On August 23rd, 2007, Nikon announced their upcoming release of their consumer DSLR Nikon D300, the big brother of the Nikon D200. The D300 has a 12.3 MP DX format CMOS sensor measuring 24mm x 16mm. It features a very large 3" LCD with 920,000 pixels. The D300 offers upgrades over the D200, however, also announced was the upcoming Nikon D3 that boasts superior specifications over the D300.
- 12.1 mpx DX format CMOS (24 mm x 16 mm)
- Continuous shooting at 6 fps
- 3" LCD with 920,000 pixels and Live View feature
- 51 point Auto-Focus
- Sensitivity ranging from ISO 200 to ISO 3,200
- Extends to Hi-1 (ISO 6,400 equiv.) and Lo-1 (ISO 100 equiv.) sensitivity modes
- 14 bit A/D conversion
- 150,000 shutter cycle durability
- 100% coverage in viewfinder (0.94X magnification)
- 6 fps (Frames Per Second)
- 1.5X focal-length multiplier
The Nikon D300 will be available to consumers in November, 2007 and will retail for $1800.