King of The Nikon D3s has a Full-Frame Sensor, Key Features Review

The Nikon D3s is the same camera as the D3, with a few additional functions tossed in allow it a little more collection lifestyle. No issue, Nikon has been doing this since the 1980s including an -s to a design while including a several of new stuff, like the N4004s, F4s, N8008s, N90s and most lately the D300s.

Nikon D3s
Nikon D3s

Nikon’s pro DSLRs are on a four-year item pattern, so the D3s freshening is right on the right track, with a Nikon D4 predicted in two more decades, in summer time 2011. The Nikon D3, and now the D3s, is an definitely fantastic digicam for capturing activities and activity in any mild. It is my first option for capturing anything that goes.

Nikon D3S Key Features

  • Newly remodeled 12.1 mega-pixel Full-Frame (36 x 24 mm) sensor
  • ISO 200 – 12,800 (ISO 100 – 102,400 such as expansion settings)
  • 720p / 24 fps HD film mode
  • Eleven facilitates per second in ongoing and DX mode
  • Larger shield for more than 30 RAW facilitates in one burst
  • Multi-CAM3500FX Automatic Concentrate indicator (51-point, 15 cross-type, more straight coverage), fine-
  • tuned for enhanced purchase and tracking
  • In-camera RAW processing
  • Also facilitates DX contacts, viewfinder instantly covers (5.1 mega pixels with DX lens)
  • 14-bit A/D transformation, 12 route readout
  • Nikon EXPEED picture processor
  • Super quick function (power-up 12 ms, shutter lag 41 ms, black-out 74 ms)
  • Kevlar / graphite blend shutter with 300,000 visibility durability
  • Auto-focus monitoring by shade (using details from 1005-pixel AE sensor)
  • Auto-focus calibration (fine-tuning) available (fixed body system or up to 20 individual lens settings)
  • Scene Identification Program (uses AE indicator, AF sensor)
  • Dual Lightweight Show cards spots (overflow, back-up, RAW on 1 / JPEG on 2, Pictures on 1 / Films on 2, copy)
  • Compact Show UDMA support
  • 3.0″ 922,000 pixel LCD monitor
  • Live Perspective with either stage identify (mirror up/down) or enhanced (30% faster) comparison identify Automatic Focus
  • Virtual skyline indicates if digicam is stage, available on the LCD during film capture
  • HDMI HD film output
  • ‘Active D-Lighting’ ‘Extra High’ establishing (adjusts metering as well as implementing D-Lighting curve)
  • Detailed ‘Control Panel’ kind display on LCD observe, changes in dark conditions
  • Buttons enclosed against moisture
  • Dual battery energy charger as standard

Nikon D3s Body And Design

Our feedback about the D3 and D3X in their specific in-depth reviews apply similarly to the new D3S. The three cameras share fundamentally the same whole body spend, and all three are designed for strength. A tough mineral magnesium metal whole body spend keeps the bodyweight down as much as possible, although compared to a D300S or D700, the D3S is a large bodyweight, aided by the incorporated straight hold. This lower portion of the framework also keeps the powerful EN-EL4a battery power, which is exchangeable with all of the D2 and D3-series professional Nikon DSLRs. The detachable battery power section door is exchangeable with the D3 and D3X, but not the earlier D2 sequence, which are a a little bit different shape.

Nikon D3s Body And Design
Nikon D3s Body And Design


The D3S has similar viewfinder to the D3 and D3X. In comparison to the mature DX structure D2 sequence, the scene is huge and shiny, and the concentrating display is contrasty enough for precise guide concentrating, even with wideangle contacts. The eyepiece shutter, proven here, card blanks off the eyepiece to avoid wander mild from coming into the viewfinder and impacting exposures, and also opens the rubberized eyepiece to allow components like the DK-19 rubberized eyecup to be fixed.


The D3S’s relationships are almost the same as the D3, with the exemption of a new, more compact micro-HDMI outlet, and the inclusion of a ‘mic’ outlet for an outside radio stations system mic, which nestles next to the A/V out outlet, on the right hand side (with the lens directing towards you) of you. There are two slots here – small one homes a conventional small USB outlet, which is used for linking you to a computer, either for picture obtain, or when capturing slightly via Nikon’s optionally available Camera Control Pro 2 application.

Lens Install / Sensor

Below on the remaining you can see the D3S’s lens mount with the reflection down, on the right with reflection up and shutter start (exposing the sensor). Contacts are placed turned clockwise and secure place with an anticlockwise convert. This is a conventional Nikon F lens mount and can use almost the finish variety of Nikkor F contacts (although some functions are only available with more recent kind G or kind D lenses). The D3S facilitates the aperture band available on mature AI contacts, but cannot be used with the initial so-called ‘pre-AI’ optics. Despite being full-frame it will also support 1.5x plants DX structure contacts instantly and covers the viewfinder perspective accordingly.

Nikon D3s Sensor
Nikon D3s Sensor

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Nikon D3s Specifications
Nikon D3s Specifications

Nikon D3s Specifications

Price (body only) • US: $5,199
• UK: £3,665
• EU: €4,499
Body material Magnesium alloy
Sensor • 36 x 23.9 mm CMOS sensor
• FX format
• RGB Color Filter Array
• Built-in fixed low-pass filter
• 12.87 million total pixels
• 12.1 million effective pixels
• 3:2 aspect ratio
Image processor Nikon EXPEED
A/D conversion 14 bit
Image sizes
(FX format)
• 4256 x 2832 [L; 12.1 MP]
• 3184 x 2120 [M; 6.8 MP]
• 2128 x 1416 [S; 3.0 MP]
Image sizes
(DX format)
• 2784 x 1848 [L; 5.1 MP]
• 2080 x 1384 [M; 2.9 MP]
• 1392 x 920 [S; 1.3 MP]]
Image sizes
(5:4 format)
• 3552 x 2832 [L; 10.0 MP]
• 2656 x 2120 [M; 5.6 MP]
• 1776 x 1416 [S; 2.5 MP]
Image sizes
(1.2x format)
• 3552 x 2362 [L; 8.4 MP]
• 2656 x 1776 [M; 4.7 MP]
• 1776 x 1184 [S; 2.1 MP]
File formats • NEF (12-bit or 14-bit, compressed or lossless compressed RAW)
• JPEG (EXIF 2.21)
• AVI (motion JPEG)
NEF compression • Compressed 12/14-bit NEF (RAW, Lossless compressed): approx. 60-80%
• Compressed 12/14-bit NEF (RAW, Compressed): approx. 45-60%
Lens mount • Nikon F mount with AF coupling and AF contacts
• No field of view crop (full-frame)
Usable lenses • Type G or D AF NIKKOR: All functions supported
• DX AF NIKKOR: All functions supported except FX-format (36×24)/5:4 (30×24) image size
• AI-P NIKKOR: All functions supported except autofocus and 3D Color Matrix Metering II
• Non-CPU AI NIKKOR: Can be used in exposure modes A and M; electronic rangefinder can be used if maximum aperture is f/5.6 or faster; Color Matrix Metering and aperture value display supported if user provides lens data
* IX NIKKOR lenses cannot be used
* Excluding lenses for F3AF
Auto Focus • 51 focus points (15 cross-type sensors)
• Multi-CAM 3500FX
• AF working range: -1 to +19 EV (ISO 100, normal temperature)
• Contrast Detect in Live View (Tripod) mode
Lens Servo • Single Servo AF [S]
• Continuous Servo AF [C]
• Manual focus [M]
• Focus Tracking automatically activated by subject’s status in [S] or [C] AF
Focus Point • Single point from 51 or 11 focus points
• Live view (Tripod mode): Contrast AF on a desired point anywhere within frame
AF Area Mode • Single point AF
• Dynamic Area AF [9 points, 21 points, 51 points, 51 points (3D-tracking)]
• Automatic-area AF
Focus Lock

Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button

AF assist External Speedlite only
Exposure modes • Program Auto [P] with flexible program
• Shutter-Priority Auto [S]
• Aperture-Priority Auto [A]
• Manual [M]

TTL full-aperture exposure metering using 1005-pixel RGB sensor
• 3D Color Matrix Metering II (type G and D lenses); color matrix metering II (other CPU lenses); color matrix metering (non-CPU lenses if user provides lens data; metering performed)
• Center-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 8, 15, or 20 mm dia. circle in center of frame or weighting based on average of entire frame (default 12 mm)
• Spot: Meters approx.

Metering range • 3D Color Matrix Metering: 0 to 20 EV
• Center-Weighted Metering: 0 to 20 EV
• Spot Metering: 2 to 20 EV
• At normal temperature (20°C/68°F), ISO 100 equivalent, f/1.4 lens
Meter coupling CPU and AI
Exposure lock Locked using AE-L/AF-L button
Exposure bracketing • 2 to 9 frames
• 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1 EV steps
Exposure compen. • +/-5.0 EV
• 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV steps
Sensitivity • Default: ISO 200 – 12,800 in 1/3, 1/2 or 1.0 EV steps
• Boost: 100 – 102,400 in 1/3, 1/2 or 1.0 EV steps, HI3 = ISO 102,400
Shutter • Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal plane shutter
• 30 to 1/8000 sec (1/3, 1/2 or 1.0 EV steps)
• Flash X-Sync: 1/250 sec
• Bulb