Nikon D300 User Manual (en)

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Choosing a Release Mode
The camera supports the following release modes:
Mode
Description
S
Single frame
Camera takes one photograph each time shutter-release 
button is pressed.
C
L
Continuous 
low speed
While shutter-release button is held down, camera records 
1–6 frames per second.
1
  Frame rate can be chosen using 
Custom Setting d4 ([CL mode shooting speed], pg. 76).
C
H
Continuous 
high speed
While shutter-release button is held down, camera records 
up to 6 frames per second.
2
a
Live view
Frame pictures in monitor (pg. 79).
 
Recommended at high 
or low angles or in other situations in which viewfinder is 
hard to use or when enlarged view in monitor can assist in 
obtaining very precise focus.
E
Self-timer
Use self-timer for self-portraits or to reduce blurring caused 
by camera shake (pg. 89).
M
UP
Mirror up
Choose this mode to minimize camera shake in telephoto 
or close-up photography or in other situations in which the 
slightest camera movement can result in blurred 
photographs (pg. 91).
1 Average frame rate with an EN-EL3e battery, continuous-servo AF, manual 
or shutter-priority auto exposure, a shutter speed of 
1
/
250
s or faster, 
remaining settings other than Custom Setting d4 at default values, and 
memory remaining in memory buffer.
2 Average frame rate with an EN-EL3e battery, continuous-servo AF, manual 
or shutter-priority auto exposure, a shutter speed of 
1
/
250
s or faster, other 
settings at default values, and memory remaining in memory buffer.