The Nikon D3S samples, shot by photographers Bill Frakes, Vincent Munier and Shigeo Gomi, range from the standard ISO 200 to ISO 12,800 settings. All but one were shot as large/fine JPEG files, with the remaining shot having been converted from a 14-bit .NEF Raw file.
Announced in the early hours of Wednesday morning, the Nikon D3S is based on the company's previous D3 design. Image resolution is unchanged at twelve effective megapixels, but the CMOS image sensor and EXPEED image processor are both new designs. This has allowed Nikon to significantly expand the camera's ISO sensitivity range, as well as add a new high-definition 24 frames-per-second 720p (1,280 x 720 pixel) movie mode. Nikon has also included its Dust Reduction System in the D3S, making the camera its first to include both a 100% coverage viewfinder and dust reduction functionality. For more details, read our coverage of the announcement, and our Nikon D3S preview!