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|| News Item: Posted 2009-08-13

Samy's Camera News: Nikon D300s Expected This Month
By Louis Feldman

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Nikon D300s
Nikon recently made a big splash with the announcement of the new D300s. Samy's Camera expects delivery sometime this month, so call for availability and pricing for Sports Shooter readers!

The D300s carries on the tradition of all Nikon professional cameras and updates the D300 feature set with the addition of HD video:
• 12.3 Megapixel DX-format CMOS Image Sensor - Delivers stunning high resolution, low-noise images with striking detail and tonal gradation.
• Nikon EXPEED Image Processing - Drives breathtakingly rich image fidelity, low noise and fast image processing.
• HD Video Recording - Capture cinematic 24fps, 720p HD movie clips, enhanced by NIKKOR interchangeable lens quality and versatility - featuring stereo mic input and AF operation.
• Continuous Shooting up to 7 fps - High speed shooting and fast response - essential to versatile performance in a wide variety of shooting disciplines.
• 3" LCD - Every 920,000 dot monitor is factory-calibrated to assure accurate color for critical still image review and Live View or D-Movie shooting.
• One-button Live View - Handheld and Tripod Live View modes, activated with one button, for challenging studio and remote shooting conditions.
• Low Noise ISO Sensitivity from 200 to 3200 - Additional expanded ISO settings of Lo-1 (ISO 100 equivalent) and Hi-1 (ISO 6400 equivalent) extend versatility to match shooting requirements.
• Fast, Accurate 51-point Autofocus - Features 4 Dynamic AF modes including 3D Focus Tracking for precise autofocus and razor sharp images.
• 1,005 Pixel 3D Color Matrix Metering II - Nikon's unique RGB metering evaluates color information to determine exposures with remarkable accuracy.
• Scene Recognition System - Referencing an onboard image database and teamed with RGB metering, SRS enables even more sophisticated determination of exposures and auto white balance, along with faster, more accurate autofocus.
• Dual Memory Card Slots (CF and SD/SDHC) - Assign card functions from a variety of storage options, optimizing available memory and file handling.
• Dynamic Integrated Dust Reduction System - Ultrasonic process combats the accumulation of dust in front of the image sensor, safeguarding image quality.
• Active D-Lighting - Optimizes shadow and highlight detail in real time. Selectable values and 5-frame ADL bracketing offer complete control.
• In-camera Image Editing - Exclusive in-camera image editing, featuring Edit Movie, D-lighting, Image Overlay, Monochrome, NEF (RAW) processing and more.
• Rugged and Durable - The strength and precision of magnesium-alloy construction with advanced dust and moisture countermeasures is teamed with a shutter mechanism tested to 150,000 cycles for real-world reliability.
• 100% Viewfinder Accuracy - Offers a perfect representation of everything in the frame.
• Virtual Horizon Graphic Level Indicato - Demonstrates an active graphics-based representation of the horizon through the viewfinder or using Live View.
• Excellent Battery Performance - Up to 950 shots per EN-EL3e battery charge or as many as 2,950 shots with the optional MB-D10 Battery Grip and optional EN-EL4a battery.

And check out the cool videos shot by Robert Bosch and Amy Vitale with the new D300s on this Nikon micro site:

For you Canon shooters, the 5d Mark II is still a hot item. Give a Samy's industrial sale representative a call for pricing!

If you already have a DSLR hybrid camera --- or are thinking of purchasing one --- Samy's audio department can help you add the accessories you will need to take your video projects to that next level. Give us a call, or surf our website:

Think Tank Photo has a new line of products designed for the multimedia journalist. Check out these new products and give Samy's a call for pricing for you members:

Ever get lost driving around a strange city or for that matter your hometown? On location and trying to find the closest restaurant, gas station, Starbucks or hotel? You need a GPS!

Samy's Camera is now carrying the cool and modestly priced GPS units from TomTom. Check out these small, handy units:

Do you have a big portrait lighting job in …San Diego? Seattle? Salt Lake City? Or Hollywood? Check out our extensive rental department for all of your strobe and grip needs. You can arrange to have Samy's rental department ship to any locale…why pay high airlines excess baggage or freight charges? Check out our rental catalog:

Remember, trade-ins are welcome and we also pay cash for used equipment. Call George to discuss any trade-ins: 323-938-2420, ext 1293. Make sure you tell him you're a Sports Shooter reader!

Samy's Camera has numerous classes in the coming months, check out our entire schedule:

Samy's Cameras has retail outlets in Southern California. If you're nearby, drop in!

(Contact Samy's Camera in Los Angeles by calling 323-964-0323 Ext 200 and ask for an industrial sales representative. Also check out Samy's Specials on or Samy's web site at: .)

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