Nikon D300S Review
Nikon D300S Design
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Front View. The only change here compared to the D300 is the addition of a microphone grill just below the D300S logo.
Left View. The door on the left now also covers an external stereo microphone jack, and the HDMI connector has changed from the larger Type-A jack to a smaller Type-C jack. The previous composite video out port is now an A/V out port, to support monaural audio playback for movies on analog TVs.
Right View. The sliding card access door now provides access to dual CompactFlash Type I and SD card slots. CompactFlash Type II and Microdrives are not supported.
Top View. Nothing new here, except the release mode dial on the left has a new Quiet Shutter-release setting, and its previous Live View setting has been moved to a dedicated button on the back.
Back View. Most of the changes are here on the back, including the addition of dedicated Live View and Info buttons, a new button in the center of the multi-selector disk, and a speaker grill. The card door latch has been eliminated, in favor of a sliding door design. Here, you can see the protective plastic LCD cover snapped in place.
Bottom View. Nothing new here. The D300S uses the same EN-EL3e battery pack as the D300, and is compatible with the same MB-D10 battery grip.
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