Nikon D300 Specifications

Below you will find the complete and detailed technical specs for Nikon D300. Next to each category and value there are articles describing it all, giving you a deeper understanding on every area so you can better understand the strengths and weaknesses.

Product
Name Nikon D300
Manufacturer Nikon
Release Date and Price
Release Year 2006
Release Date 2007-08-23
MSRP 1799 USD
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Camera Type
Camera Type Digital SLR camera
Understanding the Digital SLR Camera
Differences between DSLR Cameras and Mirrorless Cameras
Sensor
Sensor Size DX / APS-C (1.5x)
Sensor Sizes (Formats) in Digital Cameras
Sensor Type CMOS
Understanding Sensor Types in Digital Cameras
Dust on the sensor? Read our Cleaning Guide
Resolution 4288 x 2848 pixels
Understanding Pixels in Digital System Cameras
Understanding Resolution in Digital System Cameras
Megapixels 12,3 MP (12212224 total pixels)
Converting Pixels to Megapixels in Digital Cameras
Image Processor EXPEED
Image Processors in Digital System Cameras: A Canon and Nikon Perspective
Image
ISO Range 200 - 6400
Understanding ISO Settings in Digital System and Mirrorless Cameras
White Balance Presets 12
Understanding White Balance Presets in Digital System Cameras and Mirrorless Cameras
Custom White Balance Yes
Setting Up Custom White Balance in Your Camera
Image Stabilization No
Image Stabilization in Digital and Mirrorless Cameras
Uncompressed format RAW+TIFF
Understanding Uncompressed Picture Formats: A Focus on RAW
Optics and Focus
Autofocus Motor Yes
Autofocus motor in either camera or lens is important
Autofocus Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Selective Single Point
Single
Continuous
Face Detection
LiveView

Mastering Autofocus Modes in Canon and Nikon DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras
Focus Points 51
Understanding Autofocus Points in DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras
Lens Mount Nikon F

List of all compatible lenses
A complete guide to Lens Mounts on Nikon and Canon DSLR Cameras
Focal Length Multiplier DX / APS-C (1.5x)
No multiplier
Example:
24 mm becomes 36 mm
50 mm becomes 75 mm
100 mm becomes 150 mm
200 mm becomes 300 mm

Camera selection can affect the focal length (Nikon)
Screen and viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fixed
Screen size 3
Screen dots 922000
Touch screen No
Touchscreens in Canon and Nikon DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras
Screen type Super Density TFT color LCD with wide-viewing angle
Live view Yes
Exploring Live View in Canon and Nikon DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras
Viewfinder Type Optical (pentaprism)
Understanding Viewfinders in Canon and Nikon DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Understanding Viewfinder Coverage in Canon and Nikon DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras
Viewfinder Magnification 0.94 (0.63 35mm equiv.)
Understanding Viewfinder Magnification in Canon and Nikon DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras
Viewfinder Resolution N/A
Photography features
Frames per second 6 fps
Understanding Camera Speed, Continuous Drive, and Frames per Second in Canon and Nikon DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras
Minimum Shutter Speed 30 seconds
Understanding Shutter Speed
Maximum Shutter Speed 1/8000 seconds
Understanding Shutter Speed
Built-in Flash Yes
Shedding Light on Built-in Flash for Canon and Nikon Cameras
Built-in Flash Range 12 meters
Understanding Built-in Flash Range on Canon and Nikon DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras
External Flash Yes
A Guide to External Flashes for Canon and Nikon DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras
Self-timer Yes
The Self-Timer Function on Canon and Nikon DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras
Timelapse Yes
Understanding the Time-lapse Function on Canon and Nikon DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras
Metering modes Multi
Center Weighted
Average

Exploring Metering Modes on Canon and Nikon DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras
Exposure Compensation 5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Mastering Exposure Compensation on Canon and Nikon DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras
Videography features
Video recording No
Introduction to Video Recording Mode in Canon and Nikon DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras
Built-in Microphone No
Understanding Built-in Microphones in Canon and Nikon DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras
Built-in Speakers No
Understanding Built-in Speakers in Canon and Nikon DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras
Storage
Memory Card Compact Flash

Memory Card Options for Canon and Nikon DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras
Connectivity
HDMI Yes
HDMI Output on Canon and Nikon DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras
Microphone port No
Microphone Port on Canon and Nikon DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras
Headphone port No
Headphone Port on Canon and Nikon DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras
Wireless No
Wireless Connection Options on Canon and Nikon DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras
Wireless Accessories for Canon and Nikon DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras
Remote Control Yes (Optional)
Remote Control Functionality in Canon and Nikon DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras
Canon and Nikon DSLR & Mirrorless Camera Remote Control Accessories
GPS Yes
Optional through GP-1

GPS Functionality in Canon and Nikon DSLR & Mirrorless Cameras
GPS Accessories for Canon and Nikon DSLR & Mirrorless Cameras
GPS SKU GP-1
Body and Dimensions
Enviromentally sealed Yes
Understanding Weather Sealing in Cameras and Lenses
Battery Battery Pack
Battery Details Lithium-Ion EN-EL3e rechargeable battery & charger
Battery SKU EN-EL3e
Battery Life 1000 shots according to CIPA
Understanding CIPA Battery Life Ratings for Cameras
Issues with Battery life on Nikon D300?
Width 147 mm
Height 114 mm
Depth 74 mm
Weight 925 gram including battery
The Importance of Camera and Lens Weight

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Images taken with Nikon D300

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