hopelessly slow.  (You can tell I'm not an action shooter.)

If you want low-light photography, it's D800, D600 or (not quite so good in this respect) D7100.

Then you've got to choose lenses...

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