We thought you would want to see what the new D300s looked like up close and personal and not blurry like the spy shots that were floating around the Internet earlier this month, and here they are.

Adding to the already popular D300 DSLR is the D300s, which brings HD movie capture to the party in a previously-anticipated move by Nikon.

With an effective 12.3-megapixels, the D300s offers 7fps continuous shooting (8 with battery pack) driven by the EXPEED image processor, and a 51-point focusing system.

Boosting the video option, you'll be able to attach an external mic thanks to a 3.5mm audio input.

Yes, that is a dual memory card slot you see giving you Compact Flash and Secure Digital, with flexible set-up options allowing you to shoot JPEGs to one and RAW to the other, or stills on one and video on the other.

Live View mode can be activated on the 3-inch 920k-dot display, whilst viewing your movies will be a breeze to view thanks to the on-board HDMI slot.

Available from 28 August, the Nikon D300s will set you back £1499.99, body only.