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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Nikon D300s Review

Nikon D300s SLR Digital Camera Body (12.3 Megapixels, 3" LCD, 51-point Autofocus System, Live View, HD Video Recording, Self Cleaning Sensor, CF and SD/SDHC Card Slots, Dust and Weather Resistant)







The Nikon D300s SLR Digital Camera 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 color 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.

Features

- Rapid 7 fps or 8 fps 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 per charge (CIPA Standards)