Along with the D3, Nikon also introduced its most advanced DX-format DSLR, the D300 with professional lelve features and performance. The camera sports a 12.3 Megapixel image sensor and Nikon’s EXPEED image processing engine to capture great shots. It has a super fast power-up time of just 0.13 second and an imperceptible 45 millisecond shutter release lag time.
The D300, sucessor to the D200, features the new Multi-CAM 3500DX auto focus module featuring a total of 51-point auto focus points (15 cross-type sensors and 36 horizontal sensors). The advanced AF system also includes 3D Tracking. The Scene Recognition System utilizes the camera’s 1,005-segment sensor to recognize colors and light patterns that help the camera determine the subject and the type of scene being photographed, before a picture is taken, enhancing the accuracy of auto focus, auto exposure and auto white balance. Also, the Picture Control System allows users to apply adjustments to photos easily.
Nikon’s D300 has a 3-inch LCD display. It provides two LiveView Modes – the Tripod mode designed for precise focus and accuracy when the camera is on a stable platform and the subject is not moving; and the Handheld mode that will activates focusing immediately when the shutter button is pressed, to ensure accurate focus.
Coming in November, the Nikon’s new DSLR is priced at $1799.95.