Nikon D300 Digital D-SLR Camera (Body Only) Refurbished by U.S.A.

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About Nikon D300

Get this Nikon D300 ,normally $899.95, on sale at $799.95 for a total savings of $100.00 and Shipping is free!.

Agility, speed, low noise and spectacular imaging performance converge in the Nikon D300 to create an amazingly versatile D-SLR that, with your imagination, is ready to go to work. A high-resolution 12.3-megapixel, DX-format image sensor with exclusive Nikon EXPEED digital image processing technology captures your vision at up to 6 frames per second. Add the optional MB-D10 grip to boost your speed to 8 FPS!

A fast 51-area AF system is now even smarter when teamed with Nikon's exclusive Scene Recognition System. The SRS provides additional data to Nikon's famous 1,005-pixel RGB 3D Color Matrix Metering II, assuring even more accurate exposures and white balance detection. Of course, the D300 offers precision Center-Weighted and Spot metering control.

Reliable image review and menu access now comes to life with the D300's bright, tempered-glass protected, 170-degree wide-angle, 3-inch, 920,000-dot VGA TFT LCD monitor. The high-resolution LCD is also the D300's viewfinder when either of two LiveView modes is selected, and new Picture Control settings offer precise fine-tuning of your image characteristics. Simply put, the D300 was engineered to exceed expectations.

The Nikon D300 is commonly used for Art, Family photos, Fun, Landscape/scenery, Low light, Macro photography, Photojournalism, Portraits, Sports, Sports/action, Travel, Weddings, Wildlife and more.The Nikon D300 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Photo enthusiast, Pro photographer, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Nikon D300 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Nikon D300: Easy to use, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Fast shutter speed, Good image quality, Great picture quality, High ISO performance, Image stabilization, Large clear LCD, Quiet, Simple controls and Strong construction

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Large clear LCD (88),Fast shutter speed (71),Good image quality (71),Easy to use (65),Fast / accurate auto-focus (63),Image stabilization (51),High ISO performance (47),Strong construction (33),Quiet (27),Great picture quality (23),Simple controls (23),Comfortable design (11) Reliable operation (8),Good battery life (6),Fingertip controls (5),Good in low light (5),Great resolution (5) View All
Heavy (6),Noisy at high ISO (4),Poor in low light (3)
Best Uses:
Travel (76),Landscape/scenery (72),Sports/action (55),Wildlife (53),Weddings (44),Low light (42),Family photos (32),Photojournalism (18),Portraits (18),Fun (15),Macro photography (13),Art (11) Sports (11),Video (8),Sports photography (7),Action shots (6) View All
Reviewer Profile:
Semi-pro photographer (55),Photo enthusiast (45),Pro photographer (17),Casual photographer (3)

Nikon D300 Features

  • A new 12.3-megapixel DX Format CMOS Sensor combined with Nikon's exclusive EXPEED digital image processing system advances DX-format image quality to all new levels.
  • The 3.0-inch super density 920,000-dot VGA color monitor with 170-degree wide-angle viewing and tempered-glass protection makes it possible for even more critical image review.
  • Continuous shooting up to 6 frames per second, and up to 8 frames per second with the new MB-D10 Multi-power Battery Pack, makes the D300 a powerful performer in a wide variety of shooting
  • Fast, accurate 51-point AF with 3D Focus Tracking and three Dynamic AF modes deliver exacting autofocus precision at blazing speeds.
  • Nikon's exclusive Scene Recognition System (SRS), with an improved 1,005-Pixel 3D Color Matrix Metering II, provides even more intelligent auto exposure capabilities, along with smarter auto white balance detection and faster, more accurate AF performance.
  • Dynamic Integrated Dust Reduction System with self-cleaning ultrasonic sensor unit minimizes degradation of image quality due to errant dust particles.
  • Two LiveView shooting modes, Hand-held or Tripod is perfect when shooting in a studio, remote situations or from obscure angles.
  • New Picture Control settings give photographers dramatically advanced color control with 4 preset options: Standard, Neutral, Vivid and Monochrome, as well as 9 customizable settings.
  • Rugged magnesium-alloy construction, advanced dust and moisture protection and durable shutter mechanism tested to 150,000 cycles is perfect for the most challenging photographic situations.

Nikon D300 Specifications

Single-lens reflex digital camera
Recording Medium
CompactFlash (CF) Card (Type I and II, UDMA compliant), Microdrive
Lens Mount
1) DX AF Nikkor: All functions
2) D-/G-type AF Nikkor (excluding IX Nikkor lenses): All functions (excluding PC Micro-Nikkor)
3) AF Nikkor other than D-/G-type (excluding lenses for F3AF): All functions except 3D-Color Matrix Metering II
4) AI-P Nikkor: All functions except Autofocus, 3D-Color Matrix Metering II
5) Non-CPU AI Nikkor: Can be used in exposure modes A and M; electronic range finder can be used if maximum aperture is f/5.6 or faster
Lens Focal Length Conversion factor
1.5 times lens focal length
Sensor Type
CMOS sensor, 23.6 x 15.8 mm; total pixels: 13.1 million; Nikon DX format
Effective Pixels
12.3 million
Total Pixels
13.1 million
Image File Format
Exif 2.21, Compliant DCF 2.0 and DPOF
Storage System: Compressed NEF (RAW): 12-bit compression, TIFF (RGB), JPEG: JPEG baseline-compliant
File Size
4,288 x 2,848 [L], 3,216 x 2,136 [M], 2,144 x 1,424 [S]
SLR Type, fixed eye-level Pentaprism type; built-in diopter adjustment (-2.0 to +1.0 m-1)
Eyepoint: 19.5mm (-1.0m-1)
Viewfinder Frame Coverage: Approx. 100% (vertical and horizontal)
Viewfinder Magnification: Approx. 0.94x with 50mm lens at infinity; -1.0m-1
LCD Monitor
3-in", approx. 920,000-dot (VGA), 170-degree wide viewing angle, 100% frame coverage, low-temperature polysilicon TFT LCD with brightness adjustment
Depth-of-Field Preview
When CPU lens is attached, lens aperture can be stopped down to value selected by user (A and M mode) or value selected by camera (P and S mode)
Full frame 2) Thumbnail (4 or 9 segments) 3) Zoom 4) Slideshow 5) RGB histogram indication 6) Shooting data 7) Highlight point display 8) Auto image rotation
Image Erase
Card format, All photographs delete, Selected photographs delete
Focusing Modes
Single-servo AF (S); continuous-servo AF (C); manual (M); predictive focus tracking automatically activated according to subject status in continuous-servo AF
Metering Modes
TTL full-aperture exposure metering using 1005-pixel RGB sensor
1) 3D Color Matrix Metering II (type G and D lenses); color matrix metering II, color matrix metering
2) Center-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 6, 8, 10, or 13 mm dia. circle in center of frame
3) Spot: Meters approx. 3 mm dia. circle (about 2.0% of frame) centered on selected focus point (on center focus point when non-CPU lens is used)
Metering Range

1) 0 to 20 EV (3D Color Matrix or center-weighted metering)
2) 2 to 20 EV (spot metering) (ISO 100, f/1.4 lens, 20¢ªC)
Exposure Control Systems
1) Programmed Auto [P] with flexible program 2) Shutter-Priority Auto [S] 3) Aperture Priority Auto [A] 4) Manual [M]
ISO Sensitivity
ISO 200 to 3200 in steps of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV with additional settings of approx.0.3, 0.5, 0.7 and 1 EV (ISO 100 equivalent) under ISO 200 and approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7 and 1 EV (ISO 6400 equivalent) over ISO 3200
Exposure Compensation
+/-5 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV
Exposure Bracketing
Exposure and/or flash bracketing (2 to 9 exposures in increments of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1 EV
White Balance
Auto (TTL white balance with 1,005-pixel RGB sensor), seven manual modes with fine-tuning, color temperature setting, white balance bracketing possible (2 to 9 frames in increments 1-3)
Built-in Flash Type
Manual pop-up with button release
Built-In Flash Guide Number
(ISO 200, m): approx. 17 (manual 18)
(ISO 100 equivalent, m): approx. 12 (manual 13)
External Flash
1) TTL: TTL flash control by 1,005-pixel RGB sensor
Built-in Speedlight, SB-800, SB-600 or SB-400: i-TTL balanced fill-flash and standard i-TTL flash
2) AA (Auto Aperture-type) flash: Available with SB-800 used with CPU lens
3) Non-TTL Auto: Available with Speedlights such as SB-800, 28, 27, and 22S
4) Range-priority manual flash; available with SB-800
PC Terminal
ISO 519 standard terminal
Sync Speed
X=1/250 s; flash synchronization at up to 1/320 s (FP) adjustable with Built-in Speedlight or optional Speedlight (will reduce GN)
Drive Modes
Single frame shooting mode - Continuous low speed (CL) shooting mode: 1 to 7 frames per second - Continuous high-speed shooting mode: 8 frames per second
Computer Interface
Hi-Speed USB
Video Output
NTSC or PAL; simultaneous playback from both the video output and on the LCD monitor available
One Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL3e, Multi-Power Battery Pack MB-D10 (optional) with one Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL4a, EN-EL4 or EN-EL3e or eight R6/AA-size alkaline (LR6), Ni-MH (HR6), lithium (FR6) batteries, or nickel-manganese ZR6 batteries, AC Adapter EH-5a (optional)
(W x H x D) Approx. 147 x 114 x 74 mm (5.8 x 4.5 x 2.9 in.)
Approx. 825 g (1.82 lbs.) without battery, memory card, body cap, or monitor cover
Operating Temperature Range
Temperature: 0-40C/32-104F, Humidity: under 85% (no condensation)
Start Up Time
Quick response of 0.13 sec. power-up
Shutter Lag
45 milliseconds

Nikon D300 Reviews

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Most Liked Positive Review


Great deal

Great camera at a great price. Nikon refurbished is fantastic, this is my 4th purchase of a Nikon refurbished product and I'm simply amazed at the quality and savings. I will never buy anything, especially a Nikon, new if I can help it. D300, we all know how great of a camera it is, no need to beat a dead Canon.


Most Liked Negative Review


Don't waste your money

I purchased the refurbished model and added the three year warranty to ensure I would not have any problems. The camera did not work upon receiving it. It did not autofocus and the aperture gave me an error signal and would not move off of F zero. I called Nikon support and they told me to send it in for fixing. This has been a waste of my time. [...] I am very disappointed.

Reviewed by 172 customers


Very Durable


from Tacoma, WA, USA

After taking pictures, some friends and I were talking around the bed of my sons truck. I placed my D300S in the bed and forgot I left it there. Minutes after my son took off and miles later, I remembered what I did and immediately called him to tell him to pull over to get the camera. That was in the summer of 2012, It's now 2014 and there is nothing wrong with the camera. I still takes great pictures.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Awesome semi-pro camera!!


from Undisclosed

I majored in Photojournalism years ago and learned on a Pentax K1000. I went into another field but wanted a Nikon back then. Recently, I picked up a used D300s with a lens and love it! It may take some time to get used to all of the bells and whistles, but the pictures are sharp. Great camera!


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from Undisclosed

I just bought this in March 2014 and I am debating whether I should send it to Nikon for repair or return it to the store. This camera froze on me twice. After the first incident, Nikon Support taught me how to reset it. Few days later, I took it with me on vacation and it happened again. The reset technique did not work. It took more than one day for the camera to come back to normal operation. When it is operating normally, it is a great camera and I enjoy the speed of the camera. So, I am not sure if it is a camera problem or user problem. I own a D80 also and I have not encountered the same problem with D80.


Solid and Reliable


from San Antonio  -  Pro Photographer

Words cannot express the joy this camera is to use. Solid and confident you'll be, with this camera around your neck. Who cares about the overkill on the above 12 mega pixels anyway? My old D200 gives me beautiful poster size prints, time and time again and that's only 10 MP. The D300s has two more which is perfect for me in my weddings and stock work. I had a D7000 and I did not like the controls and the larger MP's, not to mention the plastic lightweight feel of it and the focusing problems so I got a D3200 because of the price but the slow focusing and extremely long shutter-lag, as well as the fact that 24 MP rapidly takes up memory on the computer (think I'll trade it in for a new lens) - also the fact that I tried it out during an engagement session and I had to rely on the faster more accurate focusing of my D200. Yet I still needed an upgrade and was not waiting for the supposedly D400 so I saw the deal that Adorama had for an E + rated used D300s, yet I had my doubts that it was in the condition they described. Was I wrong! I'm glade I took the chance and purchased this beauty. Wow! Thanks for a great deal Adorama!


Love it...


from Undisclosed

I have yet to have a Nikon I do not like but this is one of my favorites. It focuses fast. It has lots of sensitivity for low light and a quick shutter for bright days watching sports. Now that I have a D600 I should give it to my niece but cannot part with it.


I love this gear


from CC Offices, Cerritos, CA 90703, USA

I had this durable gear for almost 5 years now and never gave me any problem. Always ready for any occasions. And I'm excited to use my new nikon 24-70 mm 2.8. Hoping to make the most out of this camera.


Fast, acurate excellent image quality!


from Undisclosed

I have photographed both sports, landscapes and indoor corporate events with the D300s, panned incoming ski racers just to be impressed with the continuous auto-focus features, shot running water at F22 only to be amazed by the accuracy of the detail in the image, even had the opportunity to run out of memory with a borrowed D4 while shooting a Kayak event, switched the body on the 600mm glass with my D300s and produced equally stunning results. An excellent camera well designed, easy to understand, user friendly with top notch technology. As for it's low light abilities with or without flash it can do the job but a state of the art full frame I believe would give any photographer a comparative advantage.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


excellent camera over all


from Toronto, ON, Canada

best quality and performance. in 2013 still a very excellent choice


Still great


from Wellington  -  Photo Enthusiast

Use it for sports photography. It's fantastic still, even though it's about 5 years old. Great focus speed and tracking, separate AF-on button, 7fps.


like new,thanx Isreal


from chicago  -  Photo Enthusiast

have not had it long enough for a full evaluation but it is perfect cosmetically and functions,initially, like new


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Shopper  How many shutter releases does this camera have ?
SHARYN G  The camera has 2 releases. The manual one on top of the camera and the connector for a remote release on the front. You may purchase a remote release from Nikon or save a lot of money by purchasing one from another maker, like Adorama.
Shopper  Is this a used camera?
SHARYN G  Yes, this is a used camera. I bought my first Nikon DSLR about 6 years ago and paid the retail price. By the time I was ready for my D300, I'd been a member of camera clubs for several years and learned that many experienced photographers by used equipment, providing it has been refurbished by the manufacturer and you're buying from a reputable source, which Adorama is. When I'm ready for my next camera and lenses, I plan to check Adorama for used equipment.
Huy N  Hi, How many actuation on this refurbished Nikon D300 camera?
ANDREW C  Like the others who have answered, I don't know how many there were on my refurbished D300. I sold it after owning it or two years, so I can't find out for you. All I can report is that it worked as well as a brand new camera. Never had any problems with it.
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