Does the D300 beat its competitors on every count? Certainly not. The new Olympus E-3 has an even more rugged build, an articulating/swiveling LCD, and built-in image stabilization that we've tested to a 3-stop advantage. There's also that 2X lens factor, which sports and nature shooters covet. Sony's new Alpha 700 also has state-of-the-art built-in image stabilization and a steal-this price of $1,400, body only.