Nikon D300s Digital SLR Camera Body
Nikon's latest flagship DX-format digital SLR combines professional-level performance with agility and enhanced D-Movie capabilities to deliver a new measure of creative versatility.
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Overview / Product Description
Nikon D300S Feature Highlights:
One major advancement of the D300S is its ability to shoot as fast as 7 frames per second with Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL3e (included), and up to 8 frames per second when using the optional Multi-Power Battery Pack MB-D10 and Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL4a. It also offers a rapid startup time of approx. 130 milliseconds and an amazingly short shutter release time lag of only 49 milliseconds.
The D300S's advanced D-Movie function benefits from a number of functional and technological advancements, including an external stereo microphone input enabling high-fidelity audio, plus in-camera movie editing, allowing the trimming of clips. Yet another means of enhancing the dramatic impact of HD video is by taking advantage of the wide selection of finest-quality NIKKOR interchangeable lenses: from ultra-wide-angle and fisheye to super-telephoto for incredibly sharp results. What's more, the camera's versatile Picture Control adjustment options let you modify the tone and color of HD video clips with remarkable ease.
AF system with high-density 51-point AF
The D300S features a Multi-CAM 3500DX AF sensor module which provides an exceptionally wide area of AF coverage. With 51 AF points densely positioned across the frame, it's designed to capture your subject accurately, even when its movement is unpredictable. Moreover, it utilizes 15 powerful cross-type sensors in the center of the frame to give you the ultimate in detection performance with any AF NIKKOR lens of f/5.6 or faster. You can also choose to shoot with 11 focus points.
Large, bright viewfinder with approximately 100% frame coverage
The D300S viewfinder features an eye-level pentaprism with approx. 100 percent frame coverage and approx. 0.94x magnification. The large, bright viewfinder makes for easier, more accurate composition.DX-format CMOS image sensor; 12.3 effective megapixels.
The D300S employs Nikons renowned DX-format CMOS image sensor that provides 12.3 effective megapixels. It delivers extraordinary image quality throughout a wide ISO sensitivity range of ISO 200 to ISO 3200 with low noise. In addition, Lo 1 for ISO 100 equivalent and Hi 1 for ISO 6400 equivalent are also available.
EXPEED image processing
Nikons comprehensive EXPEED image processing utilizes an accumulation of sophisticated Nikon intelligence and technologies to ensure impeccable quality for both still images and movies, while also achieving high-speed processing and low power consumption. It also effectively reduces lateral chromatic aberration.
Dual card slots for CF/SD memory cards
New for the D300, the D300S provides dual card slots, enabling the simultaneous use of both CompactFlash and SD memory cards and allows photographers to designate the primary recording slot. For the slot designated as secondary, photographers can select from three recording methods: 1. Overflow recording lets you use the memory capacity of the secondary card when the primary card is full, automatically; 2. Backup recording stores the same images on both cards; and 3. RAW primary, JPEG secondary recording lets you record RAW data and JPEG data separately to each card. You can also copy images between the two memory cards. And when shooting D-Movie clips, it allows you to select the slot containing the card with the most available capacity.
Live View function, activated by pressing the dedicated Live View button, makes it easy to shoot while composing on the LCD monitor.In Handheld mode, which allows you to recompose the frame prior to actual shooting, TTL phase-detection AF using 51 AF points is activated. Tripod mode is designed for precise focus accuracy with still subjects. It allows contrast-detect AF on a desired point within a frame.
Additional Nikon D300S Features
* Virtual Horizon that is available in Live View shooting.
* 3-in., 920-k dot high-resolution LCD monitor.
* Highly efficient energy-saving design allows as many as 950 images on a single charge of the Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL3e. (CIPA Standards)
* Nikon's Integrated Dust Reduction System including Image Sensor Cleaning function that provides effective dust reduction.
* Versatile in-camera Retouch Menus let you enhance your images without using a computer.
* Compatible with HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) output. Type C connector (mini size) is employed.
* With the optional GPS Unit GP-1, location information such as latitude, longitude, altitude and time are automatically recorded to each image's Exif data.
* Exclusive Nikon Software: Nikon Transfer and ViewNX software packages (supplied) for a range of basic photo browsing and editing operations; Capture NX 2, Camera Control Pro 2, and Image Authentication Software (all optional) enable more advanced operation and image editing.
Nikon Digital SLR Camera D300S Specifications
Effective pixels Effective pixels - 12.3 million
Image sensor Image sensor - 23.6 x 15.8 mm CMOS sensor
File format - NEF (RAW) 12 or 14 bit, lossless compressed, compressed, or uncompressed, TIFF (RGB), JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1:4), normal (approx. 1:8) or basic (approx. 1:16) compression (Size priority); Optimal quality compression available, NEF (RAW) + JPEG Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
Media - Type I CompactFlash memory cards (UDMA compliant); SD memory cards, SDHC compliant
Dual card slots - Either card can be used as the primary card; secondary card can be used for overflow or backup storage, or for separate storage of NEF (RAW) and JPEG images; images can be copied between cardsFrame coverage
Speed - 1/8,000 to 30 s in steps of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV, bulb, X250
ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index) - ISO 200 to 3200 in steps of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV; can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7 or 1 EV (ISO 100 equivalent) below ISO 200 or to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7 or 1 EV (ISO 6400 equivalent) above ISO 3200
White balance White balance - Auto (TTL white-balance with main image sensor and 1,005-pixel RGB sensor), Incandescent, Fluorescent (7 options), Direct Sunlight, Flash, Cloudy, Shade, preset manual (able to store up to 5 values) and color temperature setting (2,500K to 10,000K); fine-tuning available for all options
Live View Modes - Tripod, Hand-held
Autofocus - Tripod: Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame
Movie Frame size (pixels) - 1,280 x 720/24 fps, 640 x 424/24 fps, 320 x 216/24 fps
File format - AVI
Compression format - Motion-JPEG
Audio - Sound can be recorded via built-in (monaural) or optional external (stereo/monaural) microphone; sensitivity can be adjusted
Maximum length - 5 min (1,280 x 720 pixels), 20 min (640 x 424, 320 x 216 pixels)
Monitor LCD monitor - 3-in., approx. 920k-dot (VGA), low-temperature polysilicon TFT LCD with 170_ viewing angle, approx. 100% frame coverage, and brightness adjustment
Playback function - Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9 or 72 images) playback with playback zoom, movie playback, slide show, histogram display, highlights, auto image rotation, and image comment (up to 36 characters)
Interface USB - Hi-Speed USB
Audio video output - Can be selected from NTSC and PAL
HDMI output - HDMI Mini connector (Type C); camera monitor turns off when HDMI cable is connected
Audio input - Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5-mm diameter)
10-pin remote terminal - Can be used to connect optional remote control, GPS Unit GP-1 or GPS device compliant with NMEA0183 version 2.01 or 3.01 (requires optional GPS Cable MC-35 and cable with D-sub 9-pin connector)
Dimensions/Weight Dimensions - (W x H x D) Approx. 147 x 114 x 74 mm/5.8 x 4.5 x 2.9 in.
Weight - Approx. 840 g/1 lb. 14 oz. without battery, memory card, body cap or monitor cover
Accessories Supplied accessories (may differ by country or area) - Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL3e, Quick Charger MH-18a, Eyepiece Cap DK-5, Rubber Eyecup DK-23, USB Cable UC-E4, Audio Video Cable EG-D2, Camera Strap AN-DC4, LCD Monitor Cover BM-8, Body Cap BF-1A, Accessory Shoe Cover BS-1, Software Suite CD-ROM