Nikon D300 DSLR camera

Not sure what’s more popular: images or blog text, but images are definitely a nice addition to blogs. So if you’re considering a camera but don’t want the 21 megapixels of resolution of the new Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III digital SLR, maybe you’d prefer the 12.3 effective megapixels of the Nikon D300 professional DSLR. It’s a much more affordable $1,800 – compared to Canon’s $8,000 – and will be available around November of this year.

Or if you need additional professional features, there’s also the 12.1 megapixel Nikon D3, with a new FX-format CMOS censor. This baby will run $5,000 though.

For $1800 for a Nikon, even 12.3 megapixels is nothing to sneeze at. I’m not sure if this price includes a lens or not. Nikon has a tendency to state prices sans lens, and their very high quality Nikkor lenses tend to be more expensive than Canon for comparable lenses.

I’ve owned several cameras of each brand, though not digital. I’ve only had low-end HP and Olympus digitals, and they’re fine for snapshots and web images but not for professional work. My leaning is towards a professional Nikon DSLR, though I’ve been waiting for prices to drop below $2000.

Unfortunately , I have this bizarre curse: if I spend money on a camera, some weird incident occurs in my life that causes me to have to sell them. Or lose them. My last 5 cameras and camcorders are collecting dust somewhere in Atlanta.

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