A day after the rumors and leaks came out, Nikon officially announced yesterday their latest professional-grade DSLR camera, the Nikon D3S.
One feature that stands out from the Nikon D3S is its ISO range which at default spans from 200 to 12,800 but can be boosted to a staggering 102,400! Yes, you read that right. That’s no typo. It also features a video mode that boasts a 720p at 24 fps with autofocus and a new algorithm that helps lessen rolling shutter.
ISO performance: ISO 12800 as standard, expandable to ISO equivalent of 102400 (Hi 3)
Nikon FX-format CMOS image sensor with 12.1 effective megapixels
Improved D-Movie function including High-Sensitivity Movie mode and flicker reduction function
Nikon’s Integrated Dust Reduction System including Image Sensor Cleaning function
Incorporates Nikon’s original EXPEED digital image processing
Active D-Lighting with bracketing for up to 5 frames
Picture Control: Standard, Vivid, Neutral and Monochrome (Landscape and Portrait can be downloaded from Nikon website)
Quick response with approx. 0.12 seconds start-up time and approx. 0.04 seconds shutter-release time lag
9-frames-per-second shooting rate in FX format, 11 fps in DX crop (CIPA Guidelines)
Nikon’s original Scene Recognition System, utilizing 1,005-pixel RGB sensor, for more accurate autofocus, auto exposure, i-TTL flash control and auto white balance
Multi-CAM 3500FX AF sensor module featuring 51 AF points
Viewfinder with approx. 100% frame coverage and approx. 0.7x magnification in FX format
Durable shutter unit proven by 300,000 cycles of testing on fully assembled camera
Intelligent power management that lets you shoot up to approx. 4,200 frames per charge (based on CIPA Standards)
Easy-to-access Live View modes with dedicated button
Quiet Shutter-release mode for nonintrusive shooting
The Nikon D3S is expected to be available here in the US, the same time it will be released in the UK so that makes it late November of this year. If you want, you can preorder the Nikon D3S camera from Amazon.com. Btw, if you’re curious as to how much this awesome DSLR costs, the Nikon DS3 will be sold at the price of $5,199.95 (body only).
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