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Backpacker Magazine – March 2010

How to Shoot Like a Pro: Cameras - Nikon D300s

This still and video camera comes complete with 10 in-camera editing features.

by: Steve Howe

Nikon D300s (Courtesy Photo)
Nikon D300s (Courtesy Photo)

This could be the last camera you’ll ever need: The D300s shoots 12.3MP images and captures HD video through most compatible lenses, from fisheye to telephoto. The result: a two-in-one gadget that gives both aspiring and seasoned photographers full control in lens choice, exposure, and aperture.

The Active-D mode preserves fine color and shadow details on sunlit faces and wispy clouds that often trick the sensors on other cameras. Other highlights: dual memory cards; 10 in-camera editing features, including the ability to trim movies on the LCD screen; and a GPS connection for auto-geotagging.

Downside:
Movie clips are limited to five minutes. $1,699 (body only); 1 lb. 14 oz.; nikonusa.com

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