New Cameras Galore at PMA Show
Though officially announced late last year, Nikon’s D300 is still grabbing headlines as this 12.3MP model combines brand new technologies with advanced features inherited from Nikon’s D3 professional digital SLR camera to offer, as Nikon explains, “serious photographers remarkable performance combined with agility.” The D300 features Nikon’s exclusive EXPEED Image Processing System along with a new 51-point auto focus system with Nikon’s 3D Focus Tracking feature and two new LiveView shooting modes that allow users to frame a photograph using the camera’s high-resolution LCD monitor. With speed always topping the list when talk turns to the DSLR market, the D300 powers-up in 0.13 seconds and shoots with 45 millisecond shutter release lag time. The D300 is capable of shooting six frames per second and can go as fast as eight frames per second when using the optional MB-D10 Multi-Power Battery Pack.
As we went to press, we were patiently awaiting word from both Panasonic and Olympus on new DSLRs models they may be adding and we’ll have all those details in the days and weeks ahead.