Nikon D300

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Key specs

  • CMOS
  • APS-C
  • 23.6 x 15.8 mm
  • 12 megapixels
  • 4288;2848 px
  • Nikon F;Nikon DX;Nikon FX
  • Contrast Detect (sensor);Phase Detect;Multi-area;Selective single-point;Single;Continuous;Face Detection;Live View
  • 3 in
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Nikon D300 Full Specifications


Sensor typeCMOS
Image sensor formatDX
Sensor size23.6 x 15.8 mm
Sensor photo detectors13 Mpx
Effective pixels12 Mpx
Image ratio w:h3:2
Max resolution4288, 2848
Other resolutions3216x2136, 2144x1424


ISO minimum100
ISO maximum6400
Boosted ISO minimum100
Boosted ISO maximum6400
Maximum image resolution4288, 2848
White balance presets12
White balance modesAuto, Fine, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Manual, Shade, Sunny
Custom white balance
Photo effectsBlack&White, Neutral, Vivid
Image stabilizer
Image stabilization type
Uncompressed formatRAW + TIFF
Supported image file formatsJPG, RAW, TIF
AEB/HDR support

Optics & Focus

Lens mountNikon F
Optical zoom11.1 x
Magnification (Crop factor)1.5 x
AF assist (auto-focus assist light)Lamp
Contrast autofocus
Focus adjustmentAuto/Manual
Focal length multiplier1.5×
AutofocusContinuous Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) lock
Manual focus
Number of focus points51
Max number of AF points (incl. assistant)51
Image stabiliserLens based only
Filter diameter2.64 in
Phase detection autofocus

Screen / viewfinder

Articulated LCDFixed
Screen technologyLCD
Screen size3.00 in
Screen dots922000
Touch screen
Live view
Viewfinder coverage100 %
Viewfinder magnification0.94 x
Eye relief0.77 in
Separate info display

Photography features

Camera shutter typeElectronic
Minimum shutter speed30 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/8000 sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure mode
Continuous shooting
Number of exposures2
Exposure compensation plus5
Exposure compensation minus-5
Expousure compensation steps1/3, 1/2
Auto exposure lock
AE EV steps1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1
Self-timer delay2, 5, 10, 20
AE frames2, 3, 5, 7
WB Bracketing
Subject / scene modes
Flash sync speed1/250s
External flash connectionHot shoe, PC terminal
Built-in flash
Flash range472.44 in
External flash
Continuous drive6.0 fps
Metering modesMulti, Center-weighted, Average
Flash modesAuto, Redeye Reduction, Slow Sync
Manual settings
Self-timer optionscustom
Speed (JPEG)6 fps
Speed (RAW)6 fps
Exposure bracketing0.3 - 1.0±EV

Videography features

HD typeNot supported
Analog signal format systemNTSC, PAL
Camera playbackHighlights, Slide show, Thumbnails
Video recording

Audio features


Body typeSLR
Body materialAluminum-magnesium
Colour of productBlack
Weight1.82 lb
Width5.79 in
Height4.49 in
Depth2.91 in
Environmentally sealed
Anti-dust system


Memory slots1
Compatible memory cardsCF, CF Type II, MicroDrive
Storage typesCompact Flash Type I/II
Camera file systemDCF 2.0, DPOF, Exif 2.21


Power source typeBattery
Battery life (CIPA)1000
Battery technology
AC adapter includedY
Number of batteries supported1


USB version2.0
HDMI ports quantity1
Remote control
Wireless network (Wi-Fi)

Other features

Orientation sensor
Timelapse recording
Tripod mounting supported
Image editing modesTrimming

Nikon D300 Online reviews

Nikon D300 In-depth Review: Digital Photography Review
Just under two years since the D200 Nikon reveals the D300, the range of changes is so significant that it wouldn't be inappropriate to call it a 'compact D3' (less the full-frame sensor of course). From the top there's a new CMOS sensor with twelve megapixels, a new auto-focus sensor with 51-points (15 of which are cross-type sensitive), there's focus tracking by color, scene recognition, Picture Control presets, six frames per second continuous shooting (or eight frames per second with a battery pack), Compact Flash UDMA support, Live View (with contrast detect AF) and the mighty impressive 3.0" 922,000 pixel LCD monitor (oh and HDMI video output). It's an impressive list, the D200 was a fair step up from the D100, the D300 can be seen as just as big a step, certainly more than enough to Read more

Nikon D300 review | TechRadar
Is this the new 'dream' SLR for enthusiasts and semi-pros?Read more

Nikon D300 review | Stuff
There's nothing semi-pro about Nikon's D300 – it's a heavy hitter that even the best would be happy...Read more