Nikon Releases D300

Nikon yesterday released the all new D300, a pro-sumer model aimed at the intermediate level shooter.

The new camera boasts a 12.3 effective megapixel CMOS sensor with a new 51 point autofocus system and large 3″ screen for reviewing your images.

Nikon: “The ultimate blend of image quality, quick response and go-anywhere mobility. A new 12.3 effective-megapixel DX-format CMOS image sensor, Nikon’s original EXPEED digital image processing concept, Scene Recognition System and the new Picture Control System advance all aspects of system performance. Setting the standards for the next-generation, the D300 achieves the best overall system balance of any DX-format D-SLR.”

Even though it boasts impressive speed, unless the price point is REALLY enticing I’m going to upgrade to last years D80. An impressive intermediate level camera that offers the best of consumer and professional options. It may not have the d300’s 3″ lcd but, I’ve never been one for chimping.