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Nikon D300S Digital Camera

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SLR 12.3MP 5.8x CMOS Feb 2016
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13 Reasons For

Nikon Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

Nikon has good average ratings for its SLR digital cameras as well as across its entire camera range.

MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on recently released digital cameras.

Alternative cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Nikon D3100[plb_3251217_price], or the Canon 1200D[plb_3842490_price].

If the sensor type of this SLR digital camera is too bad for you then you might want to consider the D80[pl_3214002_price] (CCD), the D40[pl_3214006_price] (CCD), or the D3000[pl_3214012_price] (CCD) all from Nikon which is also higher rated.

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Supports Three Image Formats Supporteds

The Nikon D300S has a greater number of supported image formats than most recently released cameras. This camera supports a RAW image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the D300S. The image formats supporteds "JPG" and "TIF" are also supported by this digital camera.

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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 the ± 5EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction found on most latest SLR digital cameras.

A ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step) light exposure correction is actually the best light exposure correction amongst all SLR digital cameras that were released in the last 12 months.

A ± 5EV (1/2EV; 1/3EV step) light exposure correction is the worst light exposure correction across comparable types of digital camera.

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Two Memory Slotss

The Nikon D300S has more memory slotss than most of the cameras that were released around the same time as the D300S. Most of the recently released similar spec cameras only have one memory slots, however this camera 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. Most of the other cameras that were released around the same time as the D300S take between 290 and 1,199 battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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Has Nine White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Nikon D300S is more than most recently released SLR digital cameras. This Nikon digital camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on new digital cameras. The white balances "Cloudy", "Direct sunlight", "Fine", "Flash", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent", "Manual" and "Shade" are also found on this digital camera.

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Has Three Photo Effectss

The number of photo effects found on the Nikon D300S is more than most SLR digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. This digital camera has a Neutral photo effects, which is the most frequently found photo effects found on SLR digital cameras that came out around the same time as the D300S. The photo effectss "Black&White" and "Vivid" are also found on this Nikon camera.

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51 Auto Focus (AF) Pointss

51 auto Focus (AF) pointss

The Nikon D300S is a 51 auto Focus (AF) points camera.

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Has Four Light Exposure Modess

The Nikon D300S has a greater number of light exposure modes than most cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This Nikon digital camera has an Auto light exposure modes, which is the most frequently found light exposure modes found on SLR digital cameras that came out in the last 12 months. The light exposure modess "Aperture priority AE", "Manual" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this digital camera.

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Supports Four ISO Sensitivitys

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Nikon D300S is more than most latest digital cameras. This camera supports a 100 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by comparable spec cameras that were released in the last year. The ISO sensitivitys "200", "3200" and "6400" are also supported by this digital camera.

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Features Three Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Nikon D300S is more than most comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This camera features a Servo Auto Focus auto focusing (AF) modes, which is the most commonly featured auto focusing (AF) modes featured on SLR digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the D300S. The auto focusing (AF) modess "Continuous Auto Focus" and "Single Auto Focus" are also featured on this Nikon camera.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto/Manual focus adjustment, which is typical of many SLR digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it.

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16 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Nikon D300S does not support wi-Fi, although it is worth noting that most of the other digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the D300S also do not support wi-Fi.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a wi-Fi and we think the Canon 1300D[plb_3861494_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other SLR digital cameras that came out in the last year, the Nikon D300S does not have a GPS (satellite).

We compared all the other digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) to this camera and we think the Nikon D5300[plb_4015272_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most SLR digital cameras that are a similar age to the D300S do not support Full HD video. The Nikon D300S is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

It is worth also looking at alternative digital cameras which also support Full HD video including the Nikon D3100[plb_3251217_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Nikon D300S does not have a built-in flash. Most of the other new SLR digital cameras also do not have a built-in flash.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also have a built-in flash to this digital camera and we think the Nikon D3100[plb_3251217_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

The Nikon D300S is not waterproof. Most of the other SLR digital cameras that came out in the last 12 months are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for the last year, the Nikon D300S does not have an image stabilizer.

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Not 3D

Most cameras that came out in the last year are not 3D. The Nikon D300S is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The Nikon D300S does not support video capability, although keep in mind that most of the other cameras that came out in the last year also do not support video capability.

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Very Low Megapixel

Across all the SLR digital cameras that came out around the same time as the D300S the megapixels range from 6MP to 37MP, and the average megapixel is 19MP. With a megapixel of only 12.3 megapixels, the Nikon D300S has a quite low megapixel compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the D300S.

Cameras with a higher megapixel that might be worth considering include the Pentax K-x[plb_3253478_price] (12.4MP).

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Very Low Motion JPEG Frame Rate

The Nikon D300S has a fairly low motion JPEG frame rate (only 24 frames per second) compared to most of the other SLR digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the D300S. SLR digital cameras that came out around the same time as the D300S have motion JPEG frame rates of between 24fps and 60fps.

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Only Supports Three Camera File Systems

The Nikon D300S has a greater number of camera file systems than most digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. This camera supports a DCF 2 camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by similar spec cameras that came out in the last year. The camera file systems "DPOF" and "Exif 2.21" are also supported by this Nikon camera.

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Quite Few Total Megapixels

The average total megapixels of latest cameras is 20MP. The Nikon D300S has one of the less total megapixelss (only 13.1 megapixels) amongst cameras of this age.

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Only 640 X 424 Pixels Video Resolutions

The Nikon D300S supports a maximum video resolution of 640 x 424 pixels. That's 71% less video resolution than the most common video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels (which is also supported by this camera).

A 640 x 424 pixels video resolutions is in fact the worst supported video resolution across all comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the D300S.

Across similar types of camera the best supported video resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Only 4288 X 2848 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Nikon D300S has a higher image resolution than most new digital cameras. This digital camera has a 4288 x 2848 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most new digital cameras have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. Across all new cameras the image resolution ranges from 2560 х 1280 pixels to 7680 x 5120 pixels.

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Only 1280 X 720 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Nikon D300S has a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's 89% less video resolution than the most frequently found maximum video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. Across all cameras that were launched in the last year the video resolution ranges from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 4096 x 2160 pixels (best).

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Very Heavy

The average weight of SLR digital cameras that came out in the last 12 months is 510g. The Nikon D300S is one of the heavier SLR digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the D300S (840 grams) amongst digital cameras of this age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Nikon D300S

Released Twelve Months Ago

Nikon released the D300S twelve months ago.

Average Display Diagonal

The Nikon D300S has a relatively average display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other SLR digital cameras that were released in the last 12 months.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 3" screen cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the D3000[pl_3214012_price], or the D3100[pl_3251217_price] both from Nikon.

Cameras with a larger display diagonal that might also be worth looking at include the D810[pl_3289290_price] (3.2" and higher rated), or the D5500[pl_3901067_price] (3.2" and higher rated) both from Nikon.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports a CF|CF Type II|SD|SDHC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many comparable spec digital cameras that came out in the last year. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

Cameras with a better memory card type that might be worth looking at include the D3100[pl_3251217_price] (Eye-Fi|SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the D40[pl_3214006_price] (SD|SDHC) both from Nikon or the Canon 1200D[plb_3842490_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
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
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Fixed Focal Length
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Lens Mount Interface
Number of Aspheric Elements
Number of Diaphragm Blades
Filter Size
Mounting Type
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Focus Adjustment
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
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
Display Resolution (numeric)
Viewfinder
Magnification
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
USB Version
Camera
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Image Editing
Camera File System
Live View
Tripod Mountable
Camera Playback
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
Playback Modes
Eye Relief
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Lens Weight
Lens Length
Lens Diameter
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Batteries Included

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon d300, nikon d300, nikon d300s, canon d300s, nikon vba260, nikon vba260a, nikon vba260ae, nikon amzrefb0056, nikon amzrefb0056c, nikon amzrefb0056cr
Barcodes 00018208805174, 00018208883929, 05056129203032

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