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Lighting simplicity

The right lighting can transform an everyday shot into an extraordinary memory. Even if your camera has a pop-up flash, an external Speedlight provides capabilities and control that every shooter can appreciate—so much more than simply illuminating a dimly lit scene. The compact, lightweight SB-300 AF Speedlight makes it easier than ever to harness the power of a Nikon Speedlight. With its simple operation, excellent performance and approachable price tag, the SB-300 AF Speedlight belongs in the camera bag of every D-SLR or accessory-shoe equipped COOLPIX owner. Take control of the lighting around you.

Shed light on new opportunities

Soft, balanced lighting with fill-flash and tilt capabilities

With the SB-300 AF Speedlight, you’ll enjoy a flash that’s soft and balanced for excellent color, skin tones and lighting throughout your entire composition—not just on your main subject. Use it in bright situations to fill in unwanted shadows (fill-flash), or use its 120° tilt capability to bounce your flash off the ceiling or a nearby wall for even softer, less direct lighting on your subject (bounce technique).

Outstanding flash precision

Lighting tailored to each shot

Nikon’s i-TTL (intelligent Through-The-Lens) flash coverage technology tailors the characteristic of the flash to the shot. An imperceptible pre-flash fires milliseconds before the main flash to gather information about the scene—shadow areas, subject distance and reflectance. Your i-TTL capable camera and the SB-300 AF Speedlight then work together to achieve the best exposure and white balance setting possible, all in a fraction of a second.
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Nikon SB-300 Speedlight is a solid performer at a great price and ideal size! I own a Nikon 1 V1 and this Speedlight reminds me of the original SB-N5 Speedlight for that camera. Like it the SB-300 is small and will fit nicely in my Nikon camera bag at one end. It runs on 2 AAA batteries so unlike the SB-N5 you will need to keep a couple handy at all times. The SB-N5 is powered by the internal battery in the camera. Not so with the Nikon Coolpix P7800 which uses a smaller battery and thus requires external ones for its flash. December 21, 2013
very good in all aspect very good flash for everyday use and i will recommend this to friends December 8, 2013
Excellent Design This Speedlight does really fit into your shirt pocket easily. I don't even know I'm carrying it till I need it. So far it has preformed well in various light. The first time I tried it I took 5 pictures of the same indoor scene using the 5 different (straight and bounce flash) angles to compare and was impressed with the results. However, I am not a professional photographer so I suggest trying it for yourself. I like it. September 14, 2013
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Will the SB300 work with a D40?

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Yes, on camera.
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Yes, the SB-300 will operate with the D40.
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It is compatible with the D40 for on camera use.
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Tech Specs?????

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Does Nikon have any plans to release specifications on this product? For example, does it use batteries (and if so what kind) or is it solar powered? What about how it integrates with your other flashes, commander modes, etc? Is there some reason that the Technical Specification panel on your web site provides zero information as of 9/15/2013?
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The SB-300 takes 2 AAA batteries and does not support advanced wireless lighting.

Please check out this page for technical specifications on the SB-300: http://imaging.nikon.com/lineup/spe...

You can also download the SB-300 manual from this address:
https://support.nikonusa.com/app/an...
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Nikon press information is here. http://www.nikon.com/news/2013/0806_sb_04.htm
The Dealers appears to have the information you are asking about. Click Authorized Dealers, then click B&H or one of the other dealers. This speed light is very similar to the SB-400.
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Is this compatible with the Nikon D3200?

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Which is better suited for the D3200 camera?
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If you are going to use flash then look at the SB-700, it will do nearly everything you want it to do apart from off camera flash as the D3200 has no in built commander, though you can use it in SU-4 mode.
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Yes but is very limited in what it can do.
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Is this flash compatible with the Nikon D 5100?

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The SB-300 is compatible with the D5100.
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SB-300 speedlight is compatible with the D3200.
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Will the SB-300AF work with my old F3 SLR?

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I have the AS-4 hot shoe adapter for the F3.
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No, the flash can only be used with I-TTL compatible cameras. The F3 is only TTL compatible.
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How can I use the SB-300 with a D70 or a D700

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The SB-300 is compatible with both the D700 and the D70. It can be operated either on-camera or through the use of a TTL remote cable like the SC-28 or SC-29. Manual flash control of the SB-300 is not supported on the D70.
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Is this compatible with the Nikon D3100?

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Yes it is compatible but I would suggest the SB-400.
More power, less recycle time.
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can this unit be used wireless

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The SB-300 does not have wireless capabilities.
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Nikon D50 use?

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Do all the features of this work on a Nikon D50??
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Yes. The SB-300 is fully compatible with D50.
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