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Many times people have wondered how Nikon can improve on their already stellar cameras. How can they top the amazing 6400iso on the D3? Well, they managed it with the outstanding upgrade, The Nikon D3s. With an ISO capable of 12800, the D3s allows the user to shoot in near darkness and still achieve a relatively fast shutter speed with excellent noise control. Powered by a long-lasting lithium rechargeable battery that lets you keep on shooting, the D3s offers High Definition Video at 780p as well as Video editing functions which include the ability to trim your footage and to select frames to save as JPGs.

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 and ending points in order to trim D-Movie footage, as well as the ability to save selected movie frames as JPEGs.

  • ISO performance: ISO 12800 as standard, expandable to ISO equivalent of 102400 (Hi 3)
  • Large pixel pitch: the 12.1-megapixel FX-format advantage
  • New and improved D-Movie function
  • Image sensor cleaning: assured protection
  • EXPEED: Nikon’s comprehensive approach to quality digital images
  • Lateral chromatic aberration reduction: edge-to-edge sharpness
  • Active D-Lighting: rescuing tone in highlights and shadows
  • Picture Control: custom-tailored tone and color
  • Speed and readiness throughout the workflow
  • 9-frames-per-second* shooting rate in FX-format, 11 fps* in DX crop
  • Scene Recognition System: enlightened accuracy and intelligence
  • 51-point AF: fast and accurate subject acquisition
  • Sophisticated AE with highlight analysis
  • Informed auto white balance
  • Approx. 100% frame coverage
  • Superior durability
  • Twin CF card slots
  • Long-life battery
  • Easy-to-access Live View mode
  • Quiet Shutter-release mode for nonintrusive shooting
  • 3-in., approx. 921k-dot color, 170º viewing angle LCD monitor
  • Newly added image area of 1.2x crop (30 x 20) format with approx. 8.4 megapixels.
  • Multiple exposure operation that can be repeated by designating the function to the bracketing button.
  • Electronic virtual horizon that is available in Live View shooting.
  • Extended menu banks that stores up to four combinations of exposure mode, shutter speed and aperture value.
  • Versatile in-camera Retouch Menus, including RAW processing to enhance your images without using a computer.
  • Compatible with HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) output. Type C connector (mini size) is employed.
  • With the optional GPS Unit GP-1, location information such as latitude, longitude, altitude and time are automatically recorded to each image’s EXIF data. The Time Adjustment feature, which adjusts your camera’s time zone, is also available using the GP-1. Especially useful for group assignments that require several D3S cameras to be synchronized.
  • Exclusive Nikon Software — Nikon Transfer and ViewNX software packages (supplied) for a range of basic photo browsing and editing operations; Capture NX 2, Camera Control Pro 2, and Image Authentication Software (all optional) enable more advanced operation and image editing. 
Available Colours Black
Megapixels 12MP
Sensor Size 36 x 24mm
ISO/Sensitivity 200 - 12800
Image Stabilisation -
Autofocus Points -
Lens Mount Nikon
LCD Size 3.0"
Touchscreen -
Liveview Yes
Viewfinder Optical TTL
Min Shutter Speed 30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/8000 sec
Built-in Flash -
Continuous Shooting Speed 9 fps
Self Timer 10 sec, 2 sec, 20 sec, 5 sec
Metering Centre-weighted, Spot, 3D Color Matrix II
Video Resolution HD 720
Memory Type Compact Flash
WiFi -
GPS -
Connectivity USB 2, HDMI, Wi-Fi (optional)
Battery EN-EL4a
Battery Type Lithium-ion
Charger Includes Li-Ion Charger
File Formats AVI, JPEG, RAW, TIFF
Dimensions 160 x 157 x 88mm
Box Contents -
Skill Level Professional
Lifestyle Uses Portrait, Sports, Travel/Landscape
Waterproof -
Manufacturer's Warranty -

Get if if you can for a good price, D4 now introduced.
, MELBOURNE, VIC, 14/01/2012

With the newly introduced d4 starting at $AUD6999 i know which one i'd be buying out the two. Newer camera, 16.2megapixels, ISO 50-204800, full HD video. No doubt if you can get a d3s under 5K go for it or even still wait for d800 that should be a cracker too!

Pros: Easy to use, Build quality, Battery life
Cons: Bulky

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Good workhorse..
, 22/12/2011

this is an overall super camera get it if you can for a good price. Sells for US$5200 just becareful of markups and that you are not getting ripped as this camera is also due for replacement.

Pros: Easy to use, Build quality, Battery life
Cons: Bulky
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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Awesome Camera!!! =)
, Sydney, 1/11/2011

Having the D3s for the last 8 months has been an amazing experience. Not only does it have the best ISO handling of all the cameras out there, which numerous times allowed me to take photos in near-dark situations, but the High Definition movie is a breeze to use. I have bought a series of f/2.8 lenses and they are just a perfect match with this camera. Apart from its bulkiness and weight, it is no doubt a camera that is able to deliver crisp and sharp images at the fastest rate. 9 frames a second is a joyous bonus that lets me shoot my nephew while he runs around in our backyard. All in all, an awesome camera that is a must have to those who are moving into Pro-Photography.

Pros: Easy to use, Build quality, Battery life, Screen size
Cons: Bulky
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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amazing camera
, Torquay Vic, 12/08/2010

Asa pro wedding, portrait photographer i find this camera an amzing tool no matter what lighting conditions i'm in. The battery life is fantastic!


Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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The Best All Round Pro DSLR
, Brisbane, 13/07/2010

I never would have thought that Nikon could have improved on the already amazing D3 with it's ground breaking high ISO performance but they have managed to push the envelope even further with the D3s. With a base ISO range of 200 to an amazing 12800, it's now possible to shoot very clean images in almost complete darkness. The amount of detail retained and the distinct lack of noise at 12800 has to be seen to be believed.

I use this camera for pretty much everything including portraits, sport, landscapes, social events and wildlife and it handles all perfectly.

Don't worry about the fact it only has 12MP because the files are so clean and sharp when the camera is combined with one of Nikon's great lenses like the AFS 24-70mm f2.8 G, that you can easily up size the file to print at pretty much any size you like.

If you are a Nikon fan already then this is a no brainer, just buy one but if you are a Canon user then I would suggest you don't test drive this camera out because you will be wanting to sell all your gear and make the switch.


Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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