• APS-C 372.9mm2
  • 12.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 3200
  • APS-C 337.5mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 16,000
  • Detailed specifications
  • Nikon D300S
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II
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Predecessor: Nikon D300
D300 vs D300S
Canon 7D
7D vs 7D Mark II
Successor: Nikon D500
D300S vs D500
 
General
Model Number: D300S 7D Mark II
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Pro SLR Pro SLR
Currently Manufactured: No Yes
Retail Price: $1799.95 $2149.00
Street Price: $1,696.95 $1,649.00
Date Available: 2009-08-31 2014-11-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 33.5 oz (951 g)
includes batteries
49.0 oz (1,388 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Size: 5.8 x 4.5 x 2.9 in.
(147 x 114 x 74 mm)
5.9 x 4.4 x 3.1 in.
(149 x 112 x 78 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Sony Canon
Effective Megapixels: 12.3 20.2
Sensor Format: APS-C APS-C
Sensor size: 372.88mm2 (23.60mm x 15.80mm) 337.5mm2 (22.50mm x 15.00mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 5.50 microns 4.11 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.5x 1.6x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed Fixed
Self-Cleaning: Yes Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: No No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No Yes
DxO Sensor Score: 70 70
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 22.5 22.4
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 12.2 11.8
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 787 1,082
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4288 x 2848 (12.2 MP, Other),
3216 x 2136 (6.9 MP, Other),
2144 x 1424 (3.1 MP, Other)
5472 x 3648 (20.0 MP, 3:2),
3468 x 2432 (8.4 MP, Other),
2736 x 1824 (5.0 MP, 3:2),
1920 x 1280 (2.5 MP, 3:2),
720 x 480 (0.3 MP, 3:2),
5472 x 3648 (20.0 MP, 3:2),
4104 x 2736 (11.2 MP, 3:2),
2736 x 1824 (5.0 MP, 3:2)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.21), NEF (RAW), 12 or 14 bit, lossless compressed, compressed, or uncompressed; RAW+JPEG, TIFF JPEG (EXIF 2.3), 14-bit RAW, MRAW, SRAW, RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 7.1 9.5
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1280x720 (24)
640x424 (24)
320x216 (24)
1920x1080 (60p/​50p/​30p/​25p/​24p)
1280x720 (60p/​50p/​30p/​25p)
640x480 (30p/​25p)
Movie File Format: AVI Motion JPEG MP4/MOV (Video: H.264 Intra-Frame / Inter-Frame, Audio: Stereo AAC/Linear PCM)
Composite Video Out: Yes Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder: Yes Yes
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Nikon F Canon EF/EF-S
Lens: n/a Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
Focal Length (35mm equivalent):   29 - 216mm
Focal Length (actual):   18 - 135mm
Zoom Ratio:   7.50x
Aperture Range:   f/3.5 - f/22 (wide) / f/5.6 - f/36 (tele)
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range:   39 cm to Infinity
15.4 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:    
Filter Thread: n/a 67.0mm
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: No Yes
Digital Zoom: No Yes
Digital Zoom Values: n/a 3-10x available during movie recording only
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: 51 point (15 cross-type sensors) TTL phase detection with 3D focus tracking by Nikon Multi-CAM 3500DX OVF: AF-dedicated CMOS sensor, 65-points, all cross-type AF points, center dual cross-type point for f/2.8; Live View: Dual-Pixel CMOS AF
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical / LCD Optical / LCD
Viewfinder Type: SLR type: eye-level pentaprism, 100% coverage, 0.94x mag., 19.5mm eyepoint, -2 to +1 diopter SLR type; eye-level pentaprism, 100% coverage, 1.0x magnification, 22mm eyepoint, -3 to +1 diopter, interchangeable focusing screens
Focus Peaking: No No
EVF Resolution: n/a n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent): 0.63x 0.63x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed): 0.94x 1.00x
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 921,600 dots 1,040,000 dots (346,600 px)
Touchscreen: No No
Articulating Screen: No No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No No
Max Playback Zoom: 27.0x 10.0x
Top Deck Display: Yes Yes
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 3200 16000
Minimum ISO (native): 200 100
ISO Settings: Auto, ISO 200-3200, Lo-1=100, Hi-1=6400 Auto, 100 - 16000 in 1/3 or 1EV steps, Expandable to 25600 and 51200
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, 7 manual modes with fine tuning, color temperature Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy/Twilight/Sunset, Tungsten, White Fluorescent, Flash, Custom, Color Temperature
Shutter Speed Range: 1/8000 - 30 sec 1/8000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 3D Color Matrix Metering II, Center-weighted, Spot 150K-pixel RGB+IR metering sensor, 252-zone Evaluative, Center-weighted, Partial, Spot
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: N/A Three custom settings (C1-C3)
Self Timer: 2 to 20 seconds 10 or 2 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer): Yes Yes
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes 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 E-TTL II, Manual; wireless slave flash supported via built-in flash
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 12.0 m / 39.4 ft. 11.0 m / 36.1 ft.
Flash Range Description: Lens dependent Lens aperture dependent; GN= 11m (36 ft.) at ISO 100
Max Flash Sync: 1/250 1/250
Flash Exposure Compensation: -3 to +1 EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe, Sync Terminal Hot Shoe, PC Socket
Built-In Wireless Flash Control: Full TTL exposure Full TTL exposure
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: CF1 / SD / SDHC CF1 / SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:   UHS-I
Other Memory: Dual slots, CF+SD UDMA7/UHS-I compliant
Dual Card Slots: Yes Yes
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: NEF (RAW), 12 or 14 bit, lossless compressed, compressed, or uncompressed; RAW+JPEG, TIFF 14-bit RAW, MRAW, SRAW, RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format: AVI Motion JPEG MP4/MOV (Video: H.264 Intra-Frame / Inter-Frame, Audio: Stereo AAC/Linear PCM)
Included Memory: No memory included No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No No
NFC: No No
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No Yes
Microphone Jack: Yes Yes
Headphone Jack: No Yes
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 3.0 Super Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional wired Optional wired or wireless
Connections (extended): Type-C HDMI Out, DC In, PC Sync, 10-pin Remote Terminal Mini (Type-C) HDMI, 3.5mm Microphone Jack, 3.5mm Headphoe Jack, N3 Remote Jack
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 0.48 <0.3
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 0.48 <0.3
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): Unlimited  
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot): 0.47 <0.3
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 7.1 9.5
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 26 103
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 7.1 9.5
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames): 17 26
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 7.1 9.4
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames): 15 18
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.23 seconds 0.25 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):    
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR): 0.47 seconds 0.26 seconds
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR): 0.053 seconds 0.052 seconds
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.150 seconds 0.154 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.27 seconds 0.37 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.053 seconds 0.052 seconds
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 Additional OVF: Full AF, 65-point Auto AF iTR On (default) = 0.398s Full AF, 65-point Auto AF iTR Off = 0.305s Live View: Full AF lag (center)= 0.256s Prefocused = 0.052s
Startup Time: 0.3 seconds 0.5 seconds
Play -> Record Time: 0.3 seconds 0.3 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power: 1.7 seconds 3.2 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View):   250 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF): 950 shots 670 shots
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary EN-EL3e, optional MB-D10 battery pack Proprietary
Usable Battery Types: Lithium Ion rechargeable LP-E6N/LP-E6 Lithium-ion rechargeble
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary EN-EL3e Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary LP-E6N Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes Yes
Internal Charging Supported: No No
Software
Included Software: PictureProject CD-ROM Canon Solutions Disc (EOS Utility, ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser, Digital Photo Professional.Picture Style Editor, Movie Edit Task, PhotoStitch, Memory Card utility,)
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS X Windows, Mac OS X
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Upgrade to D300 adding 720p HD movies, faster burst rate, and other minor improvements. 20.2 megapixel APS-C Canon CMOS with Dual Pixel CMOS AF system, Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors, up to 10fps burst mode, new 65-point all cross-type AF, 150K-pixel RGB+IR 252-zone metering sensor, Full HD videos up to 60p in ALL-I or IPB codecs.