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Nikon D3s

Nikon D3s


A 12MP full-frame camera that also has HD video capture

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GENERAL:  
List Price (USA): $5,199
In Production: No
Launch Date: October 2009
Year Discontinued: 2012
Successor: Nikon D3
Predecessor: Nikon D4
IMAGE CAPTURE:  
Megapixels: 12.1
Format: FX (Full-Frame)
Sensor Type: CMOS
Max. Resolution (pixels): 4256 x 2832
Low-Pass Filter: Yes
Sensor Dimensions (mm): 36.0 x 23.9
Min. ISO: 200
Max. ISO: 12800
Expanded ISO Range: 100-102400
ISO Adjustment Steps: 1EV, 1/2EV, 1/3EV
Still File Formats: JPEG, 14-bit RAW, 12-bit RAW, TIFF, RAW+
Dust Removal Support: Yes
Shooting Modes: Program (P), Aperture Priority (A), Shutter Priority (S), Manual (M), Bulb (B)
Additional Features: In-Camera Retouching, Custom Picture Control, Active-D Lighting
PERFORMANCE:  
Minimum Shutter Speed (s): 30
Maximum Shutter Speed (s): 1/8000
Shutter Life (actuations): 300,000
Max. Burst (FPS): 9
JPEG Buffer Size: 100
RAW Buffer Size: 36
Release Modes: Single-Frame, Continuous Lo, Continuous Hi, Mirror Lock-Up, Self-Timer
VIEWFINDER & LCD:  
LCD Screen Size ("): 3.0
LCD Screen Resolution (dots): 921,000
Electronic Level/Horizon: Yes
Live View Mode: Yes
Viewfinder Type: Pentaprism
Viewfinder Magnification (x): 0.7
Viewfinder Frame Coverage (%): 100
METERING:  
Metering Sensor: 1,005-pixel RGB sensor 3D Color Matrix Metering II
Auto Metering Modes: Matrix, Center-Weighted, Spot
Meter Operating Range (EV): 0 to 20
Exposure Compensation Range (EV): -5 to 5
Exposure Compensation Steps: 1EV, 1/2EV, 1/3EV
Auto Bracking Frames: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Auto Bracketing Modes: Exposure, White Balance, Flash
White Balance Modes: Auto, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Cloudy, Daylight, Shade, Incandescent, Manual Color Temperature
AUTOFOCUS:  
Primary AF Type: Phase Detect Autofocus
AF Sensor: Multi-Cam 3500 FX
AF Modes: Single-Servo AF, Continuous AF, Dynamic Area AF, 3D Tracking, Auto-Area AF
AF Points: 51
Minimum Required Aperture: F8
AF Operating Range (EV): -1 to 19
Screwdrive AF Support: Yes
Live View Autofocus: Contrast Detect
Face Detection Support: No
VIDEO:  
Movie Mode: Yes
Movie File Formats: AVI
Built-In Microphone: Mono
Video Framerates (Size/FPS): 720p/24, VGA/24
Video Autofocus: N/A
Manual Video Controls: ISO, Aperture, Exposure Compensation
FLASH:  
Built-In Flash: No
Flash Sync Speed (s): 1/250
Supported Flash Modes: Red-Eye Reduction, Slow-Speed Sync, Rear-Curtain Sync
Hotshoe: Yes
BODY:  
Mount Type: Nikon F Mount
Number of Media Slots: 2
Compatible Card Types: CompactFlash
Width (mm): 159.5
Height (mm): 157
Depth (mm): 87.5
Weight (g): 1240
Connectivity: Universal Hotshoe, USB 2, Remote Terminal, Peripheral Connector, HDMI, PC Terminal
Battery Model: EN-EL4a
Battery Life (Frames): 4200
Power Adapter Support: Yes
Weather Sealing: Yes
Included Accessories: EN-EL4a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
MH-22 Quick Charger
UC-E4 USB Cable
EG-D2 Audio Video Cable
AN-DC5 Camera Strap
BF-1B Body Cap
BS-2 Accessory Shoe Cap
DK-17 Eyepiece
BL-4 Battery Chamber Cover
USB Cable Clip
Software Suite CD-ROM
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1 Review

I'd love to own a D3s as I'm a full time sports photographer.