• APS-C 372.9mm2
  • 12.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 3200
  • 1/2.4 inch 27.1mm2
  • 10.2 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 100.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • Detailed specifications
  • Nikon D300S
  • Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5
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Predecessor: Nikon D300
D300 vs D300S
 
Successor: Nikon D500
D300S vs D500
 
General
Model Number: D300S DSC-TX5
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Pro SLR Ultra Compact
Currently Manufactured: No No
Retail Price: $1799.95 $349.00
Street Price: $1,663.45  
Date Available: 2009-08-31 2010-03-30
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 33.5 oz (951 g)
includes batteries
5.0 oz (143 g)
includes batteries
Size: 5.8 x 4.5 x 2.9 in.
(147 x 114 x 74 mm)
3.7 x 2.2 x 0.7 in.
(94 x 57 x 18 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Sony Sony Exmor R
Effective Megapixels: 12.3 10.2
Sensor Format: APS-C 1/2.4 inch
Sensor size: 372.88mm2 (23.60mm x 15.80mm) 27.0544mm2 (5.92mm x 4.57mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 5.50 microns 1.62 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.5x n/a
Aspect Ratio: 3:2 4:3, 16:9
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed  
Self-Cleaning: Yes No
Sensor shift image stabilization: No No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score: 70  
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 22.5  
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 12.2  
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 787  
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)
3648 x 2736 (10.0 MP, 4:3),
3648 x 2056 (7.5 MP, Other),
2592 x 1944 (5.0 MP, 4:3),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3),
7152 x 1080 (7.7 MP, Other),
4912 x 1920 (9.4 MP, Other),
4912 x 1080 (5.3 MP, Other),
3424 x 1920 (6.6 MP, 16:9)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.21), NEF (RAW), 12 or 14 bit, lossless compressed, compressed, or uncompressed; RAW+JPEG, TIFF JPEG (Exif v2.21)
Continuous-mode frames/second: 7.1 10.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1280x720 (24)
640x424 (24)
320x216 (24)
1280x720 (30)
640x480 (30)
Movie File Format: AVI Motion JPEG MPEG-4
Composite Video Out: Yes Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder: Yes
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI Component
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Nikon F n/a
Lens: n/a Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar; 12 elements in 10 groups, 6 aspheric, 1 prism
Focal Length (35mm equivalent):   25 - 100mm
Focal Length (actual):   4.4 - 17.7mm
Zoom Ratio:   4.00x
Aperture Range:   f/3.5 - f/6.3 (wide) / f/4.6 - ?? (tele)
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range:   8 cm to Infinity
3.1 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:   1 cm to Infinity
0.4 in to Infinity
Filter Thread: n/a n/a
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: No Yes
Digital Zoom: No Yes
Digital Zoom Values: n/a 2x Precision, Up to 22x Smart Zoom
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 Contrast Detect: 9-point / center / spot / flexible (touch) spot AF
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes No
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical / LCD LCD
Viewfinder Type: SLR type: eye-level pentaprism, 100% coverage, 0.94x mag., 19.5mm eyepoint, -2 to +1 diopter  
Focus Peaking: No No
EVF Resolution: n/a n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent): 0.63x  
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed): 0.94x  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes No
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 921,600 dots 230,000 dots
Touchscreen: No No
Articulating Screen: No No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No No
Max Playback Zoom: 27.0x 8.0x
Top Deck Display: Yes
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 3200  
Minimum ISO (native): 200  
ISO Settings: Auto, ISO 200-3200, Lo-1=100, Hi-1=6400 Auto, 125, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, 7 manual modes with fine tuning, color temperature Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent 1/2/3, Incandescent, Flash, Custom, Underwater1/2
Shutter Speed Range: 1/8000 - 30 sec 1/1600 - 2 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 3D Color Matrix Metering II, Center-weighted, Spot Multi-pattern, center-weighted, spot
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes No
Shutter Priority: Yes No
Full Manual Exposure: Yes No
Creative Exposure Modes: N/A High Sensitivity, Twilight, Twilight Portrait, Soft Snap, Landscape, Beach, Snow, Fireworks, Hi-Speed Shutter, Underwater, Gourmet, Pet, Handheld Twilight, Anti Motion Blur, Intelligent Sweep Panorama, Backlight Correction HDR
Self Timer: 2 to 20 seconds 2, 10, Portrait1/2 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer): 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 Auto, Flash On, Slow Syncro, Flash Off
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 12.0 m / 39.4 ft. n/a
Flash Range Description: Lens dependent ISO Auto: 0.08 - 2.9m / 0.26 - 9.51 ft (W), 0.5 - 2.4m / 1.64 - 7.87 ft (T)
Max Flash Sync: 1/250  
Flash Exposure Compensation: -3 to +1 EV in 0.3EV steps  
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe, Sync Terminal n/a
Built-In Wireless Flash Control: Full TTL exposure  
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: CF1 / SD / SDHC MS Duo / MS PRO Duo / SD / SDHC
UHS Support:    
Other Memory: Dual slots, CF+SD  
Dual Card Slots: Yes No
RAW Capture Support: Yes No
Uncompressed Format: NEF (RAW), 12 or 14 bit, lossless compressed, compressed, or uncompressed; RAW+JPEG, TIFF  
Movie File Format: AVI Motion JPEG MPEG-4
Included Memory: No memory included 45.0 MB
Included Memory Type:   Internal
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No No
NFC: No No
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: Yes No
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes No
Remote Control Type: Optional wired  
Connections (extended): Type-C HDMI Out, DC In, PC Sync, 10-pin Remote Terminal Multi-terminal (AV(SD/HD Component)/USB/DCIN)
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 0.48 1.75
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 0.48  
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  
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 7.1 10.0
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 26 10
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 7.1  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames): 17  
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 7.1  
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames): 15  
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.23 seconds 0.31 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):   0.61 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR): 0.47 seconds  
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR): 0.053 seconds  
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.150 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.27 seconds  
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.053 seconds 0.008 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  
Startup Time: 0.3 seconds 1.9 seconds
Play -> Record Time: 0.3 seconds  
Flash cycle time, full power: 1.7 seconds 4.5 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View):   250 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF): 950 shots  
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary EN-EL3e, optional MB-D10 battery pack Proprietary NP-BN1
Usable Battery Types: Lithium Ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary EN-EL3e Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary NP-BN1 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes
Internal Charging Supported: No
Software
Included Software: PictureProject CD-ROM Sony CDROM (Picture Motion Browser (PC), Picture Motion Browser Portable (PC/MAC)
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS X Windows XP/Vista/7, Mac OSX v 10.4+
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Upgrade to D300 adding 720p HD movies, faster burst rate, and other minor improvements. Optical Image Stabilization, 3-inch Touchscreen LCD, 720p HD Movies, Component HD Output, Intelligent Sweep Panorama. Waterproof to 3.0m / 10 ft (1 hour), Dustproof, Shockproof (1.5m / 5 ft), Freezeproof (-10C/14F). Available in silver, black, pink, green and red.