Nikon D300s, the upgrade to the D300

Nikon introduces the Nikon D300s as an upgrade to the sucessfull mid-level DSLR D300. The main differences:

  • 720p HD video with autofocus while recording (a major improvement)
  • socket for external microphone
  • quiet drive mode (a long awaited feature!)
  • improved continuous shooting (7fps vs. 6fps)
  • Live View and Info buttons
  • own ‘OK’ button in multi controller
  • virtual horizon
  • SD card slot in addition to existing CF slot (probably a concession to upgraders)

All in all, not a major upgrade but a good one!

New cameras from Nikon on it’s way

Nikon has sheduled three press conferences on July 30th and August 4th, one in Austria and two in Sweden. As always, it is not 100% clear what new cameras they will release but maybe some new Coolpixes and a revised model of the D300, the D300s.