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The D300 has a 12.3 MP DX format CMOS sensor measuring 24mm x 16mm.

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Pros

At $1800 it has good specs relative to the $5000 D3

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Large 3" high resolution LCD with Live view (920k dots)

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HDMI video output - 1080i

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100% viewfinder converage

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solid, professional quality weather-sealed body

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smaller, lighter and less expensive as an overall system than next step up full frame offerings

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51-point autofocus system

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self-cleaning

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three times the battery life of the D200

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6fps continuous shooting (up to 8fps with the MB-D10 battery grip)

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Cons

Expensive

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12mp sensor is outdated compared to current 16mp offerings (D7000)

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no custom presets for aperture/time

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APS-C (crop sensor)

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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.

Specifications

  • 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.

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Anonymous
02/28/2011 09:26

This camera is not competitive anymore compared to current 16mp offerings.

Tvaughn
08/28/2007 08:44

I have a D-200 and a Fuji S-3 Pro.

Rapidronnie
08/25/2007 08:59

Has anyone else figured out you don't need a 24x36 sensor because the 2:3 aspect ratio is not really needed? I'd be happy with 24 square, 24x30, or 24x32-or even 20x24.

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