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Nikon D300 Black 12.3 MP Digital SLR Camera - Body Only

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  • CMOS 12.3 MP
  • 3.0" 920K LCD
  • ISO 200 to 3200 in steps of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV. Can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7 or 1 EV below ISO 200 or to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7 or 1 EV above ISO 3200
  • Nikon F mount (with AF coupling and AF contacts)

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A camera that lets you transfer images wirelessly? Yes, indeed! Nikon's D300 carries support for a wireless transmitter WT-4, so you can transfer images directly to your computer. No downloading via USB cables or special stations! This lightweight magnesium alloy body comes loaded with an amazing 12.3 megapixel CMOS image sensor. The beautiful images you dream of are possible!

The 51-point autofocus system features 15 cross-type sensors designed to maximize the use of all of the possible lenses that can fit this camera body. The new Picture Control system finishes the images to match your chosen preferences. This is a camera system created to deliver photographs you love to show off!

If you're serious about photography, then you need this Nikon body. It's a great base to assemble the camera system of your dreams! It is compatible with many of Nikon's DX series lenses. Choose the lenses that give you the effects you want in your pictures, and have a system as unique as you are! Start it all with the Nikon D300!

  • newegg 12.3 Megapixel Nikon DX-format CMOS Sensor The all-new 12.3 effective megapixel DX-format CMOS image sensor produces fine details with sharp resolution, and provides an extensive ISO range of ISO 200 to ISO 3200 with remarkable low-noise performance. The integrated A/D converter enables selection between 12-bit and 14-bit conversions, making it possible to shoot using high-quality 14-bit NEF (RAW) format.
  • newegg Integrated Self-cleaning Sensor Unit The Nikon D300 is the first Nikon DSLR camera to employ a Self-cleaning Sensor Unit. Four different resonance frequencies are used to vibrate the optical low-pass filter in front of the image sensor and shake particles free so dust is less likely to affect the final image.
  • newegg 51-point Autofocus System Working together with Nikon's new Scene Recognition System, the high-density 51-point autofocus system exhibits superior ability to lock onto your subject and to predict the subject's movement, resulting in an outstanding level of precision, even when shooting in constantly changing conditions.
  • newegg Live View Capable 3.0-inch LCD and High-precision Viewfinder Photo composition and image viewing at more extreme angles has become easier with the large, 3.0-inch LCD monitor that offers an ultra-wide 170° viewing angle and live view capabilities. In addition, the Nikon D300's pentaprism viewfinder offers approx 100% frame coverage and 0.94X magnification and clearly displays the important shooting information so you can see the camera settings without taking your eye off the subject.
  • newegg Nikon Flash Technology Nikon's innovative i-TTL flash control system quickly evaluates and calculates each scene's ideal lighting for outstanding results. The built-in Speedlight delivers soft, natural light for beautifully exposed images in various situations.
  • newegg EXPEED-based Image Processing Engine Based on Nikon’s comprehensive EXPEED digital image processing concept, the Nikon D300 features a high-speed processing engine that handles all image processing in 16 bits, rendering improved tone characteristics, finer detail, and higher image quality, all at remarkable speeds. The processing engine also incorporates a lateral chromatic aberration reduction function that effectively reduces color bleeding around the image periphery, ensuring the highest image quality all the way to the edges of the pictures.

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Package Type
Body Only

Image Sensor

Image Sensor
Image Sensor Size
23.6 x 15.8 mm
Gross Pixels
13.1 MP
Effective Pixels
12.3 MP
Dust Cleaning System
Image sensor cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data (optional Capture NX software required)
4288 x 2848

White Balance

White Balance
Auto (TTL white-balance with main image sensor and 1,005 segment RGB sensor); seven manual modes with fine-tuning; color temperature setting


Viewfinder Type
Eye-level pentaprism single-lens reflex viewfinder
Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical
Approx. 0.94 x (50mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, -1.0 m-1)
19.5 mm (-1.0 m-1)
Dioptric Adjustment
-2 to +1 m-1
Focusing Screen
Type B BriteView clear matte screen Mark II with AF area brackets (grid lines can be displayed)
Quick return
Depth-of-Field Preview
When depth of field preview button is pressed, lens aperture is stopped down to value selected by user (A and M modes) or by camera (P and S modes)

LCD Monitor

3.0" 920K
LCD Coverage
Approx. 100% frame coverage
Brightness Adjustment


Focus Type
Nikon Multi-CAM 3500DX autofocus module with TTL phase detection
AF Points
51 focus points (including 15 cross-type sensors) and AFassist illuminator
Focus Lock
Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button


Exposure Control
Programmed auto with flexible program (P); shutter-priority auto (S); aperture priority auto (A); manual (M)
Exposure Compensation
-5 to +5 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV
Metering System
TTL exposure metering using 1,005-segment RGB sensor

Matrix: 3D color matrix metering II supported with type G and D lenses; color matrix metering II available with other CPU lenses and color matrix metering available with non-CPU lenses if user provides lens data
Center-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 6, 8, 10 or 13-mm circle in center of frame, or weighting based on average of entire frame (fixed at 8 mm when non CPU lens is used)
Spot: Meters 3-mm circle (about 2% of frame) centered on selected focus point (on center focus point when non-CPU lens is used)
ISO Sensitivity
ISO 200 to 3200 in steps of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV. Can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7 or 1 EV below ISO 200 or to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7 or 1 EV above ISO 3200


Shutter Type
Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter
Shutter Speed
1/8000 to 30 s in steps of 1/3, 1/2, or 1 EV, Bulb, X250
Can be selected from 2, 5, 10 and 20 s duration


Flash Mode
Front curtain sync, slow sync, rear-curtain sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction with slow sync
Flash Control
TTL: i-TTL balanced fill-flash and standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR using 1,005-segment RGB sensor are available with built-in flash and SB-800, SB-600 or SB-400
Auto aperture: Available with SB-800 and CPU lens
Non-TTL auto: Supported flash units include SB-800, 28, 27 and 22 s
Range-priority manual: Available with SB-800
Flash Exposure Compensation
-3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV


Live View Function
Hand-held: Phase-detection AF with 51 focus points (including 15 cross-type sensors)
Tripod: Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame
Full-frame and thumbnail (four or nine images) playback with playback zoom, slide show, histogram display, auto image rotation and image comment (up to 36 characters)

Recording System

File Format
DCF (Design Rule for Camera File Systems) 2.0, DPOF (Digital Print Order Format), Exif 2.21 (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras), PictBridge
Image Type
NEF (RAW): 12 or 14-bit, lossless compressed, compressed, or uncompressed
JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1 : 4), normal (approx. 1 : 8), or basic (approx. 1 : 16) compression (Size priority); Optimal quality compression available
NEF (RAW) + JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
Recording Media
Type I and II CompactFlash memory cards (UDMA compliant); Microdrives


Lens Mount
Nikon F mount (with AF coupling and AF contacts)


Version 1.3a with type A HDMI connector

Power Source

Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL3e

Dimensions & Weight

Approx. 147 x 114 x 74 mm / 5.8" x 4.5" x 2.9"
Approx. 825 g / 1 lbs. 13 oz. without battery, memory card, body cap or monitor cover
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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    • Return for replacement within: 30 days
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