12.1-megapixel, FX-format CMOS sensor; 720p HD video capture
Body only; lenses sold separately
Low-noise ISO sensitivity from 200 to 12,800; continuous shooting up to 9fps
Fast, accurate 51-point AF system; Nikon EXPEED image processing
3-inch super-density 921,000-dot VGA LCD; one-button Live View with two shooting modes
Dual CF card slots with overflow, backup and copy options (CF card not included); up to 4,300 images per battery charge
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The D3S is uniquely qualified to meet the changing needs of photographers whose assignments demand 100% from them and their equipment. Leading with uncompromising FX-format multimedia versatility and engineered for demanding professional use at up to 9 fps, the D3S rugged magnesium alloy construction, comprehensively sealed against dust and moisture, delivers on its promises of superiority. Exacting moments in time are captured to an expanded buffer, allowing continuous capture of up to 82 JPEG (fine) or 36 14-bit NEF (RAW) images.
including extra/spare Nikon EN EL4a Camera battery - Li-Ion ($110 value)
Camera in perfectly working condition. Some small scratches at the bottom of the camera other then this no other scratches.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Update: Images up to ISO 51,200 have very acceptable levels of noise (very little). Worst case, I touched up with Dfine 2.0 (noise reduction software) and they look nearly perfect. I experimented with the movie mode. The camera took some very nice looking videos in extremely low light. I don't know what ISO it used, but it must be hitting ISO 102,400 at times. The video and sound using the internal microphone are really good. I may add an external stereo mic in the future if I shoot video. I should have known, you can't shoot movies in vertical format -- of course -- but I did take some that way before I realized that format doesn't work when you play back on a TV.
I've now got a growing collection of images in various conditions and remain extremely pleased with this camera. -----------------
I received my new Nikon D3S only a couple of days ago, and my early testing of this camera has already proven it to be much more than I expected. I took a few...
The Nikon D3s is an amazing camera and I love it. The vast majority of people looking at buying this camera are talking about it's ISO and low light abilities. Even though there is alot more to this camera than it's amazing new ISO abilities, lets start with it's most unique feature and major selling point.
How good does it's ISO get? How about 12,800! The ISO can be pushed up to 102,400 using the Hi ISO settings.
My tests - Nikon D3s combined with the Nikkor 24-70 2.8 Lens. I tested the camera at 400 ISO, 800 ISO, 1,600 ISO, 3,200 ISO, 6,400 ISO, and 12,800 ISO both inside in low light and outside at night. I have also tested the Hi 3 or 102,400 ISO setting
The ISO settings look really great up through the 3,200 mark. After that one can a little notice grain/noise up to the 12,800 ISO point. I would not hesitate at all running this camera at 1,600 or 3,200 ISO. BTW - Pictures taken at 12,800 are usable. They look really good. But there is a...
I purchased this used to replace the one stolen from me, some time back. I have the D4 and many other Pro Nikons Digitals, including many, many Nikon Film cameras from my Nikon F purchased in Japan in 1962 through to my Nikon F5 & F6.I am very pleased with the seller, Mr. Fred J. Eckert and my purchase of his D3s from him! He was a very extraordinary individual and is a "Man Of His Word", very rare today...
V/R The PhotogDog Kent M. Whitney
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