Nikon D300S Review

 
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Model Name: Nikon D300S 
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Photo Gallery URL: Photo Gallery
Device Forum URL: Forum
Manufacturer URL: Mfr. Website
General
Model Number: D300S 
Camera Format: Pro SLR 
Currently Manufactured: Yes 
Retail Price: $1799.95
Street Price: $1493.46
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 Audio: Yes 
Movie File Format: AVI Motion JPEG 
Optics
Lens Mount: Nikon F mount 
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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