Quote Originally Posted by The Old Pharaoh View Post
Here is a link for the d300 http://imaging.nikon.com/lineup/micr...lity/page5.htm . The same goes for Leica and here is the link for the M9 http://uk.leica-camera.com/photography/m_system/m9/ if you like to check it out.
The D300 is of the modern design without separate top and bottom covers. The M9 has a a magnesium chassis, with top and bottom covers "machined from blocks of solid brass" to quote the brochure.