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Menus

The D300S carries over the menu system from the D300. This style of menu is now used by everything except the little D3000. It's a complex affair but one that is made comprehensible and navigable by sensible categorisation and color-coding.

Shooting / CSM menu banks

When working in the Shooting or CSM menus you are in actual fact changing the settings of a 'menu bank'. There are four banks for each of the Shooting and Custom function menus; A to D, each bank can be given a more meaningful label and the currently selected bank letter is indicated on the top control panel for quick reference.

Shooting menu banks are useful for different shotting situations while the ability to save CSM settings is more useful if several people use the same camera.

Help pages

The D300S has the now standard help feature that appears across Nikon's DSLR range: any setting with available help is indicated by a circular question-mark icon (?) at the bottom left of the screen. Press and hold the protect button to display a context-sensitive help page.

Playback Menu

Option Values / Actions Notes
Delete  • Selected
 • All
- Thumbnail selection
Playback folder  • D300S
 • All
 • Current
 
Hide image  • Select / set
 • Deselect all?
- Thumbnail selection
Display mode  • Basic photo info
Focus point
 • Detailed photo info
Highlights
RGB Histogram
Data
Allows you to toggle different items of information shown in either basic or detailed photo display modes.
Copy image(s)  • Select source
CF Card
SD Card
 • Select images
Folder name
Deselect all
Select all images
Select protected
 • Select images
Select folder by number
Select folder from list
 • Copy image(s)
Yes
No
 
Image review  • On
 • Off
 
After delete  • Show next
 • Show previous
 • Continue as before
 
Rotate tall  • On
 • Off
When enabled portrait shots appear vertically orientated.
Slide show  • Start
 • Frame interval
2 sec
3 sec
5 sec
10 sec
 
Print set (DPOF)  • Select / set
 • Cancel Order
- Thumbnail selection

Shooting Menu

A green superscript one (¹) indicates the default setting.

Option Values / Actions Notes / Sub options
Shooting menu bank  • A ¹
 • B
 • C
 • D
 • Rename
Text entry

Four banks of settings can be memorized and quickly switched, each bank can be labeled (see above).

Reset shooting menu  • Yes
 • No
 
Active folder  • New folder number
 • Select folder
- Create new folder.
File naming  • File naming
Text entry
Change three-letter file prefix (default DSC/_DSC).
Primary slot selection  • CF card slot
 • SD card slot
 
Secondary slot function  • Overflow
 • Backup
 • RAW primary, JPG secondary
 
Image quality  • NEF (RAW) + JPEG Fine
 • NEF (RAW) + JPEG Normal
 • NEF (RAW) + JPEG Basic
 • NEF (RAW)
 • TIFF (RGB)
 • JPEG Fine
 • JPEG Normal ¹
 • JPEG Basic
Select image quality.
Image size  • Large ¹
 • Medium
 • Small
- 4288 x 2848 / 12.2 M
- 3216 x 2136 / 6.9 M
- 2144 x 1424 / 3.1 M
JPEG compression  • Size priority ¹
 • Optimal quality
NEF (RAW) recording  • Type
Lossless compressed ¹
Compressed
Uncompressed
 • NEF (RAW) bit depth
12-bit ¹
14-bit
Set the type of compression used in the NEF file as well as the bit-depth recorded. Note that 14-bit NEF files are about 1.3 times larger than 12-bit NEF and that continuous shooting rate drops to 2.5 fps.
White balance

 • Auto ¹
 • Incandescent
 • Fluorescent
1 Sodium-vapor lamps
2 Warm-white fluorescent
3 White fluorescent
4 Cool-white fluorescent
5 Day white fluorescent
6 Daylight fluorescent
7 High temp mercury-vapor
 • Direct Sunlight
 • Flash
 • Cloudy
 • Shade
 • Choose color temp.
 • Preset manual (d0-4)

- A-B, G-M grid to fine tune WB
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- 2500 K - 10000 K
- Select / program preset WB
Set Picture Control  • Standard
Quick adjust (-2 to +2)
Sharpening (A, 0 to 9)
Contrast (A, -3 to +3)
Brightness (-1 to +1)
Saturation (A, -3 to +3)
Hue (-3 to +3)
 • Neutral
Quick adjust (-2 to +2)
Sharpening (A, 0 to 9)
Contrast (A, -3 to +3)
Brightness (-1 to +1)
Saturation (A, -3 to +3)
Hue (-3 to +3)
 • Vivid
Quick adjust (-2 to +2)
Sharpening (A, 0 to 9)
Contrast (A, -3 to +3)
Brightness (-1 to +1)
Saturation (A, -3 to +3)
Hue (-3 to +3)
 • Monochrome
Sharpening (A, 0 to 9)
Contrast (A, -3 to +3)
Brightness (-1 to +1)
Filter (Off, Y, O, R, G)
Toning (10 options)
 • [custom]
- Default (3, 0, 0, 0, 0)






- Default (2, 0, 0, 0, 0)






- Default (4, 0, 0, 0, 0)






- Default (3, 0, 0, 0, 0)
Manage Picture Control  • Save/edit
 • Rename
 • Delete
 • Load/save

- Create custom Picture Control sets


- Load / save from card

Color Space  • sRGB ¹
 • Adobe RGB
 
Active D-Lighting

 • Auto
 • Extra High
 • High
 • Normal
 • Low
 • Off ¹

 
Long exp. NR  • On
 • Off ¹
Enables dark frame subtraction NR for exposures of 1/2 sec or longer.
High ISO NR  • High
 • Normal
 • Low
 • Off ¹
 
ISO sensitivity settings  • ISO
LO 1
LO 0.7
LO 0.3
200 ¹
250
320
400
500
640
800
1000
1250
1600
2000
2500
3200
HI 0.3
HI 0.7
HI 1.0
 • ISO sensitivity auto control
On / Off ¹
Maximum sensitivity
400
800
1600
3200
HI 1 ¹
Minimum shutter speed
1/250 - 1 sec
Available sensitivities depend on ISO step custom setting (CSM b2).
Live view mode  • Live view mode
Hand-held
Tripod

- Phase detect AF
- Contrast detect AF
Multiple exposure  • Done
 • Number of shots
2 - 10
 • Auto gain
On
Off
Create a new image from between two and ten exposures.
Movie settings  • Quality
1280x720 (16:9)
640x424 (3:2)
320 x216 (3:2)
 • Microphone
Auto sensitivity (A)
High sensitivity (3)
Normal sensitivity (2)
Low sensitivity (1)
Microphone off
 • Destination
CF card slot
SD card slot
 
Interval timer shooting  • Start
Now
Start time
 • Interval
[hh:mm:ss]
 • Select Intvl*Shots
[000] x [0] = 0001
 • Start
Off
On
Time lapse / interval shooting.
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