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Nikon D300S Digital SLR Camera Body Only (12.3MP) 3 inch LCD

by Nikon
37 customer reviews
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  • 12.3 Megapixels
  • 3" LCD
  • 51-point Autofocus System
  • Live View
  • HD Video Recording
  • Stereo Audio Input
  • Self Cleaning Sensor
  • 100% Viewfinder Accuracy
  • CF and SD/SDHC Card Slots
  • Dust and Weather Resistant

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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 14.7 x 11.4 cm ; 839 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 2.2 Kg
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Item model number: VBA260AE
  • ASIN: B002J9GIB0
  • Date first available at 30 July 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 55,425 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
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Product Description

Product Description

The Nikon D300s SLR Digital Camera (Body Only) builds upon the success of the D300 by adding 720p HD Video Recording. With a 51-point autofocus system, 100% viewfinder accuracy, 7 frames per second continuous shooting, and low light sensitivity (expandable to ISO 6400), the D300s boasts a professional-grade feature set in a compact, highly durable, metal body. The 12.3 megapixel image sensor coupled with Nikon's exclusive EXPEED processor ensures ample resolution for discerning shooters with vivid, life-like colour and stunning detail.

Advanced Live View Technology allows users to compose photos and video with the camera's bright, 920,000 dot LCD. HD Video is captured in true broadcast-quality 1280 x 720 at a smooth, cinematic 24 frames per second. An integrated mono microphone allows you to capture spontaneous audio with video, and a 3.5mm stereo input offers higher quality options for professional applications.

Rugged and reliable, the D300s now adds dual slots for both CompactFlash and SD/SDHC memory cards. Either card can be used for primary storage; the secondary card can be configured for overflow, mirror capture, or video recording. RAW and JPEG files can even be saved to separate cards for convenience. Images can also be copied between cards for easy sharing. With a host of new features and next-generation photo and video technologies, the Nikon D300s offers extremely high levels of performance and functionality to photo enthusiasts and professionals alike.

  • 12.3 Megapixel DX-format CMOS Image Sensor: Delivers stunning high resolution, low-noise images with striking detail and tonal gradation.
  • Nikon EXPEED Image Processing: Drives breathtakingly rich image fidelity, low noise and fast image processing.
  • HD Video Recording: Capture cinematic 24fps, 720p HD movie clips, enhanced by NIKKOR interchangeable lens quality and versatility - featuring stereo mic input and AF operation.
  • Continuous Shooting up to 7 fps: High speed shooting and fast response - essential to versatile performance in a wide variety of shooting disciplines.
  • 3" LCD: Every 921,000 dot monitor is factory-calibrated to assure accurate colour for critical still image review and Live View or D-Movie shooting.
  • One-button Live View: Handheld and Tripod Live View modes, activated with one button, for challenging studio and remote shooting conditions.
  • Low Noise ISO Sensitivity from 200 to 3200: Additional expanded ISO settings of Lo-1 (ISO 100 equivalent) and Hi-1 (ISO 6400 equivalent) extend versatility to match shooting requirements.
  • Fast, Accurate 51-point Autofocus: Features 4 Dynamic AF modes including 3D Focus Tracking for precise autofocus and razor sharp images.
  • 1,005 Pixel 3D Colour Matrix Metering II: Nikon's unique RGB metering evaluates colour information to determine exposures with remarkable accuracy.
  • Scene Recognition System: Referencing an onboard image database and teamed with RGB metering, SRS enables even more sophisticated determination of exposures and auto white balance, along with faster, more accurate autofocus.
  • Dual Memory Card Slots (CF and SD/SDHC): Assign card functions from a variety of storage options, optimizing available memory and file handling.
  • Dynamic Integrated Dust Reduction System: Ultrasonic process combats the accumulation of dust in front of the image sensor, safeguarding image quality.
  • Picture Control: Select from 4 pre-set image capture preferences (Standard, Neutral, Vivid, and Monochrome, plus 9 user customizable settings) controlling Sharpening, Contrast, Brightness, Saturation, and Hue.
  • Active D-Lighting: Optimizes shadow and highlight detail in real time. Selectable values and 5-frame ADL bracketing offer complete control.
  • In-camera Image Editing: Exclusive in-camera image editing, featuring Edit Movie, D-lighting, Image Overlay, Monochrome, NEF (RAW) processing and more.
  • Rugged and Durable: The strength and precision of magnesium-alloy construction with advanced dust and moisture countermeasures is teamed with a shutter mechanism tested to 150,000 cycles for real-world reliability.
  • 100% Viewfinder Accuracy: Offers a perfect representation of everything in the frame.
  • Virtual Horizon Graphic Level Indicator: Demonstrates an active graphics-based representation of the horizon through the viewfinder or using Live View.
  • Excellent Battery Performance: Up to 950 shots per EN-EL3e battery charge or as many as 2,950 shots with the optional MB-D10 Battery Grip and optional EN-EL4a battery.

Box Contains

  • EN-EL3e Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery
  • MH-18a Quick Charger
  • UC-E4 USB Cable for Nikon SLR Digital Cameras
  • EG-D2 A/V Cable
  • AN-DC4 Camera Strap
  • BM-8 LCD Monitor Cover for Nikon D300 Digital Camera
  • DK-5 Eyepiece Shield (Replacement)
  • DK-23 Rubber Eyecup for Nikon D300 Digital Camera
  • BF-1A Body Cap (Bayonet)
  • Software CD-ROM
  • User Guide
  • 1 Year Nikon European Warranty

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    Customer Reviews

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    18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By R. Wood on 9 Jan. 2011
    I decided to treat myself to a nice little Christmas present and chose the D300s body.

    I've already got the D200 along with the 18~200mm VR Nikkor, 70~200mm f2.8 Nikkor, 50mm Nikkor, 90mm Tamron Macro, 50~500mm Sigma, 10~20mm Sigma lenses.

    I got the D300s because the back panel has a much higher resolution which makes it easier to see if photos are in focus or not, a much better AF system (and much quicker too), live preview with zoom so you can see what you're taking pictures of and how accurate the focus it - I haven't used this much as I find the 51 point AF really good, faster continuous shooting speed - handy as I like shooting motorsports, twin memory card slots - I've now got 16GB of memory in the camera which is enough for more than 750 pictures in high res JPG mode and lastly I intend to get the 45mm tilt/shift Nikkor lens which is fully functional on the D300 and above, but not the D200.

    It also uses the same batteries as the D200 so I can continue using my spare battery.

    After getting the D300s I decided to upgrade the 18~200mm VR Nikkor with a 17~55mm f2.8 Nikkor professional lens, the 18~200 has a brilliant zoom range but I've always found it too soft most of the time.

    This combination, D300s and 17~55mm Nikkor lens is brilliant. Highly recommended. Not cheap, but produces amazing images and the camera can cope with any situation I'm likely to throw at it and a lot more besides.

    The D300s is not a beginners camera, there are *no* "scene" settings to hold your hand. There is a Programmed mode which adjusts the settings for you and works well most of the time, but you won't get the best out of the camera unless you learn the basics of photography - which might sound scary but it's actually very easy.

    Highly recommended.
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    51 of 52 people found the following review helpful By Mr. R. Wilkinson on 12 May 2010
    Nikon D300S Digital SLR Camera (Body Only)
    I owned the Nikon D300 and was extreemly pleased with same; unfortunately it was stolen.

    I replaced it with the D300S and believe that this is the best digital SLR on the market at the price.
    However, as other reviewers have recommended - don't "skimp" on lens'.

    I have the Nikon 18-200mm VRII lens and this is excellent to keep on the body most of the time.
    I use the Sigma 10-20mm 1:4-5.6 DC HSM (a fantastic lens at the price)for wide angle shots and have ordered the Nikon 300mm f4 for wildlife photos.

    Two storage card slots, SD and CF, give great flexibility and added security.

    The increase to 7 photos per second is an improvement almost totally negating the need for the MD10 Battery pack (that only gives an increase to 8 photos per second).

    It is an easy camera to use, with all the "buttons" in the right place allowing for most adjustments without having to resort to the menu system.

    It produces colourful, natural, balanced, sharp photos in all lighting conditions.

    I'm not very interested in the addition of HD Video as I use a camcorder but it could be useful on occasions that I do not have the camcorder with me.

    Above all, Nikon is reliable and is well supported. I still have a D80 as "back-up"; this has been totally reliable over the past five years (used for weddings, competitions and holiday/family photography).

    Prices for the D300S Body have come down recently; what are you waiting for? BUY it!
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    41 of 42 people found the following review helpful By Allan B on 19 Oct. 2010
    As a long term user of a Nikon D200, I was looking for a DX sensor size successor to that and despite the plethora of new Nikon models, some apparently offering a higher 'pixel count' there was only really one choice as it was important to me that I have the same ability to control the operation and settings as I had with the D200.... so, a D300s it was.

    The autofocus system is superb - might not be as quick as a D3 but I doubt that many of us ordinary mortals would notice that, and the ability of the system to lock on to fast moving aircraft or birds in flight is impressive indeed. The build quality is up to Nikon's usual standard for their professional line of cameras, and the controls layout will be very familiar to a D200 user. The ability to record 14 bit RAW/NEF images is very welcome, but beware as if you use the option to save these in uncompressed form you can expect individual image file sizes around 26MB! - superb quality, but you will quickly eat up space on your memory card....

    Out of the box the D300s comes with a small number of fully user-adjustable Picture Controls, but you can easily download additional ones from Nikon's website.

    It may be an unfair comparison but I also own a reasonably new D90, and can recommend that any current user of a D90 that takes their photography seriously and wants to move up to a more professional DSLR seriously considers the D300s - it really is in a different league, and will put the onus on you to take images that fully utilise it's capabilities.

    Even now, some weeks after its purchase with new Nikons about to hit the High Street, I feel confident I made the perfect choice ....

    Oh yes - it takes good quality videos too!
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    10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Rob on 26 Aug. 2010
    I currently own the D200, but have also had the opportunity on a few occasions to use a D300s.
    The great thing about this camera firstly is the speed. The D200 shoots at 5 frames per second and the D300s shoots at 6 frames a second, but with the optional battery grip you can push the camera up to 8 frames a second. The D300s features a new CMOS sensor which captures stunning images with a very smooth tonal range.
    The addition to this camera is the video mode, which unfortunately doesn't afford as much control as any of the Canon SLRs. However, the video quality is fantastic.
    I can only say good things about this camera. If your D200 is on it's last legs, or you are looking to make the move up to a pro SLR this camera is the best in its price range!Nikon D300S Digital SLR Camera (Body Only)
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