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July 29, 2009

Nikon D300s adds HD-Video and SDHC to the popular D300

Nikon has refreshed its popular D300, which was part of the dynamic duo with the D3 that punched Canon in the mouth and never looked back. The new D300s has a starting price of $1800, just like the D300 did, and it is expected to come out next month. You can now place a pre-order at Amazon for $1800. A kit with the new 18-200 DX VR II will also be available at a later time.


Meet the new Nikon D300s


Nikon_D300S_with1685_lens_front_view


New D300s features over the D300
+ CF and SDHC instead of CF only
+ 7fps instead of 6fps
+ HD-Video


Opinion [NEW!]
Nikon super-guru Thom Hogan opines on the new camera, and you may be surprised to see the d-word mentioned at the bottom of the post!


D300s sample pictures
MasterChong pixel-peeps the official Nikon samples.


Nikon D300s hands-on previews
+ Hands on at dpreview
+ dpnow - pics of camera-bodies
+ Le Monde de la Photo


Podcast
Nikon's own Podcast #23 talks about the new cameras. The link is to the website, not the mp3 file which you can download to your PMP or PC and listen later. The podcast wanders around before it starts talking about the D300s around the 7min:20second mark.


Nikon_D300S_LCD_backview


Further Reading
+ dpreview
+ BJoP
+ Imaging Resource
+ IR specs
+ DC Watch with nice table comparison


Brochure
+ Nikon PDF via Imaging Insider


Availability
+ Japan: ships August 28
+ USA: $1800


At the Tech sites
+ Engadget
+ CNet Crave


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