Nikon D300s SLR Digital Camera (Body Only)

You Pay: $1,696.95
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

Required item: A lens is not included, Get the type of lens for the shot you need.

Nikon -  16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX Nikkor Lens
  • You Pay: $619.95
USA
 

WARNING: Not compatible with "full-frame" (35mm size) cameras.

Memory Cards

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Required item: A memory card is not included, be sure to purchase enough storage capacity.

SanDisk -  16 GB Extreme CompactFlash Memory Card
  • You Pay: $48.00
 

Batteries & Power

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Always keep a spare battery handy so you won't get caught without power.

Nikon -  EN-EL3e Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (1500mAh)
  • You Pay: $39.95
 
Watson -  EN-EL3e Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1450mAh)
  • You Pay: $24.95
 

Flash & Accessories

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Get a flash to add light to your picture.

Nikon -  SB-700 Speedlight Shoe Mount Flash
  • You Pay: $326.95
USA
 
Bolt -  VX-710N TTL Flash for Nikon
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Bags & Cases

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Carry, store, and protect all your equipment with a bag or case.

Ruggard -  Commando 36 DSLR Shoulder Bag
  • You Pay: $34.95
 

Battery Grips

Get a better grip for vertical shots and add battery life.

Nikon -  MB-D10 Multi-Power Battery Grip
  • You Pay: $236.50
 
Vello -  BG-N8 Battery Grip for Nikon 300/300s
  • You Pay: $52.95
 
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