"Bravo, Nikon!!"5.0 starson by texasags
Pros: Autofocus, metering, customization features, LCD, Image quality
Cons: Nothing significant
Summary: This is the best APS-C sensor camera on the market today. The only other camera that comes close is the 40D, and it lacks some of the features. If you don't need them, it is an excellent camera for the money.
Having said that, the D300 is worth every penny of the $1800 price. It has accurate metering, the best flash system on the market, the pro-level AF module from the D3, and the ability to customize almost every feature.
The large, high-resolution LCD makes it easy to check focus and exposure, even in bright sunlight.
The picture quality is amazing, especially at high ISO sensitivity. This thing is built like a tank and is a joy to operate as it has superb ergonomics. With the exception of the D3 or the Canon 1D series, I can't imagine a better DSLR. For the price, it is unbeatable.