Very similar to the D3, the D300 features Nikon’s exclusive EXPEED Image Processing System that may be central to driving the speed and processing power needed for some of the camera’s new features. The D300 features a new 51-point autofocus system with Nikon’s 3D Center of attention Tracking feature and two new LiveView shooting modes that allow users to frame a photograph the usage of the camera’s high-resolution LCD monitor. The D300 shares a similar Scene Recognition System as is found in the D3; it promises to greatly reinforce the accuracy of autofocus, autoexposure, and auto white balance by recognizing the subject or scene being photographed and applying this information to the calculations for the three functions.
16.1-megapixel APS-H CMOS sensor and Dual DIGIC 4 imaging processors
45-point Area AF sensor including 39 cross-type AF points with f/2.8 fortify
ISO 100-12,800 for shooting from bright to dim light with low noise levels
EOS HD movie with manual exposure regulate and more than one frame rates; 3.0-inch Clear View II LCD monitor
Magnesium alloy body with shutter durability up to 300,000 cycles and exclusive dust-and-weather resistance
Body only, lenses sold one by one; capture images to CF Card Type I and II, SD/SDHC (not included)