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Nikon D300 Manual

The Nikon D200 was an absolutely fantastic camera that provided professional performance at a price that was affordable for enthusiasts. Even now, its 10-megapixel CCD sensor can easily hold its own when compared with rivals that are priced similarly, and the sturdy build quality was – and still is – out of this world. Moreover, the camera’s overall performance was phenomenal.

However, it was obvious that Nikon believed they could do much better. And the result of its thinking is the brand-new D300, which is a camera that looks outwardly like the D200 but which includes a number of highly significant technological advancements and real improvements when it comes to the processing of images.

The new 12.3-megapixel CMOS sensor is the most notable of these improvements. It is remarkably similar to the Exmor model that is used in the new Sony Alpha A700. Even though the addition of two million more pixels probably won’t make much of a difference in terms of image quality, this new sensor is not simply an updated version of the one that was previously used.

Nikon has moved away from CCD technology and toward CMOS technology, introducing a brand-new and cutting-edge sensor design that provides more than just a few more pixels. To begin, there is a wider ISO range available to choose from. This range goes from ISO 200 to 3200, and it also has ‘extended’ settings that go up to ISO 100 and ISO 6400 for use in extremely dim or bright environments.

The maximum frame rate has increased from 5 fps to 6 fps, and the D300 can maintain this for approximately 100 JPEGs or 20 RAW files during continuous shooting. Additionally new is the 51-point autofocus system, as well as the stunning 3-inch LCD display with 920,000 dots, which is the same as the display found on the Alpha 700.

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