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Nikon D300s Digital SLR Camera Body

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The Nikon D300s follows on from the high standard set by the D300 and brings HD movie capability, 12.3 megapixels, a faster frame advance rate of 7fps and dual CF and SD memory card slots to this level of the Nikon line-up. The D300s takes DSLR HD movie capture further by adding external stereo sound input for more realistic movie soundtracks, autofocus capability and in-camera movie editing. ...

The Nikon D300s follows on from the high standard set by the D300 and brings HD movie capability, 12.3 megapixels, a faster frame advance rate of 7fps and dual CF and SD memory card slots to this level of the Nikon line-up. The D300s takes DSLR HD movie capture further by adding external stereo sound input for more realistic movie soundtracks, autofocus capability and in-camera movie editing. The camera's Multi CAM 3500 DX AF sensor module offers an exceptionally wide area of AF coverage with 51 AF points strategically positioned across the frame. The D300s offers three AF area modes - Dynamic-area AF, Single-point AF and Autoarea AF, while the EXPEED image processing system delivers rich accurate colours, smooth skin gradations and exceptional detail, all with the minimum amount of noise.

The key features of the Nikon D300S

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Approx. 7 frames-per-second continuous shooting
The D300S delivers an exceptional degree of power from a remarkably agile body, enabling up to approx. 7 fps*, continuously, on basic battery alone, boosting the opportunity to capture more decisive moments (* Based on CIPA Guideline. Continuous shooting speed for14-bit NEF (RAW) is approx. 2.5 fps.)

D-Movie with stereo microphone terminal
The D300S comprehensively extends DSLR HD movie capture by adding external stereo sound input, autofocus capability and in-camera movie editing. External stereo microphone support adds more realistic sound to shooting movie clips, and a new dedicated LV button makes switching between stills and movies easier than ever. In-camera movie clips can be edited by simply selecting the start and stop points during playback.

51-point AF system - superior accuracy, amazing speed
The cameras Multi CAM 3500 DX AF sensor module offers an exceptionally wide area of AF coverage. With 51 AF points strategically positioned across the frame, its designed to capture the subject accurately, even when its movement is unpredictable. The D300S offers three AF area modes - Dynamic-area AF, Single-point AF and Autoarea AF.

Approx. 100% viewfinder frame coverage
You want everything in your frame to count, so the D300S offers approximately 100% viewfinder frame coverage with an eyepoint of 19.5mm (at -1.0 m-1) to make accurate composition easier.

12.3 effective megapixels with EXPEED image processing
The EXPEED image processing system delivers Nikons acclaimed image quality criteria of rich accurate colours, smooth skin gradations, exceptional detail with the minimum of noise, with all of the flexibility of Nikons exclusive Picture Control system to manage the look and feel of the images.

Dual card slots for CF/SD memory cards
The D300S offers the choice of dual storage media standards; CF (Compact Flash) and SD (Secure Digital) with options to manage how the camera records data to them. For example, the user can elect to store stills to one format and movie clips to another.

Magnesium alloy body with anti-dust and moisture sealing
The camera employs a strong-yet-lightweight magnesium alloy for its exterior cover, chassis and mirror box, and securely seals major seams and joints against invasive dust and moisture.

Nikon D300s - Full Sample Images

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Product Specification

AEB (Bracketing) 2 - 9 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1 EV
Aspect ratio 3:2
Autofocus points 51
Autofocus system Nikon Multi-CAM 3500DX autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection, fine-tuning, 51 focus points (including 15 cross-type sensors) and AF-assist illuminator (range approx. 0.5 to 3 m/1 ft. 8 in. to 9 ft. 10 in.)
Battery grip MB-D10
Battery model EN-EL3e
Lens mount Nikon F
Connectivity USB 2.0, HDMI output, Audio input, 10 pin remote terminal
Crop factor 1.5x
Diopter adjustment -2 to +1 m-1
Exposure compensation -5 to +5 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV
File formats RAW, JPEG
Flash metering TTL exposure metering using 1,005-pixel RGB sensor
Flash sync speed 1/250 sec
Flash type Manual pop-up with button release
Frames per second 7
Image processor Expeed
Included Accessories Body, Li-ion Battery EN-EL3e plus charger and cables
ISO max 3200
ISO min 200
Buffer depth (jpg) 100
Megapixels 12,3
Card format Compact Flash, SD
Metering system 3D Matrix II/Centre Weighted/Spot
Operating environment 0 - 40 ?C (+32 - 104 ?F)
Buffer depth (raw) 18
Screen resolution 920000
Screen Size 3
Sensor APS-C
Sensor size 23.6 x 15.8 mm
Sensor type CMOS / DX
Shutter speed fast 1/8000 sec
Shutter speed slow 30 sec
Size 147 x 114 x 74 mm
Weight (g) 840
viewfindercoverage 100%
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Product Code: 1032939-wex Manufacturers Part Number: VBA260AE