Nikon D300 12.3 MP Digital SLR Camera - Black (Body Only)

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Estimated Dec. 2 - Dec. 9
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Made for taking crystal clear photos and preseving your memories for you, the Nikon 12.3 MP camera is a flexible portable body only. This Nikon D300 digital camera has an HDMI connector that makes showing special events easy. With its black body, this Nikon digital SLR camera will be a sleek platform for preserving memories. Furthermore, the 3-inch LCD monitor on the Nikon 12.3 MP camera makes it easy for you to play back the poignant moments of your life and share them with family and friends. Choosing memory size is easy by making use of the flash memory card slot included with this Nikon D300 digital camera. Cropping and enlarging won't cause pixelation if you get a camera with an increased number of megapixels. With the 12.3 megapixel image sensor included with this Nikon digital SLR camera, you can create 11x16 inch prints of the moments of your life in realistic clarity. Remain ready to take photographs using rechargeable Lithium-ion batteries included with the Nikon 12.3 MP camera. Excellent picture quality and wonderful performance are yours with this Nikon D300 digital camera. This Nikon digital SLR camera comes with only the body and no lens. Selecting the interchangeable lens or lenses based on your changing photography wants and needs is an advantage to purchasing the camera body on its own.

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Key Features
Camera TypeDigital SLR
Optical Zoom1.5x
Sensor Resolution12.3 MP
Screen Size3"

Optical Sensor
Sensor Size15.8 x 23.6mm
Sensor TypeCMOS

Lens System
Lens For SDBody Only
Focus AdjustmentAutofocus & Manual Focus, Automatic, Manual
Auto Focus typeTTL contrast and phase detection
Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera27 - 300mm

Max Shutter Speed30 sec
Min Shutter Speed30 sec
Exposure compensation±5 EV range, in 1, 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps
Exposure RangeEV 0-20
Exposure Metering3D color matrix II, Center-Weighted, Spot
Exposure ModesAperture-Priority, Automatic, Bulb, Manual, Program, Shutter-Priority, i-TTL Program Flash
Light Sensitivity100, 200-3200, 6400
Light Sensitivity Max3200

Camera Flash
Flash TypePop-up Flash
Red Eye ReductionYes
Effective Flash Range17 m
Camera Flash FeaturesAF Illuminator, Flash +/- Compensation, Front Sync Flash, Rear Sync Flash, Red-eye Reduction Flash, Slow Sync, flash exposure bracketing
Flash ModesAuto Mode, Fill-in Mode, OFF mode, Rear Curtain Sync, Red-eye Reduction, Slow Synchro

Memory / Storage
Supported Flash MemoryCompactFlash, CompactFlash Card Type I, CompactFlash Card Type II, IBM Microdrive, Microdrive, SD Card, SDHC Card

Viewfinder TypeOptical, Optical (Through-the-lens)
Optical Viewfinder TypeFixed eye-level pentaprism
Viewfinder - Field Coverage100%
Viewfinder Magnification0.94x
Dioptric Correction Range-2 to +1

Depth2.9 in.
Height4.5 in.
Width5.8 in.
Weight29.1 Oz.

Display TypeLCD
Display RotationBuilt-in
Screen DetailsLCD display - TFT active matrix - 3" - color
Display Size3"

Microphone TypeWithout Built-in Microphone

Connector Types1 x HDMI output, 1 x USB, 1 x composite video output, 1 x remote control
Expansion Slot1 x CompactFlash Card - type I/II

System Requirements for PC Connection
Operating System SupportedApple Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows 98SE, Microsoft Windows ME, Microsoft Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Microsoft Windows XP Professional

Battery Form FactorManufacturer specific

File Format
Still Image FormatDCF 2.0, DPOF, EXIF 2.21, JPEG, NEF (RAW), Raw Image, TIFF

Environmental Parameters
Min Operating Temperature0 °C
Max Operating Temperature40 °C

Other Features
Additional FeaturesAE/FE Lock, AF Lock, Anti-Dust Technology, Auto Power Save, Brightness Control, DPOF Support, Depth-Of-Field Preview Button, Direct Print, HDMI, Histogram Display, Interchangeable Lenses, LCD Live View Mode, Not Interchangeable Lenses, PictBridge Support, Scene Recognition System (SRS), Text Input To Exif Header, USB 2.0, USB 2.0 Compatibility, With Tripod Mount

Special EffectsMonochrome, Neutral, Vivid
White BalanceAuto, Colour Temperature Adjust, Flash (Preset), Fluorescent (Preset), Incandescent (Preset), Manual, Shade (Preset), Sunset (Preset)
Continuous Shooting Speed6 frames per second

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