Nikon D300S DSLR Camera (Body Only)

Nikon D300S DSLR Camera (Body Only)

Nikon D300S DSLR Camera (Body Only) - Refurbished

Used Cat.# RBND300S MFR # 25464B
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  • 12.3 MP DX-Format CMOS Sensor
  • EXPEED Image Processor
  • 3.0" 921k-Dot LCD Monitor
  • HD 720p Video Recording at 24 fps
  • Multi-CAM 3500DX 51-Point AF Sensor
  • Native ISO 3200, Extended to ISO 6400
  • Continuous Shooting Up to 7 fps
  • 1,005-Pixel RGB Sensor Exposure Metering
  • 14-Bit RAW Files
  • Weather-Resistant Magnesium Alloy Body
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Nikon 25464B overview

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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 25464B specs

Lens Mount Nikon F
Camera Format APS-C / (1.5x Crop Factor)
Pixels 12.3 Megapixel
Max Resolution 12.2 MP: 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
Focus Control
Focus Type Auto & Manual Focus
Focus Mode Continuous-Servo AF (C), Manual Focus (M), Single-servo AF (S)
Autofocus Points 51
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)
Diagonal Angle of View 170.0°
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity 200 to 3200 (Extended Mode:100 to 6400)
Shutter Type: Electronic & Mechanical
Speed: 30 to 1/8000 Second 
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 Modes First-Curtain Sync
Red-Eye Reduction
Second-Curtain Sync
Slow Sync
Slow Sync/Red-Eye Reduction
Built-in Flash Yes
Max Sync Speed 1 / 250 Second
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
Continuous Auto

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

Audio Recording Optional External Mic: With Video (Mono)
Self Timer 2 Seconds, 5 Seconds, 10 Seconds, 20 Seconds
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
Battery 1 x EN-EL3e Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.4 VDC, 1500 mAh
AC Power Adapter EH-5a (Optional)
Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 5.8 x 4.5 x 2.9" / 14.7 x 11.4 x 7.4 cm
Weight 29.63 oz / 840.01 g Body only
Packaging Info
Package Weight 5.55 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.1 x 8.3 x 6.4"

Nikon 25464B reviews

D300S DSLR Camera (Body Only) is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 687.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Backup for D700 If you're looking for the perfect backup to the D700, this is your camera. The functions of both cameras are virtually identical, so moving from one to the other is seamless. Although I shoot mostly with the D700, I use the D300s for telephoto shots--outstanding IQ, but 50% more reach with the DX sensor. It's said the Canons are the best cameras designed by engineers and Nikons are the best cameras designed by photographers. The excellent ergonomics of the D300s and the D700 are testaments to this maxim. I found it disappointing to move from the D700 to the D200 which I was using as my backup before. That disappointment is gone with the D300s.
Date published: 2009-12-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Can't be beaten Toyed a lot between this camera body and the newly-released D7000. At the time I needed to make a decision, there seemed to be a lot of mixed reviews regarding the D7000. In the end went with the D300s due to superior build quality, higher frame rate, proven focussing system etc. The rationale being that I would complement the D300s with the 'D400' eventually when it is released - hopefully later in 2011. I have used this camera extensively before and have always been impressed with its stellar performance. With the advent of the D7000 and the imminent 'D400' I am sure the price of this body will drop even further making it a very competitive buy.
Date published: 2010-11-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Camera I use this camera for wedding photography and am very happy with the decision to upgrade my equipment. I especially enjoy the live view mode for when I need to hold the camera in the air and my second favorite feature is that it takes both SD and CF cards. You can set the camera to use the second card as overflow or backup. It's a nice feature for when you know you will be taking a lot of shots. I can shoot at a high ISO and have minimal noise/grain which is great for low light situations. The video is nice to have, as well, and is a great clear quality. The camera has a ton of other features that make my photography even better. Overall, I am very pleased.
Date published: 2010-08-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nikon is what it is One thing I can pick straight out what I like about this camera, and that is speed. I come from a d80 which went a very long way. The d300s delivers in everything as i expected. Im not specially surprised with noise control. The d700 is leagues away. This is going to be my secondary camera as soon as nikon comes out with the replacement for the d700. It feels like great in your hand. I was happily surprised to find the Q function to noise when the shutter is released... these cameras do tend to be considerably loud.The manual is easy to read. Menus are simple. I recommend buying the fastest memory cards the d300s will take that you can find.
Date published: 2011-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great camera for price I upgraded from a D90 to the D300s and am loving it. The physical switches for focus and metering are wonderful and allow me to make changes on the fly. The dual CF/SD slot is very handy in both you can separate raw/jpg files and also separate photos and videos. The one thing which I thought they skimped on was the navigation pad. It is better than the original D300 pad, but not as good as the D90 pad. Overall this is a great camera for someone upgrading from a lower body line, but not great for an existing D300 owner - the few extra things do not justify the cost.
Date published: 2009-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great camera I own several Nikon bodies including film and digital. My entry into DSLR was with the D60. That was good to start with but I recently stepped up to the D300s and I'm loving it. Much more control over virtually every aspect of the creative and technical process. I love auto ISO feature(also on the D60) but one thing I don't understand is why there is no provision to set the auto iso to maintain a shutter speed of the reciprocal of the focal length instead of just a straight shutter speed who's minimum would need to vary based on the focal length in use at the time-which the camera is aware of. This feature would have been perfect. Aside from that, I can't complain.
Date published: 2010-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Should have gotten this a long time ago! I use the Nikon D300s for my photography business. I needed an upgrade and after plenty of research I decided this would be my best fit... boy was I right!! Love the 51 point AF points, don't know how I lived without it before. Dual memory cards saves the time of stopping to change cards. Never had an interest in the video capabilities but I just tested it out and I'm loving this mode. Coming from the D60.. shooting in low light is now a possibility! Great high ISO performance. I've had the camera for about 3 weeks and can't think of anything thats not great about it. If you are looking for an upgrade from the entry level Nikons I'm sure you will be amazed by this DSLR!
Date published: 2010-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best move I made this year!!!! I upgraded from a Nikon D70 to a Nikon D300s body because I already had an 18-200mm lens and what an improvement. I used it Christmas Day along with the Nikon SB800 Flash and the results were superb.... sharp - superb color. I don't think I will find anything I won't like about the D300s. The ergonomics of the camera feels like it was made for my hand. I've been taking pictures since the mid-40s and this is definitely the best camera I have ever owned and I have over a dozen cameras in my now defunct toxic darkroom. A definite must for anyone who should be upgrading while the D300s is still around.
Date published: 2010-12-26
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