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Nikon D300S

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A multi award winning and fully featured 12.3 megapixel 5.8 times zoom factor digital camera
SLR 12.3MP 5.8x CMOS Feb 2016
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Sensor Type Release Date

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Nikon D300S Review

With excellent reviews but mediocre features, we have scored the Nikon D300S as follows for Summary.
98
363 Reviews + 4 Awards
1
Not Currently for Sale
50
Good Features
Overall Score
41
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 41?

It has very good expert reviews and excellent user reviews with 99% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others.
At over a year old this digital camera is slightly out of date, and newer cameras with more up to date technology are available. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
This digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Supports 64, 100 and 6 more ISO sensitivities
Has a shoe mounting point
Only 4288 x 2848 pixels image resolution
Quite low megapixel

Nikon D300S In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Eight Industry Awards

This camera received a "Recommended" award from review websites Cw.no, Lydogbilde.no, Trusted Reviews and IT Reviews.com all of whom decided that this Nikon digital camera was very good.

This digital camera received a "Highly Recommended" award from websites PhotographyBlog.com, Camera Labs and Ephotozine all of whom said that this camera was very good.

One additional expert review site decided that this camera was very good. This Nikon camera received a "Buying Tip" award from Magnus.de.

Good Expert Reviews

Based on 29 expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com and Trusted Reviews the average expert rating of this Nikon digital camera is 84%. This puts this digital camera in the top 20% of all the cameras when ranked by average expert review score.

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Excellent Owner Reviews

Based on 930 owner reviews the average owner rating of this camera is marvellous. 593 reviewers (81% of all reviewers) gave this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 99% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others. Most D300S owners think it is one of the better cameras.

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Very Good Brand

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


Features

Only 4288 X 2848 Pixels Image Resolution

The Nikon D300S has a higher image resolution than most cameras. This Nikon camera has a 4288 x 2848 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most cameras have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. Cameras maximum image resolutions range from 2592 x 1944 pixels (worst) to 7680 x 5120 pixels (best).

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Quite Low Megapixel

Cameras have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 80MP. With a megapixel of only 12.3 megapixels, the Nikon D300S has one of the lower megapixels amongst cameras of this age.

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Heavy

The lightest digital camera is 1g , the heaviest is 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g. The Nikon D300S is very heavy (840 grams) compared to most of the other cameras.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 5.8 times zoom factor, the Nikon D300S has a fairly standard optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras.

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Supports 64, 100 and 6 More ISO Sensitivities

The Nikon D300S has a greater number of ISO speeds than most digital cameras. This Nikon camera supports a 200 ISO sensitivity, which is the most commonly supported ISO sensitivity supported by cameras. The ISO sensitivities "64", "100", "320", "400", "640", "3200" and "6400" are also supported by this camera.

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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 cameras.

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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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4288 X 2848 Still Image Resolution

The Nikon D300S has a higher still image resolution than most digital cameras. This camera has a 4288 x 2848 still image resolution(s), whereas most cameras have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This Nikon digital camera also has a still image resolution(s) of 2144 x 1424. Across all digital cameras the still image resolution ranges from S: (3:2) 2496 x 1664 / (16:9) 2496 x 1408 / (1:1) 1664 x 1664 (worst) to 6016 x 4000 (best).

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Only One Aspherical Lens

The Nikon D300S is a one aspherical lens digital camera.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other digital cameras, the Nikon D300S does not have a GPS (satellite).

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Supports Live View

The Nikon D300S supports live view, 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, as do most of the other cameras.

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Fairly Large Maximum Aperture Number

The smallest maximum aperture number of cameras is 1.8, the largest is 130, and the average maximum aperture number is 11. The Nikon D300S has one of the larger maximum aperture numbers (22) amongst cameras of this age.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Nikon D300S has a tripod mountable, as do most of the other cameras.

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Quite Large Minimum Aperture Number

With a minimum aperture number of 3.5, the Nikon D300S has one of the larger minimum aperture numbers amongst digital cameras of this age. The minimum aperture numbers of cameras range from -2 to 22.

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950 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The Nikon D300S is a camera that takes 950 shots battery life (CIPA standard). Most of the other cameras take between 100 and 4,699 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Age

Released 17 Months Ago

This camera was released in February 2016.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon f3556g, nikon d300s
Barcodes 00018208097401, 00018208254644, 00018208805174, 00018208917556, 05052454370166

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