Nikon D3S Review

 
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Model Name: Nikon D3S 
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Device Forum URL: Forum
Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website
General
Model Number: D3S
Camera Format: Pro SLR
Currently Manufactured: No
Retail Price: $5199.95
Street Price:  
Date Available: 2009-11-30
Tripod Mount: Yes (Metal)
Weight: 49.7 oz (1,410 g)
includes batteries
Weight With Batteries? Yes
Weight Includes Kit Lens? No
Size: 6.3 x 6.2 x 3.4 in.
(160 x 157 x 88 mm)
Waterproof: No
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer:  
Total Megapixels: 12.9
Effective Megapixels: 12.1
Sensor Format: 35mm
Sensor Size (dia.): 1.70"
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.0
Color Filter Type: RGBG
Self-Cleaning: Yes
Sensor-shift Stabilized: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4256 x 2832 (12.1 MP, 3:2),
3184 x 2120 (6.8 MP, 3:2),
2128 x 1416 (3.0 MP, 3:2),
2784 x 1848 (5.1 MP, 3:2),
2080 x 1384 (2.9 MP, 3:2),
1392 x 920 (1.3 MP, Other),
3552 x 2832 (10.1 MP, 5:4),
2656 x 2120 (5.6 MP, 5:4),
1776 x 1416 (2.5 MP, 5:4),
3552 x 2368 (8.4 MP, 3:2),
2656 x 1776 (4.7 MP, Other),
1776 x 1184 (2.1 MP, 3:2)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.21), RAW (NEF), 14 or 12-bit; compr
Video Capture
Movie Mode: Yes
Movie Resolution: 1280x720, 640x424, 320x216
Movie Frame Rate: 24, 24, 24
Movie File Format: Motion JPEG
Optics
Lens Mount: Nikon F
Kit Lens: n/a
Focal Length (35mm equivalent):  
Zoom Ratio:  
Aperture Range:  
Normal Focus Range:  
Macro Focus Range:  
Optical Image Stablization: No
Digital Zoom: No
Digital Zoom Values: n/a
Filter Thread: n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: 51-point TTL phase detection via Nikon Multi-CAM 3500FX with 15 cross-type and 36 line-type sensors
Face Detection: No
Auto Focus Assist Light? No
Manual Focus: Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Yes
Viewfinder Type: SLR type; eye-level pentaprism, interchangeable screen, 100%, 0.7x, 18mm eyepoint, -3.0 to +1.0
Display
LCD Viewfinder: Yes
LCD Size (inches): 3.0
LCD Resolution: 920,000 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating LCD: No
Max Playback Zoom: 27.0x
Exposure
ISO Settings: Auto, 200 - 12,800, plus down to 100 in Lo-1, up to 102,400 in Hi-3
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, twelve manual modes can be preset with fine-tuning; color temperature setting, custom
Shutter Speed Range: 30 - 1/8000
Bulb Mode: Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 1005-pixel 3D Color Matrix Metering II, Center-weighted, Spot (1.5%) centered on selected focus area
Program AE: Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: None
Self Timer: 2/5/10/20 seconds
Time Lapse:  
Flash
Built-in Flash: No
Flash Modes: n/a
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a
Flash Range Description: n/a
Max Flash Sync: 1/250
Flash Exp Compensation:  
Ext Flash Connection: ISO-type hot-shoe contact; safety lock provided; PC Sync terminal
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: CF1
Memory Included (MB):  
File System: FAT32
DCF Compliant: Yes
Connectivity
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable: Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder: Yes
HD Video Out: Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Built-In Wi-fi: No
Computer/Printer: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional wired
Other Connection: HDMI Out, DC Input, 10-pin Expansion Terminal, External Stereo Mic
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary EN-EL4a
Usable Battery Types: Lithium Ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary EN-EL4a Lithium Ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included: Yes
CIPA Rating: 4,200
Software
Included Software: PictureProject
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS
Miscellaneous
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