Nikon D3S – Nikon FX-format Digital SLR Camera for Fast Response and High Light Sensitivity

Written By Sam on 17 October 2009

Now, technology has certainly moved on and it’s time for an update of Nikon D3. Yes! It’s time to have Nikon D3S. Nikon Corporation is delighted to introduce its newest FX-format digital SLR flagship with quick reactive and high light sensitivity – the Nikon D3S. Not like D3, it is completely new with many exciting features in it. Nikon points that the D3S is not so much a quantum leap, instead a refinement of a tested and proved model. Accordingly many of the changes are of an elusive nature but there are few highlighting and essential improvements such as 720p / 24fps HD video mode and a new Hi3 extended sensitivity setting which allows to capture the stills and movie at a whopping ISO 102,400.


The key features of Nikon D3S includes

  • New Nikon FX-format CMOS image sensor with 12.1 megapixel Full-Frame (36 x 24 mm) sensor
  • ISO 200 – 12800 (ISO 100 – 102,400 in Boost mode)
  • Eleven frames per second in continuous and DX mode
  • Multi-CAM3500FX Auto Focus sensor, fine-tuned for improved acquisition and tracking
  • 720p / 24 fps HD movie mode
  • In-camera RAW processing
  • Larger buffer for 48 RAW frames in one burst (18 on the D3)
  • Also supports DX lenses, viewfinder automatically masks
  • Super fast operation
  • 14-bit A/D conversion, 12 channel readout
  • Dual Compact Flash card slots
  • Nikon EXPEED image processor
  • Scene Recognition System
  • Kevlar / carbon fibre composite shutter with 300,000 contact stability
  • Auto-focus tracking by color
  • Auto-focus calibration with fine-tuning available
  • Live View with either phase detect or 30% faster
  • Compact Flash UDMA support
  • Virtual horizon shows if camera is level, usable on the LCD during video capture
  • 3.0″ 922,000 pixel LCD monitor
  • ‘Active D-Lighting’ ‘Extra High’ setting
  • HDMI HD video output
  • Standard Dual battery charger
  • Detailed ‘Control Panel’ type display on LCD monitor and also changes color in dark
  • Buttons preserved and sealed against moisture

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