Nikon D3S

Announced Oct 14, 2009 •
12 megapixels | 3 screen | Full frame sensor
dpreview conclusion

In terms of versatility, the Nikon D3S is the best DSLR we've ever tested, and the image quality in ultra low light is a major selling point. If you don't need to take advantage of the D3S's high ISO settings though, the D700/D300S offer better value.

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Gold Award
89%
dpreview score
Good for

Pros that need to get images quickly in any environment

Not so good for

Anyone that doesn't need top quality in ultra-low light

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Nikon D3s review
By: Mat Gallagher, What Digital Camera (Feb 1, 2010)

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