Nikonians Rejoice!: D300 and D3


It’s a big day for Nikonians! Nikon has just announced two new models: the D300 and the D3 (which replaces the D2Xs). Each are brilliant in their own rights.

The D300, which succeeds the D200, features a three-inch live viewfinder, not unlike those on digital snapshot cameras. This is a first for Nikon. The camera also features a 12.3 megapixel self-cleaning sensor (the one Sony has just announced), 6 frames per second burst (8 with the optional battery pack), 51-point autofocusing,HDMI support with 1080i playback and a 200-3200 ISO range. ($1799 body only)

The new flagship model, the D3 shoots at a blazing 11 frames per second (in DX, 9 in FX). It sports 12.1-megapixel FX/DX format sensor, a 3-inch 920,000-pixel live viewfinder with a 170-degree viewing angle, a 51-point autofocusing and a 200-6400 ISO range. Hi 2 Mode ups the ISO to an equivalent of 25,600. Not sure how it’s going to look but I’m hoping for the best. It also allows for dual Compact Flash card use. And it’s all wrapped in magnesium casing. ($4999 body only)



One Response

  1. I think that it’s too expensive, but so nice…

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