Nikon UK has released the full technical specification for the D300s which was announced earlier today.

Nikon UK has released the full technical specification for the D300s which was announced earlier today

Nikon D300s specifications (as supplied by Nikon UK)

Type Single-lens reflex digital camera

Lens mount Nikon F mount (with AF coupling and AF contacts)

Effective picture angle Approx. 1.5 x conversion factor (Nikon DX format)

Effective pixels 12.3 million

Image sensor 23.6 x 15.8 mm CMOS sensor

Total pixels 13.1 million

Dust-reduction system Image Sensor Cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data (requires optional Capture NX 2 software)

Image size (pixels) 4,288 x 2,848 [L], 3,216 x 2,136 [M], 2,144 x 1,424 [S]

File format ? NEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit, lossless compressed, compressed, or uncompressed

? TIFF (RGB)

? JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1:4), normal (approx. 1:8) or basic (approx. 1:16) compression (Size priority); Optimal quality compression available

? NEF (RAW) + JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats

Picture Control System Can be selected from Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome; storage for up to nine custom Picture Controls

Storage media Type I CompactFlash memory cards (UDMA compliant); SD memory cards, SDHC compliant

Dual card slots Either card can be used as the primary card; secondary card can be used for overflow or backup storage, or for separate storage of NEF (RAW) and JPEG images; images can be copied between cards

File system DCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0, DPOF (Digital Print Order Format), Exif 2.21 (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras), PictBridge

Viewfinder Eye-level pentaprism single-lens reflex viewfinder

Viewfinder frame coverage Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical

Magnification Approx. 0.94 x (50mm f/1.4 lens at infinity; -1.0 m-1)

Eyepoint 19.5 mm (-1.0 m-1)

Diopter adjustment -2 to +1 m-1

Focusing screen Type B BriteView Clear Matte screen Mark II with AF area brackets (framing grid can be displayed)

Reflex mirror Quick return

Depth-of-field preview When depth-of-field preview button is pressed, lens aperture is stopped down to value selected by user (A and M modes) or by camera (P and S modes)

Lens aperture Instant return, electronically controlled

Compatible lenses ? DX NIKKOR: All functions supported

? Type G or D AF NIKKOR: All functions supported (PC Micro-NIKKOR does not support some functions); IX-NIKKOR lenses not supported

? Other AF NIKKOR: All functions supported except 3D color matrix metering II; lenses for F3AF not supported

? AI-P NIKKOR: All functions supported except 3D color matrix metering II

? Non-CPU: Can be used in exposure modes A and M; color matrix metering and aperture value display supported if user provides lens data (AI lenses only)

Electronic rangefinder can be used if maximum aperture is f/5.6 or faster

Shutter type Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter

Shutter speed 1/8,000 to 30 s in steps of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV, bulb, X250

Flash sync speed X = 1/250 s; synchronizes with shutter at 1/320 s or slower (flash range drops at speeds between 1/250 and 1/320 s)

Release modes Single frame, continuous low speed, continuous high speed, quiet shutter-release, self-timer, mirror up

Frame advance rate With Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL3e: Approx. 1 to 7 fps (CL), approx. 7 fps (CH);

With optional Multi-Power Battery Pack MB-D10 and Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL4a: Approx. 1 to 7 (CL) fps, approx. 8 fps (CH)*

Self-timer Can be selected from 2, 5, 10 and 20 s duration

Exposure metering TTL exposure metering using 1,005-pixel RGB sensor

Exposure method ? Matrix: 3D color matrix metering II (type G and D lenses); color matrix metering II (other CPU lenses); color matrix metering available with non-CPU lenses if user provides lens data

? Centre-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 8-mm circle in Centre of frame. Diameter of circle can be changed to 6, 10 or 13 mm, or weighting can be based on average of entire frame (fixed at 8 mm when non-CPU lens is used)

? Spot: Meters 3-mm circle (about 2% of frame) Centered on selected focus point (on Centre focus point when non-CPU lens is used)

Exposure range (ISO 100 equivalent, f/1.4 lens, 20°C/68°F)

? Matrix or Centre-weighted metering: 0 to 20 EV

? Spot metering: 2 to 20 EV

Exposure meter coupling Combined CPU and AI

Exposure modes Programmed auto with flexible program (P); Shutter-priority auto (S); Aperture-priority auto (A); Manual (M)

Exposure compensation -5 to +5 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV

Exposure bracketing 2 to 9 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1 EV

Exposure lock Luminosity locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button

ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)

ISO 200 to 3200 in steps of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV; can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7 or 1 EV (ISO 100 equivalent) below ISO 200 or to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7 or 1 EV (ISO 6400 equivalent) above ISO 3200

Active D-Lighting Can be selected from auto, extra high, high, normal, low or off,

ADL bracketing 2 to 5 frames with strength levels varying according to number of frames chosen; for 2 frames, off and a chosen level are applied

Autofocus Nikon Multi-CAM 3500DX autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection, fine-tuning, 51 focus points (including 15 cross-type sensors) and AF-assist illuminator (range approx. 0.5 to 3 m/1 ft. 8 in. to 9 ft. 10 in.)

Autofocus detection range -1 to +19 EV (ISO 100 equivalent, 20°C /68°F)

Lens servo ? Autofocus: Single-servo AF (S); continuous-servo AF (C); predictive focus tracking automatically activated according to subject status

? Manual (M): Electronic rangefinder supported

Focus point Can be selected from 51 or 11 focus points

AF-area modes Single-point AF, dynamic-area AF, auto-area AF

Focus lock Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (Single-servo AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button

Built-in flash Manual pop-up with button release; Guide number of 17/56 (m/ft., ISO 200, 20 °C/68 °F) or 12/39 (m/ft., ISO 100 equivalent, 20 °C/68 °F)

Flash control ? TTL: i-TTL balanced fill-flash and standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR using 1,005-pixel RGB sensor are available with built-in flash, Speedlight SB-900, SB-800, SB-600 or SB-400

? Auto aperture: Available with Speedlight SB-900 or SB-800 and CPU lens

? Non-TTL auto: Supported flash units include Speedlight SB-900, SB-800, SB-28, SB-27 and SB-22S

? Range-priority manual: Available with Speedlight SB-900 and SB-800

Flash modes Front curtain sync, slow sync, rear-curtain sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction with slow sync

Flash compensation -3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV

Flash bracketing 2 to 9 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1 EV

Flash-ready indicator Lights when built-in flash or flash unit such as Speedlight SB-900, SB-800, SB-600, SB-400, SB-80DX, SB-28DX or SB-50DX is fully charged; blinks after flash is fired at full output

Accessory shoe ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts, and safety lock

Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS) Advanced Wireless Lighting supported with built-in flash, Speedlight SB-900, SB-800 or SU-800 as commander and SB-900, SB-800, SB-600 or SB-R200 as remotes; Auto FP High-Speed Sync and modeling illumination supported with all CLS-compatible flash units except SB-400; Flash Color Information Communication and FV lock supported with all CLS-compatible flash units

Sync terminal ISO 519 sync terminal with locking thread

White balance Auto (TTL white-balance with main image sensor and 1,005-pixel RGB sensor), Incandescent, Fluorescent (7 options), Direct Sunlight, Flash, Cloudy, Shade, preset manual (able to store up to 5 values) and color temperature setting (2,500K to 10,000K); fine-tuning available for all options

White balance bracketing 2 to 9 frames in steps of 1, 2 or 3

Live View modes Tripod, Hand-held

Live View autofocus ? Tripod: Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame

? Hand-held: TTL phase-detection AF with 51 focus points (including 15 cross-type sensors)

Movie frame size (pixels) 1,280 x 720/24 fps, 640 x 424/24 fps, 320 x 216/24 fps

Movie file format AVI

Movie compression format Motion-JPEG

Movie autofocus Contrast-detect AF on a desired point within a frame is possible (Tripod mode)

Movie audio Sound can be recorded via built-in (monaural) or optional external (stereo/monaural) microphone; sensitivity can be adjusted

Movie maximum length 5 min (1,280 x 720 pixels), 20 min (640 x 424, 320 x 216 pixels)

LCD monitor 3-in., approx. 920k-dot (VGA), low-temperature polysilicon TFT LCD with 170° viewing angle, approx. 100% frame coverage, and brightness adjustment

Playback function Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9 or 72 images) playback with playback zoom, movie playback, slide show, histogram display, highlights, auto image rotation, and image comment (up to 36 characters)

USB Hi-Speed USB

Audio video output Can be selected from NTSC and PAL

HDMI output HDMI Mini connector (Type C); camera monitor turns off when HDMI cable is connected

Audio input Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5-mm diameter)

10-pin remote terminal Can be used to connect optional remote control, GPS Unit GP-1 or GPS device compliant with NMEA0183 version 2.01 or 3.01 (requires optional GPS Cable MC-35 and cable with D-sub 9-pin connector)

Supported languages Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish

Battery One Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL3e

Battery pack Optional Multi-Power Battery Pack MB-D10 with one Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL3e, EN-EL4a/EN-EL4 or eight R6/AA-size alkaline, Ni-MH, lithium or nickel-manganese batteries; Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL4a/EN-EL4 and R6/AA-size batteries available separately; Battery Chamber Cover BL-3 (available separately) required when using Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL4a/EN-EL4

AC adapter AC Adapter EH-5a/EH-5 (available separately)

Tripod socket 1/4 in. (ISO 1222)

Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 147 x 114 x 74 mm/5.8 x 4.5 x 2.9 in.

Weight Approx. 840 g/1 lb. 14 oz. without battery, memory card, body cap or monitor cover

Temperature 0-40°C/32-104°F

Humidity Less than 85% (no condensation)

Supplied accessories (may differ by country or area)

Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL3e, Quick Charger MH-18a, Eyepiece Cap DK-5, Rubber Eyecup DK-23, USB Cable UC-E4, Audio Video Cable EG-D2, Camera Strap AN-DC4, LCD Monitor Cover BM-8, Body Cap BF-1A, Accessory Shoe Cover BS-1, Software Suite CD-ROM

* With a battery other than Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL4a, the continuous shooting speed may be slower than 8 fps in continuous high-speed mode.

? PictBridge is a trademark.

? CompactFlash is a registered trademark of SanDisk Corporation.

? HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC.

? Products and brand names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

Specifications and equipment are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer. July 2009 ©2009 NIKON CORPORATION