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Nikon D300s Digital Camera

12.3MP CMOS SDHC 3" Sep 2009
Megapixel Sensor Type Compatible Memory Cards Display Diagonal Release Date
The D300S is a compact DX format professional SLR that extends the options for photographers who value creative flexibility. Incorporates Nikon 's D-movie with in-camera editing function into a... More
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17 Reasons For

Good Brand

We checked 15,328 expert and user reviews for Nikon cameras and found that on average Nikon has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Nikon has good ratings specifically within its compact cameras range.

SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports a CF|SD|SDHC compatible memory cards, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory cards on cameras of a comparable type and age to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If the memory card type of this compact camera digital camera is too bad for you then you might want to consider the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC), the Canon 150[plb_2176458_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6[plb_2147371_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which is also higher rated.

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Nikon D300s supports video capability. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec do not support video capability.

We compared all the other digital cameras which support video capability to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], and the Samsung SAMSUNG EX2F[plb_1609335_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Nikon D300s has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras that are a similar age to the D300s also have a built-in flash.

Other cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might also want to look at include the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price] which has better reviews.

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±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

The Nikon D300s has a ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step) light exposure correction which is wider than most cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. Most cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it have a ± 5EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction.

This camera's light exposure correction (±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)) is actually the best light exposure correction across all cameras that came out more than two years ago.

Across comparable types of camera the worst light exposure correction is ± 3EV (1/2EV; 1/3EV step).

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This digital camera has an electronic camera shutter type, which is typical of many cameras of this age and type.

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Two Memory Slotss

Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to the D300s only have one memory slots, however the Nikon D300s has two memory slotss.

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950 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

The Nikon D300s is a digital camera that takes 950 shots battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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Has Seven White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Nikon D300s is more than most digital cameras of this spec and age. This digital camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on cameras of a comparable spec and age to the D300s. The white balances "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Flash", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this camera.

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Quite Long Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

With a slowest camera shutter speed of 30 seconds, the Nikon D300s has a fairly long slowest camera shutter speed compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the D300s. The slowest camera shutter speeds of cameras that have been available for around the same time as the D300s range from 0.12s to 250s.

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Has Three Photo Effectss

The Nikon D300s has a greater number of photo effects than most compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. This Nikon digital camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most frequently found photo effects found on compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The photo effectss "Neutral" and "Vivid" are also found on this Nikon camera.

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2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most frequently supported USB version on digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it.

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51 Auto Focus (AF) Pointss

51 auto Focus (AF) pointss

Most comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years have between 1 and 255 auto Focus (AF) pointss, including the Nikon D300s which has 51 auto Focus (AF) pointss.

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Has Four Light Exposure Modess

The number of light exposure modes found on the Nikon D300s is more than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This camera has an Auto light exposure modes, which is the most frequently found light exposure modes found on similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the D300s. The light exposure modess "aperture priority AE", "manual" and "shutter priority AE" are also found on this digital camera.

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Fairly High ISO Sensitivity (max)

Across all the compact cameras that were released around the same time as the D300s the ISO sensitivity (max)s range from 3 to 52,000. With an ISO sensitivity (max) of 6,400, the Nikon D300s has a quite high ISO sensitivity (max) compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the Nikon D300s is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels. In addition, this Nikon digital camera support a video resolutions of 320 x 216 pixels and 640 x 424 pixels. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). Across all similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the D300s the best video resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto / Manual focus adjustment, which is typical of many compact cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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16 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

Most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the D300s have an image stabilizer, however the Nikon D300s does not have an image stabilizer.

It is worth also looking at other cameras which also have an image stabilizer including the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most digital cameras of this spec and age do not support Full HD video. The Nikon D300s is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with a Full HD video and we think the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77[plb_1836487_price], or the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS[plb_1206_price] is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most cameras of a comparable spec and age to the D300s do not support wi-Fi. The Nikon D300s is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

Other digital cameras which also support wi-Fi that you might want to consider include the Canon IXUS 265 HS[plb_2110773_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D

The Nikon D300s is not 3D. Most of the other digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the D300s are also not 3D.

Cameras which are 3D that might be worth considering include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ41[plb_2149949_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Nikon D300s does not have a GPS (satellite), although keep in mind that most of the other cameras that are a similar age to the D300s also do not have a GPS (satellite).

Alternative digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) that you might want to look at include the DMC-TZ30[pl_1847857_price], or the Lumix DMC-TZ41[pl_2149949_price] both from Panasonic.

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Not Waterproof

The Nikon D300s is not waterproof. Most of the other compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the D300s are also not waterproof.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

Cameras of this spec and age have display resolution (numeric)s of between 1 pixels and 16,000,000 pixels. The Nikon D300s has one of the lowest display resolution (numeric)s (only 4,288 pixels) amongst compact cameras of this age.

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Quite Low Motion JPEG Frame Rate

The motion JPEG frame rates of compact cameras that have been available for more than two years range from 15fps to 240fps, and the average motion JPEG frame rate is 32fps. With a motion JPEG frame rate of only 24 frames per second, the Nikon D300s has one of the lower motion JPEG frame rates amongst compact cameras of this age.

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Only Supports Three Camera File Systems

The Nikon D300s has a greater number of camera file systems than most compact cameras that came out around the same time as it. The most frequently supported camera file system is Exif 2.3, but this camera file system is not supported by this Nikon digital camera. The camera file systems DCF 2.0, DPOF and Exif 2.21 are also supported by this Nikon camera.

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Quite Few Total Megapixels

The Nikon D300s has one of the less total megapixelss (only 13.1 megapixels) amongst compact cameras of this age. The total megapixelss of cameras of this age and spec range from 10MP to 48MP.

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Only 2144 X 1424 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Nikon D300s has a 2144 x 1424 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 5472 x 3648 still image resolution(s) found on most digital cameras of this spec and age. Across all similar spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years the still image resolution ranges from 384 x 480 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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Very Low Magnification

The lowest magnification of cameras of a similar type and age to the D300s is 0.5x and the highest is 20x. With a magnification of only 0.94 times zoom factor, the Nikon D300s has one of the lower magnifications amongst compact cameras of this age.

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Only Features Two Light Meterings

The number of light metering modes featured on the Nikon D300s is more than most cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This camera features an Spot light metering, which is the most frequently featured light metering featured on digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the D300s. The light metering "centre-weighted" is also featured on this Nikon camera.

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Only Supports Three Image Formats Supporteds

The Nikon D300s has a greater number of supported image formats than most digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the D300s. The image formats supporteds "TIF" and "AVI/RAW/JPEG/TIFF" are also supported by this Nikon digital camera.

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Very Heavy

The weights of compact cameras that were released around the same time as the D300s range from 20g to 840g, and the average weight is 170g. With a weight of 840 grams, the Nikon D300s is one of the heaviest digital cameras that were released more than two years ago amongst cameras of this age.

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Fairly Long Flash Sync-Speed

When compared to other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the D300s that we have checked, the flash sync-speed of the Nikon D300s of 1 second is one of the longest. Across all the compact cameras that were released more than two years ago the flash sync-speeds range from 0.0005s to 10s, and the average flash sync-speed is 0.62s.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Nikon D300s

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Nikon D300s has a relatively typical display diagonal compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

If you want a digital camera with a larger display diagonal then you might also want to consider the IXUS 240 HS[pl_408112_price] (3.2"), or the IXUS 510 HS[pl_408144_price] (3.2") both from Canon which also has a higher rating.

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Released Over Seven Years Ago

This Nikon camera was released over seven years ago.

MOS Sensor Type

The Nikon D300s has a better sensor type than most cameras of this type and age. This camera has a MOS sensor type, whereas most compact cameras that were released more than two years ago have a CCD sensor type.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor and we think the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], the Sigma DP3 Merrill[plb_1904405_price], and the Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC110[plb_2083466_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If the sensor type of this Nikon digital camera is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the Nikon Coolpix 5900[plb_2162_price] (CCD) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 12.3 megapixels, the Nikon D300s has a fairly average megapixel compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the D300s.

If this camera megapixel is too low for you then you might also want to consider the Samsung SAMSUNG EX2F[plb_1609335_price] (12.4MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Total Megapixels
Sensor Format
Design
Colour of Product
Material
Lens System
Lens Mount Interface
Mounting Type
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Focus Adjustment
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Sync-Speed
Flash Exposure Compensation
Flash Exposure Lock
Shoe Mounting Point
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Viewfinder
Magnification
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI
USB Version
Camera
GPS (satellite)
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Custom Colour
Image Editing
Camera File System
Live View
Tripod Mountable
Camera Playback
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
Playback Modes
Eye Relief
Languages Support
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Maximum Operating Temperature Range (T-T)
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
AC Adapter Included
Batteries Included
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
HDMI Ports Quantity
Interface
Cable Type
Frame
Camera Shutter Speed
Lens System
Digital SLR

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers vba260ae, nikon d300, nikon d300s, nikon f3556, nikon f3556g, nikon vba260, nikon vba260a, nikon vba260ae
Barcodes 00018208097401, 00018208254644, 00018208883912, 00018208883929, 00018208915170, 00018208917549, 00018208917556, 00182088839120, 00182088839298, 00182089175494, 03610170001621, 05052454370166, 05055189009011, 05704327681625, 08033737551240, 08033737551257

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