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

SKU: INKD300R MFR: 25432B
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About the Nikon D300

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.

Nikon D300 Includes

  • Nikon D300 Digital D-SLR Camera
  • Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL3e
  • Quick Charger MH-18a
  • USB Cable UC-E4
  • Video Cable EG-D100
  • Strap AN-D300
  • LCD monitor cover BM-8
  • Body cap
  • Eyepiece Cap DK-5
  • Rubber Eyecup DK-23
  • Software Suite CD-ROM
  • Nikon 90 Day Warranty

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Large clear LCD (47) , Fast shutter speed (41) , Easy to use (33) , Good image quality (28) , Fast / accurate auto-focus (24) , Strong construction (23) , Great picture quality (23) , Simple controls (23) , Image stabilization (17) , High ISO performance (17) , Quiet (10)
Cons:
Heavy (6)
Best Uses:
Landscape/scenery (38) , Travel (35) , Sports/action (21) , Wildlife (18) , Portraits (17) , Weddings (16) , Fun (15) , Low light (15) , Photojournalism (12) , Art (11) , Sports (11) , Family photos (11) , Macro photography (7)
Reviewer Profile:
Semi-pro photographer (27) , Photo enthusiast (19) , Pro photographer (8) , Professional (2) , Casual photographer (1)

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

Type 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]
Viewfinder 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)
Playback 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
Type TTL phase detection, 51 focus points (15 cross-type sensors) by Nikon Multi-CAM3500DX autofocus module; Detection -1 to +19 EV (ISO 100 at 20°C/68°F); AF fine adjustment possible
Focal plane contrast [in Liveview (Tripod) mode]
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
Battery 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)
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 147 x 114 x 74 mm (5.8 x 4.5 x 2.9 in.)
Weight 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
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