Nikon D300 SLR Review

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Nikon D300 Professional





Playback Features





Nikon Professional D300

In playback the display mode or amount of information displayed is controlled by pressing the multi-selector up or down. Press it right or left to select the next or previous image. The roles of the up/down and left/right controls can be reversed using Custom Setting f3. Histogram, RGB Histogram, Shooting Data and Focus Area displays are a enabled by the Display Mode options in the Playback Menu.





Nikon Professional D300

Histogram shows the distribution of tones in the image. The horizontal axis corresponds to pixel brightness, with dark tones to the left and bright tones to the right. The vertical axis shows the number of pixels of each brightness in the image.





Nikon Professional D300

The RGB Histogram. The horizontal axis corresponds to pixel brightness, with dark tones to the left and bright tones to the right. The vertical axis shows the number of pixels of each brightness in the image. Four graphs are displayed, for Red, Green and Blue channels as well as the light histogram. You can also see the highlights display at the top left.





Nikon Professional D300

Shooting data #1 with metering/shutter speed/aperture, exposure mode/ISO, exposure comp., focal length, lens used, AF mode/VR mode, and flash mode.





Nikon Professional D300

Shooting data #2 with white balance, color space, picture control, quick adjust, sharpening, contrast, brightness, saturation, and hue.





Nikon Professional D300

Shooting data #2 with noise reduction mode, active d-lighting mode, retouch used (if any), and comment.





Nikon Professional D300

Pressing the OK button while viewing an image will bring up the Retouch Menu. Here you can see the D- lighting option.



Nikon Professional D300

Thumbnail index mode can display 4 or 9 images per page





Nikon Professional D300

The full screen image can be enlarged up to 27x (depending on image size) in multiple steps, at any step you can use the multi-selector to scroll around inside the magnified image.




Nikon Professional D300

Playback Menu

    Delete - Delete images from CF card
    Playback folder - Select the active playback image folder
    Hide image - Hide or reveal selected images
    Display mode - Select the playback display features: Shooting data, Histogram, Highlights, RGB Histogram, Focus point
    Image review - Display image immediately after capture
    After delete - Display next or previous image after deleting an image
    Rotate tall - Automatically rotate portrait oriented images for display
    Slide show - Start an automated slide show of the images in the current image folder
    Print set - Enter DPOF printing information




Nikon Professional D300

Images can be individually deleted in full screen or thumbnail mode



Nikon Professional D300

Retouch Menu

    D-Lighting - brightens shadows, ideal for dark or back-lit photos
    Red-Eye Correction - Remove red-eye in your flash portraits (saves as a corrected copy, does not overwrite original)
    Trim - Crop and image and save as a new file
    Monochrome - Choose Black&White, Sepia or Cyanotype (blue and white monochrome)
    Filter Effects - Choose from Sky light or Warm filter
    Color Balance - Use the multi selector to create a copy of an image with modified color balance.
    Image Overlay - Combine two existing RAW photos to create a single picture that is saved separately. The new image is saved at the current image quality and size settings.



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