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Nikon D300S

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Nikon D300S

Nikon D300S
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An award winning and good spec compact digital camera
Compact 12.3MP Yes 1" Sep 2009
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Nikon D300S Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Nikon D300S number 707 across all digital cameras.
96
Reviews
371 Reviews + 3 Awards
78
Features
Good Features
74
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 74?

It has great expert reviews and exceptional 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 cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2018.
This Nikon digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Faster than average camera shutter speed
Has an image stabilizer
Only 4288 x 2848 pixels image resolution
Lower than average megapixels

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

50
Landscape Photography
Average
50
Everyday Photography
Average
58
Sports Photography
Average
79
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 0.84kg.

Nikon D300S front dimensions
Nikon D300S size in context

Nikon D300S In-Depth Analysis

Features

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 the most frequently found resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. The best resolution of all digital cameras is 8256 x 6192 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Lower Than Average Megapixels

The Nikon D300S's sensor megapixels of only 12.3MP is lower than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the lowest 23% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. Across all the digital cameras the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP.

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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 the most common resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The best resolution of all digital cameras is 3840 x 3840 pixels and the worst is 160 x 120 pixels. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is known as "HD 720".

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Faster Than Average Camera Shutter Speed

The camera shutter speed of the Nikon D300S of 0.00313s is faster than average when compared to most other cameras. It is faster than 66% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Nikon D300S has an image stabilizer, as do 78% of cameras.

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Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The Nikon D300S's maximum ISO sensitivity of 6,400 is fairly standard compared to most other cameras. It is higher than 39% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The Nikon D300S's minimum aperture number of 22 is pretty average compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 100% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Heavier Than Average

The weight of the Nikon D300S of 825g is very heavy compared to most other cameras. It is in the heaviest 3% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. The weights of cameras range from 50g to 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Nikon D300S has a built-in flash. 68% of cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Higher Than Average Magnification

The Nikon D300S's magnification of 0.94x is higher than 67% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Nikon D300S's display diagonal of 3" is pretty typical compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 72% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Nikon D300S has a vari-angle LCD display. 83% of cameras do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Nikon D300S has an HDMI port, which is unusual. 73% of digital cameras do not have an HDMI port.

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Smaller Than Average Digital Zoom

The digital zooms of cameras range from 1x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 12x. The digital zoom of the Nikon D300S of only 1x is in the smallest 1% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Nikon D300S does not support Full HD video. 76% of digital cameras also do not support Full HD video.

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950 Battery Life

Most cameras take between 4 and 4,699 battery life, including the Nikon D300S which takes 950 battery life.

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Has a Microphone in

The Nikon D300S has a microphone in. 88% of digital cameras do not have a microphone in.

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Supports Custom Colours

The Nikon D300S supports custom colours. 94% of cameras do not support custom colours.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)

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

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Very Heavy

The weight of the Nikon D300S of 0.84kg is very heavy compared to most other cameras. It is in the heaviest 3% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. Across all the digital cameras the weights range from 0.095kg to 1.3kg, and the average weight is 0.25kg.

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4288 X 2848 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Nikon D300S is 4288 x 2848. That's over four times the resolution of a 1712 x 1712 digital camera, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by digital cameras. This digital camera also supports a still image resolution of 2144 x 1424. The worst resolution of all cameras is 384 x 480 and the best is 6016 x 4016.

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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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Has a Tripod Mount

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

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Bigger Than Average Image Sensor Size

The Nikon D300S's image sensor size of 0.625" is bigger than 95% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. The average image sensor size of all cameras is 0.47", with the smallest being 0.25" and the biggest being 1.5".

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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, unlike 79% of digital cameras which do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Nikon D300S supports video capability, which is unusual. 67% of cameras do not support video capability.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Nikon D300S supports Wi-Fi, unlike 69% of cameras which do not support Wi-Fi.

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Higher Than Average Display Resolution

The display resolution of the Nikon D300S of 921,000 pixels is in the highest 28% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. The lowest display resolution of cameras is 23,000 pixels, the highest is 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 620,000 pixels.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

nikon f3556g, nikon d300s, vba260k001, vba260ae

Barcodes:

00018208097401, 00018208254644, 00018208883912, 00018208883929, 00018208915170, 00018208917549, 00018208917556, 00182088839120, 00182088839298, 00182089175494, 03610170001621, 05052454370166, 05055189009011, 05704327681625, 08033737551240, 08033737551257

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