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Nikon D300s specifications

Price (Body) US: $1699
UK: £1264
EU: €1399
Body material Magnesium alloy
Sensor • 23.6 x 15.8 mm CMOS sensor
• DX format
• RGB Color Filter Array
• Built-in fixed low-pass filter (with self-cleaning unit)
• 13.1 million total pixels
• 12.3 million effective pixels
• 3:2 aspect ratio
Image processor Nikon EXPEED
A/D conversion 14 bit
Image sizes • 4288 x 2848 [L; 12.2 MP]
• 3216 x 2136 [M; 6.9 MP]
• 2144 x 1424 [S; 3.1 MP]
Image sizes (Movie)* • 1280 x 720 @ 24 fps *
• 640 x 424 @ 24 fps *
• 320 x 216 @ 24 fps *
File formats • NEF (12-bit or 14-bit, compressed or lossless compressed RAW)
• NEF + JPEG
• TIFF
• JPEG (EXIF 2.21)
• AVI *
• Motion JPEG *
NEF compression • Compressed 12/14-bit NEF (RAW, Lossless compressed):
• Compressed 12/14-bit NEF (RAW, Compressed): approx.
Lens mount • Nikon F mount with AF coupling and AF contacts
• 1.5x field of view crop
Usable lenses

• DX AF NIKKOR: All functions possible
• D-/G-type AF NIKKOR (excluding IX NIKKOR lenses): All functions possible (excluding PC Micro- NIKKOR)
• AF NIKKOR other than D-/G-type (excluding lenses for F3AF): All functions except 3D-Color Matrix Metering II possible
• AI-P NIKKOR: All functions except Autofocus, 3D-Color Matrix Metering II possible
• Non-CPU AI NIKKOR: Can be used in exposure modes A and M; electronic range finder can be used if maximum aperture is f/5.6 or faster; Color Matrix Metering and aperture value display supported if user provides lens data

Dust reduction • Self-cleaning sensor unit ('Clean image sensor')
• Image dust-off data acquisition (Capture NX required)
Auto Focus • 51 focus points (15 cross-type sensors)
• Multi-CAM 3500DX
• AF working range: -1 to +19 EV (ISO 100, normal temperature)
• Contrast Detect in Live View (Tripod) mode
Movie Auto Focus* Contrast-detect AF on a desired point within a frame is possible (Tripod mode)*
Lens Servo • Single Servo AF [S]
• Continuous Servo AF [C]
• Manual focus [M]
• Focus Tracking automatically activated by subject's status in [S] or [C] AF
Focus Point • Single point from 51 or 11 focus points
• Liveview (Tripod mode): Contrast AF on a desired point anywhere within frame
AF Area Mode

• Single point AF
• Dynamic Area AF [9 points, 21 points, 51 points, 51 points (3D-tracking)]
• Automatic-area AF

Focus Lock

Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button

AF assist

• Yes, lamp
• Range approx. 0.5 to 3 m/1 ft. 8 in. to 9 ft. 10 in.)

Exposure modes • Program Auto [P] with flexible program
• Shutter-Priority Auto [S]
• Aperture-Priority Auto [A]
• Manual [M]
Metering

TTL full-aperture exposure metering using 1005-pixel RGB sensor
• 3D Color Matrix Metering II (type G and D lenses); color matrix metering II (other CPU lenses); color matrix metering (non-CPU lenses if user provides lens data; metering performed)
• Center-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 6, 8, 10, or 13 mm dia. circle in center of frame or weighting based on average of entire frame (8 mm circle when non-CPU lens is used)
• Spot: Meters approx. 3 mm dia. circle (about 2.0% of frame) centered on selected focus point (on center focus point when non-CPU lens is used)

Metering range • 3D Color Matrix Metering: 0 to 20 EV
• Center-Weighted Metering: 0 to 20 EV
• Spot Metering: 2 to 20 EV
• At normal temperature (20°C/68°F), ISO 100 equivalent, f/1.4 lens
Meter coupling CPU and AI
Exposure lock Locked using AE-L/AF-L button
Exposure bracketing

• 2 to 9 frames
• 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1 EV steps

Exposure compen. • +/-5.0 EV
• 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV steps
Sensitivity

• Default: ISO 200 - 3200 in 1/3, 1/2 or 1.0 EV steps
• Boost: 100 - 6400 in 1/3, 1/2 or 1.0 EV steps

Shutter • Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal plane shutter
• 30 to 1/8000 sec (1/3, 1/2 or 1.0 EV steps)
• Flash X-Sync: 1/250 sec (up to 1/320 sec with reduced GN)
• Bulb
DOF Preview • Stop-down lens aperture by pressing button
• Activates modelling flash
White balance • Auto (1005-pixel CCD, image sensor)
• Presets (seven) with fine tuning
• Manual presets (five)*
• Color temperature in Kelvin (2500 - 10000 K, 31 steps)
• White balance bracketing (2 to 9 frames,1, 2, 3 MIRED steps)
Picture Control • Standard
• Neutral
• Vivid
• Monochrome
Image parameters • Quick Adjust: 5 settings (adjusts Sharpening, Contrast and Saturation by preset amounts)*
• Sharpening: Auto, 10 levels*
• Contrast: Auto, 7 levels*,
• Brightness: 3 levels
• Saturation: Auto, 7 levels*
• Hue: 5 levels*
Color space • sRGB
• Adobe RGB
Viewfinder • Optical-type fixed eye-level pentaprism
• Built-in diopter adjustment (-2 to +1m-1)
• Eyepoint: 19.5 mm (at -1.0m-1)
• Frame coverage 100%
• Viewfinder magnification approx 0.94x with 50 mm f/1.4 lens; -1.0m-1
Focusing screen • B-type BrightView Clear Matte Screen II
• Superimposed focus brackets
• On-demand grid lines
LCD monitor • 3.0 " TFT LCD
• 920,000 pixels* (VGA; 640 x 480 x 3 colors)
• 170° viewing angle
• Brightness adjustment
• 100% frame coverage
LCD Liveview

• Handheld mode: TLL phase-difference AF with 51 focus areas (15 cross-type sensors)
• Tripod mode: focal-plane contrast AF on a desired point within a specific area

Shooting modes • Single frame
• Continuous Low [CL]
• Continuous High [CH]
• Quiet shutter-release [Q]*
• Self-Timer (programmable)
• Mirror-up mode
Continuous shooting • With built-in battery: up to 6 fps
• With AC adapter or MB-D10 pack and batteries other than EN-EL3e: up to 8 fps
• 12-bit RAW at full speed, 14-bit RAW only 2.5 fps
Self-timer • 2, 5, 10 or 20 sec*
Flash control

• TTL: TTL flash control by 1,005-pixel RGB sensor.
• Built-in Speedlight, SB-900, SB-800, SB-600 or SB-400: i-TTL balanced fill-flash and standard i-TTL flash
• AA (Auto Aperture-type) flash: Available with SB-900 or SB-800 used with CPU lens
• Non-TTL Auto: Available with Speedlights such as SB-900, SB-800, 28, 27, and 22S
• Range-priority manual flash; available with SB-900 and SB-800

Flash Sync Mode • Front-curtain Sync (normal)
• Red-Eye Reduction
• Red-Eye Reduction with Slow Sync
• Slow Sync
• Rear-curtain Sync
Built-in Speedlight • Manual pop-up with button release
• Guide number (ISO 200, m) approx 17 (manual 18)
• Guide number (ISO 100, m) approx 12 (manual 13)
Flash Accessory Shoe ISO 518 standard-type hot shoe contact; Safety lock mechanism provided
Flash Sync Terminal ISO 519 standard terminal, lock screw provided
Flash compensation • -3 to +1 EV
• 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV steps*
Creative Lighting System

Advanced Wireless Lighting supported with built-in flash, Speedlight SB-900, SB-800 or SU-800 as commander and SB-900, SB-800, SB-600 or SB-R200 as remotes; Auto FP High-Speed Sync and modeling illumination supported with all CLS-compatible flash units except SB-400; Flash Color Information Communication and FV lock supported with all CLS-compatible flash units

Playback mode • Full frame
• Thumbnail (4 or 9 or 72* images)
• One-touch zoom
• Slideshow
• RGB histogram
• Shooting data
• Highlight point
• Auto image rotation
• Image Comment (up to 36 characters)*
Languages *

• Chinese (Simplified and Traditional)
• Dutch
• English
• Finnish
• French
• German
• Italian
• Japanese
• Korean
• Polish
• Portuguese
• Russian
• Spanish
• Swedish
• Danish*
• Norwegian*

Connectivity

• USB 2.0 (Hi-Speed) Mini-B connector
• HDMI Mini connector (Type C)*
• Remote control 10-pin terminal
• PC Sync flash terminal

10-pin terminal

• GPS: GPS Unit GP-1 or GPS device compliant with NMEA0183 version 2.01 or 3.01 (requires optional GPS Cable MC-35 and cable with D-sub 9-pin connector)
• Remote control: via 10-pin terminal

Storage • Type I CompactFlash memory cards (UDMA compliant)
• SD memory cards, SDHC compliant
Power • Lithium-Ion EN-EL3e (7.4 V, 1500 mAh)
• Included battery charger MH-18a
• Optional AC adapter EH-5a / EH-5
• Optional MB-D10 battery pack / vertical grip
Vertical grip • Optional MB-D10 battery pack / vertical grip
• One Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL4a, EN-EL4 or EN-EL3e or eight R6/AA-size alkaline (LR6), Ni-MH (HR6), lithium (FR6) batteries, or nickel-manganese ZR6 batteries
Battery monitoring The LCD monitor on the camera back displays the following information
about the EN-EL3e battery:
• Remaining charge (%)
• No. of shots taken since last charge
• Battery life (5 stages)
Dimensions 147 x 114 x 74 mm (5.8 x 4.5 x 2.9 in)
Weight (no batt) 840 g (1.9 lb)
Weight (with batt) 918 g (2.2 lb)
Box contents

• Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL3e
• Quick Charger MH-18a
• Eyepiece Cap DK-5
• Rubber Eyecup DK-23
• USB Cable UC-E4
• Audio Video Cable EG-D2
• Camera Strap AN-DC4
• LCD Monitor Cover BM-8
• Body Cap BF-1A
• Accessory Shoe Cover BS-1
• Software Suite CD-ROM

Optional accessories

Multi-Power Battery Pack MB-D10, Wireless Transmitter WT-4, Magnifying Eyepiece DK-21M, AC Adapter EH-5a, Capture NX Software, Camera Control Pro 2

* New or changed compared to the D300

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BobFoster

Great camera excellent review - but I feel like someone watching the review of a Ferrari on Top Gear fat chance of me owning it but you can dream! lol

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