Nikon D300S DX-format Digital SLR Body

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Extraordinary still and HD video imaging performance converge in the fast and agile 12.3-megapixel, DX-format D300S, delivering D-SLR versatility.

Extraordinary still and HD video imaging performance converge in the fast and agile 12.3-megapixel, DX-format D300S, delivering D-SLR versatility.

12.3-megapixel DX-format CMOS Image Sensor
Delivers stunning high resolution, low-noise images with striking detail and tonal gradation.

Continuous Shooting up to 7 fps
High speed shooting and fast response-essential to versatile performance in a wide variety of shooting disciplines.

Nikon EXPEED Image Processing
Drives breathtakingly rich image fidelity, low noise and fast image processing.

D-Movie HD Video
Capture cinematic 24 fps, 720p HD movie clips, enhanced by NIKKOR interchangeable lens quality and versatility-featuring external stereo Mic input and AF operation.

One-button Live View
Hand-held and Tripod Live View Modes, activated with one-button, for challenging studio and remote shooting conditions.

3-inch Super-density 920,000-dot VGA LCD Monitor
Every monitor is factory-calibrated to assure accurate color for critical still image review and Live View or D-Movie shooting.

Low Noise ISO Sensitivity from 200 to 3200
Additional expanded ISO settings of Lo-1 (ISO 100 equivalent) and Hi-1 (ISO 6400 equivalent) extend versatility to match shooting requirements.

Fast, Accurate 51-point Autofocus
Features 4 Dynamic AF modes including 3D Focus Tracking for precise autofocus and razor sharp images.

1,005-Pixel 3D Color Matrix Metering II
Nikon's unique RGB metering-the only sensor that also evaluates color information when determining exposures with remarkable accuracy..

Scene Recognition System
Referencing an onboard image database and teamed with RGB metering, SRS enables even more sophisticated determination of exposures and auto white balance, along with faster, more accurate autofocus.

Dual memory card slots (CF and SD)
Assign card functions from a variety of storage options, optimizing available memory and file handling.

Dynamic Integrated Dust Reduction System
Ultrasonic process combats the accumulation of dust in front of the image sensor, safeguarding image quality.

Picture Control Settings
Select from 4 preset image capture preferences (Standard, Neutral, Vivid and Monochrome, plus 9 user customizable settings) controlling Sharpening, Contrast, Brightness, Saturation and Hue.

Nikon's Active D-Lighting
Optimizes shadow and highlight detail in real time?Selectable values and 5-frame ADL bracketing offer complete control.

In-Camera Image Editing
Exclusive in-camera image editing, featuring Edit movie, D-Lighting, Image Overlay, Monochrome, NEF (RAW) processing and more.

Rugged and Durable
The strength and precision of magnesium-alloy construction with advanced dust and moisture countermeasures is teamed with a shutter mechanism tested to beyond 150,000 cycles for real-world reliability.

100% Viewfinder Accuracy

Virtual Horizon Graphic Indicator

Up to 950 shots per EN-EL3e battery charge*
Shoot as many as 2,950 shots with the body?s EN-EL3e battery installed and the optional MB-D10 Multi-Power Battery Pack with an EN-EL4a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery*.
* based on CIPA standards/guidelines.


  • Image Sensor Format: DX
  • Image Sensor Type: CMOS
  • Sensor Size: 23.6 x 15.8mm
  • Total Pixels: 13.1 million
  • Effective Pixels: 12.3 million
  • Image Area (pixels):
    • (L) 4,288x2,848
    • (M) 3,216x2,136
    • (S) 2,144x1,424
  • Top Continuous Shooting Speed at full resolution: 7 frames per second
  • Continuous Shooting Options:
    • CH: Up to 7 frames per second
    • CL: Up to 6 frames per second
  • LCD Monitor Size: 3 in. diagonal
  • LCD Monitor Type: Super Density
  • LCD Monitor Resolution: 920,000 Dots
  • LCD Monitor Angle of View: 170-degree wide-viewing angle
  • LCD Monitor Adjustments: Brightness, 7 levels
  • Shutter type: Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane
  • Slowest Shutter Speed:
    • 30 sec. in steps of 1/3
    • 1/2
    • 1 EV
  • Fastest Shutter Speed:
    • 1/8000 sec. in steps of 1/3
    • 1/2
    • 1 EV
  • Bulb Shutter Setting: Yes
  • Mirror Lock Up: Yes
  • Lowest Standard ISO Sensitivity:
    • 200 in steps of 1/3
    • 1/2
    • 1 EV
  • Highest Standard ISO Sensitivity:
    • 3200 in steps of 1/3
    • 1/2
    • 1 EV
  • Expanded ISO Sensitivity Options:
    • Lo-1 (ISO 100 equivalent) in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV
    • Hi-1 (ISO 6400 equivalent) in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV
  • Storage Media:
    • CompactFlash (Type I/II, compliant with UDMA)
    • SD
    • SDHC
  • File Format:
    • Uncompressed 12/14-bit NEF (RAW)
    • Compressed 12/14-bit NEF (RAW, Lossless compressed): approx. 60-80 percent
    • JPEG: JPEG-baseline-compliant; can be selected from Size Priority and Optimal Quality
      TIFF (RGB)
  • File System:
    • Compliant with DCF 2.0
    • DPOF
    • EXIF 2.21
    • Pict Bridge
  • Exposure Modes:
    • Programmed Auto (P) with Flexible Program
    • Shutter-Priority Auto (S)
    • Aperture-Priority Auto (A)
    • Manual (M)
  • Exposure Metering System:
    • 1,005-pixel RGB sensor 3D Color Matrix Metering II
    • Variable Center-weighted
    • Spot
  • Metering Range:
    1) 0 to 20 EV (Matrix or center-weighted metering); 2) 2 to 20 EV (Spot metering) (ISO 100 equivalent, f/1.4 lens, at 20 degrees C/68 degrees F)
  • Exposure Meter Coupling:
    • CPU
    • AI
  • Exposure Compensation:
    • +/-5EV in increments of 1/3
    • 1/2
    • 1
  • Exposure Lock: Yes
  • Exposure Bracketing:Yes, 2-9 frames, in increments of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1 EV
  • Shutter Release Modes:
    Continuous low-speed [CL] mode; 1-7 frames-per-second
    1) Single frame [S] mode 2) Continuous low speed [CL] mode: 1 to 7 frames per second (note 1) 3) Continuous high-speed [CH] mode: 8 frames per second (note 1) , 7 frames per second (note 2) 4) LiveView [LV] mode 5) Quiet shutter-release [Q] 6) Self-timer mode 7) Mirror-up [Mup] mode Note 1. When using EH-5a/EH-5 AC Adapter or MB-D10 Multi-Power Battery Pack with batteries other than EN-EL3e Rechargeable Li-ion Battery Note 2. When using EN-EL3e Rechargeable Li-ion Battery (When shooting in Continuous-servo AF (C), Shutter-Priority Auto [S] or Manual [M] exposure modes, at a shutter speed of 1/250 s or faster with other settings at default)
  • Movie Modes:
    • Movie with sound
    • HD 1280 x 720/24 fps VGA 640 x 424/24 fps QVGA 320 x 216/24 fps
  • Movie Audio:
    • Built-in microphone, monaural
    • Optional external stereo mini-pin jack (3.5mm diameter)
    • Microphone sensitivity can be adjusted
  • White Balance: Auto (TTL white balance with 1,005-pixel RGB sensor) Seven manual modes with fine-tuning; Sun Shade Fluorescent Incandescent Flash Preset Fine Tune by Kelvin Color temperature setting
  • White Balance Bracketing: Yes, 2 to 9 exposures, in increments of 1, 2 or 3
  • Live View Shooting:
    • Handheld mode
    • Tripod mode
  • Playback Functions:
    • Full frame
    • Thumbnail (4, 9 or 72 segments)
    • Zoom
    • Slideshow
    • Histogram display
    • Auto image rotation
    • D-Movie Playback
    • Highlights
    • Image Comment
  • Interface:
    • Hi-speed USB
    • NTSC
    • PAL
    • HDMI
    • 10-pin Terminal
    • HDMI Type C
  • Lens Mount: Nikon F bayonet mount
  • Compatible Lenses:
    • DX AF NIKKOR: All functions possible
    • D-/G-type AF NIKKOR (excluding IX NIKKORlenses): All functions possible (excluding PC Micro- NIKKOR)
    • AF NIKKOR other than D-/G-type (excluding lenses for F3AF): All functions except 3D-Color Matrix Metering II possible
    • AI-P NIKKOR: All functions except Autofocus, 3D-Color Matrix Metering II possible
    • Non-CPU AI NIKKOR: can be used in exposure modes A and M;
      Electronic range finder can be used if maximum aperture is 5.6 or faster;
  • Picture Angle: Equivalent in 35mm (135) format is approx. 1.5X lens focal length
  • Viewfinder Frame Coverage: Approx. 100%:
  • Viewfinder Diopter Adjustment: (-2.0 to +1.0 m-1)
  • Viewfinder Eyepoint: 19.5 (-1.0m-1)
  • Reflex Mirror: Quick-return type
  • Focusing Screen: Type-B BriteView Clear Matte screen Mark II with superimposed focus brackets and On-Demand grid lines
  • Interchangeable Focusing Screens: No
  • Viewfinder Magnification: Approx. 0.94
  • Depth-of-field Control: Yes
  • Autofocus System: TTL phase detection, 51 focus points (15 cross-type sensors) by Nikon Multi-CAM 3500DX autofocus module; Detection -1 to +19 EV (ISO 100 at 20 degrees C/68 degrees F); AF fine adjustment possible. Focal-plane contrast [in Live View (Tripod) mode]
  • Maximum Autofocus Areas/Points: 51
  • Autofocus Sensitivity: -1 - +19 EV (ISO 100, 20 degrees C/68 degrees F 
  • Autofocus Fine Tune: Yes 
  • Focus Modes:
    • Single-servo AF (S)
    • Continuous-servo (C)
    • Manual (M) with electronic rangefinder
  • Single-point AF Mode: Yes
  • Dynamic AF Mode: Yes
  • Auto-area AF Mode: Yes
  • Focus Lock:
    • AE-L/AF-L button
    • Half press of shutter-release button (single-point AF in AF-S)
  • Picture Control:
    • Standard
    • Neutral
    • Vivid
    • Monochrome
    • Nine User-customizable settings
  • In-Camera Image Editing:
    • Trim
    • D-Lighting
    • Color Balance
    • Image Overlay
    • Filter Effects
    • Monochrome
    • NEF (RAW) processing
    • Red-eye correction
    • Resize
    • Edit Movie
  • Built-in Flash: Yes
  • External Flash Shoe: Yes
  • Dust-Off Reference Photo: Yes
  • Save/Load Camera settings: Yes
  • Nikon Creative Lighting System Compatibility: Yes
  • Built-in Commander Mode 2 Groups: A/B 4 Channels: 1-4 TTL, Non-TTL Auto and Manual mode
  • Flash Sync Speed:
    • Up to 1/250
    • Flash synchronization at up to 1/320 s (FP) adjustable using Custom Settings (will reduce GN)
  • X-Sync Speed: up to 1/250
  • FP High Speed Sync: up to 1/8000
  • Flash Sync Modes:
    • Front-curtain sync (normal)
    • Slow sync
    • Rear-curtain sync
    • Red-eye reduction
    • Red-eye reduction with slow sync
  • Flash Control:
    • i-TTL: TTL flash control by 1,005-pixel RGB sensor, built-in flash, SB-900, SB-800, SB-600, SB-400: i-TTL balanced fill-flash and standard i-TTL flash
    • AA (Auto Aperture-type) flash: Available with SB-900, SB-800 used with CPU lens
    • Non-TTL Auto: Available with Speedlights such as SB-900, SB-800, 28, 27, and 22S
    • Range-priority manual flash; available with SB-900, SB-800
  • Flash Sync Terminal: Yes
  • Accessory Shoe: Yes
  • Self-timer: 2, 5, 10, 20 seconds duration
  • World Time Setting: Yes
  • Date, Time and Daylight Savings Time Settings: Yes
  • Battery Type: Rechargeable
  • Battery / Batteries: EN-EL3e Lithium-ion Battery
  • AC Adaptor: EH-5a AC Adapter
  • Battery Charger: MH-18a Quick Charger
  • Image Comment: Yes
  • Battery Life (shots per charge):
    • 950 shots (CIPA)
    • 3,000 shots (Nikon Standard)
  • Tripod Socket: 1/4 inch 20
  • Approx. Dimensions:
    • Width 5.8 in. (147mm)
    • Height 4.5 in. (114mm)
    • Depth 2.9 in. (74mm)
  • Approx. Weight: 30 oz. (840g)
  • Supported Languages: Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish
  • Supplied Software: Software Suite CD-ROM
  • Optional Accessories: MB-D10 Multi-Power Battery Pack, WT-4a Wireless Transmitter, DK-21M Magnifying Eyepiece, EH-5a AC Adapter, Capture NX 2 Software, Camera Control Pro 2 Software, Image Authentication Software
  • Other: Specifications and equipment are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer.
  • Movie File Format: AVI
Nikon D300 Body with USA Warranty
EN-EL3e Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
MH-18a Quick Charger
DK-23 Rubber Eyecup
UC-E4 USB Cable
EG-D2 Audio Video Cable
AN-DC4 Camera Strap
DK-5 Eyepiece Cap
BF-1A Body Cap
BS-1 Accessory Shoe Cover
Software Suite CD-ROM
This Kit Includes: