Summary Nikon D300

Prices Price
Body only
With 18-135mm lens
Score Snapsort rank
Within its price range
#n/a of 2
Among similar cameras
#n/a of 5
Specifications Key specs
Sensor size
Help APS-C 23.6x15.8mm
Screen resolution
Help 922k dots
Help 12.2 MP
Movie format
Help None
Screen size
Help 3"
Light sensitivity
Help 3,200 ISO
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Lenses Lenses
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reviewsWhat are people saying about the D300

"High ISO 3200 perfectly usable (if slightly softer due to NR), ISO 6400 usable for small output" | talking about the camera's iso-noise
"Improved auto-focus module (Multi-CAM3500DX) delivers fast and accurate AF lock even in low light" | talking about the camera's auto-focus
"Very good resolution and detail without looking over-processed" | talking about the camera's image-quality


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The Nikon D300 vs other recent DSLRs

Startup delay Short startup delay Help
300 ms startup delay
Lens availability More lenses available Help
230 lenses
Built-in focus motor Built-in focus motor Help
Autofocuses with more lenses
Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
Shoot in extreme weather
Viewfinder coverage Above average viewfinder coverage Help
Fastest shutter speed Fast shutter speed Help
1/8000 of a second
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The Nikon D300 vs other recent pro DSLRs

Size Quite small Help
Professional size (147×114×74 mm)
Thickness Thin Help
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
Built-in flash Built-in flash Help
External flash not needed


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The Nikon D300 vs other recent DSLRs

Dynamic range Narrower dynamic range Help
12 EV
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Shutter lag Poor shutter lag Help
227 ms shutter lag
Missing geo-tagging
Storage slots Fewer storage slots Help
Movie format No movies Help
Touch screen No touch screen Help
More buttons
Autofocus Manual focus only Help
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post
Announced Old Help
August 2007
Light sensitivity (boost) Low boost light sensitivity Help
6,400 ISO
Popularity Not so popular Help
Among snapsort users
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The Nikon D300 vs other recent pro DSLRs

Low light performance Very noisy at high ISO Help
679 ISO
Color depth Little color depth Help
22.1 bits
Screen size Small screen Help
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
6 fps
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
12.2 MP
Overall image quality Very low overall image quality Help
Screen resolution Low resolution screen Help
922k dots
Viewfinder size Small viewfinder Help
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
3,200 ISO
Cross type focus points Fewer cross-type focus points Help




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Geocollins (6:05 PM, August 12, 2013)
It's been some time now but why in the world did Nikon essentially scrap the D300 such a short time after releasing the 300S. I was happy as a clam when I bought the D300 but only in a heartbeat Nikon came out with the 300S and D300 was gone....