Nikon D300S DSLR Camera (Body Only)

BH #NID300S • MFR #25464
Nikon D300S DSLR Camera (Body Only)
Key Features
  • 12.3 MP DX-Format CMOS Sensor
  • EXPEED Image Processor
  • 3.0" 921k-Dot LCD Monitor
  • HD 720p Video Recording at 24 fps
The Nikon D300S DSLR 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.
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Nikon D300s Overview

  • 1Description
  • 212.3 Megapixel DX-format CMOS Image Sensor
  • 3Nikon EXPEED Image Processing
  • 4HD Video Recording
  • 5Continuous Shooting up to 7 fps
  • 63" LCD
  • 7One-button Live View
  • 8Low Noise ISO Sensitivity from 200 to 3200
  • 9Fast, Accurate 51-point Autofocus
  • 101,005 Pixel 3D Color Matrix Metering II
  • 11Scene Recognition System
  • 12Dual Memory Card Slots (CF and SD/SDHC)
  • 13Dynamic Integrated Dust Reduction System
  • 14Picture Control
  • 15Active D-Lighting
  • 16In-camera Image Editing
  • 17Rugged and Durable
  • 18100% Viewfinder Accuracy
  • 19Virtual Horizon Graphic Level Indicator
  • 20Excellent Battery Performance

The Nikon D300S DSLR 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.

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.

Nikon D300s Specs

Imaging
Sensor ResolutionEffective: 12.3 Megapixel
Aspect Ratio3:2
Bit Depth14-Bit
Exposure Control
Metering Method3D Color Matrix, Center-Weighted Average, Spot
White BalanceAuto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Natural White), Fluorescent (White), Fluorescent H, Incandescent, Kelvin, Preset Manual, Shade
Mirror Lock-UpYes
Focus
Focus ModeContinuous-Servo AF (C), Manual Focus (M), Single-Servo AF (S)
Autofocus Points51
Viewfinder Coverage100%
Viewfinder MagnificationApprox. 0.94x
Diopter Adjustment-2 to +1
Flash
Flash ModesFirst-Curtain Sync, Red-Eye Reduction, Second-Curtain Sync, Slow Sync, Slow Sync/Red-Eye Reduction
External Flash ConnectionHot Shoe, PC Terminal
Battery1 x EN-EL3e Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.4 VDC, 1500 mAh
Packaging Info
Package Weight4.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.4 x 8 x 6.4"
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question

Can the 300s be used with only one SD card and the CF slot empty?
Asked by: Jay D.
Yes it can be used with just one of either card, or both at the same time. Different combinations provide different benefits and menu options.
Answered by: James B.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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Does Nikon still service the Nikon D300s ?
Asked by: john
Here is a link to Nikon Service and Repair. Feel free to contact them directly to set up servicing for your camera.http://bit.ly/1OVIzvm
Answered by: Joseph P.
Date published: 2018-08-27

question

I have a Nikon d300.Is this 300s the same camera?
Asked by: Anonymous
No, it is not. The Nikon D300s was released in 2009, and was the update to the older Nikon D300 DSLR camera, which was released in 2007. The Nikon D300s added 720p HD video recording (at 24 fps), has external stereo sound input, has in-camera movie editing, shoots at 7 fps (the D300 shoots at 6 fps), has dual CompactFlash and SD/SDHC memory card slots, has a Quiet release mode, has a multi-controller on the rear of the camera, has a dedicated Live View and Info button, and has an electronic virtual horizon built into the camera.
Answered by: Manzell L.
Date published: 2018-08-27

question

Imported cameras?
Asked by: Anonymous
This Nikon D300S is an imported camera, yes. It would come with a 1-year limited warranty through B&H, and would need to be returned to B&H if in required in warranty service.
Answered by: Christina S.
Date published: 2018-08-27

question

Does this camera continuously focus on video mode?
Asked by: Anonymous
No, unfortunately. If you set up tripod mode in the shooting menu, you can refocus at any time during the video by pressing the AF-ON button, or, of course you can manually focus by turning the autofocus feature off.
Answered by: Graydon K.
Date published: 2018-08-27

question

what viewfinder do I need to shoot video with the 300s?
Asked by: Michael N.
Sorry, I have not tried to shoot video with my 300S. However, Nikon's User' s manual suggests that movies need to be shot in Live view mode. (See pg. 58.) I believe that the manual can be downloaded off of Nikon's website or maybe B&H's. I did this myself, but it was a couple of years ago. I hope this helps your customer.
Answered by: Larry S.
Date published: 2018-08-27

question

what is the weight
Asked by: Anonymous
The camera weighs 29.63 oz / 840 g.
Answered by: Yos O.
Date published: 2018-08-27

question

What limitations are there for the SD Cards that can be used for this camera. ie Speeds and GB's*
Asked by: Anonymous
The camera is compatible with SD and SDHC type cards. SD cards indicate models which have a capacity up to 4gb, and SDHC indicates models which can have a capacity anywhere from 8 to 32gb's. The camera will perform with any speed of card. The common speeds found on memory cards currently being sold are sufficient for use with this camera. The faster the better.
Answered by: Yos O.
Date published: 2018-08-27
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