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Nikon D300s SLR Digital Camera (Body Only) Imported

B&H # NID300S Mfr # 25464
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Product Highlights
  • 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

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 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.

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 color 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 Color Matrix Metering II
Nikon's unique RGB metering evaluates color 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 preset 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.
Imaging
Lens Mount Nikon F
Camera Format APS-C / (1.5x Crop Factor)
Pixels 12.3 Megapixel
Max Resolution 12.2MP: 4288 x 2848
Aspect Ratio 3:2
Sensor Type / Size CMOS, 23.6 x 15.8 mm
File Formats Still Images: JPEG, RAW, TIFF
Movies: AVI
Audio: IMA-ADPCM (monaural)
Bit Depth 14-bit
Memory Card Type SD
SDHC
CompactFlash
Focus Control
Focus Type Auto & Manual
Focus Mode Single-servo AF (S), Continuous-servo AF (C), Manual Focus (M)
Autofocus Points 51
Viewfinder/Display
Viewfinder Type Pentaprism
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Viewfinder Magnification Approx. 0.94x
Diopter Adjustment - 2 to +1 m
Display Screen 3" Rear Screen   LCD (921,000)
Screen Coverage Not Specified By Manufacturer
Diagonal Angle of View 170.0°
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity 200-3200 (Extended Mode: 100-6400)
Shutter Type: Electronic & Mechanical
Speed: 30 - 1/8000 sec
Mirror Lock-Up Yes
Metering Method 3D Color Matrix Metering, Center-weighted average metering, Spot metering
Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
Compensation: -5 EV to +5 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Natural White), Fluorescent (White), Fluorescent H, Incandescent, Kelvin, Preset Manual, Shade
Flash
Flash Modes 1st Curtain Sync
Red-eye Reduction
Second-curtain Sync
Slow Sync
Slow Sync/Red-eye Reduction
Built-in Flash Yes
Maximum Effective Flash Range Not Specified By Manufacturer
Guide No. Not Specified By Manufacturer
Max Sync Speed 1 / 250 sec
Flash Compensation -3 EV to +1 EV (in 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps)
External Flash Connection Hot Shoe, PC Terminal
AV Recording
Video Recording Yes, NTSC/PAL
File Size 1280 x 720 (HD)
640 x 424 (SD)
320 x 216
Frame Rate @ 1280 x 720: 24 fps
@ 640 x 424: 24 fps
@ 320 x 216: 24 fps
Exposure Control Auto: Shutter Speed, Aperture, ISO
Manual: Shutter Speed, Aperture, ISO
ISO Sensitivity 200 - 3200, Expandable to 6400
Exposure Compensation -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
Focus Auto
Manual
Continuous Auto 1
Please Note:

Continuous Autofocus in contrast-detect AF only, not hand-held mode

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Video Clip Length 1280 x 720
5 min.
640 x 424
20 min.
320 x 216
20 min.
Audio Recording Optional External Mic: With Video, Mono
Performance
Continuous Shooting Up to 7 fps
Self Timer 2 sec, 5 sec, 10 sec, 20 sec
Interval Recording Yes
Connectivity NIkon 10-Pin
HDMI A (Full Size)
HDMI C (Mini)
USB 2.0
Software System Requirements Windows: XP, Vista
Mac: OS X 10.4 or later
Power
Battery 1x EN-EL3e  Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.4VDC, 1500mAh
AC Power Adapter EH-5a (Optional)
Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Physical
Dimensions (WxHxD) 5.8 x 4.5 x 2.9" / 14.7 x 11.4 x 7.4 cm
Weight 29.63 oz / 840 g Body only

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NikonD300s SLR Digital Camera (Body Only)
 
4.8

(based on 680 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (561)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (110)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good image quality (597)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (535)
  • Large clear LCD (534)
  • Fast shutter speed (492)
  • Easy to use (439)

Cons

  • Short battery life (37)
  • Noisy at high ISO (35)
  • Poor in low light (7)
  • Heavy (6)
  • Complicated controls (3)

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (457)
  • Sports/action (414)
  • Travel (390)
  • Low light (370)
  • Wildlife (359)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (250), Semi-pro photographer (217), Pro photographer (139), Casual photographer (38), Photography student (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (269), Yes (14)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

My step up to the D300s

The D300s (purchased with 16-85 lens) is the beginning of my upgrade from D70 technology; I sold one of my D70 bodies and its 18-70 lens when getting the new combo. ...Read complete review

The D300s (purchased with 16-85 lens) is the beginning of my upgrade from D70 technology; I sold one of my D70 bodies and its 18-70 lens when getting the new combo. I have sevel other lenses, two SB-800 flashes, and one remaining D70 body. The D300s, now primary camera, will be used for personal creative photography, family events, casual portraits, and periodic business assignments in corporate portraiture, social events, and other business tasks. I've had the new cam and lens a little over a week now. My main goal in upgrading is the improved from the 6.1 MP resolution of the D70 and have improved focus and exposure accuracy. It was also time for a more sophisicticated camera. The D300s has accomplished all those things for me. It's like a performance sports car of cameras.

I particularly like the 51-point AF system, which is fast, accurate, and indicative of the part of the image used as focus reference. If I don't like what the camera picks, I can simply press again.

The cam's virtual horizon leveling feature is also very useful to me. It has been criticised by some for not having fore/aft leveling, but I still find it valuable because I have a ball-type tripod head for stills, and it doesn't have spirit levels.

This is a complex camera with a myriad of controls over all functions, even calibration of the focus for different lenses in one's collection. At the same time, the camera is user-friendly enough to be used simply and quickly, which gradually getting into the more sophisticated capabilities.

I'm learning to appreciate that dual-card slot on the D300s. I prefer CF cards for professional work, and I have them left over from my D70 period. But my laptop has an SD slot, and my newer camcorders use the format as well, and that makes it easy to shoot and offload quick shots. I also like that redundancy of being able to save to two cards at once; the event photo business demands this type of reliability.

Another improvement from earlier technology is in the pop-up flash and its use with the Creative Lighting System. With earlier bodies, the pop-up could trigger and control off camera Nikon CLS flashes, but would not contribute to exposure. With the D300s, the popup DOES can be adjusted to contribute to exposure, and the camera offers more sophisiticated control of the other flashes. From that, I can carry an external SB-800 flash, a simple lightstand, and a Gary Fong Puffer diffuser for the pop up, and I have a simple but very effective portrait or small group lighting system to make professional results.

I considered a wide range of other upgrade strategies besides the Nikon D300s, including the Nikon D90, D700, and even the Canon 7D and 5D Mk. II. The Canons were intriguing for their 1080p video capability, higher megapixel count, and fast response; however I didn't want to give up what I considered to be the superiority of Nikon glass and the Creative Lighting System flash technology. I came close to the D90 but felt it was not enough of a jump from my D70 technology. I rejected the D700 FX approach because it's cost was not justified by the fraction of my business devoted to photography.

Points for improvement: The D300s has 720-24p video. It's ok, but not up to the 1080-30p as with the Canon 7D and 5D Mk. II. Nikon could also be more competitive with the megapixel count and high ISO capabilities. So far batteries are not lasting as long as they did with my D70 cameras. Maybe that is to be expected with twice the pixel count and a much larger LCD. I'm also disappointed that it is not compatible with my set of ML-L3 remote triggers. If it had better video capability, I would have awarded all five stars.

The D300s met and so far has exceeded my goals for this upgrade. It is a fantastic creative tool.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Love it but want more out of it.

The D300s is a great camera, I elected to get the BL-3 battery cover to get more FPS and it works beautifully. It can keep up with my D700 no problem. The...Read complete review

The D300s is a great camera, I elected to get the BL-3 battery cover to get more FPS and it works beautifully. It can keep up with my D700 no problem. The video part of the D300s is fine but just wish it had manual exposure. Along with no full auto focus it makes it difficult to follow any action. The D300s is a great still camera, but is really very average in the use of video.

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5.0

Great camera

By AM_Prezioso

from Atlanta, Ga

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable Design
  • Reliable Operation
  • Strong Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Action Shots
    • Photojournalism
    • Sports Photography

    Comments about Nikon D300s SLR Digital Camera (Body Only):

    This camera has great versatility. It's my first camera that shoots video, and while it wasn't award-winning quality in low light, it still got the job done. Photos are great -- not much noise in high-ISO shots. Loved shooting a hockey game with it.

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    5.0

    Nikon D300s

    By Steve Cummings Photography

    from New Jersey

    Comments about Nikon D300s SLR Digital Camera (Body Only):

    I purchased this camera to replace my aging D300. The camera has performed well for my portrait and event photo sessions. It has better low light capabilities then my D300 & has the same strong body build.

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    5.0

    Best Camera For My Money

    By MEM

    from Da Yooper

    About Me Photography Student

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable Design
    • Fingertip Controls
    • Reliable Operation
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

    • Low Light Shooting

    Best Uses

    • Action Shots
    • Home
    • Photojournalism
    • Sports Photography
    • Travel

    Comments about Nikon D300s SLR Digital Camera (Body Only):

    Thought long and hard about buying this cam, I just bought a new different brand cam and lens a year ago that I do really love, but have always wanted a Nikon as part of my shooting gear. I saw some photos on a stock site that were shot with this D300s and then I was hooked.

    PROS:
    This Cam is a very solid heavier cam than I am used to, but even with frozen hands and fingers in the past 2 weeks, I have had no problems holding, focusing, or actually shooting my photos. I take it outside every day, even at minus 55 degrees below zero with the wind chill and it performed at my top expectations. There is no lag or searching for the image to come into view like some cams I have tried, and the photos themselves are very rich looking with much detail and color. I don't use a tripod and even with the extra weight of the 300 lens on the front of it, I am able to keep the cam steady and straight.

    I have not had time yet to load and play around with all the features, I usually do that in the field, and our weather has been brutally frigid so I am experimenting a little at a time.

    The SD slot can load with 2 cards, I haven't had to use the second yet but have them loaded, just in case, and that is a really cool feature.

    Battery Life is Awesome. I ordered an extra battery and charger, but have not had to reload while shooting and I am a heavy shooter, one trip out will consist of 1500 photos. And I can shoot all day and have no problems with low battery.

    CONS:

    I never shoot with any of my cams after 3:30pm in the winter, the light is just not to my liking, but I did take the D300s out for a run at 4pm and found some of the photos were darker than what I like. I imagine once I start adjusting settings I will find a fix for lower light.

    Because I have only had this for a short time, I can't give a full review, but for me this D300s is the best and nicest cam in my gear box today...

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    5.0

    Love this camera.

    By Chuckie

    from Calgary,AB

    About Me Photography Student

    Pros

    • Comfortable Design
    • Fingertip Controls
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home
      • Photojournalism
      • Travel

      Comments about Nikon D300s SLR Digital Camera (Body Only):

      I use this camera when I travel, very happy with it.

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      5.0

      Wide angle supperiority

      By Bobalink

      from Charlotte NC

      Comments about Nikon D300s SLR Digital Camera (Body Only):

      Sharp enough to crop in and enlarge

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      5.0

      B&H Wins Again

      By Rose the cyclist

      from Virginia Beach VA

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Nikon D300s SLR Digital Camera (Body Only):

      Great Camera, Great Price, Great Service, B&H wins my business again

      Rose

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      5.0

      Great Camera

      By Odalis

      from Alabama

      About Me Photography Student

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fingertip Controls
      • Reliable Operation
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Action Shots
        • Home
        • Office
        • Photojournalism
        • Sports Photography
        • Travel

        Comments about Nikon D300s SLR Digital Camera (Body Only):

        Up graded to this camera from a D50. Great choice too. This camera is amazing and easy to use.

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        5.0

        Great Body for Wildlife Photography!

        By rob

        from Glenwood Springs, Colorado

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable Design
        • Fingertip Controls
        • Reliable Operation

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Action Shots
          • Photojournalism
          • Sports Photography
          • Travel

          Comments about Nikon D300s SLR Digital Camera (Body Only):

          This body works great for me as a wildlife photographer. I use the autofocus a lot for birds in flight and it works very well.

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          5.0

          Get one before its gone.

          By MCG

          from Sunshine State

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Bullet Proof
          • Comfortable Design
          • Fingertip Controls
          • Reliable Operation
          • Strong Construction
          • Weather Proof

          Cons

          • Video Capabilities

          Best Uses

          • Action Shots
          • Photojournalism
          • Sports Photography
          • Travel

          Comments about Nikon D300s SLR Digital Camera (Body Only):

          As soon as I got it out from the box I was amazed with the quality of this camera, how its build, feels like a bullet proof camera but fits like silk gloves in to my hands.If you are in to video making skip this camera, there is other choices for you, this camera is not the best for that purpose, but if you are in to photography and your budged don't let u go for the D800, but you are looking for a reliable camera, this camera will take anything you throw at it, this will be the one. Great images, classic Nikon layout, built in flash, compatible with almost every Nikon lens built. Like my title says this camera it's on its way out, so get one before it's gone because will take some time before Nikon makes another DX build as good as this one with that price tag.In order to make this camera work at its fullest there is a lerning curve specially if you come from less sophisticated Nikons like D80's D5000's or D3000's.Once you get it it will be a different world.

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          5.0

          D300s Camera for our times

          By Earl the Cameraman

          from Weatherford OK

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable Design
          • Fast Film Loading
          • Fingertip Controls
          • Reliable Operation
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Action Shots
            • Home
            • Sports Photography
            • Travel

            Comments about Nikon D300s SLR Digital Camera (Body Only):

            Will use D300s primarily for outdoor photography and sports shooting. Well constructed body and
            light weight. Excellent instructions for operation; wide monitor cover; size is great for
            hand held operation; easy access to operating
            buttons, and, takes very high-quality photos.

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            5.0

            Great camera

            By B the photographer

            from Saratoga Springs, NY

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable Design
            • Fingertip Controls
            • Reliable Operation
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Nikon D300s SLR Digital Camera (Body Only):

                I already had the D300 and wanted to upgrade to the D300s to have the video option as well. Already familiar with the product, it works great as a second camera body which I needed for an upcoming safari.
                Only drawback is the weight of it...a bit heavy.

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                5.0

                Everything in wanted

                By Tim

                from San Diego, Ca.

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Nature Photoraphy

                  Comments about Nikon D300s SLR Digital Camera (Body Only):

                  Being a wildlife photographer this camera does everything I need, fast focus, easy to understand menues, seven frames per second, fast prosser,rugged build. I shot D200s for many years so it was a smooth transition for me.

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                  5.0

                  D300 great camera

                  By Mosissa

                  from north jersey

                  About Me Photography Student

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable Design
                  • Fingertip Controls
                  • Reliable Operation
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Action Shots
                    • Office
                    • Sports Photography
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Nikon D300s SLR Digital Camera (Body Only):

                    I've had the D40, D90 and now the d 300 only gets better each time.Its very user friendly and easy to work with and fast.

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                    • Yes

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                    5.0

                    Very happy with this camera

                    By Rick

                    from Westland Michigan

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable Design
                    • Fingertip Controls
                    • Reliable Operation

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Photojournalism

                      Comments about Nikon D300s SLR Digital Camera (Body Only):

                      I just used this camera for a wedding, nothing to complain about. Battery life was good, several difficult shots, D300s handled with no problem.
                      When you need to carry it around your neck for hours it is a pleasure. Not too heavy. My D2x, a very good camera is too heavy to use like that.

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                      5.0

                      Fantastic working partner

                      By DJR

                      from Great Neck, NY.

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable Design
                      • Fingertip Controls
                      • Reliable Operation
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Action Shots
                        • Photojournalism
                        • Sports Photography
                        • Travel

                        Comments about Nikon D300s SLR Digital Camera (Body Only):

                        Love this camera! Out preforms all the rest for it's price range and class. Never disappoints. I highly recommend this camera for it's semi-professional ability.

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                        5.0

                        Absolutly amazing!

                        By Lirdoing

                        from Jarusalem, IL

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable Design
                        • Fingertip Controls
                        • Reliable Operation
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                        • Live view

                        Best Uses

                        • Action Shots
                        • Photojournalism
                        • Sports Photography
                        • Travel
                        • Wildlife

                        Comments about Nikon D300s SLR Digital Camera (Body Only):

                        I got mine almost three years ago - my first digital SLR after leaving film photography late.
                        This camera is still serving me very well! It's very user-friendly, great collors, also very easy to personelize it for own comfort, and the design is generally very comfortable.

                        It's very sturdy - it was with me during countless hikes in africa and the medeterranian, and I never felt the need to add a body armor.

                        Only thing I noticed is that many other cameras Live view settings and options are better, sometimes stops recording for no reason - still - it shoots HD, and it's not even one of the reasons I got it in the first place.

                        Thanks, B&H!

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                        5.0

                        1st time wedding photographer

                        By JonathanM

                        from Bloomsburg, PA

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable Design
                        • Easy to see viewfinder
                        • Fast Film Loading
                        • Fingertip Controls
                        • Reliable Operation
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                        • No cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Action Shots
                        • Home
                        • Travel
                        • Wedding

                        Comments about Nikon D300s SLR Digital Camera (Body Only):

                        I purchased the D300s for a wedding shoot, the camera worked flawlessly. Pictures look great, I was able to take multiple images (sometimes up to 10) with no delay in writing to the SD card. The camera is well balanced and easy to hold, even after 7 hours - with the MB-D10 battery pack and SB910 speedlight the weight was noticable, but not unbearable.
                        Overall, I really liked the camera and would highly recommend it for any photo enthusiast looking for a well made dependable camera.

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                        5.0

                        so far so great

                        By wild bird shooter

                        from Boise, ID

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Nikon D300s SLR Digital Camera (Body Only):

                              bird and other wildlif photography and misc. other stuff ... on a trip to Canada with it ... after a week of getting a little familiar with it but captured some great images of a Great Blue Heron fishing succesfuly on my first stroll around the neighborhood

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                              5.0

                              Nikon D300s Camera Body

                              By Fillnflash

                              from St. Louis, MO

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Comfortable Design
                              • Fingertip Controls
                              • Has PC connection
                              • Reliable Operation
                              • Strong Construction
                              • Useful inside display
                              • Uses Only One battery
                              • Works with many lenses

                              Cons

                              • Complicated Controls

                              Best Uses

                              • Action Shots
                              • Sports Photography

                              Comments about Nikon D300s SLR Digital Camera (Body Only):

                              I specifically chose this particular body for one simple reason: It has a PC Plug connection for direct link to off camera flash units. I use it primarily for small product photography, and it is linked to off camera flash units mechanically through this connection to trigger the flashes.
                              I am pleased with the very large display screen..and the fact that the menus are easy to access. In spite of the over 350 page manual!
                              Although this camera body features an HD movie function, at this time I do not foresee using it as my clients only want still images.
                              I have previously had three FUJI bodies which all used NIKON lenses and thus the purchase of a newer Nikon body. Happily, the menus and the operation of the D300s are quite similar and the transition is easy to make. The nikon lenses I have, work successfully with this body.
                              I see that the D300s only goes down to an ISO of 200, without any adjustments (which can be made but with some apparent image deterioration). I would have preferred a lower ISO but an ISO of 200 will work fine for what I need.
                              If you are seeking a pro level camera, the D300s is a good choice pricewise. It is predicted to be capable of 160,000 firings before serious problems may occur.. A nice feature.

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                              4.0

                              big improvement over the D200

                              By dd

                              from Florida Keys

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                              Pros

                              • Comfortable Design
                              • Fingertip Controls
                              • Reliable Operation
                              • Strong Construction

                              Cons

                              • Complicated Controls

                              Best Uses

                              • Action Shots
                              • Photojournalism
                              • Travel

                              Comments about Nikon D300s SLR Digital Camera (Body Only):

                              camera was delivered hours before a trip to Alaska so I learned to use it on the run. It was easy to get to know and begin using.

                              it's quiet, reasonably light & has great resolution. Love being able to take video as well

                              had to wait a long time to get one in stock

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