There is no doubt that the Nikon D300S is a professional’s camera. It combines a sturdy magnesium alloy body with a list of great features that make this Nikon one of the best digital SLRs out there at the moment. The 51-point AF system offers broad coverage within the frame and great sensitivity in low light and the high-definition 3-inch LCD screen supports two Live View modes and D-movie.
The 7 Frames per Second burst speed combined with the excellent autofocus make the Nikon D300S a great camera for sport, or outdoor pursuits.
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The Scene Recognition System uses tone and contrast information to make the autofocus even better and improves the speed of the Face Detection System.
Nikon D300S Image Quality and Handling
The D300S provides superb high end images. Although it produces comparatively small images for its class, the Nikon system ensures that their good cameras are of excellent quality. The autofocus system is particularly good for landscapes and portraits. The D300S is really well built and feels comfortable in the hand. The external controls are intuitive easily accessible. Access to video is straightforward and it has dual card slots, enabling you to save and backup immediately.
Nikon D300S: Conclusion
This camera has superb image quality at all ISO settings with great detail and very low noise. It is highly customizable with well-placed option buttons and can shoot 7 frames per second continuous shooting. The excellent AF system has really effective subject tracking. The menu is well organized and intuitive, helping you to make your shooting selections quickly. It shoots 720p video and has an external Mic socket.
Nikon D300S Features
12.3 megapixel DX format CMOS image sensor. GOOD ENOUGH FOR MOST NEEDS
7fps continuous shooting. OFFERS GREAT FLEXIBILITY
Video in stereo sound. GOOD QUALITY, THOUGH NOT HD
Dual card slots. ALLOWS YOU TO BACKUP WHILST SAVING
ISO 200-6400. GOOD RANGE HERE
Multi-CAM3500DX 51-point AF system. NIKON’S SUPERB AUTOFOCUS IS SECOND TO NONE
Picture Controls- Extensive customizability. INTUITIVE AND RESPONSIVE
920,000 dot 3-inch VGA LCD monitor
Durable, magnesium alloy body
OUR EXPERT SAYS
The Nikon D300S is an absolutely excellent camera. The image quality is superb and it has much of the technology that is in the more expensive Nikon D3X. It is a clear step up from the low range SLRs and because it is so customizable, can be programmed for almost any type of photography. However, it’s a shame it doesn’t shoot HD video.
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