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12.3-megapixel DX-format CMOS sensor: Nikon's exclusive digital image processing system advances DX-format image quality to new levels.

Continuous shooting from 6 frames per second up to 8 frames per second*: The new optional MB-D10 multi-power battery pack makes the D300 a powerful performer for a wide variety of shooting disciplines.

* When using the EH-5a AC adaptor or the MB-D10 multi-power battery pack with batteries other than rechargeable Li-ion En El3e.

Fast, accurate 51-point auto focus with 3D focus tracking and three dynamic AF modes: Exacting auto focus precision at blazing speeds!

Nikon's exclusive EXPEED Image Processing Concept: The foundation of Nikon’s newest Image Processing Systems, EXPEED culminates the concepts, innovations and years of Nikon’s digital image processing technologies at blazing processing speeds.

Dynamic integrated dust reduction system: Self-cleaning ultrasonic sensor unit minimizes degradation of image quality due to dust particles.

New Picture Control settings: Advanced color control with 4 preset options; standard, neutral, vivid and monochrome, as well as 9 customizable settings.

Rugged magnesium-alloy construction: Along with advanced dust and moisture protection and a durable shutter mechanism: The D300 has been tested to 150,000 cycles making it the perfect choice for photographers who demand high performance and agility.

The 3.0-inch super density 921,000-dot VGA color monitor: 170-degree, wide-angle viewing and tempered-glass protection makes critical image review possible.

Low-noise files at ISO from 200-3200; The D300's DX-format CMOS sensor, with a high signal-to-noise ratio, empowers photographers to produce exceptionally clean files from a broad 200-3200 ISO range. Expanded range of options include Lo-1(ISO 100 equivalent) and Hi-1(ISO 6400 equivalent).

Nikon's exclusive Scene Recognition System (SRS): The improved 1,005-pixel 3D Color Matrix Metering II provides even more intelligent auto exposure capabilities, along with smarter auto white balance detection and faster, more accurate AF performance.

Selectable 12-Bit or 14-Bit A/D Conversion: The choice of selecting bit-depths at 12-bit (4,096 tones) or 14-bit (16,384 tones), both yielding incredible image quality through a full 16-bit processing pipeline, enables photographers to choose smaller files at faster operating speeds, as opposed to larger files with smoother tonal gradations at slower operating speeds.

Two Live View shooting modes: Use either hand-held or tripod when shooting in a studio, remote situations or from challenging angles.

Nikon's Active D-Lighting Image enhancement: Provided on the fly while shooting, Active D-lighting produces broader tone reproduction in both shadows and highlights by controlling light intensity and exposure compensation while applying localized tone control technology to achieve the right level of contrast across the entire image for sharp, detailed results.

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5 years of excellent family and travel pictures Bought the D300 (my first digital DSLR) in December 2008. Europe travel and family pictures have always been excellent; don't own nor use Photoshop or any equivalent--the D300 does it all. April 7, 2014
Great product for the price I started out with a Nikon film camera, totally manual. The I got a D3000 camera, then a D5000, then a D7000 and aD300. The D300 has gotten me back to manual more or the Aperture mode. Now I get better photos. I real like this camera and would recommend it. December 21, 2013
Excellent advanced camera for the beginner. This is an excellent starter DSL for the amature who wants to grow into photography. I attempted to switch my entire camera bag over to Olympus OM-5 camera, lenses and accessories, but found the camera too small in my hands. I am extremely glad the E-Bay buyer who won the bid on my Nikon D300 failed to honor his bid. December 7, 2013
A delight to use. I got started in photography late in life and purchased a D70s. It was ok but I wanted more and settled on the D300. I find it easy to use but learning to navigating the menu was a little challenging at first. I finally got it and love the camera and what I can capture with it. As great as the Nikon products are I wish that the enclosed manual was a bit more "beginner" friendly July 8, 2013
A nice working professional camera. I am a professional photographer returning to Nikon (used Nikon back to the early days of the "F" series) for reasons of the type of work I do. I find the body to be rugged, well built and easy to manage, does not have a lot of "bells and whistles" that I would never use. A plain, well thought out camera for professional photographers. I use it with the battery pack, that I would certainly urge anyone to add to the body. I will most likely purchase a D700 FX type to add to my working Nikon equipment along with an appropriate 24-70 2.8 lens. March 22, 2013
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Can the D300 shoot video?

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The D300 doesn't have video capability. You may want to check the D300s.
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what'sthe avg. clicks on a d300 for a professional?

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The Estimated number of Shutter Actuations for the D300 and over 150,000 cycles.
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What is the D300 retail cost?

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I'm having a hard time finding what the D300 is priced at new and for the body only?
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$1959.95 body only.
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Can we turn off the shutter sound on the D300? How?

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it is often very loud and distracting to others.....
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No cannot be done as there is no way of turning off a mechanical shutter
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How to set shutter speed using D300 in manual mode?

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Rotate main command dial, (top right rear of camera body). To change aperture rotate sub command dial, (top of camera in front of shutter release )
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How mutch does the Nikon D300 coast?

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D300 is discontinued, you can get a D300s body only for about $1700 US
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How to shoot action under black lights with D300?

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Shooting some action under black lights. Lots of things glowing. Suggestions? Thanks.
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All digital cameras are sensitive to both UV and IR radiation but since capturing these spectral ranges can lower the image quality of visible light images, they are filtered out in the camera.

However, many of our cameras can still be used for this type of shooting. For IR shooting you can use an "87c" type filter to prevent the exposure of any visible light and just expose IR. While we can't offer any support for this type of shooting there are many third-party web sites which discuss in-depth IR/UV shooting.
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Interval timer shooting

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I tried and I could't access the option Interval timer shooting???
I updated the firmware and still not working
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Too long to explain, please read pages 189-191 of the reference manual. It can be downloaded here:
http://www.nikonusa.com/pdf/manuals/noprint/D300_en_noprint.pdf
If you are encountering a specific problem, please ask again and describe it.
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Does the D300 shoot video and if so, does it need to be connected to a computer to do so?

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No video capability.
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I just scratched my DSLR's mirror system on my D300... how can I replace the mirror?

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so I need to know how the scratches will affect the camera functions ...and how Can I replace the mirror...please let me know
 
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Minor scratches wont affect it, the only thing will be that you will be able to see them through the view finder. The only way to fix it is to send it in for repair.
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What is the fastest memory card you can use in the D300

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I like to buy a compactFlash memory cards that has and 160 MB speed.would this work in the D 300.
It feels CompactFlash extreme pro
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There are three approved memory cards that will operate with D300 such as Sandisk, Lexar and Microdrive. Each card has a maximum GB size that the camera is capable of taking. Cards with class 6 or faster write speeds are recommended for movie recording. To find this information please see page 62 in the User's Manual: http://www.nikonusa.com/pdf/manuals/dslr/D3200UM_EU(11)01.pdf
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What temperature range can the D300 shoot in? Are there special provisions that should be given for shooting in cold weather?

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I am going to Iceland to hopefully capture the Northern Lights. At what temperature do I need to be concerned about wrapping the camera body to keep it warm? Is the camera body safe from condensation?
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The operating environment for the D300 is 32 - 104°F. Humidity less than 85% (no condensation).
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