D300s DSLR

Nikon's other DSLR launched today is the D300s, an upgrade of the successful D300 launched early last year. It features the same tough environmentally sealed magnesium-alloy body, the same 12.3-megapixel CMOS image sensor, and the same 51-point Multi-CAM3500DX autofocus system as the D300. It also has the same superb 920k 3.0-inch LCD monitor with twin-mode live view.

The new features that set the D300s apart from its predecessor are slightly improved continuous mode performance (7fps versus 6fps), a faster start-up time and more importantly the addition of HD video recording with stereo audio, which is fast becoming a must-have feature for new high-spec DSLRs. It can shoot at 1280 x 720 resolution at 24fps, and there is the option to connect an external microphone for better audio quality. The D300s also features an HDMI output socket for connection to a HD TV.

The D300s goes on sale at the end of August, priced at £1499.99 body only.


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