Nikon D300 User Manual (en)

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Adjust Camera Settings
This tutorial describes how to take photos at default settings.
1
Check camera settings.
Default settings are listed below.
Option
Default
Description
Page
Image 
quality
NORM
(JPEG 
normal)
Record JPEG images at a compression ratio 
of roughly 1 : 8
*
. Ideal for snapshots.
* [Size priority] selected for [JPEG compression].
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Image size
L
(Large)
Images are 4,288 × 2,848 pixels in size.
60
ISO 
sensitivity
200
ISO sensitivity (digital equivalent of film 
speed) set to ISO 200.
94
White 
balance
v
(Auto)
White balance is adjusted automatically for 
natural colors under most types of lighting.
126
Exposure 
mode
e
(Programmed 
auto)
Camera automatically adjusts shutter 
speed and aperture for optimal exposure in 
most situations.
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Focus 
point
Center 
focus point 
(single-
point AF)
Viewfinder focus point display is shown 
above. Camera focuses on subject in center 
focus point when shutter-release button is 
pressed halfway.
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Control panel
Viewfinder display
Exposure mode
Image size
Image quality
White balance
ISO sensitivity
Focus point