Rugged DSLR for stills and HD video
The Nikon D300s contains a 12.3Mp DX-format CMOS sensor, 920,000-dot Live View-enabled LCD, and can shoot stills at up to 7 frames-per-second. Aside from stills, the NikonD300s can also capture 720p video using any number of Nikon optics.
Nikon D300s Review
The Nikon D300s is truly a professional camera and the top of the line DX sensor camera. The D300s is almost the same layout as the Full Frame FX sensor Nikon D700. It is a 12.3 mega pixel digital camera with a fast continuous shooting up to 7 frames per second. Pictures are taken in JPEG, Tiff, AVI and 12 or 14-bit NEF (RAW) format. The camera has a low noise ISO sensitivity range from 200 to 3200 and expanded ISO 100 and up to 6400. It has 51 autofocus points, programmed, manual, aperture priority, and shutter priority exposure mode settings. It has manual and auto focus modes. There’s a 3 inch LCD monitor with 921000 dot resolution with one button live view, a Rugged magnesium-alloy construction, image editing, and an automatic image sensor cleaner are also included. The new feature on this camera over the Nikon D300 is that it shoots 720p (24 fps) HD movies. It also has a built in monaural microphone as well as external stereo mini-pin jack, along with a built-in pop up flash.
The Nikon D300s has 1 SD card slot that supports SecureDigital (SD) and SDHC SecureDigital High Capacity, It also has 1 CompactFlash Type I &II (CF) card slot. The memory cards are not included. I recommend 8GB to 16GB class 6, high speed for SD cards and 400x or higher for CF cards. The camera comes with video cable and USB cables, as well as an EN-EL3e Lithium-ion rechargeable battery, battery charger, strap, eyepiece shield, rubber eyecup, hot-shoe cover, body cap, and LCD cover, also included are CD-ROMs with Nikon software suite and a manual. This is a rugged professional camera and did I say FAST 7 fps. If you’re into HDR then this camera is for you with exposure bracketing from 2 to 9 exposures. WOW! The Nikon D300s is a bit expensive but is a work horse. I own this camera and even with the features of the new Nikon D7000 I would still own the Nikon D300s.
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After Market Accessories:
Nikon EN-EL3e Li-Ion Replacement Digital Camera Battery