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Nikon D3S DSLR Camera

12 Megapixels12 MegapixelsSingle Lens ReflexSingle Lens ReflexHigh ISO: ISO 6400 or more is available at full-resolution.High ISO: ISO 6400 or more is available at full-resolution.Level: Measures camera tilt and helps to keep the horizon level.Level: Measures camera tilt and helps to keep the horizon level.Continuous DriveContinuous Drive720p HD Video: 1280 x 720 resolution or more but less than 1920 x 1080.720p HD Video: 1280 x 720 resolution or more but less than 1920 x 1080.Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Hotshoe: Allows external flash units to be attached.Hotshoe: Allows external flash units to be attached.Spot MeteringSpot MeteringDepth-Of-Field Preview: Improve perception of DOF before shooting.Depth-Of-Field Preview: Improve perception of DOF before shooting.Weatherproof - Seals protect from dust, humidity and light splashing.Weatherproof - Seals protect from dust, humidity and light splashing.Accepts Compact Flash memory.Accepts Compact Flash memory.Discontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.Discontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.

Digital Camera Description

The Nikon D3S is a Professional DSLR with a Full-Frame sensor and a Nikon F lens mount. Its 12 Megapixels CMOS sensor offers an ISO 200-12800 sensitivity range which is expandable to ISO 100-102400. This makes it possible to shoot hand-held in very low-light. With 12 MP of resolution, sharp prints are possible up to at 240 DPI.

This camera features a mechanic shutter that can expose for 1/8000 to 30s. Bulb exposures of an unspecified duration are possible with this camera. With a fastest shutter-speed of 1/8000, fast action can easily be frozen. Night photography is possible using this digital camera due to its long exposure capability. This camera model offers Full Manual Controls.

Nikon D3S

The Nikon D3S features a Phase-Detect AF system. Autofocus can continuously adjust according to subject distance. A Real-Time Autofocus Tracking System allows focus to follow a moving subject within the frame. Manual Focus is also available.

Dual controls-dials offer direct access to most exposure parameters which makes this digital camera suitable for advanced photographers. The weatherproof construction of this digital camera protects it against adverse weather, dust and moisture. Framing on the Nikon D3S is performed via an extra large reflex optical viewfinder with 0.70X magnification and 100% coverage.

Model Specifications

BrandNikon ModelD3S
Sensor 12 Megapixels CMOS Sensor Size 36 x 24mm
Anti-Alias Filter Yes Sensor Aspect 3:2 Aspect-Ratio
Stabilization None Dust-ReductionNo
Sensitivity ISO 200 - 12800 *Expanded range: 100-102400 Shutter-Speed 1/8000 - 30s
Lens MountNikon F MountCrop Factor1X
Filter DiameterN / A Focus System Phase-Detect *3D Subject Tracking, Group-based area AF
Viewfinder Type Reflex OVF Viewfinder Size 0.70X - 100% Coverage
Display Attachment Fixed Display Size 920K Pixels 3" LCD 100% Coverage
Exposure ModesP, A, T, M, B Scene ModesNone
MeteringMulti-Segment, Center-Weighed, Average, Spot Bracketing 9 Shots ±1 EV
Exposure Compensation ±5 EV, 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV Flash Compensation
White Balance Auto , Presets, Custom White Balance Tuning 2 Axis, 13 steps
Continuous Drive 9 FPS, 130 JPEG, 36 RAW *11 FPS in DX Crop mode Self Timer Yes *2s, 5s, 10s 20s
Command Dials 2 DOF Preview Yes
Protection Weatherproof Dust Reduction No
Digital Level 1 Axis Tripod Mount Yes
Remote Trigger Wired Eye-Start Sensor No
HDR No Orientation Sensor Yes
Interval Timer Yes Multiple Exposure Yes
Image Formats JPEG RAW Flash Ports Hot-Shoe Sync-Port
Built-In Flash No Flash Sync
Video Capture 1280x720 @ 24 FPS 19:9 Sound Input
Video Format M-JPEG WiFi No
Memory Compact Flash x 2 GPS No
Battery Lithium-Ion Battery Life 4200 *CIPA Standard
Introduced 2009-10-14, DiscontinuedYES Construction Standard
Size 160 x 157 x 88mm (W x H x D) Weight 1240g

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Nikon D3S Highlights


SLR digital camera

Sensor-Size: 36 x 24mm

Full-Frame Sensor

Actual size when viewed at 100 DPI

12 Megapixels DSLRISO 100-102400
Nikon F Mount
1X FLM
Shutter 1/8000-30s
100% Coverage
Extra Large Viewfinder
Full manual controls, including Manual Focus
1 Axis Digital LevelCustom white-balance with 2 axis fine-tuning
WeatherproofSpot-Metering
9 FPS Drive, 130 ImagesHot-Shoe & Sync-Port
1280x720 @ 24 FPS Video RecordingLithium-Ion Battery
3" LCD 920K PixelsCompact Flash x 2
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