Okay, so I’ve had much more time to play around on my Nikon D300s and I’ve got more to share on how to operate this thing as a video camera for amazing HD news videos. Besides, I think the Canon 5D Mark II is stealing way too much attention. It was recently rated the Camera of the Year by Wired Magazine, and though I think it was well deserved, it’s time us Nikon D300s users stepped up to show our camera is no slouch either.
One of the most annoying problems I was initially having with the D300s was the auto exposure in movie mode. I kept seeing flickers throughout my footage as the auto exposure shifted every few seconds. No thanks to the user manual, I figured out that I could control exposure, even setting it to over expose or under expose with a few simple adjustments in my users menu.
Using AE-L and Exposure Compensation: