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Nikon D300S

$1,277.57
Nikon D300S
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An award winning and good spec SLR digital camera, but representing only middle of the road value for money
SLR 12.3MP 4288 X 2848 Pixels CMOS Feb 2016
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Nikon D300S 12.3MP DX-Format CMOS Digital SLR Camera with 3.0-Inch LCD (Body Only) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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$200.00
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$271.00
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$296.00
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$362.00
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$438.00
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$449.95
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$469.49
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$481.82
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Used - US Model Nikon D300S 12.3MP Digital SLR - Great Bundle - Excellent - Low Clicks! (Used)
$499.00
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$500.00
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$500.00
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$523.33
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$850.00
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$999.99
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$249.99
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$379.00
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$399.00
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$700.00
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Nikon D300S Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Nikon D300S number 450 across all digital cameras.
96
Reviews
371 Reviews + 3 Awards
60
Value for Money
Good
79
Features
Good Features
75
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 75?

It has very good expert reviews and terrific user reviews with 99% of buyers recommending this camera to others.
At over a year old this camera is slightly out of date, and newer cameras with more up to date technology are available. View the latest digital cameras 2018.
This digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
Wide range of minimum aperture numbers depending on lens used
Lower than average megapixels
Only 4288 x 2848 pixels image resolution

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How Big is the Nikon D300S?

The Nikon D300S is 147mm wide and 74mm tall. It is 114mm deep and weighs 840g.

Nikon D300S front dimensions
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Nikon D300S In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money

Disappointing Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and at $1,277.57 it is in the most expensive 17% of cameras.

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We found a cheaper price for the Nikon D300S of £823.99 ($823.99) in the United Kingdom. That's a saving of $453.58.

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Features

Lower Than Average Megapixels

The lowest megapixels of cameras is 0.3MP, the highest is 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP. The megapixels of the Nikon D300S of only 12.3MP is in the lowest 23% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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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 a 4608 x 3456 pixels digital camera, which is the most common resolution. Across all cameras the resolution ranges from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This Nikon camera has interchangeable lenses so the optical zoom depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of optical zooms are possible with this camera. Nikon offers hundreds of lenses ranging in optical zoom from approx 0.5x (10mm focal length) to approx 50x (800mm focal length).

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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 a 1920 x 1080 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found resolution. Across all cameras the worst resolution is 160 x 120 pixels and the best is 3840 x 3840 pixels. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is known as "HD 720".

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum aperture numbers are possible with this camera. Nikon offers lenses with apertures ranging from F/1.4 to F/6.3.

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Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The Nikon D300S's maximum ISO sensitivity of 6,400 is pretty standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 51% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so whether this camera has an image stabilizer depends on the lens being used. Nikon offers a wide range of lenses with built in image stabilisation.

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Heavier Than Average

Cameras have weights of between 50g and 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g. The Nikon D300S's weight of 840g is very heavy compared to most other digital cameras. It is heavier than 97% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Wide Range of Magnifications Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the magnification depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of magnifications are possible with this camera. Hundreds of different lenses are available for Nikon SLRs ranging in magnification from approx 0.5x (8mm focal length) to approx 50x (800mm focal length).

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Nikon D300S has a shoe mounting point, unlike 89% of digital cameras which do not have a shoe mounting point.

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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 camera, which is the most common resolution supported by cameras. Across all cameras the best resolution is 6016 x 4016 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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Supports Live View

The Nikon D300S supports live view. 83% of cameras do not support live view.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The Nikon D300S features flash exposure compensation, unlike 79% of cameras which do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Nikon D300S of 3" is relatively average compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 54% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

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

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Higher Than Average Display Resolution

The display resolutions of cameras range from 23,000 pixels to 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 620,000 pixels. The Nikon D300S's display resolution of 921,000 pixels is higher than 73% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Tripod Mount

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

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950 Battery Life

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

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

amzrefb0056cr d300s, nikon vba260ae, nikon f3556g, nikon d300s

Barcodes:

00000001648858, 00018208805174, 00018208883929, 00018208917549, 05056129203032

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