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Nikon D300


$1,800.00 Released November, 2007

Product Shot 1 The Pros:At $1800 it has good specs relative to the $5000 D3. Large 3" high resolution LCD with Live view (920k dots). HDMI video output - 1080i.

The Cons:12mp sensor is outdated compared to current 16mp offerings (D7000). No custom presets for aperture/time. APS-C (crop sensor).

On August 23rd, 2007, Nikon announced their upcoming release of their consumer DSLR Nikon D300, the big brother of the Nikon D200. The D300 has a 12.3 MP DX format CMOS sensor measuring 24mm x 16mm. It features a very large 3" LCD with 920,000 pixels.

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Product Shot 2 The D300 offers upgrades over the D200, however, also announced was the upcoming Nikon D3 that boasts superior specifications over the D300.

Specifications

  • 12.1 mpx DX format CMOS (24 mm x 16 mm)
  • Continuous shooting at 6 fps
  • 3" LCD with 920,000 pixels and Live View feature
  • 51 point Auto-Focus
  • Sensitivity ranging from ISO 200 to ISO 3,200
  • Extends to Hi-1 (ISO 6,400 equiv.) and Lo-1 (ISO 100 equiv.) sensitivity modes
  • 14 bit A/D conversion
  • 150,000 shutter cycle durability
  • 100% coverage in viewfinder (0.94X magnification)
  • 6 fps (Frames Per Second)
  • 1.5X focal-length multiplier

The Nikon D300 will be available to consumers in November, 2007 and will retail for $1800.

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Pros
  • 7

    At $1800 it has good specs relative to the $5000 D3

  • 6

    Large 3" high resolution LCD with Live view (920k dots)

  • 4

    HDMI video output - 1080i

  • 1

    smaller, lighter and less expensive as an overall system than next step up full frame offerings

  • 1

    51-point autofocus system

  • 1

    6fps continuous shooting (up to 8fps with the MB-D10 battery grip)

  • 1

    three times the battery life of the D200

  • 1

    self-cleaning

  • 1

    100% viewfinder converage

  • 1

    solid, professional quality weather-sealed body

Cons
  • 2

    12mp sensor is outdated compared to current 16mp offerings (D7000)

  • 1

    no custom presets for aperture/time

  • 1

    APS-C (crop sensor)

  • -2

    Expensive

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Anonymous
Anonymous: #nikon_d300 This camera is not competitive anymore compared to current 16mp offerings. Feb 28, 11
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tvaughn
tvaughn: #nikon_d300 I have a D-200 and a Fuji S-3 Pro. Aug 28, 07
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rapidronnie
rapidronnie: #nikon_d300 Has anyone else figured out you don't need a 24x36 sensor because the 2:3 aspect ratio is not really needed? I'd be happy with 24 square, 24x30, or 24x32-or even 20x24. Aug 25, 07
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