Nikon D300 review

Full specification for Nikon D300

Sensor Nikon DX 23.6 x 15.8mm / CMOS 13.1MP / 12.3MP eff
Output Size 4288 x 2848, 3216 x 2136, 2144 x 1424
Focal Length Mag 1.5
Lens Mount Nikon F
File Format NEF 12-bit or 14-bit (uncompressed, lossless compressed or compressed RAW) TIFF (RGB)
Compression Compressed 12/14-bit NEF (RAW, Lossless compressed):
ISO 200 to 3200 + 100 and 6400 extended
Shutter Speeds 1/8,000 to 30 s in steps of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV, Bulb
Drive Mode Single, Continuous, 6fps
Viewfinder Type Optical-type fixed eye-level pentaprism. 100% view
Field of View 1.5x field of view crop
LCD 3in Live View 920,000 pixels
Live Mode Handheld mode: TLL phase-difference AF with 51 focus areas (15 cross-type sensors). Tripod mode: focal-plane contrast AF on a desired point within a specific area
Built-in Image Stabilisation No
Dust Reduction Self-cleaning sensor unit ('Clean image sensor'). Image dust-off data acquisition (Capture NX required)
Focusing Modes TTL phase detection, 51 focus points (15 cross-type sensors) by Nikon Multi-CAM 3500DX autofocus module; Detection -1 to +19 EV (ISO 100 at 20°C/68°F); AF fine adjustment possible. Focal plane contrast [in Liveview (Tripod) mode]
Exposure Modes P, A, S, M
Metering System 3D colour Matrix, centreweighted, spot
Exposure Comp ±5 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV
Colour Space sRGB, Adobe RGB
White Balance Auto, manual, 7 presets, colour temp, bracketing
White Balance Bracket White balance bracketing possible (2 to 9 frames in increments 1~3)
Colour Temp Control Colour temperature in Kelvin (2500 - 10000 K, 31 steps)
DoF Prview Stop-down lens aperture by pressing button. Activates modelling flash
Built-in Flash Built in GN 13m @I SO 100 / Hotshoe
Max Flash Sync 1/250sec / 1/320sec FP
PC Socket PC Sync flash terminal
Cable Release Via 10-pin terminal or Wireless Transmitter WT-4 (optional). NMEA 0183 (Ver. 2.01 and 3.01) interface standard supported with 9-pin D-sub cable (optional) and GPS Cable MC-35 (optional)
Memory Card CF
Power Li-Ion
Connectivity USB 2.0 Hi-speed
Dimensions 147 x 114 x 74mm
Weight Approx. 825g without battery, memory card, body cap, or monitor cover
Other -
AF Points 51-point AF, TTL phase detection, live view

Manufacturer website: Nikon

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Design 19/20
Image Quality 19/20
Performance 18/20
Value 18/20
Features 19/20
Overall Score 93%

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