Nikon D300S

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Key specs

  • CMOS
  • APS-C
  • 23.6 x 15.8 mm
  • 12 megapixels
  • 4288;2848 px
  • Nikon F;Nikon DX;Nikon FX
  • Contrast Detect (sensor);Phase Detect;Multi-area;Selective single-point;Single;Continuous;Face Detection;Live View
  • 3 in
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Nikon D300S Full Specifications


Sensor typeCMOS
Image sensor formatDX
Sensor size23.6 x 15.8 mm
Sensor photo detectors13 Mpx
Effective pixels12 Mpx
Image ratio w:h3:2
Max resolution4288, 2848
Other resolutions3216x2136, 2144x1424


ISO minimum100
ISO maximum6400
Boosted ISO minimum100
Boosted ISO maximum6400
Maximum image resolution4288, 2848
White balance presets12
White balance modesAuto, Manual
Custom white balance
Photo effectsBlack&White, Neutral, Vivid
Image stabilizer
Image stabilization type
Supported aspect ratios16:9
Uncompressed formatRAW + TIFF
Supported image file formatsJPG, RAW, TIF
AEB/HDR support

Optics & Focus

Lens mountNikon F
Optical zoom5.8 x
Magnification (Crop factor)1.5 x
Maximum aperture3.5
AF assist (auto-focus assist light)Lamp
Contrast autofocus
Focus adjustmentAuto
Autofocus in recording mode
Focal length multiplier1.5×
AutofocusCenter, Spotus
Auto Focus (AF) lock
Manual focus
Number of focus points51
Max number of AF points (incl. assistant)51
Image stabiliserLens based only
Filter diameter2.64 in
Phase detection autofocus

Screen / viewfinder

Articulated LCDFixed
Screen technologyLCD
Screen size3.00 in
Screen dots920000
Touch screen
Field of view100 %
Live view
Viewfinder coverage100 %
Viewfinder magnification-2 x
Diopter adjustment (D-D)2, 1
Eye relief0.77 in
Separate info display

Photography features

Shooting modesAuto, Manual
Camera shutter typeElectronic
Minimum shutter speed30 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/8000 sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure mode
Continuous shooting
Number of exposures2
Exposure compensation plus5
Exposure compensation minus-5
Expousure compensation steps1/3, 1/2
Auto exposure lock
AE EV steps1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1
Self-timer delay2, 5, 10, 20
AE frames2, 3, 5, 7
WB Bracketing
Subject / scene modes
Flash sync speed1/250s
External flash connectionHot shoe, PC terminal
Built-in flash
Flash range472.44 in
External flash
Continuous drive7.0 fps
Scene modesBeach, Documents, Fireworks, Museum, Portrait, Self-portrait, Sports, Spotlight
Metering modesMulti, Center-weighted, Spot
Flash modesAuto, Manual, Slow Sync
Manual settings
Self-timer options2, 5, 10, 20
Speed (JPEG)7 fps
Speed (RAW)7 fps
Exposure bracketing0.3 - 1.0±EV

Videography features

Maximum resolution1280, 720
Recording resolutions640 x 424, 1280 x 720
HD typeHD
Supported video file formatsAVI
Analog signal format systemNTSC, PAL
Camera playbackSingle image, Slide show, Thumbnails
Video recording limit20 min.
Max frame rate (highest resolution)24 fps
Motion JPEG frame rate24 fps
Video recording

Audio features

Voice recording
Audio systemMono
Supported audio file formatsAAC, WAV
Built-in microphone
Microphone typeStereo


Body typeSLR
Body materialAluminum-magnesium
Colour of productBlack, Black,Red
Weight1.82 lb
Width5.79 in
Height4.49 in
Depth2.91 in
Environmentally sealed
Anti-dust system


Memory slots2
Compatible memory cardsCF, Eye-Fi, MicroDrive
Dual memory card slots
Storage typesCompact Flash Type I, SD, SDHC
Camera file systemDCF 2.0, DPOF, Exif 2.21


Power source typeBattery
Battery life (CIPA)950
Battery technology
Battery capacity1410 mAh
Battery voltage7.4 V
AC adapter includedY
Number of batteries supported1


USB version2.0
HDMI ports quantity1
HDMI connector typeMini
Microphone port
WirelessEye-Fi Connected
DC-in jack
Remote control
Wireless network (Wi-Fi)

Other features

Orientation sensor
Timelapse recording
Tripod mounting supported
On Screen Display (OSD) languagesDUT, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, ITA, JPN, KOR, RUS
Image editing modesRotating

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