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Nikon D300S

£1,945.98
Nikon D300S
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An award winning but 2 year old SLR camera, good for wildlife photography
SLR 12.3MP 4288 X 2848 Pixels CMOS Feb 2016
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Used - Nikon D300s 12.3MP Digital SLR Camera With Nikkor 24-85mm f 3.5-4.5 G ED Lens (Used)
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Used - Nikon D300S 12.3MP Digital SLR Camera - Black (Body only) Shutter count 1638 (Used)
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Used - "3154 shot" Nikon D300S 12.3 MP Digital SLR Camera Black Body #180113a (Used)
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Used - Nikon D300S 12.3MP DSLR Camera body only (Used)
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Used - Nikon D300s Digital Camera Body - 777 exposures. Condition - 3E [6877] (Used)
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£349.00
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Nikon D300S Review

With excellent reviews and at under 2 years old, we have ranked the Nikon D300S number 282 in best selling cameras and number 386 across all digital cameras.
96
Reviews
371 Reviews + 3 Awards
54
Value for Money
Average
71
Features
Good Features
81
Age
2 Years Old
75
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 75?

It has very good expert reviews and exceptional user reviews with 99% of buyers recommending this camera to others. This digital camera has received three awards including a "Recommended" award from Lydogbilde.no plus one other site and a "Highly Recommended" award from PhotographyBlog.com. Praktica cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this digital camera is slightly out of date, and newer digital cameras with more up to date technology are available. View the latest cameras 2018.
Customers report excellent product quality, that it is robust and it is a good size.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Over 90 Different Nikon Lenses Available
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
Lower than average megapixels
Only 4288 x 2848 pixels image resolution

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared this Nikon digital camera with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for everyday photography, ranking number 268 in everyday photography cameras. It is also very good for landscape photography, ranking number 282 in landscape photography cameras as well being very good for wildlife photography, ranking number 278 in wildlife photography cameras.
75
Portrait Photography
Very Good
78
Landscape Photography
Very Good
78
Everyday Photography
Very Good
75
Sports Photography
Very Good
76
Wildlife Photography
Very Good

How Big is the Nikon D300S?

The Nikon D300S is 147mm wide and 74mm tall. It is 114mm deep and weighs 840g.

Nikon D300S front dimensions
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Nikon D300S In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Three Industry Awards

Websites Lydogbilde.no and Trusted Reviews both endorse this camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

This digital camera received a "Highly Recommended" award from review website PhotographyBlog.com who decided that this camera was great.

Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on 14 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Trusted Reviews, wired.it and Chip.de the average expert rating of this camera is 86 out of 100. The expert review sites think this Nikon camera is one of the better cameras.

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Excellent User Reviews

The average user rating of this camera is staggeringly good based on 357 user reviews. 274 reviewers (85% of all reviewers) gave this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 99% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others. Most D300S owners think it is one of the very best cameras.

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Users Report Excellent Product Quality

27 customers thought the Nikon D300S was good quality.

Customers Report That it is Robust

10 people mentioned in their reviews that the Nikon D300S was well made, five customers who reviewed it said that it was reliable and five customers wrote in their reviews that it was strong and durable.

Users Report That it is a Good Size

Six customers who reviewed the Nikon D300S concluded that it was a good body shape, two customers concluded that it was lightweight and two owners who bought this digital camera mentioned that it was compact.

Users Report That it is Easy to Use

25 owners agreed that this digital camera was easy to use, 12 people who purchased the product thought it was easy to use the menus and four customers who reviewed this digital camera thought it was comfortable and easy to hold.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

43 owners who bought it reckoned that it was able to produce good images, seven customers mentioned in their reviews that it had a good picture resolution and six customers concluded that the Nikon D300S was good in low light. four customers who reviewed it said that it had a good image sensor.

Customers Report Superior Technical Features

Nine customers who reviewed the product agreed that it had good features.

Nikon Has Very Good Camera Reviews

We checked 40,636 expert and user reviews (including 10,692 verified purchases) for Nikon cameras and found that on average Nikon has very good reviews compared to other brands. 96% of those that bought a Nikon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Good Lens Quality

10 people who bought the product said that it had a good autofocus and six people mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good lens.

Customers Report That it is Fairly Priced

Nine people who reviewed it said that it was good value for money.

Users Report Excellent Battery Life

Four people who reviewed it agreed that it had a good battery life.

Customers Report Nice Design

Eight customers who reviewed it concluded that it was good looking, three owners who reviewed this digital camera wrote that it was well designed and three owners who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was ergonomic.

Users Report Good Video Capture

10 people who reviewed this digital camera wrote that it was good for video recording.

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and is under 2 years old but has mediocre features, and at £1,945.98 it is more expensive than 86% of cameras.

Cheaper Price Found in the United States

We found a cheaper price for the Nikon D300S of $895.00 (£1,241.45) in the United States. That's a saving of £704.53.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Nikon camera was released in February 2016.

Features

Over 90 Different Nikon Lenses Available

Nikon offers over 90 own brand lenses for their SLR cameras including macro, fixed focal length and zoom lenses allowing for huge creative versatility. More lenses that fit Nikon SLR cameras are available from third party manufacturers such as Tamron and Sigma.

Nikon lens range

Lower Than Average Megapixels

The Nikon D300S's sensor megapixels of only 12.3MP is lower than 77% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. The megapixels of digital cameras range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP.

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Only 4288 X 2848 Pixels Image Resolution

The Nikon D300S has a maximum image resolution of 4288 x 2848 pixels. That's 23% lower image resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found resolution. The worst resolution of all cameras is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 8256 x 6192 pixels.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the optical zoom depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of optical zooms are possible with this camera. Nikon offers hundreds of lenses ranging in optical zoom from approx 0.5x (10mm focal length) to approx 50x (800mm focal length).

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Only 1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The Nikon D300S has a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's 56% lower video resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found resolution. The worst resolution of all digital cameras is 160 x 120 pixels and the best is 3840 x 3840 pixels. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is known as "HD 720".

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum aperture numbers are possible with this camera. Nikon offers lenses with apertures ranging from F/1.4 to F/6.3.

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Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The maximum ISO sensitivity of the Nikon D300S of 6,400 is relatively typical compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 43% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

This Nikon digital camera has interchangeable lenses so whether this camera has an image stabilizer depends on the lens being used. Nikon offers a wide range of lenses with built in image stabilisation.

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Heavier Than Average

The average weight of all cameras is 300g, with the lightest being 50g and the heaviest being 1.5kg. The weight of the Nikon D300S of 840g is heavier than 97% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Higher Than Average Display Resolution

The display resolution of the Nikon D300S of 921,000 pixels is higher than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 29% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. The average display resolution of all cameras is 620,000 pixels, with the lowest being 23,000 pixels and the highest being 6,300,000 pixels.

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950 Battery Life

The Nikon D300S is a digital camera that takes 950 shots battery life.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Nikon D300S does not have a GPS (satellite). 89% of digital cameras also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Wide Range of Minimum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

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Has a Tripod Mount

The Nikon D300S has a tripod mount, which is unusual. 73% of cameras do not have a tripod mount.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Nikon D300S has a shoe mounting point, which is unusual. 89% of cameras do not have a shoe mounting point.

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4288 X 2848 Still Image Resolution

The Nikon D300S supports a maximum still image resolution of 4288 x 2848. That's over four times the resolution of a 1712 x 1712 camera, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by cameras. Digital cameras resolutions range from 384 x 480 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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Supports Live View

The Nikon D300S supports live view, unlike 83% of cameras which do not support live view.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The Nikon D300S features flash exposure compensation, which is unusual. 78% of digital cameras do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Nikon D300S's display diagonal of 3" is fairly average compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 47% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

nikon f3556g, nikon d300s

Barcodes:

00018208097401, 00018208254644, 00018208805174, 00018208917556, 05052454370166

Frequently Asked Questions About the Nikon D300S

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