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Nikon’s latest DX-format flagship camera delivers an exceptional degree of power from a remarkably agile body. The responsive, lightweight D300S enables you to shoot up to approx. 7 fps without a battery pack, expanding your opportunities to capture those fleeting, decisive moments. In sports and wildlife, for example, where you pursue fast-moving subjects, it’s a level of power and agility that gives you a winning advantage. The camera’s large buffer memory lets you take up to 100 continuous shots. And with the optional Multi-Power Battery Pack MB-D10 attached, the speed can be boosted to approx. 8 fps.
Auto-area AF mode
Nikon’s exclusive AF systems have been widely praised by demanding professionals for their superior accuracy and amazing speed. And the D300S’s Multi-CAM 3500DX AF sensor module offers an exceptionally wide area of AF coverage. With 51 AF points densely positioned across the frame, it is designed to capture your subject accurately, even when its movement is unpredictable. Moreover, it employs 15 powerful cross-type sensors in the center of the frame to give you the ultimate in detection performance with any AF NIKKOR lens of f/5.6 or faster. You can also choose to shoot with 11 focus points. The D300S provides three AF area modes: Dynamic-area AF, single-point AF and auto-area AF.Dual card slots
The D300S provides dual card slots for different card types, enabling you to use both CompactFlash* and SD memory cards and to designate the primary recording slot. For the secondary slot, you can select from three recording methods: “Overflow” recording lets you use the memory capacity of the secondary card when the primary card is full, automatically; “Backup” recording stores the same images on both cards; and “RAW primary, JPEG secondary” recording lets you record RAW data and JPEG data separately to each card. Furthermore, when shooting D-Movie clips, it allows you to select the slot containing the card with the most available capacity — a significant benefit. You can also copy images between the two memory cards.
The D300S — a Nikon flagship camera that’s built to last.
Ruggedly constructed for long years of service in the demanding real-world shooting situations faced by professionals, the D300S employs a strong yet lightweight magnesium alloy for its exterior cover, chassis and mirror box, as well as for the cover of the optional Multi-Power Battery Pack MB-D10.The D300S also offers protection against invasive moisture and dust, securely sealing major seams and joints.Quick response - proven readiness
Whenever you’re ready, so is the D300S. Simply rotate the power switch, strategically located in front of the shutter-release button, and the camera starts up in approx. 130 milliseconds.And with an incredible shutter time lag of approx. 49 milliseconds, you’ll be able to capture your subjects the way you want them.
D-movie - HD quality at 24 fps
Unleash a whole new dimension of creativity, by expressing your vision in Motion-JPEG format with HD quality (1,280 x 720 pixels) at 24 fps. Nikon’s impressive D-Movie function has undergone various improvements since its launch in 2008, and now comes with an external microphone terminal for clear stereo recordings that add an exciting new element to your movies. Another way to enhance the dramatic impact of your movies, far beyond the reach of ordinary camcorders, is with our unrivaled lineup of NIKKOR lenses — from ultra-wide-angle and fisheye to super-telephoto. The versatile Picture Control adjustment options let you modify the tone and color of your movies with remarkable ease. And Tripod mode gives you control over the depth of field with a selectable aperture of up to f/16.* Contrast-detect AF is available, too. In Handheld mode, the D300S can automatically adjust the aperture setting to match changes in the brightness of your scene. The D300S delivers everything you need to produce and enjoy a new world of advanced image creation, in both movies and still images.Scene Recognition System
Nikon's intelligent and exclusive light metering sensor applications have undergone a refining process that has led to a breakthrough technology, the Scene Recognition System. Using the precise color and brightness information from the 1,005-pixel RGB sensor, Scene Recognition System pushes the accuracy levels for autofocus, auto exposure, i-TTL flash control and auto white balance to an unprecedented level. And in playback mode, the added Face Detection System lets you instantly zoom in on a human face in the high-resolution, 920k-dot LCD monitor.LCD
The D300S features an expansive 3-in. VGA LCD monitor. Its approx. 920k-dot resolution assures clear, detailed display of images, which proves invaluable when confirming focus or assessing image sharpness at up to 27 times magnification. The wide 170° viewing angle from any direction, and bright display make it easy to view images and check menu settings in Live View shooting. Tempered glass provides superior durability.
3 inch approx. 920k-dot LCD with 170º viewing angle
The D300S offers an electronic Virtual Horizon feature that quickly and accurately displays a virtual horizon to show the camera’s position relative to horizontal. And in Live View mode, you can place a simple grid over the scene you’re about to shoot — an invaluable tool for landscapes and architecture applications.Playback function
The D300S gives you the choice of reviewing images in various ways. The thumbnail display shows up to 72 frames at a time, for quicker image search and select. You can also check histograms of a selected magnified portion of an image. And thanks to Nikon’s Scene Recognition System, the D300S automatically detects up to 10 human faces in a frame, allowing you to rapidly zoom in on each, in sequence, to confirm the focus.HDMI compatible
The D300S features an HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) terminal, enabling direct connection to a High-Definition TV for breathtaking viewing of still images and D-Movie clips. Requires Type C connector (mini size).
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