Nikon D300 Digital SLR Camera Body

by Nikon
Nikon D300 Digital SLR Camera Body
The easy-to-use DX-format D300 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.

Packed with the latest technologies and Nikon's renowned ergonomics, the D300 sets a new standard for professionals on a budget," said Robert Cristina, Brand Manager, Nikon Professional Products, Europe. "The D300 is a true 'go-anywhere' camera, delivering fast response, high performance and ease of use that will appeal to anyone serious about their photography.


Body material: Magnesium alloy

*23.6 x 15.8 mm CMOS sensor
*DX format
*RGB Color Filter Array
*Built-in fixed low-pass filter (with self-cleaning unit)
*13.1 million total pixels
*12.3 million effective pixels
*3:2 aspect ratio

Image processor: Nikon EXPEED

A/D conversion: 14 bit

Image sizes:
*4288 x 2848 [L; 12.2 MP]
*3216 x 2136 [M; 6.9 MP]
*2144 x 1424 [S; 3.1 MP]

File formats:
*NEF (12-bit or 14-bit, compressed or lossless compressed RAW)
*JPEG (EXIF 2.21)

NEF compression:
*Compressed 12/14-bit NEF (RAW, Lossless compressed): approx. 60-80% *
*Compressed 12/14-bit NEF (RAW, Compressed): approx. 45-60%

Lens mount:
*Nikon F mount with AF coupling and AF contacts
*1.5x field of view crop

Usable lenses:
*DX AF NIKKOR: All functions possible
*D-/G-type AF NIKKOR (excluding IX NIKKOR lenses): All functions possible (excluding PC Micro- NIKKOR)
*AF NIKKOR other than D-/G-type (excluding lenses for F3AF): All functions except 3D-Color Matrix Metering II possible
*AI-P NIKKOR: All functions except Autofocus, 3D-Color Matrix Metering II possible
*Non-CPU AI NIKKOR: Can be used in exposure modes A and M; electronic range finder can be used if maximum aperture is f/5.6 or faster; Color Matrix Metering and aperture value display supported if user provides lens data

Dust reduction:
*Self-cleaning sensor unit ('Clean image sensor')
*Image dust-off data acquisition (Capture NX required)

Auto Focus:
*51 focus points (15 cross-type sensors)
*Multi-CAM 3500DX
*AF working range: -1 to +19 EV (ISO 100, normal temperature)
*Contrast Detect in Live View (Tripod) mode

Lens Servo:
*Single Servo AF [S]
*Continuous Servo AF [C]
*Manual focus [M]
*Focus Tracking automatically activated by subject's status in [S] or [C] AF

Focus Point:
*Single point from 51 or 11 focus points
*Liveview (Tripod mode): Contrast AF on a desired point anywhere within frame

AF Area Mode:
*Single point AF
*Dynamic Area AF [9 points, 21 points, 51 points, 51 points (3D-tracking)]
*Automatic-area AF

Focus Lock:
Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button

AF assist: Yes, lamp

Exposure modes:
*Program Auto [P] with flexible program
*Shutter-Priority Auto [S]
*Aperture-Priority Auto [A]
*Manual [M]

*TTL full-aperture exposure metering using 1005-pixel RGB sensor
*3D Color Matrix Metering II (type G and D lenses); color matrix metering II (other CPU lenses); color matrix metering (non-CPU lenses if user provides lens data; metering performed)
*Center-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 6, 8, 10, or 13 mm dia. circle in center of frame or weighting based on average of entire frame (8 mm circle when non-CPU lens is used)
*Spot: Meters approx. 3 mm dia. circle (about 2.0% of frame) centered on selected focus point (on center focus point when non-CPU lens is used)
Metering range - 3D Color Matrix Metering: 0 to 20 EV
*Center-Weighted Metering: 0 to 20 EV
*Spot Metering: 2 to 20 EV
*At normal temperature (20oC/68oF), ISO 100 equivalent, f/1.4 lens
Meter coupling CPU and AI

Exposure lock: Locked using AE-L/AF-L button

Exposure bracketing:
*2 to 9 frames
*1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1 EV steps *

Exposure compen.:
*+/-5.0 EV
*1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV steps

*Default: ISO 200 - 3200 in 1/3, 1/2 or 1.0 EV steps
*Boost: 100 - 6400 in 1/3, 1/2 or 1.0 EV steps

Shutter: Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal plane shutter
*30 to 1/8000 sec (1/3, 1/2 or 1.0 EV steps)
*Flash X-Sync: 1/250 sec (up to 1/320 sec with reduced GN *)

DOF Preview:
*Stop-down lens aperture by pressing button
*Activates modelling flash

White balance:
*Auto (1005-pixel CCD, image sensor)
*Presets (seven) with fine tuning *
*Manual presets (four)
*Color temperature in Kelvin (2500 - 10000 K, 31 steps)
*White balance bracketing (2 to 9 frames, 10,20,30 MIRED steps)

Picture Control:

Image parameters:
*Sharpening: Auto, 7 levels
*Contrast: Auto, 5 levels, Custom tone curve
*Brightness: 3 levels
*Saturation: Auto, 5 levels
*Hue: 5 levels

Color space:
*sRGB (Standard and Vivid modes)
*Adobe RGB (Neutral mode)

*Optical-type fixed eye-level pentaprism
*Built-in diopter adjustment (-2 to +1m-1)
*Eyepoint: 19.5 mm (at -1.0m-1)
*Frame coverage 100% *
*Viewfinder magnification approx 0.94x with 50 mm f/1.4 lens

Focusing screen:
*B-type BrightView Clear Matte Screen II
*Superimposed focus brackets
*On-demand grid lines

LCD monitor:
*3.0 " TFT LCD
*922,000 pixels
*170o viewing angle
*Brightness adjustment
* LCD Liveview

*USB 2.0 (Hi-Speed) Mini-B connector
*HDMI video out (version 1.3a, Type A connector) *
*Remote control 10-pin terminal
*PC Sync flash terminal

10-pin terminal:
*GPS: NMEA 0183 (Ver. 2.01 and 3.01) interface standard supported with 9-pin D-sub cable and GPS Cable MC-35 (optional)
*Remote control: via 10-pin terminal

*FTP and PTP/IP file transfer with optional Wireless Transmitter WT-3 (IEEE 802.11 b/g)

*Compact Flash Type I or II
*UDMA *, Microdrive and FAT32 supported
*36 characters of text can be input and stored in EXIF header

*Lithium-Ion EN-EL3e (7.4 V, 1500 mAh)
*Included battery charger MH-18a
*Optional AC adapter EH-5a
*Optional MB-D10 battery pack / vertical grip *

Dimensions: 147 x 114 x 74 mm (5.8 x 4.5 x 2.9 in)
Weight (no batt): 825 g (1.82 lb)

In the Box

Rechargeable Li-on Battery EN-EL3e
Quick Charger MH-18a
Audio Video Cable
USB Cable
Body Cap
User Manual
Quick Guide CDROM


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