Touts Nikon's Expeed processing system
Nikon has introduced the 12.3-Mpxl D300. Similar to the company’s new full-frame D3 (see November, pg. 16), the DX-format D300 features Nikon’s Expeed image-processing system as well as a 51-point auto-focus system with its 3-D Focus Tracking feature and two new LiveView shooting modes that allow users to frame a photo using the camera’s high-resolution 3-in. LCD monitor. In addition, the D300 offers the D3 Scene Recognition System, which recognizes the subject or scene being photographed and applies this information to the calculations for auto focus, exposure, and auto white balance.
The D300 also features: a power-up speed of 0.13 sec; a 45-millisecond shutter-release lag time; the ability to shoot at 6 frames/sec (8 frames/sec when using the optional MB-D10 multi-power battery pack); a 170? viewing angle; a Picture Control System that allows users to select and apply adjustments to how pictures are rendered and create optimized settings to suit individual preferences; an Active D-Lighting mode that provides real-time highlight and shadow correction; and a new self-cleaning sensor unit.
Estimated selling price: $1800.