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Nikon D300S Digital Camera

SLR 12.3MP 5.8x CMOS Feb 2016
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15 Reasons For

Good Brand

SLR cameras produced by Nikon have good ratings on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all digital cameras (not just SLR cameras) and found that Nikon also has good ratings across its entire range.

MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on SLR cameras that were launched in the last 12 months.

Alternative digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available that you might want to consider include the Nikon D7200[plb_2778086_price], or the Canon 700D[plb_3927497_price] which has better reviews.

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

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Two Memory Slotss

Most of the other similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as the D300S only have one memory slots, however the Nikon D300S has two memory slotss.

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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 new SLR cameras.

This camera's light exposure correction (±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)) is actually the best light exposure correction amongst all SLR cameras that came out in the last 12 months.

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

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Supports Three Image Formats Supporteds

The Nikon D300S has a greater number of supported image formats than most SLR cameras that are a comparable age to it. This digital camera supports a RAW image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by SLR cameras that were launched around the same time as the D300S. The image formats supporteds "JPG" and "TIF" are also supported by this camera.

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950 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

The Nikon D300S is a camera that takes 950 shots 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 similar spec digital cameras that came out in the last 12 months. This Nikon digital camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the D300S. The white balances "Cloudy", "Direct sunlight", "Fine", "Flash", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent", "Manual" and "Shade" are also found on this camera.

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Has Three Photo Effectss

The Nikon D300S has a greater number of photo effects than most latest similar spec cameras. This Nikon camera has a Neutral photo effects, which is the most commonly found photo effects found on SLR cameras that have been around for the last year. The photo effectss "Black&White" and "Vivid" are also found on this camera.

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2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many SLR cameras that were released in the last year.

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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. Most of the other recently released digital cameras have between 3 and 424 auto Focus (AF) pointss.

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Has Four Light Exposure Modess

The Nikon D300S has a greater number of light exposure modes than most comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. This Nikon digital camera has an Auto light exposure modes, which is the most frequently found light exposure modes found on recently released SLR cameras. 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 SLR cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera supports a 100 ISO sensitivity, which is the most commonly supported ISO sensitivity supported by SLR cameras that were released around the same time as the D300S. The ISO sensitivitys "200", "3200" and "6400" are also supported by this Nikon camera.

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Quite Big Eye Relief

With an eye relief of 19.5 millimeters, the Nikon D300S has a quite big eye relief compared to most of the other SLR cameras that have been around for a similar time to the D300S. The smallest eye relief of newly released SLR cameras is 8mm, the biggest is 23mm, and the average eye relief is 18mm.

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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 came out 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 new SLR cameras. The auto focusing (AF) modess "Continuous Auto Focus" and "Single Auto Focus" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto/Manual focus adjustment, which is the most frequently found focus adjustment on digital cameras that are a similar age to it.

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16 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the D300S, the Nikon D300S does not support wi-Fi.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support wi-Fi to this digital camera 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 Support Full HD Video

Most comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as 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 other digital cameras which also support Full HD video including the Canon EOS 1300D - Rebel T6[plb_3313106_price].

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Nikon D300S does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other new comparable spec cameras also do not have a GPS (satellite).

There are a number of alternative cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) which you might also want to consider including the D3300[pl_3289888_price], or the D5300[pl_4015272_price] both from Nikon.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other cameras that were released in the last 12 months, the Nikon D300S is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Nikon D300S does not have an image stabilizer, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other SLR cameras that are a similar age to the D300S also do not have an image stabilizer.

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Not 3D

The Nikon D300S is not 3D, although keep in mind that most of the other SLR cameras that have been available for the last year are also not 3D.

Digital cameras which are 3D that might be worth looking at include the Nikon D500[plb_3195942_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The Nikon D300S does not support video capability. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were launched in the last year also do not support video capability.

Other digital cameras which also support video capability that you might also want to look at include the Nikon D7200[plb_2778086_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Most similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the D300S do not have a built-in flash. The Nikon D300S is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in flash.

Alternative cameras which also have a built-in flash that you might also want to consider include the Nikon D7200[plb_2778086_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Very Low Megapixel

The Nikon D300S has a quite low megapixel (only 12.3 megapixels) compared to most of the other new SLR cameras. The lowest megapixel of new SLR cameras is 6MP and the highest is 37MP.

If you want a higher megapixel then you might also want to look at the Pentax K-x[plb_3253478_price] (12.4MP).

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Very Low Motion JPEG Frame Rate

The Nikon D300S has one of the lower motion JPEG frame rates (only 24 frames per second) amongst cameras of this age. Across all the digital cameras that came out in the last year the motion JPEG frame rates range from 24fps to 60fps.

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Only Supports Three Camera File Systems

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

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Very Few Total Megapixels

The average total megapixels of digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the D300S is 20MP. With a total megapixels of only 13.1 megapixels, the Nikon D300S has one of the less total megapixelss amongst SLR cameras of this age.

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Only Has Five Camera Playbacks

The Nikon D300S has a greater number of camera playback modes than most new SLR cameras. This Nikon camera has a Single image camera playback, which is the most frequently found camera playback found on latest similar spec cameras. The camera playbacks "Highlights", "Movie", "Slide show" and "Thumbnails" are also found on this camera.

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Only 4288 X 2848 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Nikon D300S has a higher image resolution than most latest digital cameras. This camera has a 4288 x 2848 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most newly released cameras have a 5472 x 3648 pixels maximum image resolution. Across all new cameras the worst image resolution is 2560 х 1280 pixels and the best is 7680 x 5120 pixels.

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Very Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

With an ISO sensitivity (max) of only 6,400, the Nikon D300S has one of the lower ISO sensitivity (max)s amongst SLR cameras of this age. The lowest ISO sensitivity (max) of new SLR cameras is 1,600, the highest is 110,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 24,000.

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Heavy

The Nikon D300S is quite heavy (840 grams) compared to most of the other SLR cameras that came out in the last year. The average weight of new SLR cameras is 560g.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to consider the Pentax K-3 II[plb_2900231_price] (700g).

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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

At 3 inches, the Nikon D300S has a relatively average display diagonal compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were launched in the last year.

We compared this camera to all the other 3" screen cameras and we think the Nikon D3000[plb_3214012_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a larger display diagonal then you might want to consider the D810[pl_3289290_price] (3.2"), or the D5500[pl_3901067_price] (3.2") both from Nikon which also has a higher rating.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports a CF|CF Type II|SD|SDHC compatible memory cards, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory cards on SLR cameras that are a similar age to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If the memory card type of this SLR digital camera is too bad for you then you might want to look at the D7200[pl_2778086_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated), or the D40[pl_3214006_price] (SD|SDHC and higher rated) both from Nikon or the Canon 1200D[plb_3842490_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated).

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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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