Nikon D3S

Announced Oct 14, 2009 •
12 megapixels | 3 screen | Full frame sensor
Price
Body type
Body type Large SLR
Sensor
Max resolution 4256 x 2832
Other resolutions 3552 x 2832, 3552 x 2368, 3184 x 2128, 2784 x 1848, 2656 x 1776, 2128 x 1416, 2080 x 1384, 1776 x 1416, 1776 x 1184, 1392 x 920
Image ratio w:h 5:4, 3:2
Effective pixels 12 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors 13 megapixels
Sensor size Full frame (36 x 23.9 mm)
Sensor type CMOS
Processor Expeed
Image
ISO 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800 (100-102400 with boost)
Boosted ISO (minimum) 100
Boosted ISO (maximum) 102400
White balance presets 12
Custom white balance Yes (4)
Image stabilization No
Uncompressed format RAW + TIFF
JPEG quality levels Fine, Normal, Basic
Optics & Focus
Autofocus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Live View
Digital zoom No
Manual focus Yes
Number of focus points 51
Lens mount Nikon F
Focal length multiplier 1×
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fixed
Screen size 3
Screen dots 921,000
Touch screen No
Screen type Low-temperature polysilicon TFT color LCD
Live view Yes
Viewfinder type Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder coverage 100%
Viewfinder magnification 0.7×
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 30 sec
Maximum shutter speed 1/8000 sec
Aperture priority Yes
Shutter priority Yes
Manual exposure mode Yes
Subject / scene modes No
Built-in flash No
External flash Yes (Hot-shoe plus Sync connector)
Flash modes Front curtain, Rear curtain, Red-Eye, Slow Sync
Continuous drive 11.0 fps
Self-timer Yes (2 to 20 sec)
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation ±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 1 EV steps)
AE Bracketing ±3 (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
WB Bracketing Yes (2 to 9 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis))
Videography features
Resolutions 1280 x 720 (24 fps), 640 x 424 (24 fps), 320 x 216 (24 fps)
Format Motion JPEG
Microphone Stereo
Speaker None
Storage
Storage types Compact Flash (Type I or II) x 2, UDMA
Storage included None
Connectivity
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMI Yes
Wireless notes Optional
Remote control Yes
Physical
Environmentally sealed Yes (Water and dust resistant)
Battery Battery Pack
Battery description Lithium-Ion EN-EL4a rechargeable battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 4200
Weight (inc. batteries) 1240 g (2.73 lb / 43.74 oz)
Dimensions 160 x 157 x 88 mm (6.3 x 6.18 x 3.46)
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes
Timelapse recording Yes
GPS Optional
GPS notes GP-1
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