The easy-to-use DX-format Nikon D300 digital SLR camera offers outstanding image quality, multi-functional technologies and fast response. With class-leading 12.3 megapixel resolution, speedy 6 fps frame advance, self-cleaning sensor unit and high definition 3” VGA LCD display, combined with Nikon's legendary durability, the D300 is a breakthrough solution for photographers searching for an ...
The easy-to-use DX-format Nikon D300 digital SLR camera offers outstanding image quality, multi-functional technologies and fast response. With class-leading 12.3 megapixel resolution, speedy 6 fps frame advance, self-cleaning sensor unit and high definition 3” VGA LCD display, combined with Nikon's legendary durability, the D300 is a breakthrough solution for photographers searching for an advanced compact SLR.
Nikon D300 Digital SLR – Body only
Wex Photo Video Expert Reviewer Andy Rouse spent a day in the company of the Nikon D300 and his findings can be found by clicking here. Andy describes the D300 as “a great camera, certainly worth the money. It provides a level of customisability that all genres of photography will find useful."
When talking about the camera, Nikon Brand Manager Robert Cristina said, "The D300 is packed with the latest technologies and sets a new standard for professionals on a budget. A 'go anywhere' camera, the D300 delivers fast response, high performance and ease of use that will appeal to anyone serious about photography."
Features of the Nikon D300 Digital SLR
- 12.3 Megapixel DX format CMOS sensor, providing greater clarity for larger prints.
- Self-cleaning sensor unit eliminates worries over dust contaminating your photos.
- Large, clear 3” VGA LCD screen.
- EXPEED image processor for the capture and processing of HD image data.
- Nikon WT-4 adaptor enables Wireless Networking for the future of imaging on the Nikon D300.
- Speedy 0.13 second power up.
Nikon D300 – Speed and Performance
Described by professionals as the most feature-rich DSLR Nikon have ever produced, the Nikon D300 includes all the latest technology, allowing it to produce high quality images without a fuss, with its 12.3 Megapixel DX format CMOS sensor generating image files suitable for almost all types of output. The camera powers up in only 0.13 seconds, has a fast standard frame rate of 6fps and a barely noticeable 45 millisecond shutter lag. The frame rate can be increased to 8fps with a MB-D10 Multi Power Battery Pack.
Nikon D300 – Accuracy
The Nikon Scene Recognition System, a new feature which enhances image accuracy, uses the widely praised Nikon 1005-pixel RGB metering sensor, modified to recognise subjects’ shape and position before the image is captured. In turn, this feature helps the new 51-point Autofocus system track subjects by colour, ensuring an accurate exposure and white balance metering.
Live View is available on the D300 and offers two modes, one for hand-held shooting and the other for tripod shooting. It is also possible to use autofocus while in Live View.
Nikon D300 – Enhanced Images with EXPEED
EXPEED image processing is the system which allows the D300 to capture and process high definition image data. It features a 14-bit analogue-to-digital (A/D) conversion with 16-bit image processing, helping Nikon produce what they call their signature “look and feel” of attention to detail through rich, accurate colours and smooth skin gradations.
Nikon D300 – Ready for tomorrow
The D300 is an entirely high definition solution, capable of standing up to the conditions of future imaging environments with a 3” VGA LCD screen with 170° viewing angle and HDMI interface for HD ready displays.
The controls are intuitive, designed for ease of use and even new Nikon users will take very little time to learn them before they become second nature. Changing between the 51 autofocus points feels natural thanks to the intuitive 8-direction multi-area selector. The D300 also has an easy-to-view top LCD panel and information display on the rear LCD screen, which changes colour according to the ambient lighting conditions.
Nikon D300 – Durable and dependable
In line with Nikon’s track record and long tradition, the D300 is dependable and sturdy due to a tough magnesium alloy exterior, designed to provide a high level of dust and water resistance. The D300 is complete with a self-cleaning sensor unit, which vibrates at high frequencies to remove loose dust on the surface of the sensor’s optical low pass filter.
Whilst not too heavy, the D300 certainly lets you know it is there, giving the complete reassurance of a robust and well-made machine. The camera’s shutter has been tested for 150,000-release cycles.
Nikon D300 – Total Imaging System
In making their cameras, particularly their DSLRs, Nikon are committed to producing not ‘just’ a camera, but a component of a complete Nikon system which aids photographers in creating fantastic images. Accordingly, the Nikon D300 is compatible with the Nikon Total Imaging System of Nikkor lenses, Speedlights, accessories and software that provide a comprehensive solution to any photographic challenge.
As already mentioned, the MB-D10 optional Multi-Power Battery Pack can increase the frame rate up to 8fps*, extend the shooting life and adding ergonomic, vertical shooting practicality to the D300. The MB-D10 is a compact battery pack which simply attaches to the base of the D300. Unlike other grips, the MB-D10 does not occupy the camera’s battery space, so one can shoot with two EN-EL3e batteries, or add a powerful EN-EL4a battery into the mix. The D300 and MB-D10 can also be powered by 8 AA size batteries as well.
Nikon D300 – Wireless Networking
Nikon consider themselves to be one of, if not the, pioneers of wireless image transmission. With the introduction of the new Nikon Wireless Transmitter WT-4, the era of the multi camera network has arrived. Not only can photographers transmit (push) images to servers and remotely control the camera from afar, but the WT-4 also allows the image thumbnails from the camera to be remotely browsed. In a wireless environment, up to 5 D300 cameras can be networked and image thumbnails from all connected cameras browsed at the same time and relevant images ‘pulled’ whilst the photographer continues to shoot.
*requires EN-EL4a battery.
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