Nikon D300s 12MP CMOS DSLR Camera

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Nikon D300s CMOS DSLR Camera - Main The Nikon D300s DSLR Camera is built upon the strength of the original D300 by including 720p HD Video Capability. Featuring a 51-point AF system, 7 fps continuous shooting, 100% viewfinder accuracy, and sensitivity to poor light (expandable as high as ISO 6400), the enhanced D300s contains professional-grade features packaged in a compact, extremely durable, all metal body. There's a 12.3 mp image sensor combined with the Nikon exclusive EXPEED processor to ensure plenty of resolution for astute shooters featuring vivid, realistic color and astonishing detail.

The Advanced Live View display lets users frame images and movies using the camera's 920,000 dot, brilliant LCD. HD Video is acquired in genuine broadcast-style-quality at 1280 x 720 in an effortless, cinematic 24 fps. There's an in-camera mono microphone which lets you to record spontaneous audio along with the with video, plus there;s a 3.5mm input for stereo to obtain options of higher quality for professional uses.

Rugged and dependable, the D300s has added a pair of slots for CompactFlash and the SD/SDHC flash memory cards. Either card may be used as the main memory card; the secondary card may be set up for mirror capture, overflow, or video recording. JPEG and RAW image files may even be stored on different cards for expediency. It's also possible to copy Images between the cards making it easier to share. With a multitude of new attributes plus next-generation image and video engineering, the Nikon D300s delivers exceptionally high levels of functionality and performance to photo buffs and professionals alike.

If you're thinking of upgrading because this camera's video recording features you will be sorely disappointed. There's an unfortunate 'rolling shutter' issue that messes with the video recording.

There's a magnitude of technical causes for the "rolling shutter" (the CMOS image sensor is the culprit) although cutting to the chase for those of you trying to find a fantastic still and video digital camera in all probability should not think of the D300S as being a 'holy grail' of under $2000 "prosumer" cameras not just yet anyway. Software is available to correct this problem, although it is a tad upsetting that Nikon didn't take care of this in the firmware. Sep 29, 2011 

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Nikon D300s DSLR Camera Reviewed by Gene Wright on Rating: 5