With one addition the D300 is totally usable in 2021

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With one addition the D300 is totally usable in 2021
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I do most of my shooting with a D7000. I bought it refurbished by Nikon and it has been a great camera for me. But, I thought I would try an FX camera so I bought a D610. My plan was to sell most of my DX lenses and keep one DX body for the rest. I looked into FX bodies and chose the D610 for its small size and weight.

But, I didn't like it. Its low light performance with just marginally better than my D7000. But, in the meantime I picked up a mint D300 with 3 Nikon batteries for under $200. I thought it would be at least as good as my D7000 in terms of low light. It isn't. With the D300 ISO 1600 is way too noisy to use. Then I thought I would try it by passing it trough DxO's PureRAW utility. I found that if I shot the D300 @ ISO 1600 and ran it through PureRAW, it looked identical to images shot @ ISO 200. It is incredible. At this point I may sell my D7000 and focus on my D300. These AI-based denoise products are truly amazing. (I think Adobe and Topaz also have an AI-based denoise)

 Solomon's gear list:Solomon's gear list
Fujifilm X10 Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 Nikon D1X Nikon D2Hs Nikon D300 +14 more
Nikon D300 Nikon D610 Nikon D7000
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