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Nikon's D300 Professional Powers Up

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Nikon has introduced the D300 professional digital SLR camera. The camera's Expeed Image Processing System acts as the central hub for most of the D300's features. The D300 produces rapid shots with a speed of 6 frames per second and up to 8 frames per second when using the MB-D10 Multi-Power battery pack option. The camera has the capability to shoot up to 100 shots in a continuous burst at full 12.3-megapixel resolution.

The D300 shares similar attributes with Nikon's D3. Its Scene Recognition System uses Nikon's 1,005-segment sensor to determine the color and light patterns of subjects. The camera also incorporates Nikon's Multi-CAM 3500DX autofocus module, which highlights an array of 15 cross-type sensors and 36 horizontal sensors that can be used individually or in a group setting. The autofocus system also features 3D tracking, with automatic focus-point switching that uses all 51 AF points.

Photographers of all skill levels can select and apply adjustments to their photos and customize their settings. The Picture Control System offers four basic settings: Standard, Neutral, Vivid and Monochrome - all of which can be adjusted for user customization of image parameters, sharpening, tone compensation, brightness and saturation. The advanced LiveView feature has two modes for confirming subjects and composition. The new 920,000-dot, high-resolution, 3-inch LCD monitor provides easy observation of the LiveView feature.

The viewfinder provides 100 percent coverage, and the VGA LCD screen on the rear of the camera has a 170-degree view angle for better photo composure. The D300 also features self-cleaning of the sensor unit. The D300 is built with magnesium alloy, with a 3-inch LCD that has tempered glass and rubber gaskets and seals to protect from outside debris.

The estimated price of the D300 professional digital SLR is $1,799.

Additional Info

  • Company: Nikon
  • Company Phone #: 800-626-4566