Nikon D300S Review

 
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Model Name: Nikon D300S 
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Device Forum URL: Forum
Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website
General
Model Number: D300S
Camera Format: Pro SLR
Currently Manufactured: No
Retail Price: $1799.95
Street Price: $1696.95
Date Available: 2009-08-31
Tripod Mount: Yes (Metal)
Weight: 33.5 oz (951 g)
includes batteries
Weight With Batteries? Yes
Weight Includes Kit Lens? No
Size: 5.8 x 4.5 x 2.9 in.
(147 x 114 x 74 mm)
Waterproof: No
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Sony
Total Megapixels: 13.1
Effective Megapixels: 12.3
Sensor Format: APS-C
Sensor Size (dia.): 1.12"
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.5
Color Filter Type: RGBG
Self-Cleaning: Yes
Sensor-shift Stabilized: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4288 x 2848 (12.2 MP, 3:2),
3216 x 2136 (6.9 MP, 3:2),
2144 x 1424 (3.1 MP, 3:2)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.21), NEF (RAW), 12 or 14-bit
Video Capture
Movie Mode: Yes
Movie Resolution: 1280x720, 640x424, 320x216
Movie Frame Rate: 24, 24, 24
Movie File Format: AVI Motion JPEG
Optics
Lens Mount: Nikon F
Kit Lens: n/a
Focal Length (35mm equivalent):  
Zoom Ratio:  
Aperture Range:  
Normal Focus Range:  
Macro Focus Range:  
Optical Image Stablization: No
Digital Zoom:
Digital Zoom Values:  
Filter Thread: n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: 51 point (15 cross-type sensors) TTL phase detection with 3D focus tracking by Nikon Multi-CAM 3500DX
Face Detection: Yes
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Yes
Viewfinder Type: SLR type: eye-level pentaprism, 100% coverage, 0.94x mag., 19.5mm eyepoint, -2 to +1 diopter
Display
LCD Viewfinder: Yes
LCD Size (inches): 3.0
LCD Resolution: 921,600 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating LCD: No
Max Playback Zoom: 27.0x
Exposure
ISO Settings: 200-3200, Lo-1=100, Hi-1=6400
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, 7 manual modes with fine tuning, color temperature
Shutter Speed Range: 30 - 1/8000
Bulb Mode: Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 3D Color Matrix Metering II, Center-weighted, Spot
Program AE: Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes
Creative Exposure Modes:  
Self Timer: 2 to 20 seconds
Time Lapse: Yes
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: Front-Curtain Sync, Red-Eye Reduction, Red-Eye Reduction with Slow Sync, Slow Sync, and Rear-Curtain Sync; supports Advanced Wireless Lighting system
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 12.0 m / 39.4 ft.
Flash Range Description: Lens dependent
Max Flash Sync: 1/250
Flash Exp Compensation: -3 to +1 EV in 0.3EV steps
Ext Flash Connection: Hot Shoe, Sync Terminal
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: CF1 / SD / SDHC
Memory Included (MB):  
File System: FAT32
DCF Compliant: Yes
Connectivity
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable: Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder: Yes
HD Video Out: Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Built-In Wi-fi: No
Computer/Printer: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional wired
Other Connection: Type-C HDMI Out, DC In, PC Sync, 10-pin Expansion Terminal
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary EN-EL3e, optional MB-D10 battery pack
Usable Battery Types: Lithium Ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary EN-EL3e Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included: Yes
CIPA Rating: 950
Software
Included Software: PictureProject CD-ROM
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS X
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Upgrade to D300 adding 720p HD movies, faster burst rate, and other minor improvements.

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