- Page 1Nikon D300 Digital SLR
- Page 2 Nikon D300 Digital SLR
- Page 3 Nikon D300 Digital SLR
- Page 4 Nikon D300 Digital SLR
- Page 5 Features table
- Page 6 Test shots – ISO performance
- Page 7 Test shots – Detail and contrast
- Page 8 Test shots – Exposure evaluation
”A range of general test shots are shown over the next two pages. In some cases, the full size image has been reduced for bandwidth purposes, and a crop taken from the original full resolution image has been placed below it to show the overall image quality. Some other pictures may be clicked to view the original full-size image.”
Here’s my usual DSLR test shot of Sidmouth sea front. You can click on the image to view the full-res photo, or see the crop below. This shot was taken using the AF-S Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8 ED lens, and is processed from a 12-bit RAW shot using Photoshop CS3.
If you compare this with various 10MP DSLRs you’ll see there isn’t a a huge advantage to 12 megapixels. However a more telling comparison is to the Sony Alpha A700.
This was shot with the D-Lighting function turned off.
This was shot with the D-Lighting set to standard.
This was taken with the D-Lighting set to maximum. As you can see it has rescued a lot of shadow detail while maintaining the highlights.