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Nikon D300
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Nikon D300
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SLR 12.3MP 11.1x 800g Aug 2009
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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 475 across all digital cameras.
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Why Has it Scored 76?

It has very good expert reviews and marvellous user reviews with an average overall rating of 92%, based on 655 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 digital cameras range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP. The Nikon D300's sensor megapixels of only 12.3MP is lower than 77% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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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 digital camera, which is the most frequently found resolution. Across all cameras the resolution ranges from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This Nikon digital 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 Nikon D300's maximum ISO sensitivity of 6,400 is pretty standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 42% of all cameras when ranked 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 stabilizer depends on the lens being used. Nikon offers a wide range of lenses with built in image stabilisation.

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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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Very Short Camera Shutter Speed

The Nikon D300's camera shutter speed of only 0.000125s is shorter than 85% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. The average camera shutter speed of all cameras is 0.0056s, with the shortest being 0.000016s and the longest being 4s.

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Has a Built-In Flash

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The Nikon D300 has a built-in flash. 70% of cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Heavier Than Average

The weights of digital cameras range from 57g to 1.5kg, and the average weight is 310g. The weight of the Nikon D300 of 800g is in the heaviest 4% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Higher Than Average Display Resolution

Cameras have display resolutions of between 23,000 pixels and 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 610,000 pixels. The display resolution of the Nikon D300 of 920,000 pixels is in the highest 33% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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

This Nikon 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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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The Nikon D300 features flash exposure compensation. 79% of digital cameras do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

The Nikon D300 does not support video recording. 86% of cameras do support video recording.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Nikon D300's display diagonal of 3" is pretty average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the largest 85% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Supports Video Capability

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The Nikon D300 supports video capability. 64% of cameras do not support video capability.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Nikon D300 has an HDMI port. 71% of cameras do not have an HDMI port.

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1,000 Battery Life

The Nikon D300 is a camera that takes 1,000 shots battery life.

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Has a Tripod Mount

The Nikon D300 has a tripod mount, which is unusual. 72% of cameras do not have a tripod mount.

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Wide Range of Maximum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

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

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Supports Live View

The Nikon D300 supports live view, unlike 82% of digital cameras which do not support live view.

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4288 X 2848 Still Image Resolution

The Nikon D300 supports a maximum still image resolution of 4288 x 2848. That's over four times the resolution of a 2144 x 1424 camera, which is the most common resolution supported by cameras. Across all digital cameras the best resolution is 6016 x 4016 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Nikon D300 has a shoe mounting point. 88% of digital cameras do not have a shoe mounting point.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Nikon D300 does not have a GPS (satellite), although it is worth noting that 89% of cameras also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Only 2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most commonly supported USB version on cameras.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

nikon only151805shutter, nikon d30001855mmkit, nikon b000vr9v3e, nikon b000vr5ya8, nikon 6926clicks, nikon f3556g, nikon 122mp, nikon 123mp, nikon 88c83, nikon 2880d, nikon 102mp, nikon f456g, nikon d300s, nikon mbd10, f3545g

Barcodes:

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