DPReview got their hands on a pre-production version of Nikon D300 and produced a detailed hands-on preview. Still no full size sample images though. The 922,000 pixel display looks great. The inclusion of the HDMI port may change the way people use the video-out port on the camera. Personally I have never used the video-out on my D70 or D200 due to its poor quality. Nikon paid great attention to details. No more tiny 10-pin connector screw cap to lose as it is replaced by an attached rubber cap. There is no need to remove the battery door to attach the vertical battery grip. On one down side, the exposure bracketing is still 1 EV maximum step size, just like D200. I wished they could make it possible to do 2EV/step, which is more practical for HDR photography.

Posted in: Digital SLR Cameras on September 10th, 2007. Trackback URI

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