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Nikon D300
D300S

$1,299.00
(91 reviews)
Nikon D300
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A good spec and multi award winning 825g digital camera
11.1x 825g SLR 12.3MP Sep 2007
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Nikon D300 Review

With outstanding reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Nikon D300 number 109 in best selling cameras and number 139 across all digital cameras.
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91 Reviews + 25 Awards
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Good Features
72
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 72?

It has very good expert reviews with an average expert rating of 88%, based on 91 reviews.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2018.
This Nikon digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
Optical image stabilisation may be available with some lenses
Features
AF-S DX VR zoom-nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6g IF-ED (11.1x)
Lower than average megapixels
Only 4288 x 2848 pixels image resolution

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Features

Lower Than Average Megapixels

The megapixels of the Nikon D300 of only 12.3MP is lower than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lowest 25% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. Digital cameras have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP.

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Only 4288 X 2848 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest image resolution of the Nikon D300 is 4288 x 2848 pixels. That's 23% lower image resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels camera, which is the most common resolution. Across all cameras the best resolution is 8256 x 6192 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the optical zoom depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of optical zooms are possible with this camera. Nikon offers hundreds of lenses ranging in optical zoom from approx 0.5x (10mm focal length) to approx 50x (800mm focal length).

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Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The maximum ISO sensitivity of the Nikon D300 of 6,400 is pretty typical compared to most other cameras. It is higher than 52% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

This camera has interchangeable lenses so whether this camera has an image stabiliser depends on the lens being used. Nikon offers a wide range of lenses with built in image stabilisation.

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Very Short Camera Shutter Speed

The camera shutter speed of the Nikon D300 of only 0.000125s is shorter than 86% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. Digital cameras have camera shutter speeds of between 0.000016s and 4s, and the average camera shutter speed is 0.0071s.

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum aperture numbers are possible with this camera. Nikon offers lenses with apertures ranging from F/1.4 to F/6.3.

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Has a Built-in Flash

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The Nikon D300 has a built-in flash. 68% of digital cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Heavier Than Average

The weights of digital cameras range from 50g to 2.7kg, and the average weight is 310g. The Nikon D300's weight of 825g is very heavy compared to most other cameras. It is in the heaviest 4% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Tripod Mount

The Nikon D300 has a tripod mount. 74% of digital cameras do not have a tripod mount.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Nikon D300 does not have a GPS. 90% of digital cameras also do not have a GPS.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Nikon D300 has an HDMI port, unlike 73% of cameras which do not have an HDMI port.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

The Nikon D300 does not support video recording, unlike 83% of digital cameras which support video recording.

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Larger Than Average Display Diagonal

The Nikon D300's display diagonal of 3" is larger than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the largest 28% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. The average display diagonal of all digital cameras is 2.9", with the smallest being 1" and the largest being 7.7".

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Supports Live View

The Nikon D300 supports live view. 84% of digital cameras do not support live view.

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Higher Than Average Display Resolution

The average display resolution of all digital cameras is 600,000 pixels, with the lowest being 23,000 pixels and the highest being 6,300,000 pixels. The display resolution of the Nikon D300 of 920,000 pixels is higher than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is higher than 67% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The Nikon D300 features flash exposure compensation, unlike 81% of digital cameras which do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Wide Range of Aspherical Lenses Depending On Lens Used

This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the aspherical lens depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of aspherical lenses are possible with this camera.

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Wide Range of Maximum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

This Nikon camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Nikon D300 has a shoe mounting point. 89% of cameras do not have a shoe mounting point.

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Wide Range of Minimum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

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1,000 Battery Life

Most cameras take between 4 and 4,699 battery life, including the Nikon D300 which takes 1,000 battery life.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

nikon d30001855mmkit, nikon d3000185555200, nikon b000vr9v3e, nikon b000vr5ya8, nikon 6926clicks, nikon nkrd300b, nikon jnik300s, nikon 180510i, nikon enel3e, nikon f3556g, nikon j29691, nikon 10194a, nikon mbd10, nikon mh18a, nikon f456g, nikon 123mp, nikon 102mp, nikon d300s, nikon 88c83, nikon 344d, nikon 10mp, f3545g

Barcodes:

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