The 40D and the D300 both were announced last summer. The 40D came out just a little ahead of the D300. I think the D300 is just outselling the heck out of the 40D and is why the 40D is being so heavily discounted. It's only a year old..
Personally I like the D300. One of my best buddies has the 40D. Both are mature quality designs. I just think the D300 feels better and has better glass available for it. I'm a Nikon fan, though and love my D300. There's a reason the D300 is selling so well.Cheers, Craig..
Go look at an olympus e3 and then decide which one... it's worth the look and the deal for the flash/12-60/e3 is a screaming deal right now....
D300 is better than 40D!!Nikon D60 18-55vr & 55-200vrSB400Casio Z750..
I wouldn't focus too much on the camera's body specs... The lenses and especcially you are the ones who are going to make the big differnce..
A camera which has got better specs but worse handling won't give you better pictures. Just the same, a Nikon with kitlens won't give better pictures than the oly or the Pentax with Kitlens (that is, in the lab). Consider not Camera bodies, but whole systems and try out every brand available.....
Remember, the best camera today will soon be tomorrows news. Regardless, I do have a question, are the cars you photographing moving or still? Not that it matters that much but I wonder if the AF of the D300 for moving objects will that little bit better than the 40D. Also something to consider, which lenses are at your disposal? If you get a Nikon will you have to incur additional expense to get more lenses (I am assuming if you are supplied a camera you are also supplied lenses)..
Beyond that, I don't think either camera will make that much of a difference in the final image. Both of the cameras (40D vs D300) will have a learning curve (possibly a larger one for the D300) as the controls are very different from a Canon XT..
This is my first time posting on this discussion board, so hi all!I am in the market to purchase my first DSLR. I have a littleexperience with DSLR before because part of my job is to takepictures of cars, and I am given a Canon Rebel XT to work with atwork. Anyway, I am still a beginner, and I am torn between whichcamera to buy. It boils down to these two cameras: Canon 40D andNikon D300. I have taken at look at both cameras in real life, and Ipersonally like the feel of the Nikon D300 more. However, the D300is practically brand new, while the Canon 40D has been in the marketfor a while with killer deals at the moment!.
Because of the deals on the 40D, and because I feel that these twocompanies are coming out with newer better cameras with more and morefeatures pretty much every year now, I am leaning toward getting the40D to play around with (since it's cheaper) and then see how themarket will be again in 2 years. I mean, Canon might come out with a50D next year, which may be better than the D300, then the price ofthe D300 will most likely decrease..
But I actually like the Nikon more because I like the feel, the liveview, the 51 points sensor, and the fact that it has a lot morefeatures than that 40D..
I know there are already 23752608434 threads of 40D vs D300, butseriously, SOMEONE help ME!!!!!.
Any of these cameras can give superb results. It's more a question of how the camera feels to you and if there are any specific features that are better for you on one camera or another. But for most people ergonomics are probably more important than features. If a camera feels good in your hands and the controls seem logical to you, you'll have more fun using it than if you have to struggle with the feel and layout of the camera.Bob..