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Nikon D300 Review

Romulo Lubachesky (Romulo Lubachesky)

Keywords: nikon, d300, camera, bodies

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Nikon's camera releases have always been revolutionary. It was like this with the Nikon D70, my first SLR digital camera, and then with my Nikon D200. Both very complete and with a superior quality.

Now, one more release. The acclaimed Nikon D200 substitute. But what's new there to expect over a camera that was already incredible in so many aspects? Maybe an improvement in the high ISO -a worry for many DSLR photographers- or 14 bits RAW images?

The Nikon D300 exceeds all expectations.

Nikon D300 DSLR Camera

Nikon D300 DSLR and MB-D10 magnesium alloy chasis



New cameras need to have a new body, but what is there to change on D200's body that was already so beautiful and functional? Well, a few things changed. The more notable ones are:

A small “V” detail on top of the built-in flash cover. It was a positive relief on the D200 and now it is changed to be negative.

D300 top detail

The removal of the gray detail under the power switch and a change of the nearby (MODE and +/-) buttons, now circular.

The elegant red line in front of the camera now extends itself till the main body frame of the camera.

More details

A discreet, but full of charm, silver ring was attached to the upper control disk.

New conjugated covers attached to the body for the flash sync terminal and the ten-pin remote terminal.

D300 terminals cover

A new design to the card slot cover latch and to the focus-mode selector

The “Enter” button now is called “OK” button.

The old Bracketing mode button (BKT) was replaced for the Playback button.

The BKT mode could be assigned to one of the customized function buttons.

New buttons have specific zoom functions for image visualization, this facilitates a lot the zoom use to check the image after done, mainly to check focus

zync and 10-pin terminals

And the big physical change, the huge and spectacular 3-inch back LCD monitor, with the incredible 921,600 resolution points, with all rows the same, arranged in a “stripes array”

D300 back LCD

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Originally written on July 11, 2008

Last updated on December 30, 2020


Dennis Page (DenyP) on August 14, 2018

I enjoyed the D300 review.

Antonio Marreiros (miranikon) on November 5, 2016

This articles they are very important for me. Thank you. Antonio Marreiros

Henry M. Ford (Team) on January 25, 2016

Love my d300s. Both for pictures and video.

Ludvik Gomulski (CrustyCrab) on May 2, 2013

A succint and valuable review of the cameras main features

Jose Santos (espeto68) on February 9, 2013

Excellent preview!!!

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