Defy Limitations – the ultimate in Nikon DX-format performance. • All-new 12.3 effective megapixel Nikon DX-format CMOS image • New Picture Control System for image finishing optimized to match sensor with integrated A / D conver ter and the increased bit precision of selectable 14-bit NEF (RAW) output • Incorporates Nikon's original EXPEED digital image processing concept • Nikon's original Scene Recognition System greatly improves autofocus, auto exposure and auto white balance performance • New 51-point autofocus system features 15 cross-type sensors that maximize the potential of lenses with apertures as small as f/5.6 • Viewfinder*1with 100%*2 frame coverage and large 0.94 magnification • Rapid 8 fps or 6 fps continuous shooting for up to 100 shots*3*4 individual preferences • Liveview: Tripod shooting mode with Contrast AF • • • • • and Hand-held shooting mode Self-cleaning Sensor Unit for dust-reduction Quick response of 0.13 sec. power-up and 45 ms shutter release time lag *5 Magnesium alloy body for light weight and rugged durability 3-inch LCD with 920,000-dot resolution and a 170˚ ultra-wide viewing angle Active D-Lighting optimizes tone reproduction in both shadows and highlights *1 When using AC Adaptor EH-5a/EH-5 or Multi-Power Battery Pack MB-D10 with batteries other than Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL3e *2 When using Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL3e *3 NORMAL - LARGE image setting, using a SanDisk Extreme IV CompactFlash 1GB card *4 When shooting in Continuous-servo AF (C), Shutter-Priority Auto [S] or Manual [M] exposure modes, at a shutter speed of 1/250 s or faster with other settings at default *5 When shooting in JPEG, TIFF or 12-bit NEF (RAW) formats More information available Fall 2007. Nikon Digital SLR Camera D300 Specifications Focus Lock Single-lens reflex digital camera 12.3 million CMOS sensor, 23.6 x 15.8 mm; total pixels: 13.1 million; Nikon DX format 4,288 x 2,848 [L], 3,216 x 2,136 [M], 2,144 x 1,424 [S] Clean image sensor, image dust-off data acquisition (Capture NX required) ISO 200 to 3200 in steps of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV with additional settings of approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7 and 1 EV (ISO 100 equivalent) under ISO 200 and approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7 and 1 EV (ISO 6400 equivalent) over ISO 3200 Compliant with DCF 2.0, DPOF and Exif 2.21 File System NEF 12-bit or 14-bit (uncompressed, lossless compressed or compressed RAW) Storage System TIFF (RGB) JPEG: JPEG baseline-compliant CompactFlash (CF) Card (Type I and II, UDMA compliant), Microdrive Storage Media 1) Single frame [S] mode 2) Continuous low speed [CL] mode: 1 to 7*1 frames per second Release Modes 3) Continuous high-speed [CH] mode: 8 frames per second*1, 6 frames per second*2 4) Liveview [LV] mode 5) Self-timer [ ] mode 6) Mirror-up [Mup] mode *1. When using AC Adaptor EH-5a/EH-5 or Multi-Power Battery Pack MB-D10 with batteries other than Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL3e *2. When using Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL3e (When shooting in Continuous-servo AF (C), Shutter-Priority Auto [S] or Manual [M] exposure modes, at a shutter speed of 1/250 s or faster with other settings at default) Auto (TTL white balance with 1,005-pixel RGB sensor), seven manual modes with fine-tuning, White Balance color temperature setting, white balance bracketing possible (2 to 9 frames in increments 1~3) Hand-held shooting mode, Tripod shooting mode Liveview 3-in., approx. 920,000-dot (VGA), 170-degree wide viewing angle, 100% frame coverage, LCD Monitor low-temperature polysilicon TFT LCD with brightness adjustment 1) Full frame 2) Thumbnail (4 or 9 segments) 3) Zoom 4) Slideshow 5) RGB histogram Playback Function indication 6) Shooting data 7) Highlight point display 8) Auto image rotation Card format, All photographs delete, Selected photographs delete Delete Function NTSC or PAL; simultaneous playback from both the video output and on the LCD monitor available Video Output Supports HDMI version 1.3a; Type A connector is provided as HDMI output terminal; HDMI Output simultaneous playback from both the HDMI output terminal and on the LCD monitor not available Hi-Speed USB Interface Up to 36 characters of alphanumeric text input available with LCD monitor and multiText Input selector; stored in Exif header Nikon F Mount with AF coupling and AF contacts Lens Mount Compatible Lenses 1) DX AF Nikkor: All functions possible 2) D-/G-type AF Nikkor (excluding IX Nikkor lenses): All functions possible (excluding PC Micro-Nikkor) 3) AF Nikkor other than D-/G-type (excluding lenses for F3AF): All functions except 3D-Color Matrix Metering II possible 4) AI-P Nikkor: All functions except Autofocus, 3D-Color Matrix Metering II possible 5) Non-CPU AI Nikkor: Can be used in exposure modes A and M; electronic range finder can be used if maximum aperture is f/5.6 or faster; Color Matrix Metering and aperture value display supported if user provides lens data Equivalent in 35mm  format is approx. 1.5 times lens focal length Picture Angle SLR-type with fixed eye-level pentaprism; built-in diopter adjustment (-2.0 to +1.0 m-1) Viewfinder 19.5 mm (-1.0 m-1) Eyepoint Type-B BriteView Clear Matte screen Mark II with superimposed focus brackets and On-Demand grid lines Focusing Screen Viewfinder Frame Coverage Approx. 100% (vertical and horizontal) Viewfinder Magnification Approx. 0.94x with 50mm lens at infinity; -1.0 m-1 •TTL phase detection, 51 focus points (15 cross-type sensors) by Nikon Multi-CAM Autofocus 3500DX autofocus module; Detection -1 to +19 EV (ISO 100 at 20°C/68°F); AF fine adjustment possible •Focal plane contrast [in Liveview (Tripod) mode] Single-servo AF (S); continuous-servo AF (C); manual (M); predictive focus tracking Lens Servo automatically activated according to subject status in continuous-servo AF Single AF point can be selected from 51 or 11 focus points Focus Point Liveview (Tripod mode): Contrast AF on a desired point within entire frame 1) Single point AF 2) Dynamic Area AF [9 points, 21 points, 51 points, 51 points AF Area Mode (3D-tracking)] 3) Group Automatic-area AF Exposure Metering System Type of Camera Effective Pixels Image Sensor Image Size (pixels) Dust-reduction System Sensitivity Exposure Metering Range Exposure Meter Coupling Exposure Modes Exposure Compensation Auto Exposure Lock Auto Exposure Bracketing Picture Control System Shutter Sync Contact Flash Control Flash Sync Mode Built-in Speedlight Guide number Flash Compensation Accessory Shoe Sync Terminal Creative Lighting System Self-timer Depth of Field Preview Remote Control GPS Supported Languages Power Source Tripod Socket Custom Settings Dimensions (W x H x D) Weight Operating Environment Supplied Accessories (may differ by country or area) Main Optional Accessories Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button TTL full-aperture exposure metering using 1005-pixel RGB sensor 1) 3D Color Matrix Metering II (type G and D lenses); color matrix metering II (other CPU lenses); color matrix metering (non-CPU lenses if user provides lens data; metering performed) 2) Center-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 6, 8, 10, or 13 mm dia. circle in center of frame or weighting based on average of entire frame (8 mm circle when non-CPU lens is used) 3) Spot: Meters approx. 3 mm dia. circle (about 2.0% of frame) centered on selected focus point (on center focus point when non-CPU lens is used) 1) 0 to 20 EV (3D Color Matrix or center-weighted metering) 2) 2 to 20 EV (spot metering) (ISO 100, f/1.4 lens, 20˚C) Combined CPU and AI 1) Programmed Auto [P] with flexible program 2) Shutter-Priority Auto [S] 3) Aperture Priority Auto [A] 4) Manual [M] ±5 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV Detected exposure value locked by pressing AE-L/AF-L button Exposure and/or flash bracketing (2 to 9 exposures in increments of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1 EV) Four setting options: Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome; each option can be adjusted Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal plane shutter, 1/8,000 to 30 s in steps of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV, Bulb X=1/250 s; flash synchronization at up to 1/320 s (FP) adjustable with Built-in Speedlight or optional Speedlight (will reduce GN) 1) TTL: TTL flash control by 1,005-pixel RGB sensor Built-in Speedlight, SB-800, SB-600 or SB-400: i-TTL balanced fill-flash and standard i-TTL flash 2) AA (Auto Aperture-type) flash: Available with SB-800 used with CPU lens 3) Non-TTL Auto: Available with Speedlights such as SB-800, 28, 27, and 22S 4) Range-priority manual flash; available with SB-800 1) Front-curtain Sync (normal) 2) Red-eye Reduction 3) Red-eye Reduction with Slow Sync 4) Slow Sync 5) Rear-curtain Sync Manual pop-up with button release (ISO 200, m): approx. 17 (manual 18) (ISO 100 equivalent, m): approx. 12 (manual 13) -3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV ISO 518 Standard hot-shoe contact with safety lock provided ISO 519 standard terminal With Speedlights such as SB-800, SB-600, SB-400, SB-R200, supports Advanced Wireless Lighting, Auto FP High-Speed Sync, Flash Color Information Communication, modeling flash and FV lock 2 to 20 seconds duration When CPU lens is attached, lens aperture can be stopped down to value selected by user (A and M mode) or value selected by camera (P and S mode) Via 10-pin terminal or Wireless Transmitter WT-4 (optional) NMEA 0183 (Ver. 2.01 and 3.01) interface standard supported with 9-pin D-sub cable (optional) and GPS Cable MC-35 (optional) Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish One Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL3e, Multi-Power Battery Pack MB-D10 (optional) with one Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL4a, EN-EL4 or EN-EL3e or eight R6/AA-size alkaline (LR6), Ni-MH (HR6), lithium (FR6) batteries, or nickel-manganese ZR6 batteries, AC Adapter EH-5a (optional) 1/4 in. (ISO 1222) 48 settings available Approx. 147 x 114 x 74 mm Approx. 825 g without battery, memory card, body cap, or monitor cover Temperature: 0-40˚C, Humidity: under 85% (no condensation) Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL3e, Quick Charger MH-18a, USB Cable UC-E4, Video Cable EG-D100, Strap AN-D300, LCD monitor cover BM-8, Body cap, Eyepiece Cap DK-5, Rubber Eyecup DK-23, Software Suite CD-ROM Multi-Power Battery Pack MB-D10, Wireless Transmitter WT-4, Magnifying Eyepiece DK-21M, AC Adapter EH-5a, Capture NX Software, Camera Control Pro 2 © 2007 NIKON CORPORATION CompactFlash and Extreme are registered trademarks of SanDisk Corporation. Products and brand names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.