The samples were captured just a few hours ago during a Nikon press event set at a circus dress rehearsal. The gallery contains 31 Nikon D3S sample images, and we'll hopefully be following up with sample movies during the day tomorrow. (We'd hoped to have them up tonight, but Dave's hotel internet connection wasn't up to the task, and the local coffee shop closed before the transfers could complete. Ah well - such is life!) ;-)
Announced just a week ago, 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 full-frame model 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!