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20-10-09, 08:57 AM
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I've got this months mag and read the review on the D300s. Did the reviewer actually spend any time with the camera? They say it will shoot 7 jpegs a second but only 2.5 RAW files a second. That should read it will shoot 7fps 12 bit and 2.5fps 14 bit in either jpeg or raw. This is interesting because I dug out my old copy of the review of the D300 and lo it said 6fps jpeg and 2.5fps raw which was also wrong.
It goes on to say that new for the D300s is a 3in LCD with 920,000 dots. New to what? Not the D300, there's no change in that department so how exactly was this review conducted? If the mag gets it wrong consistently how can anybody be expected to take the advice seriously?
Reading this I get the impression that you are vertainly a Nikon user and probably contemplating this camera?
In the interests of comparing like with like the reviewer was right to say that the camera can only shoot 2.5fps comparing that with the Canon 7D 8fps - it's pointless to say that the Nikon can shoot at 7fps in 12 bit because the Canon has no need of reducing the image quality to improve its performance. What does rankle are reviews which do this the other way around, comparing the Nikon at 7fps without ever mentioning that it needs to do this at 12bit in an attempt to make the camera appear more competetive than it really is or to justify a biased review. I've even seen fps quoted in 12 bit with the battery grip attached in order to show a point which in reality is a lie!
Just because an LCD retains the same number of pixels it doesn't mean that it's not a new design, after all how many 10MP sensors are there on the market? They aren't all the same just because they're 10MP. Many things can be different on an LCD such as colours, contrast, viewing angle etc.
Just because someone doesn't present the camera in the very best possible way (a la DPreview) doesn't mean it's a sloppy review, reading this I'd say he actually got it right rather than wrong because the quoted specs are comparable with other products, whereas often they are quoted in isolation with intention of deceit.
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