Nikon D300 What You Need to Know for Best Performance
The Nikon D300 uses a Lithium-Ion EN-EL3e rechargeable battery & charger.
The battery can not be charged via USB. This means a battery charger will be necessary. There are third party battery chargers available.
The Nikon D300 is compatible with Compact Flash (Type I or II) memory cards.
The differences between Type I and II Compact Flash cards is the thickness. Type II meant the slot can accommodate Microdrives, which were very small mechanical hard drives. Another use is for microSD to Compact Flash adapters.
- Type I - 3.3mm thick
- Type II - 5mm thick
The D300 is compatible with Nikon F mount lenses. This opens up a wide range of lens possibilities. A full range of lenses exists including circular fisheye, ultra wide angle, perspective control, macro, telephoto, mirror, bellows, and all kinds of zooms.
There is a list of the best Nikon D300 lenses that covers lenses for all different types of photography.
The camera has an APS-C “crop” sensor that has been designed to use DX lenses. These lenses are smaller and less expensive than FX lenses, which are designed to be used on full frame cameras.
The D300 can also use full frame, ‘FX’, lenses. However, the downside to these lenses is that they tend to be larger, heavier, and more expensive than DX lenses.
- Active D-Lighting
- 6.0 fps continuous shooting
- Auto Active D-Lighting System
- Custom Setting Options
- Red eye correction
The D300 has an APS-C (23.6 x 15.8 mm) sized sensor. This is paired with the Expeed image processor. The Expeed image processor is also used on the Nikon D3000.
The Nikon D300 can not record video.
No. The Nikon D300 does not have clean HDMI out.
The Nikon D300 can not be used as a webcam. There is no software or video capture device that will allow the camera to be used as a webcam.
|Body type||Mid-size DSLR|
|Max resolution||4288 x 2848|
|Other resolutions||3216 x 2136, 2144 x 1424|
|Image ratio w:h||3:2|
|Effective pixels||12.3 megapixels|
|Sensor photo detectors||13 megapixels|
|Sensor size||APS-C (23.6 x 15.8 mm)|
|ISO||200 - 3200 in 1, 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps (100 - 6400 with boost)|
|Boosted ISO (minimum)||100.0|
|Boosted ISO (maximum)||6400.0|
|White balance presets||12.0|
|Custom white balance||Yes (4)|
|Image stabilization notes||None|
|Uncompressed format||RAW + TIFF|
|JPEG quality levels||Fine, Normal, Basic|
|Autofocus||['Contrast Detect (sensor)', 'Phase Detect', 'Multi-area', 'Selective single-point', 'Single', 'Continuous', 'Face Detection', 'Live View']|
|Number of focus points||51.0|
|Lens mount||Nikon F|
|Focal length multiplier||1.5×|
|Screen type||Super Density TFT color LCD with wide-viewing angle|
|Viewfinder type||Optical (pentaprism)|
|Viewfinder magnification||0.94× (0.63× 35mm equiv.)|
|Minimum shutter speed||30 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed||1/8000 sec|
|Manual exposure mode||Yes|
|Subject / scene modes||No|
|Built-in flash||Yes (Pop-up)|
|Flash range||12.00 m (at ISO 100)|
|External flash||Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless plus sync connector)|
|Flash modes||Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain|
|Continuous drive||6.0 fps|
|Self-timer||Yes (2 to 20 sec)|
|Metering modes||['Multi', 'Center-weighted', 'Average']|
|Exposure compensation||±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)|
|AE Bracketing||(2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)|
|WB Bracketing||Yes (2 to 9 frames in 10,20,30 steps in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis))|
|Storage types||Compact Flash (Type I or II)|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|HDMI||Yes (Mini Type C)|
|Remote control||Yes (Optional)|
|Environmentally sealed||Yes (Water and dust resistant)|
|Battery description||Lithium-Ion EN-EL3e rechargeable battery & charger|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||1000.0|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||925 g (2.04 lb / 32.63 oz)|
|Dimensions||147 x 114 x 74 mm (5.79 x 4.49 x 2.91″)|