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Nikon D300s video + mic = Great Hope for D700s?

In D90, Equipment, TimeLapse, Video on July 31, 2009 at 12:02 am

d300sToday, Nikon announced the late August release of the D300s and D3000, as well as two lenses (notably the 70-200) with improved VR capabilities. Press release here. DPReview has an all-too brief hands-on write-up here.

I’m hoping the new features in both cameras are tasters for better things to come in full-frame DSLR bodies (the D700x, according to this ‘leaked roadmap.’) released in the fall. (Here’s why you shouldn’t believe any supposed roadmaps)

For multimedia shooters, the D300s offers a 3.5mm external mic input and “contrast-based autofocus” for ‘tripod only’ use. As for how any of this will translate in real use, we’ll have to wait a few weeks. Video quality and the 5min time-constraint on long shots seem to be no improvement on the D90, although Nikon-released sample videos by professional photogs show almost no traces of the jello-effect (Editing?). Hit the jump for D300s video samples from award-winning photogs Ami Vitale and Richard Bosch. Read the rest of this entry »