Nikon D300S Review

 
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Model Name: Nikon D300S 
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General
Model Number: D300S
Camera Format: Pro SLR
Currently Manufactured: No
Retail Price: $1799.95
Street Price: $1,597.79
Date Available: 2009-08-31
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 33.5 oz (951 g)
includes batteries
Size: 5.8 x 4.5 x 2.9 in.
(147 x 114 x 74 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Sony
Effective Megapixels: 12.3
Sensor Format: APS-C
Sensor size: 372.88mm2 (23.60mm x 15.80mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 5.50 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.5x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG
Self-Cleaning: Yes
Built-in image stabilization: No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: 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
Continuous-mode frames/second: 7.1
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes
Movie Resolution: 1280x720 (24)
640x424 (24)
320x216 (24)
Movie File Format: AVI Motion JPEG
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder: Yes
HD Video Out: Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Nikon F
Lens Thread: n/a
Lens Thread Type: n/a
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
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
Focus Peaking: No
EVF Resolution In Pixels:  
EVF Resolution In Dots:  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 921,600 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: No
Max Playback Zoom: 27.0x
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 3200
Minimum ISO (native): 200
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, Aperture, Shutter, Manual (PASM) Modes: Yes
Creative Exposure Modes:  
Self Timer: 2 to 20 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer): 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: 12.0 m / 39.4 ft.
Flash Range Description: Lens dependent
Max Flash Sync: 1/250
Flash Exposure Compensation: -3 to +1 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe, Sync Terminal
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: CF1 / SD / SDHC
Dual Card Slots: Yes
Uncompressed Format: NEF (RAW), 12 or 14-bit
CCD Raw Format: Yes
Movie File Format: AVI Motion JPEG
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-fi: No
Built-In GPS: No
Bluetooth: No
NFC: No
Microphone Jack: Yes
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional wired
Connections (extended): Type-C HDMI Out, DC In, PC Sync, 10-pin Expansion Terminal
Performance Timing
Cycle Time RAW Format (secs): 0.480
Buffer Size (Frames, RAW format): Unlimited
Cycle Time Max Res JPEG (secs): 0.480
Buffer Size (Frames, Max Res JPEG): Unlimited
Cycle Time Min Res (secs)  
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
Continuous Mode Rate (fps): 7.100
Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res): 26
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode Rate (fps):  
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE: 0.225
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.150
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE:  
Shutter Lag with Flash: 0.271
Shutter Lag (prefocus): 0.053
Shutter Lag (continuous auto): 0.155
Shutter Lag (notes): Live View lags Hand-held mode Phase-detect AF: 0.473s Hand-held mode Prefocused: 0.053s Tripod mode Contrast-detect AF: 2.5s Tripod mode Prefocused: 0.419s
Startup Time: 0.300
Shutdown Time: 0.500
Play -> Record Time: 0.300
Record -> Play Max Res Time: 0.300
Record -> Play Min Res Time:  
Download Speed (KB/sec): 7,413.00
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 (external or internal): Yes
External Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View):  
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF): 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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