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Nikon D300 digital camera
at a glance
4288 x 2848
3" lcd viewer (VGA)
CF I / II, UDMA compliant
Li-ion  EN-EL3e
Nikon D300 review summary
camera date Nov 07  
pixels / class 12.3M  SLR digital camera
overall rating very good overall camera rating  18 reviews
image quality very good image quality rating  
ease of use very good usability rating  
camera body very good camera body rating  
digital features above average digital features rating  
photogr. ctrls very good photographic controls rating  
user profile user profile: digital photography professional
Nikon D300 specifications
lens / zoom  Nikon F mount with AF coupling and AF contacts (DX and D or G-type: all functions supported)
focus / macro  auto | manual
metering mode  (3D) color matrix / center weighted / spot
aperture  auto | manual / lens dependent
white balance  auto, six manual modes with fine-tuning, colour temperature setting, preset white balance
shutter  auto | manual / B, 30s - 1/8000s
exposure  +/- 5EV in 1/1, 1/2 or 1/3EV steps
flash / mode  pop up, hot shoe - 5 modes / GN 17 (m, iso 200)
viewfinder  ttl optical
iso ratings  200 - 3200 in 1/1, 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps; expandable to 100, 6400)
image size  4288x2848 / 3216x2136 / 2144x1424
image format  raw / tiff / jpeg (exif 2.21)
image compr.  
lag/cycle times  
remote control  self timer 2s - 20s
video options  
audio options  
connectivity  usb 2.0 (high speed); video (NTSC / PAL); HDMI
storage  compact flash I / II, UDMA compliant
extra features  sensor dedusting
CMOS sensor 23.6 x 15.8 mm
focal length factor 1.5
live view (2 modes)
Nikon D300 links
Reviews for shutterbugs and professionals
01May08 Nikon D300 review at Steves-digicams
02Apr08 Nikon D300 review at Quesabesde (es)
13Mar08 Nikon D300 In-depth Review at dpreview
19Feb08 Nikon D300 review at Trusted-Reviews
07Feb08 Nikon D300 review at imaging-resource
21Jan08 Nikon D300 review at PhotographyBLOG
19Dec07 Nikon D300 vs. Olympus E-3 at Quesabesde (es)
14Dec07 Nikon D300 review at DCResource
13Dec07 Nikon D300 test op
06Dec07 Nikon D300 review at CameraLabs
Introductions, previews and other reviews
18Aug09 The DSLR group test reviews at ePHOTOzine
20Apr09 Nikon D300 Field Test Report at Photocrati
12Jul08 Nikon D300 review by Romulo Lubachesky
09May08 Nikon D300 review at
22Apr08 Nikon D300 review at DigitalCameraInfo
06Jan08 A biased evaluation of the Nikon and Canon brands
27Dec07 Nikon D300 Review Diary continues at the DOP
20Dec07 Nikon D300 on a trip to  Antartica by Jan Vermeer
News, guides, hints & tips
23Dec08 Lenses for use with the Nikon digital SLRs
02Jul08 Nikon D300 firware update version 1.03
24Aug07 Nikon D300 press summary
Forum discussions Nikon SLR Talk Forum nikon SLR forum Nikon Talk Forum
Forums at the Nikonians  Nikon Forum Nikon Forum
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Nikon D300 announcement clippings

The D300 features a new 12.3 effective megapixel DX-format CMOS image sensor. It not only produces fine details with sharp resolution, but also provides a broad light sensitivity range of ISO 200 to ISO 3200, (plus LO 1 for IS0 100 equivalent and HI 1 for IS0 6400 equivalent settings; Auto ISO control is also available). The CMOS sensor's integrated A/D converter features the ability to select between 12-bit and 14-bit conversion, making it possible to shoot using high-quality 14-bit NEF (RAW) format. All internal processing is handled in full 16-bit color, color, benefiting from a fine balance between performance with outstanding speed that defies this level of precision and natural-looking images that benefit from faithful color and tone reproduction. Lateral chromatic aberration is also reduced.

Liveview function enables shooting while confirming subjects in the LCD monitor. In Handheld mode, which allows recomposing of the frame prior to actual shooting, ordinary TTL phase-difference AF using all 51 AF points including 15 cross-type points is activated. Tripod mode is designed for precise focus accuracy with still subjects and tripod stabilization. In this mode, focal-plane contrast AF on a desired point within a specific area is possible. Remote view, focusing and shooting are also made possible on a PC (wired or wirelessly).

The D300 is the first Nikon D-SLR camera to employ a Self-cleaning Sensor Unit. Four different resonance frequencies vibrate the optical low pass filter in front of the image sensor to shake particles free and reduce the presence of dust.

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