The well-known multinational corporation specializing in optics and imaging, Nikon has announced the availability of its new Nikon D300s pro-level DX-Format DSLR camera, which features 51 high density focus points, dual CF and SD card slots, advanced D-Movie function (720p) with external stereo sound input, and faster 7 fps continuous shooting, aiming to enhance your professional photography experience.

Nikon D300s

Features of Nikon D300s:

  • 12.3-megapixel DX-format CMOS image sensor and Nikon’s exclusive EXPEED image processing system
  • Large, high-resolution (920,000-pixel) 3-inch TFT LCD screen
  • Large, bright viewfinder with approx. 100% frame coverage and approx. 0.94 magnification
  • 51-Point Multi-CAM3500 autofocus system with 3D tracking
  • Faster 7 frame-per-second (fps) continuous shooting (buffer: 17 RAW, 44 JPEG fine, 100 JPEG Normal)
  • Records HD video clips (720p resolution at 24fps ; autofocus while recording), and high fidelity audio thanks to the external stereo microphone input
  • Nikon exclusive, newly-accelerated Scene Recognition System (SRS) with 1005 pixel RGB colour metering further refines AF performance and light metering
  • Integrated Dust Reduction System includes Image Sensor Cleaning function that provides effective dust reduction
  • Quiet Shutter Release mode substantially reduces the sound of the mirror aimed for non-intrusive shooting
  • ISO sensitivity range 200 – 3200 (Lo-1 at 100 and 6400 at Hi-1)
  • 3D Color Matrix Metering II system and Active D-Lighting (ADL)
  • Nikon’s Picture Controls adjusts sharpening, brightness, contrast and color hue
  • Easy-to-access Live View mode
  • SD memory card slot in addition to existing CF slot
  • Integrated flash with 16mm lens coverage and Nikon’s original i-TTL flash control that commands Advanced Wireless Lighting
  • Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL3e supports up to 950 images on a single charge

“Today’s photographer demands excellence and value from high-performance digital SLRs – and the Nikon D300s delivers,” said Edward Fasano, general manager for Marketing, SLR System Products for Nikon, Inc. “It’s no secret that more photographers need to gather multimedia content. In addition to proven technologies, such as the 51-point autofocus (AF) system and 12.3-megapixel CMOS sensor, we are more than confident that the D300s’ HD movie mode, along with a host of additional performance enhancements, will broaden the appeal of the camera to those seeking exceptional still image quality and video versatility.”

The new compact Nikon D300s D-SLR camera which measures 5.8 x 4.5 x 2.9 inches and weights about 32.6 ounces is slated to be available at Nikon Authorized dealers by late August 2009 for approximately $1,800 (body only).