Monday, June 15, 2009

Nikon D300

If you drag the D300 of the packaging, one of the most important functions of your attention is 3-inch LCD screen. More than a mere possibility, your photos, the LCD on a Live View mode which allows you to compose shots while the screen, the installer is ideal for all periods in which it is difficult, eyes in the viewfinder, for example. Studio in the work of up and shooting macro-based. The D300 and the top-of-the-line D3 are the only two cameras Nikon digital SLR in the series, the live mode.Press the shutter once to lock the mirror and put the LCD, then press the new division of the lens and navigation on the trigger.

A Costume D300 is the high number of options for the adaptation of its checks to suit your needs; the manual of 421 pages gives you an indication of its complexity. In other words, the documentation is very well - to read, well organized and without squinting printing manuals in many other brands.

You can program a lot of buttons, and dual front and back selector selects other functions, by default, but you can control the depth - the preview to enable or disable the flash, metering modes to choose, or Auto-focus Auto exposure or block. Fine Tuning is a theme common to all controls D300. Take bracketing, for example: instead of the usual three to five bracketed shots, the D300 is able, up to nine images with different exposure settings, or nine images with white balance values. The only drawback is that you can not use the bracketing and white balance bracketing the same period. (I had a cruise on the manual alone, bracketing the control device, life something hidden under the FN key.) As in many other digital SLR, the Nikon D300 Picture Styles (Standard, Neutral, Vivid and Monochrome) that quickly the tone of your images. In addition, the D300 allows you to refine each of these styles saturation, contrast, brightness, and hue settings. You can create up to nine custom configurations and give his name - an essential feature, and a real help for those of us with bad memories. Another interesting possibility: if you have more than one D300 body, you can use the settings of a camera to another.

The ability to optimize the camera is essential, if you dive into the menu system. Dense and complex, the menus are on the D300 first, a nightmare. Fortunately, you can use the menus in the order you prefer to see if the task is somewhat difficult.

Nikon past have a strong tendency to underexpose images later in the software update. In scenes with large amounts of snow, sky and water, the Nikon was the only camera, said the closeness of the color and brightness.

The D300 is very fast: it can capture an impressive 6 frames per second burst mode and 7.5 fps with the addition of an external battery. My test unit is capable of image format of Nikon RAW and application, Capture NX. However, with Capture NX bundle with the camera is limited in time, the course in spring 2008, if you buy, you are looking for a box decorated with a label referred to the opening of Capture NX. Finally, if you Nikon MC-35 cable adapter and a handheld Garmin GPS, you can view the location data with your images in. As a landscape photographer, I regret that I have not been able to try the function.

The Nikon D300 is a camera you can take and run with it. Its high resolution, flexibility, excellent exposure accuracy, and useful Live View function, is worth the time to work on a long study stage. It must be the well against the two main competitors, Sony Alpha 700 and Olympus E3.

Nikon D300 Key Features :

  • 3.0" 922,000 pixel LCD monitor
  • 12.3 megapixel DX format CMOS sensor
  • ISO 200 - 3200
  • 14-bit A/D conversion
  • Shutter life 150,000 exposures
  • Multi-CAM3500DX Auto Focus sensor
  • Self-cleaning sensor unit (low-pass filter vibration)
  • Auto-focus tracking by color
  • Auto-focus calibration
  • Scene Recognition System
  • Picture Control image parameter presets
  • Custom image parameters now support brightness as well as contrast
  • Six frames per second continuous shooting
  • Compact Flash UDMA support
  • HDMI HD video output
  • Nikon EXPEED image processor

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