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Nikon-original FX-format CMOS Sensor
Newly engineered for striking image fidelity and low-noise, optimizing pixel size and count in a 12.1-megapixel sensor to produce extraordinarily rich files.

Continuous Shooting Up to 9 FPS
Secure exacting moments in time with an expanded buffer, allowing continuous capture of up to 82 JPEG (fine) or 36 14-bit NEF (RAW) images.

One-button Live View with Two Shooting Modes
Two modes for studio or remote shooting—Tripod Mode offers 27x magnification for precise focus confirmation.

Dynamic Integrated Dust Reduction System
Ultrasonic process combats the accumulation of dust on the optical low-pass filter, safeguarding image quality.

Fast, Accurate 51-Point AF System
4 Dynamic modes and 15 cross-type sensors deliver AF precision and razor sharpness.

Scene Recognition System
Referencing an onboard image database, teamed with RGB metering, SRS enhances exposure and white balance evaluation and improves AF speed and accuracy.

Nikon Picture Control
Four preset options and 9 customizable settings provide personalized style control.

Dual CF Card Slots with Overflow, Backup and Copy Options

Approx. 4,200 Images per Battery Charge

Low Noise ISO Sensitivity from 200 to 12,800
Renowned low-noise performance at 12,800, plus expanded settings to an astounding ISO 102,400 (equivalent) and ISO 100 (equivalent).

HD Video Capture
Record smooth 24 fps HD video, leveraging low-noise D3S image quality along with high fidelity stereo sound capability.

3-Inch Super-density 921,000-dot VGA LCD Monitor
D3S monitors are individually calibrated during assembly to assure accuracy.

Nikon EXPEED Image Processing
Drives breathtakingly rich image fidelity, low-noise and fast image processing.

1,005-Pixel 3D Color Matrix Metering II
Nikon-pioneered RGB metering includes color information to intelligently determine more accurate exposures.

Rugged and Precise Magnesium Alloy Construction
Effectively protected from invasive dust, moisture and electromagnetic interference with a self-diagnostic shutter mechanism tested to exceed 300,000 cycles.

100% Viewfinder Coverage

Virtual Horizon Graphic Indicator

Speedlights/Flashes
Speedlights/Flashes
Stereo Microphone
Stereo Microphone
Eyepieces and Viewfinders
Eyepieces and Viewfinders
NIKKOR Lenses
NIKKOR Lenses
Optimized for FX Format but compatible with extensive range of NIKKOR lenses.
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Simply the best camera on the market The pictures I can make with this camera are simply stunning. There is no other word for it. The performance is superb, the colors are spot on, exposure is consistent and the focus speed is fantastic. I would buy this camera again and again. For me the decision was between the D3X and the D3S, and I am glad I chose as I did. While, I am certain that the D3X is quite a camera, the speed and ISO capabilities of the D3S are worth sacrificing the pixels. It is a great buy. November 22, 2011
Spectacular Simply...this is a magnificent camera. Worth every penny. November 17, 2011
perfect This camera is perfect. A real investment piece, but you get your money's worth. I can't think of a single thing I dislike about this camera. I print pictures in magazines all around the world, and only use this camera. The ONLY thing I would change about it is the fact that it's only 12 mpxls. I will definitely invest in the next version, simply for that Still deserves 5 stars though for it's speed and crisp pictures it takes November 16, 2011
expensive but worth the price As a professional shooting almost all sports, low noise, 11 fps speed, high ISO it's perfect for sports. I used to buy cars for this kind of money but if you do lots of low light photography at high speeds, it's worth the cost. October 19, 2011
Great ISO and image quality I use this camera at work for taking pictures of university events (sports, social outings, etc) and I must say it does it all very well. I can easily pop the iso up to 2000-3200 and still get great pictures. The continuous raw count is very high, great for sports. Focusing is really good. Only has 12 mp, which after you crop down some can get kind of low. Still decent though. When we first got the D3s (after having a D2Xs), it did have some problems with overexposure and memory card writing, but after a few trips to Nikon it works like a charm now. October 2, 2011
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how much?

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Depends where you are in the world, Google has the answer
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Can the D3s produce the same vibrant colors as the D2x?

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I love my D2x’s ability to produces images with the same color saturation as Fujichrome.
I just want to upgrade for the low light capabilities and additional speed using long lenses.
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Yes. D3s is far superior
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Is it possible to switch from FX to DX on the fly without having to go through a menu by programing the function button?

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At the D3s default settings, holding down the Fn button and rotating the command dial will change the image area. You can program this function to the Fn, Preview, or AE-L/AF-L buttons. Refer to custom settings f4, f5, and f6 in the camera menu, and page 79-82 of the D3s manual.
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How do you disconnect camera (usb cable) safely after uploading images from compact flash card with adobe bridge

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there is no information in manual for d3s or bridge…they only tell you how to connect but NOT how to disconnect safely.
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You can also safely remove the camera from the Computer folder when operating on a Windows OS. Click the Start button, click Computer, right-click the device you want to remove, and then click Eject. Once the D3s is ejected you can then disconnect the camera from the computer. When operating on a Mac OS, your camera will appear on the desktop of the computer. Drag the D3s into the trash can that can be located on the Mac's dock. Once in the trash can the camera can be disconnected from the computer.
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What is on the Software Suite CD-ROM

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View NX2 is on the disc.
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