Summary Nikon D300

Prices Price
Body only
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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

"There's simply no better semi-professional digital SLR on the market." | talking about the camera's overall-performance
"Very good resolution and detail without looking over-processed" | talking about the camera's image-quality
"Improved auto-focus module (Multi-CAM3500DX) delivers fast and accurate AF lock even in low light" | talking about the camera's auto-focus


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The Nikon D300 vs other recent DSLRs

Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
Shoot in extreme weather
Focus points Many focus points Help
Viewfinder coverage Above average viewfinder coverage Help
Autofocus Phase detection autofocus Help
fast and accurate
Viewfinder Doesn't use battery, see more detail 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

Lens availability More lenses available Help
230 lenses
Lowest price Very inexpensive Help
Built-in flash Built-in flash Help
External flash not needed
Built-in focus motor Built-in focus motor Help
Autofocuses with more lenses
Thickness Thin Help


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The Nikon D300 vs other recent DSLRs

Movie format No movies Help
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
3,200 ISO
Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
Announced Old Help
August 2007
Size Slightly large Help
Professional size (147×114×74 mm)
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Startup delay Poor startup delay Help
300 ms startup delay
Shutter lag Poor shutter lag Help
227 ms shutter lag
Missing geo-tagging
Weight Heavy Help
925 g
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The Nikon D300 vs other recent pro DSLRs

Screen resolution Very low resolution screen Help
922k dots
Viewfinder size Small viewfinder Help
Touch screen No touch screen Help
More buttons
Popularity Not so popular Help
Among snapsort users
Screen size Small screen Help
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
6 fps
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
12.2 MP




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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....