Summary Nikon D300

Prices Price
Body only
Unknown
With 18-135mm lens
$1,999
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
Megapixels
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

"You really have to pick up the D300 to appreciate how nicely it fits into your hand, the ergonomics are great and the soft rubber used on the grip ensures holding the camera steady is an easy task."
dpreview.com | talking about the camera's feel
"Improved auto-focus module (Multi-CAM3500DX) delivers fast and accurate AF lock even in low light"
dpreview.com | talking about the camera's auto-focus
"Very good resolution and detail without looking over-processed"
dpreview.com | talking about the camera's image-quality

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Pros

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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
100%
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
2.9"
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
$1,999.00
Built-in flash Built-in flash Help
External flash not needed

Cons

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The Nikon D300 vs other recent DSLRs

Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
Announced Old Help
August 2007
Storage slots Fewer storage slots Help
1
Popularity Not so popular Help
Among snapsort users
Touch screen No touch screen Help
More buttons
Shutter lag Poor shutter lag Help
227 ms shutter lag
GPS No GPS Help
Missing geo-tagging
Weight Heavy Help
925 g
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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 resolution Low resolution screen Help
922k dots
Viewfinder size Small viewfinder Help
0.62x
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
3,200 ISO
Autofocus Manual focus only Help
None
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Light sensitivity (boost) Low boost light sensitivity Help
6,400 ISO
Overall image quality Very low overall image quality Help
67.0
Movie format No movies Help
None
Screen size Small screen Help
3"
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
6 fps
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
12.2 MP
Cross type focus points Fewer cross-type focus points Help
15
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post

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Discussion

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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....