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DCRP Review of the Nikon D300
 December 16, 2007 @ 02:00 AM (EST)

This is one of the most comprehensive reviews of the D300 we've found so far, so we figured that we'd share it with our DPG readers. It's not an underwater review, but gives you a nice well rounded insight into the features of the camera. Enjoy!

The Nikon D300 is the LONG awaited successor to the D200, which was introduced way back in 2005. This upgrade isn't evolutionary by any stretch of the imagination -- it's a totally new camera. Here are the most significant new features:

  • New 12.3 effective Megapixel DX-format CMOS sensor
  • EXPEED image processing "concept"
  • Continuous shooting as fast as 8 frames/second (with the optional battery grip)
  • 51-point autofocus with 3D subject tracking
  • Huge 3-inch LCD display with 307,000 pixels (920,000 dots) with live view support
  • Dust reduction system
  • Picture Control settings let you have sets of color control settings (think Picture Styles on Canon SLRs)
  • Active D-Lighting lets you brighten shadows while taking photos (instead of after)
  • Rugged magnesium alloy body is sealed against dust and moisture
  • HDMI video output

And that's just the short list -- there will be a lot more new stuff mentioned in the review.

The D300 is probably the most-anticipated digital SLR of the year. How does it perform?

Continue to DCRP for the full review...


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