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Thursday, October 1, 2009

First Look: Nikon D300S

Building on the popular D300, Nikon’s latest DX-format (APS-C-sized image sensor) camera adds HD video among other features

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When it launched in 2007 alongside the D3, the Nikon D300 took photography by storm. The latest evolution in the camera is the new D300S, which builds on the technology and adds HD video capability. The new D-Movie mode shoots 1280x720p at 24 fps and delivers the coveted cinematic look when shooting video clips.


Image Sensor: 12.3-megapixel (effective) CMOS
Resolution: 4288x2848 pixels
Sensor Size: 23.6x15.8mm (APS-C); 1.5x
LCD Monitor: 3.0-inch, 920,000-dot Live View
Video Mode: 1280x720/24p HD, plus 640x424/24p and 320x216/24p
AF System: 51-point
Continuous Firing Mode: 7 fps
ISO Sensitivity: 200-3200 (1/3 increments), expandable to 100-6400
Shutter Speeds: 1⁄8000 to 30 sec., X-sync up to 1⁄250 sec.
Storage Media: Two slots, CompactFlash and SD/SDHC
Metering: 1005-pixel RGB evaluative, variable CW, 2% spot
Recording Format: JPEG, 12- or 14-bit NEF (RAW)
Dimensions: 5.8x4.5x2.9 inches
Weight: 29 ounces
Power Source: Rechargeable EN-EL3e lithium-ion battery
Estimated Street Price: $1,799
Contact: Nikon, (800) NIKON-US, www.nikonusa.com


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