23 August 2007

Nikon D300 has arrived!

Well after months of speculating, rumours on specs and general gossip, Nikon have launched their follow up to the well received D200 - the new D300. Nikon say it sits in between their pro and amateur range line up but initial reports give it a leaning definitely towards the pro feel.

Has the 2 year wait been worth it? Specifications include a 12.3 mega pixel sensor, 51 point auto-focus system, a 3 inch LCD screen on the back with 'Live view' along with a whole host of other improvements and additions.

A more detailed review can be read here on Digital Photography Review

My first impressions are that it looks fantastic - it shares pretty much the same body as the previous D200 model but is marginally lighter - though not on features! It would certainly be worth splashing the pennies, though at an RRP of £1,299 that's a lot of pennies!

The D300 is going to be available to buy from November, with detailed kit options available in September 2007.

Perhaps this will have an effect (downwards) on the prices of the D200's that are available at the moment but we'll have to wait and see.

Personally, I'm rather looking forward to seeing the new D300 in the flesh and giving it a try.

1 comment:

mwhynot said...


I agree- it looks like a fine camera... and I guess the natural upgrade from my d70. Fairly sure the d200 may drop slightly in price- but considering before the d300 they were 'only' £820ish, I doubt they can drop much further.