The rugged D300S' hallmarks include versatility, speed, agility and exceptional image quality. Versatility is its 12.3-megapixel, DX-format CMOS image sensor, with Nikon EXPEED image processing that captures stunning low-noise stills and extraordinary 24 fps, 720p HD video with sound. Speed is split-second startup and continuous shooting at up to 7 fps-8 fps with the optional MB-D10 grip, which also extends shooting capacity and makes shooting more comfortable. Accurate image review, Live View shooting and Menus come alive on a 3-inch tempered glass-protected, 920k-dot LCD monitor, while image quality is bolstered by a 51-area AF system and Nikon's 1,005-pixel RGB exposure sensor, in concert with the newly accelerated Scene Recognition System-technology that increases exposure and AF accuracy, improves white balance detection, and more. Photographers have preferences, and the D300S offers choices-including Picture Control, Center-Weighted and Spot Metering, user-assignable CompactFlash and SD card slots and an external stereo microphone input. Included is Nikon ViewNX software-ready to process rich 14-bit NEF (RAW) or JPEG files. For more editing power, optional Capture NX 2, with U-Point technology, safeguards image quality and speeds workflow. The D300S' pro-level performance, paired with world-famous NIKKOR lenses, was engineered to exceed the expectations of demanding photographers.
Nikon's D300s. Fast. Precise. Agile. Evolution in Motion. 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 stereo Mic input and AF One-button Live View
Handheld 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
Select from 4 preset image capture preferences (Standard, Neutral, Vivid an Monochrome, plus 9 user customizable settings) control settings) controlling Sharpening, Contrast, Brightness, Saturation and Hue. Nikon's Active D-Lighting
Optimize 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 with a shutter mechanism tested to beyond 150,000 cycles for real-world reliability. 100% Viewfinder Accuracy Virtual Horizon Graphic Level 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.
Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm Lens
The AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm, the next generation of Nikon's all-time best-selling premium high-ratio zoom, combines an 11X zoom range with VR II to provide DX-format enthusiasts with an extremely versatile zoom range in a compact form-factor. Nikon enhanced construction to include a zoom lock switch, to allow photographers to secure the lens barrel at its minimum length, eliminating the natural gravitational effect that can draw the barrel downward during transport. The inclusion of Nikon's exclusive Super Integrated Coating (SIC) reduces instances of ghosting or flaring. Whether shooting artistic landscapes or vacation snapshots, this lens provides fast and quiet AF operation with the help of Nikon's SWM technology.
Designed to be a one-lens solution and weighing in at a scant 19.9 ounces and measuring only 3.8 inches in length, this lens provides an extraordinary (35mm equivalent) picture angle of 27-300mm when mounted on any Nikon DX-format camera such as the new D300s or D3000 D-SLR cameras. Additionally, the optical formula contains two ED glass elements and three aspherical lenses to minimize chromatic aberration and distortion. The resulting images exhibit extreme sharpness, extraordinarily vibrant color and crisp contrast. 11x Zoom versatility
A remarkable 18-200mm one-lens solution?adept in a wide variety of situations. Picture angle equivalent of a 27-300mm lens in 35mm format. Nikon VR II (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization
Vibration Reduction, engineered specifically for each VR NIKKOR lens, enables handheld shooting at up to 4 shutter speeds slower than would otherwise be possible, assuring dramatically sharper images. Two Extra-low Dispersion (ED) elements
Offers superior sharpness and color correction by effectively minimizing chromatic aberration, even at wide aperture settings. Three aspherical lens elements
Virtually eliminates coma and other aberrations, even at wide apertures. Zoom lock switch
Secures lens barrel at its minimum length. Nikon Super Integrated Coating (SIC)
Enhances light transmission and offers superior color consistency and reduced flare. Exclusive Nikon Silent Wave Motor (SWM)
For fast, accurate and quiet autofocus. Rounded 7-blade diaphragm
Renders more natural appearance of out-of-focus image elements. Focus to 20 inches
Extends versatility. M/A focus mode switch
Enables quick response to changing situations between manual and autofocus operation. Flower-shaped lens hood
Included HB-35 lens hood shades the objective from unwanted, image-degrading light.