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Nikon D300 DSLR - the best Pro-Am Digital SLR camera of the decade.

I can't say much about this camera yet because it is not available until November (2007), but I have used the Nikon D200 for several years and the improvements are significant. Resolution wise it is only a few million pixels from 10 to 12 million pixels but the improvements in auto focusing, exposure metering, size of viewfinder, live view on the LCD, etc., etc. are so significant that any initial problems with the camera (if there are any) will be well worth it.

Here are the main features:Nikon D300
  • All-new 12.3 effective megapixel Nikon DX-format CMOS image sensor with integrated A/D converter and the increased bit precision of selectable 14-bit NEF (RAW) output
  • Incorporates Nikon's original EXPEED digital image processing concept
  • Nikon's original Scene Recognition System greatly improves autofocus, auto exposure and auto white balance performance
  • New 51-point autofocus system features 15 cross-type sensors that maximize the potential of lenses with apertures as small as f/5.6
  • Viewfinder with approx.100% frame coverage and large approx.0.94 magnification (50mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, –1.0 m-1)
  • Rapid 8 fps*1 or 6 fps*2 continuous shooting for up to 100 shots*3*4
  • New Picture Control System for image finishing optimized to match individual preferences
  • Quick response of 0.13 sec. power-up and 0.045 sec. shutter release time lag*5
  • Nikon D300Two liveview modes enable shooting while confirming subjects in the LCD monitor
  • Magnesium alloy body for light weight and rugged durability
  • 3-inch LCD with 920,000-dot (VGA) resolution and a 170° ultra-wide viewing angle
  • Active D-Lighting optimizes tone reproduction in both shadows and highlights
  • Shutter speeds ranging from 1/8,000 to 30 s for full creative control
  • Optional Multi-Power Battery Pack MB-D10 extends shooting capability, enhances stability, and provides the further shooting potential of added controls
  • Built-in Speedlight with i-TTL flash control and full support for Nikon's Creative Lighting System
  • Support for the Wireless Transmitter WT-4 (optional) enables direct cable-free image transfer to a compatible computer
  • Includes Nikon’s Software Suite software for easy control over image adjustment and management
  • Supported by Nikon Capture NX software (optional), to explore the extensive potential of NEF (Nikon Electronic Format)

  • *1 When using AC Adapter EH-5a/EH-5 or Multi-Power Battery Pack MB-D10 with batteries other than Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL3e
    *2 When using Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL3e
    *3 NORMAL – LARGE image setting, using a SanDisk Extreme IV CompactFlash 1 GB card
    *4 When shooting in Continuous-servo AF (C), Shutter-Priority Auto [S] or Manual [M] exposure modes, at a shutter speed of 1/250 s or faster with other settings at default
    *5 When shooting in JPEG, TIFF or 12-bit NEF (RAW) formats



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Nikon D300 - Specification





Effective pixels

12.3 million

Image sensor

CMOS sensor, 23.6 x 15.8 mm; total pixels: 13.1 million; Nikon DX format

Image size

4,288 x 2,848 [L], 3,216 x 2,136 [M], 2,144 x 1,424 [S]

Sensitivity

ISO 200 to 3200 in steps of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV with additional settings of approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7 and 1 EV (ISO 100 equivalent) under ISO 200 and approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7 and 1 EV (ISO 6400 equivalent) over ISO 3200

Storage media

CompactFlash (CF) Card (Type I and II, UDMA compliant), Microdrive

LCD monitor

3-in., approx. 920,000-dot (VGA), 170-degree wide viewing angle, 100% frame coverage, low-temperature polysilicon TFT LCD with brightness adjustment

Exposure metering

3D Color Matrix Metering II, Center-Weighted and Spot Metering

Exposure modes

1) Programmed Auto (P) with flexible program
2) Shutter-Priority Auto (S)
3) Aperture-Priority Auto (A)
4) Manual (M)

Interface

Hi-Speed USB

Power sources

One Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL3e, Multi-Power Battery Pack MB-D10 (optional) with one Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL4a, EN-EL4 or EN-EL3e or eight R6/AA-size alkaline (LR6), Ni-MH (HR6), lithium (FR6) batteries, or nickel-manganese ZR6 batteries, AC Adapter EH-5a (optional)

Dimensions (W x H x D)

Approx. 147 x 114 x 74 mm (5.8 x 4.5 x 2.9 in.)

Weight

Approx. 825 g (1.82 lbs.) without battery, memory card, body cap, or monitor cover

Specifications and equipment are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer. August 2007
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