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Nikon D300S SLR Body
  • Nikon D300S SLR Body
  • Nikon D300S SLR Body
  • Nikon D300S SLR Body
  • Nikon D300S SLR Body
  • Nikon D300S SLR Body

Nikon D300S SLR Body

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Key Features
  • Type DSLR
  • Optical Sensor Resolution 12.3 MP
  • Built in Flash Yes
  • Color Black
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  • Price of Nikon D300S SLR Body in the above table is in Indian Rupee.
  • The latest price of Nikon D300S SLR Body was obtained on Aug 25, 2016
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  • The lowest price of Nikon D300S SLR Body is 69,990 in Flipkart, which is 21.24% less than the cost of Nikon D300S SLR Body in Snapdeal ( 88,866)
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Nikon D300S SLR Body - Expert Reviews

Overall Review

Nikon D300S SLR has come out as a new flagship-imaging device to the company's DX format range. The DLSR inherits a lot from D300, including, 12.3MP CMOS sensor, a tough enough body, a large viewfinder, 3 inches wide VGA monitor, a robust 51 AF system, HDMI port and a Live View. D300s sports HD video recording mode, continuous still shoot at 7fps and dual compact flash/SD card slots. The camera also flaunts the quiet shooting mode, a quite significant shoot mode for many plus virtual horizons within LiveView. D300s can capture video at 24fps wherein, you can choose from among the three resolutions to shoot with namely, 320x216, 640x424, and 1280x720pixels. Video gets stored in motion JPEG AVI format that may not feel as effective as H.264, yet to edit it is an easy task. There is an inbuilt mic and provision for external mic as well, making D300S the first DSLR to feature an external mic. When set to tripod mode, the AF gets on work but it takes a few seconds. Also, you can edit video clips within the camera. The mic input is quite an exciting one for it enhances the audio quality greatly. The new option named Q on the release dial triggers Quiet Shoot mode. It vastly reduces the sound of mirror flip and is perfect to shoot in environments that require quietness, like interiors or in wild. All your work gets secured on dual memory card slots; one for compact flash and other for SD. For instant backup, you can have images duplicated to the other card, or have JPEG file to one card of an image and RAW file to another. As mentioned above, D300s inherits the best of D300 like 12.3MP sensor produces the cleanest and the lowest noise image in its group. The large bright viewfinder lets you have 100% coverage. The 3 inches wide VGA screen is superb in itself. The build quality and ergonomics are superb too.

Design and Build Quality

Just below the Nikon D300S SLR logo, is a microphone grill. At the front, that is the only thing that makes this device different from D300. There is a door on the left that also covers an external stereo mic jack and an HDMI connector. There is A/V out port that backs monaural playback for video on simple analog TVs. On the right side, you have a sliding card access door that allows for the two SD cards namely, compact flash and micro drives. At the top, you have the release mode dial and setting for the new quiet shutter release. At the back, there are info buttons, LiveView, center of multi-selector disk and a speaker grill. There is a protective plastic LCD cover too. At the bottom, you have an EN-EL3e battery; the compartment to the battery is compatible with MB-D10 battery. The body is made up of magnesium alloy with textured rubber. The physical controls are intuitive. The dust reduction system has been provided for the body of the camera.

Focus and Face Detection

Nikon D300S SLR has one of the finest AF systems in the market. The contrast detects AF in movie and the Live View mode is little faster than most DSLRs. The camera utilizes the 51-focus point system. Shooting moving objects with D300s is quite easy. You cannot avail of AF while recording the video, you have to first let AF work on the subject, and then, you can begin your shooting. For that, you'd have to keep the distance between the subject and camera, a constant, else you would lose the focus. You can lock focus via several methods such as you can half press the shutter button and then fire the shutter over the subject or you can press the AFL/AEL button to lock focus even if the shutter is released. This lets you compose the photo again. The AF On button acts the same way as half-pressing the shutter. You can also avail of the face detection feature. 

Lens and Image Stabilization

Via the standard Nikon F lens, mount D300s accommodates a wide range of NIKKOR lenses. As stated above, the camera can support almost all older lenses. There is feature for image stabilization as well in Nikon D300S SLR.

Screen and Menus

In Nikon D300S SLR, when you press the menu button, you confront an interface comprising of playback, shooting, custom, settings, setup, customizable my menu and retouch, and down the left side. The lower quarter of the screen comes divided into two horizontal bars that show details of shoot menu and custom settings banks, long exposure, high ISO, Active D lighting, picture control, color space, AEL/AFL, depth-of-field and fn buttons. From setup menu, you can also access, Virtual Horizon mode. Luckily, there is an option in the setup menu that allows you to enter an artist's and copyright details that can then be tagged onto images.


Nikon D300S SLR uses the EN-EL3e battery and makes quite a good use of it. An entire day of shoot without running out of battery is possible. The camera gives detailed info on the condition of the battery (shown by five segment icon) and on the charge remaining (inside the menu). Under CIPA ratings, you can have 950 shots on a single charge excluding the use of Live View and video shoot. If you are to use the latter, then expect a lot less battery use. The compartment for battery is located quite far from the tripod socket to allow room for changing battery even while mounted on the tripod.

Video Mode

Nikon D300S SLR offers a resolution of 720p at 24fps. The aspect pixel options you can choose from are; 1280 x 720, 640 x 424, 320 x 216. Audio recording is at mono when using the internal mic, and when using the external unit, it turns to stereo. Videos get stored in Motion JPEG AVI format. At max, you can have HD recording up to 20min. While shooting, you can avail the contrast-detection AF by setting LiveView mode to Tripod along with in-camera video editing options as well. It is possible to set both ends and start point over a current clip. The result can be secured on either CF or SD. The full-length video remains unaltered up to 5min. 


Nikon D300S SLR sports a 12.3MP, DX format sensor and an ISO range from 200 to 3200ISO. Nikon has also been provided with an ultrasonic sensor cleaner. 


·         Nikon D300S SLR sports tough construction
·         Low noise and excellent sharpness up to ISO 800. Auto ISO can also be availed
·         Auto chrome aberration correction
·         51AF point system and fine AF tracking
·         1005 coverage on Viewfinder
·         HD video recording
·         Contrast detection AF available in video shoot mode
·         High compatibility with older NIKKOR F-mount lenses.
·         HDMI, GPS, and optional Wi-Fi


·         Nikon D300S SLR gives out soft JPEGs at default mode
·         Auto white balance troubles indoors
·         At ISO1600+ default noise takes greater toll
·         For 51 point auto area mode, AF feels slow. Contrast-detect AF under Live View mode is very slow
·         Video recording is limited to 720p, same with frame rate, only 24fps
·         No manual setting for ISO or shutter speed
·         Menu systems are exhaustive
·         No in body image stabilization

Nikon D300S SLR Body - User Reviews

Very Good , Based on 16 ratings
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Good body, nice feel good feature set
by Hemant Kulkarni on 2012-01-17

I have been using this camera for almost 1.5 years now and it has never disappointed me. I do a lot of nature photography particularly birds/animals and I find the high 7 fps or 8fps in case you use MB10 battery grip to be very useful. The autofocus motor inside the body makes it compatible with lot of lenses viz. AF-S , AF and other lenses for autofocus capability.
I have put up approximately 18000 shots on this and the camera is still kicking fine. The camera is made up of magnesium alloy and rubberized exterior gives a great feel to grip it. The body has withstood cold, heat wind and dust. I have shot it from temperature ranging from -9C to 45C and it never has never complained. This is the best DX sensor camera body available until D400 is announced which Nikon did not do this year. This camera also has some great handy buttons that other DSLR in DX format do not- viz: quicker access to shutter release modes, dedicated white balance button. It also has "mirror up mode" which makes it very useful when shootign with high power lenses such as 800mm super telephoto lens.
All in all I'd highly recommend this product to serious enthusiasts.

Camera for Professionals
by Manamohana Holla K on 2014-06-03

I'm writing this review after using this camera for about 1 year. I'm a wedding/event photographer & Videographer. I took nearly 25000 shots using this cam. Overall very good camera. Very impressive colour & sharpness. In terms of colour & depth, I think there is no other compitator for this camera on this range. I had brought with 18 200mm f/3.5 5.6 lens. A very good combination. If you are thinking to buy this, don't think much.But remember, next version D9300 is about to release. which may have lot of improvements.
Pros - High speed focus. It focuses very quickly with my 18 200mm lens. Which I love most on this cam & lens.
Super colour, sharpness (also in jpeg).
Very excellent Video quality in Daylight & Hallogen lights (equivalent to Panasonic AGAC 90) I had tried to mix the video's of D300s and Sony NX 5, you can't say which result is from which camera at first sight.
Cons - Very poor ISO performance. I think my old D80 stands good in ISO performance compared to this. You cant go after ISO 1250 in RAW & ISO 640 in JPEG. Which results in poor quality pics.
It gives AVI video Not HD. Ahhhh.. which is soo bad. Since most of my works are on AVI, so it will not bother me lot. but sometimes Yes.
One Important thing that I had notised that Battery backup is not good as they have shown. It consumes about 1 and half battery to take around 750 shots in my case.
5 stars for its quivk focus, colour, sharpness, quality of the image & Video performance.
2 stars for its ISO performance.
Thank You

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Nikon D300S SLR Body Specifications

General Features
  • Brand Nikon
  • Model Name D300s
  • Type DSLR
  • Color Black
Camera Features
  • Optical Sensor Resolution 12.3 MP
  • Sensor Type CMOS Sensor
  • Sensor Size 23.6 x 15.8 mm
  • Maximum Shutter Speed 1/8000 sec
  • Minimum Shutter Speed 30 sec
  • Picture Angle Approx. 1.5x lens focal length
  • Other Resolution 3216 x 2136, 2144 x 1424
  • Lens Type Nikon F mount
  • Auto Focus 51 Focus Points (15 cross-type sensors) by Nikon Multi-CAM 3500DX Autofocus Module, Detection -1 to +19 EV (ISO 100 at 20C/68F), TTL Phase Detection
  • Manual Focus Yes
  • Focal Length 1.5x
Convenience Features
  • Shooting Modes Continuous Shooting Mode: 3Fps, Quiet Shutter Release, Self-Timer Mode, Single Frame Shooting Mode
  • Microphone Yes, Stereo
  • Continuous Shots Up to 1-7 fps (Continous Low Shooting Mode), 7 fps (Continous High Shooting Mode)
  • Self Timer 2, 5, 10 & 20 sec
  • Delete Function Yes
  • Sync Terminal 1/200 Sec
  • Metering 3D-Color Matrix Metering II (Type G & D Lenses), Color Matrix Metering II (Other CPU Lenses), Center-Weighted, Spot
  • Supported Languages 17
Image Enhancements
  • ISO Rating 200 - 3200 in 1, 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps (100 - 6400 with boost)
  • White Balancing Auto, Cloudy, Colour Temperature, Direct Sunlight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Manual, Shade
  • Red Eye Reduction Yes
  • Face Detection Yes
  • ViewFinder Fixed Eye-level Pentaprism, Built-in diopter adjustment (-2 to +1 m)
  • Display Type LCD
  • Image Display Resolution 921000 dots
  • Video Display Resolution 1280 x 720 pixels (HD)
  • Bluetooth No
  • HDMI Yes
  • USB USB 2.0
Images & Video
  • Image Format JPEG (Baseline - Compliant), TIFF (RGB) : (NEF : 12 or 14-bit Lossless Compressed, Compressed or Uncompressed RAW)
  • Video Format AVI
Media & Software
  • Memory Card Type CompactFlash (CF) Card (Type I, compliant with UDMA); SD memory card (SDHC compliant)
  • External Memory Yes
  • Upgradeable Memory Yes
  • Built in Flash Yes
  • External Flash Yes
  • Flash Modes Auto, Front Curtain Sync, Rear Curtain Sync, Slow Sync Flash
Power Source
  • AC Adapter AC Adapter EH-5A
  • Battery Type Rechargeable Li-ion Battery (EN-EL3E)
  • Dimensions 147 (W) x 114 (H) x 74 (D) mm
  • Weight 840 gms
Other Features
  • In The Box Camera Strap, Rechargeable Battery, Charging AC Adapter, USB Cable, Audio Video Cable, Reference Manual CD, Warranty Card
  • Additional Features GPS
  • Warranty 2 Years
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