Nikon D300 SLR Digital Camera Kit with 18-200mm Lens

Nikon D300 SLR Digital Camera Kit with 18-200mm Lens

Nikon D300 SLR Digital Camera Kit with 18-200mm Lens

B&H # NID30018200 MFR # 9481
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Product Highlights

  • 12.3 Megapixels
  • DX Format CMOS Sensor
  • 3.0" LCD Display
  • Live View
  • Self Cleaning Sensor
  • Dust and Water Resistant
  • 51-point AFs with 3D Focus Tracking
  • 6 fps Burst
  • Scene Recognition System
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Nikon D300 body overview

  • 1Description

The Nikon D300 SLR Digital Camera offers outstanding image quality, multi-functional technologies and fast response. It comes with an impressive resolution of 12.3 megapixels, speedy 6 fps frame advance, a self-cleaning sensor unit and a high definition 3" VGA LCD display. This is combined with Nikon's legendary durability.

The camera also features Nikon's exclusive EXPEED Image Processing System that is central to driving the speed and processing power needed for many of the camera's features; such as the 51-point auto focus system with Nikon's 3D Focus Tracking feature, and two LiveView shooting modes that allow users to frame a photograph using the camera's high-resolution LCD monitor.

Durable and Dependable
The D300 body is built from a durable and lightweight magnesium alloy, and has been designed for a high level of dust and water resistance, while the camera's shutter has been tested for 150,000-release cycles, thereby continuing Nikon's long tradition of sturdiness and durability
12.3 Megapixel Resolution
The high-resolution 12.3 Megapixel DX format CMOS sensor generates image files of the highest quality that are suitable for almost every type of output.
Self Cleaning Sensor
The D300 incorporates a self-cleaning sensor unit, which vibrates at four different resonance frequencies to remove any loose dust on the surface of the sensor's optical low pass filter.
Fast Performance
The D300 can support continuous shooting up to 6 frames per second (up to 8 frames per second with the optional MB-D10 Multi-power Battery Pack), making it a powerful performer for a wide variety of shooting disciplines, particularly for action sports, wildlife, or news gathering applications. It also provides fast power-up (0.13 seconds), quick responsiveness (45 millisecond shutter lag), and outstanding timer and shutter flexibility to meet the needs of a wide variety of photographic assignments.
Enhanced Images with EXPEED
The EXPEED image processing system is at the heart of the D300's ability to capture and process high definition image data so quickly. It features 14-bit analog-to-digital (A/D) conversion with 16-bit image processing, both of which contribute to delivering results with Nikon's signature 'look and feel' of rich accurate colors, smooth skin gradations and exceptional detail.
Wide ISO Sensitivity
The camera has a broad ISO range from 200-3200 plus Lo (equivalent to ISO 100) and Hi (equivalent to ISO 6400) sensitivity settings.
Fast, Accurate 51-point Autofocus with 3D Focus Tracking
The D300 incorporates Nikon's Multi-CAM 3500DX auto focus module that features an intelligent array of 15 cross-type sensors and 36 horizontal sensors. The system also features 3D tracking with automatic focus point switching that takes advantage of all 51 AF points as it uses color and light information to accurately track the subject. Altogether, the D300 delivers exacting autofocus precision at blazing speeds.
Exclusive Scene Recognition System (SRS)
The Nikon Scene Recognition System uses the acclaimed Nikon 1005-pixel RGB color sensor modified to recognize subjects' shape and position before the image is captured. This also aids the 51-Point Autofocus system in tracking subjects by their color, while enhancing the accuracy of exposure and white balance metering.
Active D-Lighting Mode
The Active D-Lighting mode provides remarkable real-time highlight and shadow correction with optimized image contrast, producing broader tone reproduction in both shadows and highlights while applying localized tone control technology to achieve a more pleasing level of contrast across the entire image. And because Active D-Lighting is applied as images are captured, image editing time can be reduced.
Picture Control Settings
Nikon's Picture Control System makes it easy for users of all experience levels to select and apply adjustments to how their pictures are rendered and create optimized settings to suit their individual preferences. The Picture Control System offers four basic setting options - Standard, Neutral, Vivid and Monochrome - that can be directly customized with image parameters, such as sharpening, tone compensation, brightness and saturation. Furthermore, users can store up to nine customized options or export up to 99 to a CF memory card, enabling photographers to share settings among multiple cameras.
3.0" Color LCD Display
The 3.0-inch super density (920,000-pixel) color LCD monitor provides a crisp clear view of your images with 170-degree wide-angle viewing and tempered-glass protection - making critical image review possible. The camera also includes an information display on the rear LCD screen that can change color according to the ambient lighting conditions, and an easy-to-view top LCD panel.
Live View Feature
The D300 includes the Live View system, which presents photographers with a live image on the LCD screen, with two modes suited to either hand held or tripod shooting. The Live View system is particularly useful when shooting in a studio, utilizing remote shooting, or when shooting from challenging angles.
Comfortable Controls
The controls of the D300 were designed for ease of use with a totally intuitive 8-directional multi-area selector that makes selecting any of the 51-Point autofocus settings simple, and an intuitive menu system that provides fast access to many of the fine controls of the camera.
A Total Imaging System
The D300 isn't just a camera, but part of the Nikon Total Imaging System, and is compatible with NIKKOR lenses, Speedlights, accessories and software that provide a complete solution for any photographic challenge to help photographers create great images.
Wireless Networking
The optional Nikon Wireless Transmitter WT-4, not only provides the ability to transmit ('push') images to servers and remotely control the camera from afar, but also enables remote browsing of the camera's image thumbnails as well. Furthermore users can set up a network of up to five D300 so thumbnails from all connected cameras can be browsed simultaneously from a remote server and relevant image files 'pulled', while the photographers continue shooting.
In the Box
Nikon D300, 12.3 Megapixel SLR, Digital Camera with Nikon 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR II Zoom-Nikkor Autofocus Lens
  • AF Zoom Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Lens
  • Front & Rear Lens Caps
  • HB-35 Lens Hood
  • Lens Pouch
  • EN-EL3e Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery
  • MH-18a Quick Charger
  • UC-E4 USB Cable
  • EG-D100 Video Cable
  • AN-D300 Neck Strap
  • BM-8 LCD monitor cover
  • Body Cap
  • DK-5 Eyepiece Cap
  • DK-23 Rubber Eyecup
  • Software CD-ROM (Nikon Software Suite)
  • User Guide
  • 1-Year Nikon U.S.A. Limited Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Nikon D300 body specs

    Camera Type Interchangeable Lens Single-Lens Reflex (SLR) Digital Camera
    Image Quality
    Image Sensor Nikon DX format (23.6 x 15.8 mm) 13.1 megapixel CMOS sensor with Dust-reduction System
    Effective Resolution 12.3 Million pixels
    Color Depth 36-Bit or 42-Bit RGB
    Color Modes Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome
    (sRGB in standard and vivid modes, Adobe RGB in neutral mode)
    Image File Formats NEF (12-bit or 14-bit)
    TIFF (RGB)
    JPEG (baseline-compliant)
    Compliant with DCF 2.0, DPOF and Exif 2.21
    Recorded Resolution L (4288 x 2848)
    M (3216 x 2136)
    S (2144 x 1424)
    Video Recording No
    Audio Recording No
    Lens Mount Nikon F Mount with AF coupling and AF contacts
    Compatible with DX AF, D-/G-type AF (excluding IX), AF (other than D-/G-type excluding lenses for F3AF), AI-P, and Non-CPU AI NIKKOR Lenses
    Focal Length Multiplier 1.5x
    Optical Image Stabilization Compatible with Nikon VR Lenses
    Focus Control
    Focus Type TTL phase detection (51 focus points, 15 cross-type sensors) by Nikon Multi-CAM 3500DX autofocus module
    Focal plane contrast [in Liveview (Tripod) mode]
    Detection -1 to +19 EV (ISO 100 at 20°C/68°F); AF fine adjustment possible
    Focus Modes Single-servo AF (S), Continuous-servo AF (C), Manual focus (M) with electronic rangefinder, Focus Lock
    AF Area Mode (Single point AF, Dynamic Area AF, Automatic-area AF)
    Exposure Control
    Sensitivity ISO 200 to 3200 in 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV steps with additional settings of approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7 and 1 EV (ISO 100 equivalent) under ISO 200, and approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7 and 1 EV (ISO 6400 equivalent) over ISO 3200
    Shutter Type Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal plane shutter
    Shutter Speed 30 - 1/8000 second (1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV steps)
    Mirror Lock-Up Yes
    Exposure Metering TTL full-aperture exposure metering using 1005-pixel RGB sensor
    (3D Color Matrix Metering II with type G and D lenses [Color Matrix Metering II with other CPU lenses and non-CPU lenses if user provides lens data], Center-weighted, Spot [centered on active focus area with CPU Lens, center focus area with non-CPU lens]
    Exposure Modes Programmed Auto [P] with flexible program, Shutter-Priority Auto [S], Aperture Priority Auto [A], Manual [M], Exposure Compensation (±5 EV in i1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV increments), Exposure Lock, Exposure Bracketing (2 to 9 exposures in increments of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1 EV)
    White Balance Modes Auto (TTL white balance with 1,005-pixel RGB sensor), seven manual modes with fine-tuning, color temperature setting, white balance bracketing possible (2 to 9 frames in increments 1~3)
    Scene Modes No (48 Custom Settings available)
    Built-in Flash Manual pop-up flash (Front-curtain Sync, Red-eye Reduction, Red-eye Reduction with Slow Sync, Slow Sync, Rear-curtain Sync)
    Effective Flash Range 27.0' @ ISO 100
    External Flash Connection Accessory Shoe (ISO 518 Standard hot-shoe)
    Sync Terminal (ISO 519 standard terminal)
    External Flash Control TTL flash control by 1,005-pixel RGB sensor, AA (Auto Aperture-type) flash, Non-TTL Auto, Range-priority manual flash

    Creative Lighting System supports Advanced Wireless Lighting, Auto FP High-Speed Sync, Flash Color Information Communication, modeling flash and FV lock

    Flash Compensation (-3 to +1 EV in 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV increments)

    Maximum Flash Synchronization Speed 1/250 second
    Up to 1/320 second (FP) adjustable with Built-in Speedlight or optional Speedlight (will reduce GN)
    Start-Up Time 0.13 seconds
    Shutter Lag 0.045 seconds
    Time Between Shots Less than 1 second
    Burst Capability Continuous low speed [CL]: 1 to 7 fps
    Continuous high-speed [CH]: 8 fps (using AC Adaptor), or 6 fps (using EN-EL3e Battery)
    Self Timer 2 to 20 seconds duration
    Interval Recording Yes
    Date & Time Stamp No
    Memory & Power
    Built-in Memory No
    Compatible Memory Cards CompactFlash (Type I & II) compliant with UDMA
    File Size Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Battery Type EN-EL3e Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery
    Power Adapter EH-5a AC Adapter (optional)
    Computer Interface USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
    Direct Print Capable Yes (PictBridge)
    Remote Control 10-pin Remote Connection (supports Nikon MC-22/30/36 remotes)
    Wireless Remote Control with optional WT-4 Wireless Transmitter
    Video Output NTSC or PAL
    HDMI 1.3a (Type A connector is provided as HDMI output terminal)
    System & Software Requirements Windows 98SE, 2000, ME, XP, Vista
    Macintosh OS X (10.1.5 or later)
    Viewfinder Fixed eye-level pentaprism with built-in diopter adjustment (-2.0 to +1.0 m-1), Eyepoint of 19.5 mm (-1.0 m-1), and Type-B BriteView Clear Matte screen Mark II with superimposed focus brackets and On-Demand grid lines
    Viewfinder Info Focus indications, Metering system, AE/FV lock indicator, Flash sync indicator, Shutter speed, Aperture value, Exposure/Exposure compensation indicator, ISO sensitivity, Exposure mode, Flash output level compensation, Exposure compensation, Number of remaining exposures
    Depth-of-Field Preview Yes
    LCD Display 3.0" Low-temperature polysilicon TFT color LCD (920,000 pixels) with 170-degree wide viewing angle, 100% frame coverage, brightness adjustment and Liveview (Handheld or Tripod mode)
    Information Display Top panel monochrome LCD (Shutter-speed, Exposure compensation value, Flash compensation value, ISO sensitivity, White balance fine-tuning, White balance preset number, Number of shots in bracketing sequence, Number of intervals, Focal length (non-CPU lens), Aperture (f-number), Aperture (number of stops), Bracketing increment, Number of shots per interval, Maximum aperture (non-CPU lens), PC connection indicator, Number of frames remaining, Number of shots remaining before buffer fills, PC mode indicator, Preset white balance recording indicator, Electronic analog exposure display, Exposure compensation, Bracketing progress indicator, PC mode indicator)
    Language Options Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish
    Playback Options Full frame, Thumbnail (4 or 9 segments), Zoom, Slideshow, RGB histogram indication, Shooting data, Highlight point display, Auto image rotation, Delete Function (Card format, All photographs delete, Selected photographs delete), Text Input (Up to 36 characters - stored in Exif header)
    Dimensions (HxWxD) 4.5 x 5.8 x 2.9" (147 x 114 x 74mm) body only
    Weight 29.2 oz. (825g) body only
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 8.3 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 13.0 x 9.75 x 7.0"

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