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Nikon D300S

Magnus.de Buying Tip DP Review Highly Recommended
A multi award winning and fully featured 12.3 megapixel camera
Compact 12.3MP Yes CMOS Aug 2009
Camera Type Megapixels Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date

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Nikon D300S Review

With excellent reviews but mediocre features,
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363 Reviews + 4 Awards
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Not Currently for Sale
50
Good Features
Overall Score
41
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 41?

It has great expert reviews and terrific user reviews with 99% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2017.
This Nikon digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a built-in flash
950 battery life (CIPA standard)
Quite low megapixel
Only 4288 x 2848 pixels image resolution
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Good
53
Average
70
Very Good
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Excellent

How Big is the Nikon D300S?

The Nikon D300S is 147mm wide and 74mm tall. It is 114mm deep and weighs 825g.

Nikon D300S front dimensions

Nikon D300S size in context

Nikon D300S In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Eight Industry Awards

The authors at review sites Cw.no, Lydogbilde.no, Trusted Reviews and IT Reviews.com all thought that concluded that they would endorse this camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

The writers at three other expert review sites all thought that this Nikon camera was great. PhotographyBlog.com, Camera Labs and Ephotozine all gave this camera a "Highly Recommended" award.

This Nikon digital camera received a "Buying Tip" award from Magnus.de.

Good Expert Reviews

This camera has an average expert rating of 84% based on 29 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, CNET.com and Trusted Reviews. That puts this Nikon digital camera in the top 17% of all the cameras.

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Excellent User Reviews

Users have rated this camera as excellent on average. Over 81% of reviewers gave this camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 99% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others. This Nikon camera in the top 9% of all the cameras when ranked by user rating.

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Nikon Has Very Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

We checked 31,432 expert and user reviews (including 7,098 verified purchases) for Nikon cameras and found that on average Nikon has very good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Nikon has very good reviews specifically within its cameras range. 96% of those that bought a Nikon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

Quite Low Megapixel

Across all the cameras the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixel is 16MP. The Nikon D300S has a fairly low megapixel (only 12.3 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras.

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Only 4288 X 2848 Pixels Image Resolution

The Nikon D300S has a 4288 x 2848 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution found on most cameras. Across all digital cameras the best image resolution is 7680 x 5120 pixels and the worst is 2592 x 1944 pixels.

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Heavy

The lightest camera is 1g and the heaviest is 1.5kg. With a weight of 825 grams, the Nikon D300S is one of the heaviest cameras amongst cameras of this age.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Nikon D300S has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Nikon D300S has a relatively typical display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras.

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950 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

Most cameras take between 100 and 4,699 battery life (CIPA standard), including the Nikon D300S which takes 950 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Supports Custom Colours

The Nikon D300S supports custom colours, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The Nikon D300S has a flash exposure compensation. Most of the other cameras also have a flash exposure compensation.

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Supports Live View

The Nikon D300S supports live view. Most of the other cameras also support live view.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Nikon D300S has a vari-angle LCD display, as do most of the other cameras.

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Quite Small Digital Zoom

When compared to other cameras that we have checked, the digital zoom of the Nikon D300S of only 1 times zoom factor is one of the smallest. The smallest digital zoom of digital cameras is 0.72x, the biggest is 810x, and the average digital zoom is 11x.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Nikon D300S has a shoe mounting point. Most of the other cameras also have a shoe mounting point.

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Very Small Maximum Aperture Number

At only 3.5, the Nikon D300S has a fairly small maximum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras. The smallest maximum aperture number of cameras is 1.8, the largest is 130, and the average maximum aperture number is 11.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Nikon D300S supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other cameras also support Wi-Fi.

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4288 X 2848 Still Image Resolution

The Nikon D300S has a 4288 x 2848 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most cameras. Most digital cameras have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this Nikon digital camera have still image resolution(s) of 3216 x 3216, 2144 x 1424, 2064 x 1376 and 1280 x 720 and 1024 x 768. Across all cameras the best still image resolution is 6016 x 4000 and the worst is S: (3:2) 2496 x 1664 / (16:9) 2496 x 1408 / (1:1) 1664 x 1664.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Nikon D300S has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has a Microphone in

The Nikon D300S has a microphone in. Most of the other cameras also have a microphone in.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Nikon D300S has a tripod mountable. Most of the other cameras also have a tripod mountable.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)

The Nikon D300S has a GPS (satellite), unlike most of the other cameras which do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Nikon D300S supports video capability, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Nikon D300S has an HDMI port. Most of the other cameras also have an HDMI port.

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Age

Released Over Eight Years Ago

This camera has been on the market since August 2009.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon vba260ae, nikon f3556g, nikon d300s, vba260k001
Barcodes 00018208097401, 00018208883912, 00018208883929, 00018208915170, 00018208917549, 00182088839120, 00182088839298, 00182089175494, 03610170001621, 05055189009011, 05704327681625, 08033737551240, 08033737551257

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