Nikon D300S 12.3MP DX-Format CMOS Digital SLR Camera

The rugged D300S’ hallmarks include versatility, speed, agility and exceptional image quality. Versatility is its 12.3-megapixel, DX-format CMOS image sensor, with Nikon EXPEED image processing that captures stunning low-noise stills and extraordinary 24 fps, 720p HD video with sound. Speed is split-second startup and continuous shooting at up to 7 fps-8 fps with the optional MB-D10 grip, which also extends shooting capacity and makes shooting more comfortable. Accurate image review, Live View shooting and Menus come alive on a 3-inch tempered glass-protected, 920k-dot LCD monitor, while image quality is bolstered by a 51-area AF system and Nikon’s 1,005-pixel RGB exposure sensor, in concert with the newly accelerated Scene Recognition System technology that increases exposure and AF accuracy, improves white balance detection, and more.

Photographers have preferences, and the D300S offers choices–including Picture Control, Center-Weighted and Spot Metering, user-assignable CompactFlash and SD card slots and an external stereo microphone input. Included is Nikon ViewNX software–ready to process rich 14-bit NEF (RAW) or JPEG files. For more editing power, optional Capture NX 2, with U-Point technology, safeguards image quality and speeds workflow. The D300S’ pro-level performance, paired with world-famous Nikkor lenses, was engineered to exceed the expectations of demanding photographers.

Product Features

  • 12.3-megapixel CMOS image sensor for high resolution, low-noise images
  • Body only; lenses sold separately
  • Nikon EXPEED image processing; D-Movie HD Video for cinematic 24 fps, 720p HD movie clips
  • 3-inch Super-density 920,000-dot VGA LCD; one-button Live View
  • Capture images to CF (Type I) and SD/SDHC memory cards