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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 4:04 am 
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NEW!

I've just published my full review of the D300s which also includes an HD video tour!


http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Nikon_D300s/




Hi everyone, Nikon has just launched the D300s DSLR, and you can read our preview here:

http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Nikon ... dict.shtml

Pictures to follow!

Gordon


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 4:58 am 
i just found my deployment camera.

:lol:

the AF D-movie and the dual card slots did it for me.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 5:09 am 
I must say I'm disappointed, its not a huge step up over the old D300...

Oh well, I guess I'll just pick up an old D300 body and not miss out much.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 5:13 am 
EricD wrote:
I must say I'm disappointed, its not a huge step up over the old D300...

Oh well, I guess I'll just pick up an old D300 body and not miss out much.


what else is there to work on? more megapixels?

plus we haven't seen shots taken with it yet.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 5:24 am 
True.

I guess its hard to improve on an already great camera, now that I think about it.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 5:29 am 
EricD wrote:
True.

I guess its hard to improve on an already great camera, now that I think about it.


exactly,but they evened out the playing field with the AF on the D-movie mode. no word on video length though...

I kid you not, this might just be my dream camera.

The more i think about it, the less I need a FF camera.

I've got 17-50 2.8, and 50-150 2.8.

all of which are for the DX.


to be honest, as a soldier, i couldn't think of a better camera to have at my side during a deployment.

I'll be able to carry enough memory/battery to last me for days, the weatherproofing is fantastic, it's made of aluminum, and the moviemode will allow me to film whatever I please and edit whenever I'm bored.

2 16GB cards 2 EN-ELwhatevers.

the whole kit should weight about 10lbs, which can fit in a desert colored messenger bag.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 5:51 am 
Here is a video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJSiIj2WbG8


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 6:08 am 
If it ain't broke, don't fix it. :)

I think a lot would agree the sensor (and the other majority of the camera) is fine just the way it is. The little bits and pieces just make it better.

D-Movie, Dual Card Slots and the external mic option really sealed the deal for me. I think my shotgun microphone will find a new home once I scrounge up enough dollars for it. :)


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 7:15 am 
I have the d300 and will be sticking to it,
if i need to video i will use my HD camcorder, and i am sure shots from a d300 and d300s will be very similar!


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 7:16 am 
EricD wrote:
I must say I'm disappointed, its not a huge step up over the old D300...

Oh well, I guess I'll just pick up an old D300 body and not miss out much.


Nope it isn't a HUGE step over the D300. That's why it's called the D300s and not the D400 boys and girls :wink:


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Where has the lever for the memory card slot gone? Is it the same flip-open thing as on the D700 now? It was one of the reasons why I didn't buy the D700 as a backup body. I like to hold the camera really tight and I don't know how I do it but I usually open the memory card slot that way.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 9:05 am 
Looks like a great camera, but i am fine with Canon thank you :wink: Anyway, i have heard that Canon were waiting for the D300s arrival, so they can hopefully have a decent competitor. Hopefully this competition will force Canon to build something better for cheaper :twisted: Anyway, i think now the best camera in its class has got better Canon really need to pull out all the stops here to have a decent competitior :wink:


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palakaboy wrote:
... no word on video length though...

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

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 9:28 am 
Ernie wrote:
Where has the lever for the memory card slot gone? Is it the same flip-open thing as on the D700 now? It was one of the reasons why I didn't buy the D700 as a backup body. I like to hold the camera really tight and I don't know how I do it but I usually open the memory card slot that way.


THAT was the reason you didn't buy a D700? LOL.


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Gregory.Rotter wrote:
THAT was the reason you didn't buy a D700? LOL.

    Ernie wrote:
    It was one of the reasons why I didn't buy the D700 as a backup body.


It's quite a big issue to me. I had to send in a D90, because after the card slot door always opened up whilst shooting it broke off after a while.


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