New Nikon D300s – Urban Exploration

Author sophos9 - Last updated: 30.07.2009

Its dark in asylums and other urban exploration activities however with a good camera – you can still capture the mood! Nikon have just released details of the new D300s which comes with some new features, headlines are HD video, dual CF and SD card, faster frame rate to 7fps and 12.3 mega pixels…

Heres the list of goodness…

  1. Rapid 7 fps*1 or 8 fps*2 continuous shooting (CIPA Guidelines)
  2. Refined D-Movie function including an external microphone input for clear stereo sound recordings
  3. Multi-CAM 3500DX AF sensor module featuring 51 AF points offers fast, efficient and precise autofocus coverage across the frame
  4. Large, bright viewfinder with approx. 100% frame coverage and approx. 0.94 magnification
  5. Nikon’s original DX-format CMOS image sensor; 12.3 effective megapixels
  6. Nikon’s original Scene Recognition System, utilizing 1,005-pixel RGB sensor, delivers more accurate autofocus, auto exposure, i-TTL flash control and auto white balance
  7. Dual card slots for CF/SD memory cards
  8. Magnesium alloy body for light weight and rugged durability
  9. Durable shutter unit proven by 150,000 cycles of testing on fully assembled camera
  10. Easy-to-access Live View modes enable ease of shooting while composing on the LCD monitor
  11. Quiet Shutter-release mode for nonintrusive shooting
  12. Active D-Lighting allows bracketing images up to five frames
  13. Built-in flash with 16mm lens coverage and Nikon’s original i-TTL flash control that commands Advanced Wireless Lighting
  14. Highly efficient energy-saving design allows as many as 950 images on a single charge of the Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL3e (CIPA Standards)

  15. Versatile in-camera Retouch Menus enable enhancement of images without using a computer
  16. Compatible with HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) output
  17. Optional Multi-Power Battery Pack MB-D10 extends shooting capability up to approx. 2,950 shots*3 per charge (CIPA Standards)
  18. Capture NX 2, Camera Control Pro 2, and Image Authentication Software (all optional) enable more advanced operation and image editing

Interesting that Nikon have decided to add a SD card slot – is there any acceptance that SD technology is getting close to CF? 12.3 megapixels – great but is it all really usable?

The icing on the cake has got to be the inevitable HD Video – this seems like a good marketing point!

It this enough reason to split with


#1zahofeSeptember 2, 2009, 1:59 pm

Really the d300 is the three decades camera .
I love it so much …..

    #2sophos9September 2, 2009, 4:16 pm

    I have the D300 which is an awesome thing – I can only guess that the 300s build on the already exceptional build 🙂

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