How to Transfer Pictures on a Nikon D300

By Faizah Imani

Transfer photos from your Nikon D300 to your computer.
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The Nikon D300 SLR is a small digital camera that as of August 2010 retails for about $1,800. The camera has many features, such as ISO, white balance, large LCD and view finder, to help you capture the best pictures possible. After capturing images with your D300, you don't have to keep them on the camera. You can transfer them directly to your computer. This will allow you to save camera memory and share your pictures with friends and family.

Step 1

Ensure that the Camera Control Pro 2 software has been downloaded and installed on your computer. This is software that must be purchased separately if it did not come with your Nikon D300. As of August 2010, the software costs $180 from the Nikon website. However, you can also download a 30-day free trial of the software from the website (see the Reference section for a link). If you have only a few pictures or need the software only temporarily, the free trial may suffice.

Step 2

Power on your Nikon D300 camera.

Step 3

Press the “Menu” button on your camera. The menu button is located on the back of your camera on the top-left side.

Step 4

Use the arrow navigation button on the back of your camera to scroll through the menu options. When the “Setup” option is highlighted, press the “OK” button.

Step 5

Select “USB.” Press “OK.”

Step 6

Select the “MTP/PTP” option from the USB setup options. Press “OK.”

Step 7

Power off your Nikon D300.

Step 8

Connect the UC-E4 USB cable to your camera. The small end of the cable goes into the port that is on the bottom-left side of your camera. The wide end of the cable goes into the USB port of your computer.

Step 9

Launch the Camera Control Pro 2 software on your computer.

Step 10

Press the “Transfer” button on the Nikon D300. The transfer button appears as a small squiggly arrow.

Step 11

Wait as the pictures are transferred to your computer. This may take a few minutes, depending upon the speed of your computer. When the pictures are successfully transferred, they appear in the window of your Camera Control Pro 2 program.

Step 12

Locate the icon for your camera in the system tray of your computer. Right-click on the icon. Select the option to “Safely Remove Hardware.”

Step 13

Power off your camera. Disconnect the USB cable from the camera and computer.