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Nikon D300S Digital Camera

SLR 12.3MP CMOS 1x Aug 2009
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Digital Zoom Release Date
Nikon cameras have good reviews
Supports video recording
Quite large display diagonal
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Nikon Cameras Have Good Reviews

Based on 25,534 expert and owner reviews (including 548 verified purchases), Nikon has good reviews for its digital cameras. Nikon also has good reviews specifically within its low megapixel digital cameras range. 99% of those that bought a Nikon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The Nikon D300S supports video recording. Most of the other cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera also support video recording.

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Display

Quite Large Display Diagonal

Across all the digital cameras of this spec and age the display diagonals range from 1" to 3.5". The Nikon D300S has one of the larger display diagonals (3 inches) amongst low megapixel digital cameras of this age.

There are a number of alternative 3" screen cameras currently available that you might want to look at including the Canon EOS 1D MarkIII ($810) which has better reviews.

If this Nikon camera display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might want to consider the 510 HS (3.2"), or the 1100 (3.2") both from Canon which also has a higher rating.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Nikon D300S has a vari-angle LCD display, unlike most of the other digital cameras of this age and type which do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

With a display resolution (numeric) of 920,000 pixels, the Nikon D300S has one of the higher display resolutions (numeric) amongst low megapixel digital cameras of this age. The average display resolution (numeric) of cameras that were released around the same time as this camera is 420,000 pixels, and the display resolutions (numeric) range from 640 pixels to 1,100,000 pixels.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Nikon D300S supports video capability. Most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camera also support video capability.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative digital cameras which support video capability currently available including the Nikon Coolpix 8800 which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Nikon D300S has a built-in flash, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Nikon D300S has an HDMI port. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for more than two years also have an HDMI port.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Nikon D300S has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Camera

Features Histogram

The Nikon D300S features histogram, as do most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Nikon D300S has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The Nikon D300S supports PictBridge. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera also support PictBridge.

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Light Exposure

Supports One ISO Sensitivity

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Nikon D300S is more than most digital cameras that are a similar age to it. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 51,200, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivities 200 - 3200 are also supported by this digital camera.

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Lens System

Quite Small Digital Zoom

The digital zooms of low megapixel digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera range from 0.71x to 14x, and the average digital zoom is 4.1x. The Nikon D300S has one of the smallest digital zooms (only 1 times zoom factor) amongst low megapixel digital cameras of this age.

If you want a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to consider the P300 (2x), or the P330 (2x) both from Nikon which also has a higher rating.

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Viewfinder

Quite Low Magnification

At only -2 times zoom factor, the Nikon D300S has a fairly low magnification compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera. The magnifications of similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera range from -2x to 20x.

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Weight & Dimensions

Very Heavy

When compared to other digital cameras of this spec and age that we have checked, the Nikon D300S's weight of 825 grams is one of the heaviest. The weights of digital cameras of a similar type and age to this camera range from 50g to 1.3kg, and the average weight is 260g.

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Other

Released Over Seven Years Ago

This Nikon digital camera was released in April 2017.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon 16mp0119a, nikon 16mp0117a, nikon f3556g, nikon d300s, canon d300s, vba260k001, vba260k002, vba260ae
Barcodes 00018208097401, 00018208883912, 00018208883929, 00018208915170, 00018208917549, 00182088839120, 00182088839298, 00182089175494, 03610170001621, 05055189009011, 05704327681625, 08033737551240, 08033737551257

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