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Old Feb 24, 2009, 12:34 PM   #1
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I have a sports video business and occasionally I am asked to take photos or I may need photos for my video productions. I was looking at the D300 but was curious if it was a smarter move to go with the D90 since it is newer. I know the construction of the D300 is better, but is it worth the extra money? I shoot football, lacrosse, etc and indoor such as basketball. I realize I will need 2.8m glass. Any suggestions?
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Old Feb 24, 2009, 12:34 PM   #2
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Welcome.

I'm going to move this thread down to our Nikon dSLR Forum, where Nikon dSLR owners are more likely to see it (you started this thread in our Nikon Forum in the Digital Cameras (Point and Shoot) section (for non-dSLR models).

I'd probably consider going with the D300 for pro work if budget permits. It's going to have better build quality, viewfinder, autofocus system, and more.

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I see you started a new thread in the Nikon dSLR forum. So, I've just merged the two threads into one for you.

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Thanks Jim, my oversight last night.
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Although the D90 is much better equipped than the D80 was for shooting sports and action, the D300 is just about the best APS sized sensor camera there is for sports. Superior build quality, larger, brighter viewfinder, better frame rate (up to 8 with the grip installed) and just about the best AF system around. Yes you can do it with the D90, but if you're doing pro work, the D300 will make it easier.
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Old Feb 24, 2009, 4:34 PM   #6
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I agree the D300 has the standard accessories port while the newer D90 is different...
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Old Feb 24, 2009, 8:43 PM   #7
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Thanks guys, just wanted to make sure.
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