Nikon D3s digital camera
D3s
at a glance
4256 x 2832
3" lcd viewer (VGA)
CF I / II, UDMA compliant
EN-EL4(a) Li-ion
Nikon D3s review summary
camera date Oct 09  
pixels / class 12.9M  Pro SLR digital camera
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Nikon D3s specifications
lens / zoom  Nikon F mount with AF coupling and AF contacts (DX and D or G-type: all functions supported)
focus / macro  auto | manual
metering mode  (3D) color matrix / center weighted / spot
aperture  auto | manual
white balance  auto, 7 manual presets, color temperature fine-tuning
shutter  auto | manual / B, 30s - 1/8000s
exposure  +/- 5EV in 1/1, 1/2 or 1/3EV steps
flash / mode  ISO hot-shoe, 5 sync modes
viewfinder  ttl optical
iso ratings  200 - 12800 in 1/1, 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps; expandable to 100, 102400)
image size  FX format 4256x2832 / 3184x2120 / 2128x1416; 1.2 x (30x20) 3,552 x 2,368 2,656 x 1,776 1,776 x 1,184; DX format 2784x1848 /
2080x1384 / 1392x920; 5:4 (30x24) 3,552 x 2,832 2,656 x 2,120 1,776 x 1,416
image format  raw / jpeg (exif 2.21)
image compr.  
lag/cycle times  
remote control  self timer 2s, 3s, 10s, 20s
video options  avi, with sound - 1280x720, 640x424, 320x216 (24fps)
audio options  
connectivity  usb 2.0 (high speed); video (NTSC / PAL); HDMI
storage  double slot for compact flash I / II, UDMA compliant
platform  
extra features  sensor dedusting
CMOS sensor 36.0 x 23.9 mm
focal length factors 1, 1.2, 1.5
live view (2 modes)
Nikon D3s links
Reviews for shutterbugs and professionals
24Apr10 Nikon D3s DSLR review at DigitalCameraReview
17Apr10 Nikon D3s DSLR review at Imaging-resource
15Mar10 Nikon D3s DSLR camera review at PhotoReview
11Feb10 Nikon D3s DSLR review at digitalkamera (de)
04Feb10 Nikon D3s DSLR review at PhotographyBLOG
30Nov09 Nikon D3s DSLR camera review at dkamera (de)
10Nov09 Nikon D3s DSLR review at ePHOTOzine
Introductions, previews and other reviews
05Nov09 A first look at Nikon D3S high ISO by Rob Galbraith
15Oct09 Nikon UK D3s video preview at photo-i
14Oct09 Nikon D3s DSLR in-depth review at dpreview
14Oct09 Nikon D3s FX DSLR preview at DP-Now
14Oct09 Nikon D3s first look at the Amateur Photographer
14Jun11 Canon EOS 1D MkIV vs Nikon D3S at ePHOTOzine
18Feb10 Nikon D3s DSLR review notes at OutbackPhoto
News, guides, hints & tips
14Oct09 Nikon announces flagship D3s Digital SLR camera
Forum discussions
dpreview.com Nikon SLR Talk Forum
robgalbraith.com nikon SLR forum
dpreview.com Nikon Talk Forum
Forums at the Nikonians
imaging-resource.com  Nikon Forum
steves-digicams.com Nikon Forum
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Nikon D3s announcement clippings


Standing on the shoulders of the renowned D3, the D3S takes the potential of Nikon's proprietary FX format to incredible new levels designed to meet or exceed a professional's high standards. The D3S delivers ISO 200 to ISO 12800 as standard, with the excellent noise control and wide dynamic range that the D3 is famous for. This provides photographers of any discipline with additional latitude to achieve quality images in most lighting situations. When needed, ISO sensitivity can be expanded from Lo 1 (ISO 100 equivalent) up to Hi 3 (ISO 102400 equivalent), making a significant difference in extremely low-lit shooting scenarios and other situations where faster shutter speeds or more depth of field is required.

In a first for an FX-format flagship, the D3S incorporates the HD-quality D-Movie function, letting users take full advantage of the wide dynamic range and high ISO performance, including the breakthrough High-Sensitivity Movie mode. The D3S's D-Movie also offers compatibility with an external stereo recording microphone, as well as convenient in-camera editing functions such as the ability to select the starting or ending points in order to trim D-Movie footage, as well as the option to save selected movie frames as JPEGs. The D3S shoots approximately 9-frames-per-second high-speed continuous shooting in FX format and 11 fps in DX format, with a buffer twice the size of the D3's. These features, along with a 0.04-second* shutter release time lag and improved AF accuracy work seamlessly for lightning-fast responses. Various improvements in ergonomics, operation, and reliability, such as image sensor cleaning, will help photographers focus on shooting under any conditions. When combined with state-of-the-art NIKKOR lenses and the Nikon Total Imaging System, which includes Nikon Speedlights, wireless transmitters and various software, the D3S delivers exceptional quality and versatility for an unprecedented variety of professional and personal assignments.


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