Nikon D300 photo leaked? A reader directed me with the following photos. There are said to be taken with Nikon D300 at ISO6400. Nikon has yet to officially release any of the Nikon D300 sample photos. So how true is the photo below? Judge yourself :)
Details seemed to remain after noise reduction, at the rate of ISO6400, this is simply amazing. There is no actual ISO rating on the exif of the photo when openned with Nikon Capture NX, but it is believed to be ISO6400. So, what do you think?
Update August 2008
The D300 defines a new class of compact professional SLR, incorporating groundbreaking technologies and performance of the D3 into a compact DX format body. The 12.3 megapixel CMOS sensor features a self-cleaning dust removal unit and delivers resolution suitable for commercial and stock photography. The EXPEED image processing engine supports a class-leading 6fps at up to 3200 ISO, and delivers superb tonal gradation. Its advanced Scene Recognition System produces superior exposures and is complimented by Nikon’s next-generation 51-point AF system, which offers broad coverage and high sensitivity in low light. Selectable Picture Controls streamline in-camera image processing, saving time in post-production, and the high definition 3-inch LCD screen supports two Live View modes plus a HDMI video output. Responsive, rugged and light, the D300 offers new levels of performance for pros on a budget.
This is currently one of the most affordable Super-Telephoto lens by Nikon. If this lens was announced 8 years ago, I will not pay any attention at all because at then DSLRs’ ISO1600 was mostly a marketing strategy and was only good for Black and White prints. These days, for amateur photographers, f5.6 coupled with any midrange DSLRs’ ISO3200 or even ISO6400, one will be able to get a decent shutter speed for wildlife or sports photography.
Nikon D750 AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR – Birding