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The D300 is brimming with features. Based in a rugged magnesium alloy body it is used by many wedding photographers and photo-journalists. Genuine high-quality build performance and feel.
Features include a scene recognition system and 51-point autofocus - housed in a durable, lightweight magnesium alloy body.
The following information is detailed on Nikon's website:http://www.nikon.com
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* 12.3 megapixel DX format CMOS image sensor . Built-in self-cleaning sensor unit minimizes the effect of dust.
* 6fps continuous shooting (8fps when shooting with the optional MB-D300 battery pack).
* ISO 200-3200 : extendable up to ISO 6400 (equivalent) and down to ISO 100 (equivalent).
* EXPEED image processing engine with 14-bit A/D conversion and 16-bit image processing for superb tonal gradation.
* Advanced Scene Recognition System combines the cameras metering and AF sensors for precise exposures and sharply-defined images.
* Multi-CAM3500DX 51-point AF system . Individually selectable or configurable in 9-point, 21-point and 51-point coverage settings.
* Quick response with approx 0.13 second power-up and 45 millisecond shutter release time lag.
* Picture Controls streamline in-camera image processing by enabling customization of image parameters before capture, and offer complete control over sharpening, contrast, brightness, hue and saturation in various color modes.
* 920,000 dot 3-inch VGA LCD monitor with wide, 170- degree viewing angle.
* Live View with Autofocus lets you compose images using the LCD monitor. Two modes are supported: Handheld or Tripod.
* Active D-Lighting enables superior high-contrast images by automatically applying tone compensation at the moment of capture.
* Durable, magnesium alloy body : water and dust resistant.
* Improved battery performance : sequential power supply between cameras EN-EL3 rechargeable lithium-ion battery and the (optional) Multi-Power Battery Pack. HDMI video output interface enables connection to high-definition video systems.
* Intuitive ergonomics with optimized button placement for fast and comfortable handling.
* Lightweight Magnesium alloy body