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Nikon D300s

Nikon D300s
Nikon D300s
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  • 12.3 mp Nikon DX format CMOS sensor
  • 7 fps or 8 fps  continuous shooting
  • D-Movie function 1,280 x 720 / 24 fps
  • 51 points Multi-CAM 3500DX AF sensor module 
  • Dual card slots for CF/SD memory cards
  • 150,000 cycles shutter unit
  • ISO 200 to 3200 extendable up to 6400
Nikon D300s
Nikon D300s
Nikon D300s
Nikon D300s
Nikon D300s

Overview

Description by Nikon:
  • Rapid 7 fps*1 or 8 fps*2 continuous shooting (CIPA Guidelines)
  • Refined D-Movie function including an external microphone input for clear stereo sound recordings
  • Multi-CAM 3500DX AF sensor module featuring 51 AF points offers fast, efficient and precise autofocus coverage across the frame
  • Large, bright viewfinder with approx. 100% frame coverage and approx. 0.94 magnification
  • Nikon’s original DX-format CMOS image sensor; 12.3 effective megapixels
  • Nikon’s original Scene Recognition System, utilizing 1,005-pixel RGB sensor, delivers more accurate autofocus, auto exposure, i-TTL flash control and auto white balance
  • Dual card slots for CF/SD memory cards
  • Magnesium alloy body for light weight and rugged durability
  • Durable shutter unit proven by 150,000 cycles of testing on fully assembled camera
  • Easy-to-access Live View modes enable ease of shooting while composing on the LCD monitor
  • Quiet Shutter-release mode for nonintrusive shooting
  • Active D-Lighting allows bracketing images up to five frames
  • Built-in flash with 16mm lens coverage and Nikon’s original i-TTL flash control that commands Advanced Wireless Lighting
  • Highly efficient energy-saving design allows as many as 950 images on a single charge of the Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL3e (CIPA Standards)
  • Versatile in-camera Retouch Menus enable enhancement of images without using a computer
  • Compatible with HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) output
  • Optional Multi-Power Battery Pack MB-D10 extends shooting capability up to approx. 2,950 shots*3 per charge (CIPA Standards)

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Specifications

Release Date: 
08/2009
DXO Mark
DXO Color Depth: 
22.5bits
DXO Dynamic Range: 
12.2Ev
DXO Low Light Performance: 
787 ISO
Image Sensor
Image Sensor Type : 
Nikon DX format CMOS sensor, 23.6 x 15.8 mm
Effective Pixels: 
12.3 Megapixels
Total Pixels: 
3.1Megapixels
Aspect Ratio: 
3:2
Intelligent Orientation Sensor: 
Yes
Sensor has dust removal: 
No
Sensor Stabilization
Stabilization details: 
No
Image Processor
Image Processor Type : 
EXPEED Image processing
Lenses
Lens Mount: 
Nikon F mount
Focal Length details: 
Equivalent in 35mm [135] format is approx. 1.5 times lens focal length
Storage
Memory Card Type Details: 
Dual card slots
CompactFlash© (CF) (Type I/II, compliant with UDMA)
SD / SDHC
Either card can be used as the primary card; secondary card can be used for overfl ow or backup storage, or for separate storage of NEF (RAW) and JPEG images; images can be copied between cards
Exposure Control
Metering Mode: 
TTL exposure metering using 1,005-pixel RGB sensor,
Matrix: 3D color matrix metering II (type G and D lenses); color matrix metering II (other CPU lenses); color matrix metering available with non-CPU lenses if user provides lens data
Center-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 8-mm circle in center of frame. Diameter of circle can be changed to 6, 10 or 13 mm, or weighting can be based on average of entire frame (fi xed at 8 mm when non-CPU lens is used)
Spot: Meters 3-mm circle (about 2% of frame) centered on selected focus point (on center focus point when non- CPU lens is used)
Metering Range Details: 
• Matrix or center-weighted metering: 0 to 20 EV • Spot metering: 2 to 20 EV. (ISO 100 equivalent, f/1.4 lens, 20°C/68°F)
Exposure Compensation Details: 
-5 to +5 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV
Exposure Compensation Braketing: 
2 to 9 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1 EV
AE Lock: 
Yes
Shutter Type : 
Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter
Shutter Speed: 
1/8,000 to 30 s in steps of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV, bulb, X250
Shooting Modes: 
Programmed auto with fl exible program (P)
Shutter-priority auto (S)
Aperture-priority auto (A)
Manual (M)
Drive Modes: 
S (single frame)
CL (continuous low speed)
CH (continuous high speed)
Q (quiet shutter-release)
0 (self-timer)
MUP (mirror up)
Continuous Shooting Details: 
Max.6.0/0.8fps. (speed maintained for up to 100 images (JPEG), 2.5fps 14bit NEF
Self Timer : 
Can be selected from 2, 5, 10 and 20 s duration
ISO Sensitivity: 
ISO 200 to 3200 in steps of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV
can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7 or 1 EV (ISO 100 equivalent) below ISO 200 or to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7 or 1 EV (ISO 6400 equivalent) above ISO 3200 Active D-Lighting Can be selected from auto, extra high, high, normal,
White Balance
White Balance Settings: 
Auto (TTL white-balance with main image sensor and 1,005-pixel RGB sensor)
Incandescent
Fluorescent (7 options)
Direct Sunlight
Flash
Cloudy
Shade
preset manual and color temperature setting (2,500K to 10,000K)
fine-tuning available for all options
White Balance Personal: 
Yes (able to store up to 5 values)
White Balance Bracketing: 
2 to 9 frames in steps of 1, 2 or 3
Focusing
Focusing Type Details: 
Nikon Multi-CAM 3500DX autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection, fine-tuning (range approx. 0.5 to 3 m/1 ft. 8 in. to 9 ft. 10 in.)
AF System Points: 
51 points
AF System Points Details: 
51 focus points (including 15 cross-type sensors)
AF Working Range Details: 
-1 to +19 EV (ISO 100 equivalent, 20°C /68°F)
AF Modes: 
Autofocus: Single-servo AF (S)
continuous-servo AF (C)
predictive focus tracking automatically activated according to subject status in single- and continuous-servo AF
Manual (M): Electronic rangefinder supported
Predictive AF: 
Yes
AF lock : 
Yes
Manual Focus : 
Yes
AF Assist Beam : 
Yes
AF Fine Adjustment: 
Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type Details: 
Eye-level pentaprism single-lens refl ex viewfi nder
Viewfinder Monitor Type: 
Eye-level Pentaprism Single-Lens Reflex Viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage Details: 
Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical
Viewfinder Magnification Details: 
Approx. 0.94 x (50mm f/1.4 lens at infi nity; -1.0 m-1)
Viewfinder Eyepoint Details: 
19.5 mm (-1.0 m-1)
Viewfinder Dioptre Correction : 
-2 to +1 m-1
Viewfinder Focusing Screen : 
Type B BriteView Clear Matte screen Mark II with AF area brackets (framing grid can be displayed)
Viewfinder Information: 
1)Focus indicator
2)Metering mode
3)Auto exposure lock
4)Flash value (FV) Lock
5)Flash sync indicator
6)Shutter speed
7)Aperture stop indicator
8)Aperture (f-number / number of stops)
9)Exposure mode
10)Electronic analog exposure display / compen.
11)Flash compensation indicator
12)Exposure compensation indicator
13)ISO / Auto ISO indicator
14)ISO sensitivity
15)Exposures remaining / buffer / exp. value
16)Thousands indicator
17)Flash-ready indicator
Grid: 
On demand
Depth of Field Preview: 
Yes
Live View
Liveview Details: 
Tripod, Hand-held modes.
Live View Autofocus: 
Tripod: Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame
Hand-held: TTL phasedetection AF with 51 focus points (including 15 cross-type sensors)
Monitor
Rear Screen Details: 
3-in., approx. 920k-dot (VGA), low-temperature polysilicon TFT LCD
Resolution Details: 
921,000 Dots
Tiltable Monitor: 
Yes
Coverage: 
approx. 100% frame coverage
Brightness: 
Yes 7 levels
Viewing Angle: 
170-degree wide-viewing angle
Flash
Flash Hotshoe: 
Yes
Flash Hotshoe Details: 
ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts, and safety lock
Built in Flash: 
Yes
Flash Modes: 
Front curtain sync
slow sync
rear-curtain sync
red-eye reduction
redeye reduction with slow sync. TTL
i-TTL balanced fi ll-fl ash and standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR using 1,005-pixel RGB sensor are available with built-in fl ash, Speedlight SB-900, SB-800, SB-600 or SB-400
Auto aperture: Available with Speedlight SB-900 or SB-800 and CPU lens
Non-TTL auto: Supported fl ash units include Speedlight SB-900, SB-800, SB-28, SB-27 and SB-22S
Range-priority manual: Available with Speedlight SB-900 and SB-800
Flash Xsync: 
X = 1/250 s; synchronizes with shutter at 1/320 s or slower (fl ash range drops at speeds between 1/250 and 1/320 s)
Flash compensation: 
-3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV
Flash bracketing: 
2 to 9 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1 EV
Redeye Reduction: 
Yes Red-eye Reductionand Red-eye Reduction with Slow Sync
External Flash Wireless Sync: 
Built-in flash Commander Mode CLS Supported
Guide Number: 
17/56 (m/ft., ISO200, 20°C/68°F) or 12/39 (m/ft., ISO 100 equivalent, 20°C/68°F)
Media Types / Sizes
Image Sizes: 
4,288 x 2,848 [L], 3,216 x 2,136 [M], 2,144 x 1,424 [S]
Still Image Format: 
NEF 12-bit or 14-bit (uncompressed, lossless compressed or compressed RAW)
TIFF (RGB)
JPEG: JPEG baseline-compliant
Movie: 
1,280 x 720/24 fps, 640 x 424/24 fps, 320 x 216/24 fps with Contrast-detect AF on a desired point within a frame is possible (Tripod mode)
Movie Format: 
AVI (Motion-JPEG)
Movie Length: 
5 min (1,280 x 720 pixels), 20 min (640 x 424, 320 x 216 pixels)
Sound Files: 
Sound can be recorded via built-in or optional external microphone; sensitivity can be adjusted
Other Features
Firmware Update: 
Update possible by the user.
Histogram: 
RGB histogram
Photo Effects: 
Can be selected from Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome; storage for up to nine custom Picture Controls
Playback Zoom: 
Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9 or 72 images) playback with playback zoom,
Menu Languages: 
Chinese (Simplifi ed and Traditional), Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish
Software: 
Capture NX 2, Camera Control Pro 2, Image Authentication Software
Accessories
Lenses: 
DX NIKKOR: All functions supported
Type G or D AF NIKKOR: All functions supported (PC Micro-NIKKOR does not support some functions)
IX-NIKKOR lenses not supported
Other AF NIKKOR: All functions supported except 3D color matrix metering II; lenses for F3AF not supported
AI-P NIKKOR: All functions supported except 3D color matrix metering II
Non-CPU: Can be used in exposure modes A and M; color matrix metering and aperture value display supported if user provides lens data (AI lenses only) Electronic rangefi nder can be used if maximum aperture is f/5.6 or faster
Flashes: 
Speedlight SB-910
Speedlight SB-900
Speedlight SB-800
Speedlight SB-700
Speedlight SB-600
Speedlight SB-400
Close-up Speedlight Commander Kit R1C1
Battery Grip: 
Multi-Power Battery Pack MB-D10
Connectivity
Computer Interface: 
Hi-Speed USB
Other Conection Interface: 
Type C HDMI connector; camera monitor turns off when HDMI cable is connected. Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5-mm diameter)
10-pin remote terminal Can be used to connect optional remote control, GPS Unit GP-1 or GPS device compliant with NMEA0183 version 2.01 or 3.01 (requires optional GPS Cable MC-35 and cable with D-sub 9-pin connector)
Direct Print Support
Direct Print: 
PictBridge
Power Source
Power Source: 
One Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL3e
Battery Life: 
950 shots (CIPA)
AC Power: 
AC Adapter EH-5a/EH-5
Physical Specifications
Body Materials: 
Magnesium alloy
Weather Sealing Details: 
Yes
Width: 
147mm
Height: 
114mm
Depth: 
74mm
Weight: 
Approx. 840 g/1 lb. 14 oz. without battery, memory card, body cap or monitor cover
OperatingEnvironment: 
Temperature 0-40°C/32-104°F. Humidity Less than 85% (no condensation)

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