Popular Photography named the Nikon D300 for their official "Camera of the Year 2007" award.
The magazine also reviewed the camera, and noted that "Nikon Capture NX" software was packaged with the camera.
The Nikon D300 is a 12.3-megapixel professional
DX format digital single-lens-reflex (dSLR) camera that Nikon Corporation announced on 23 August 2007 along with the Nikon D3 FX format camera.
It is designated by Nikon as the ultimate in DX format performance.
The Nikon DX format is an image sensor format of approximately 24×16 mm.
Its dimensions are about 2/3 those of the 135 film format (29mm vs 43mm diagonal, approx.).
The format was created by Nikon for its digital SLR cameras, many of which are equipped with DX-sized sensors.
It is very similar to the new D3, with the main difference being that the D300 uses a DX sensor instead of an FX sensor.
In addition, the D300 is slightly more compact than the D3.
It offers both high resolution and high speed (being able to capture 6 frames per second, and 8 frames per second with the addition of an optional MB-D10 battery pack).