|The D3S's large prism gives you the FXformat visual advantage when you shoot. The viewfinder image is not only large and bright, but the focusing screen is also carefully designed to help you to intuitively sense sharp focus, be it manual or autofocus.For the reliability professionals' demand, the shutter of the D3S has been tested for 300,000 cycles. And to ensure rigorous real-world conditions, the testing is always performed on fully assembled cameras.Minimizes mirror bounce and extends viewing time, which allows more time for AF operation - one reason why the D3S can offer autofocus and focus tracking even at high-speed continuous shooting.|
- Approx. 100% frame coverage
The D3S's large prism gives you the FXformat visual advantage when you shoot. The viewfinder image is not only large and bright, but the focusing screen is also carefully designed to help you to intuitively sense sharp focus, be it manual or autofocus.
- Magnesium alloy: rugged dependability
The body, exterior cover, chassis and mirror box are comprised of strong-yet lightweight magnesium alloy to perform in demanding real-world conditions and assure superb, reliable performance and longer life.
- Comprehensive sealing against dust, moisture and electromagnetic waves
Assured protection against invasive moisture, dust and even electromagnetic interference. A comprehensive series of O-rings and other specialized seals, combined with additional Nikon engineering, keeps you shooting when lesser cameras would fail.
- Shutter durability
For the reliability professionals' demand, the shutter of the D3S has been tested for 300,000 cycles. And to ensure rigorous real-world conditions, the testing is always performed on fully assembled cameras.
- Self-diagnostic shutter
Shutter speeds range from 1/8,000 s to 30 s with an internal mechanism that automatically monitors and corrects possible variances between the designated shutter speed and the actual shutter timing over the shutter mechanism's life span.
- Mirror balancer
Minimizes mirror bounce and extends viewing time, which allows more time for AF operation - one reason why the D3S can offer autofocus and focus tracking even at high-speed continuous shooting.
- Info button
Makes it easy to view and change settings. Push once to see the settings. Push again for a direct shortcut to the menu page of the camera setting you want to alter.
- Live view button
The dedicated live view button gives you instant access, offering two live view modes: tripod mode for accurate AF operation and hand-held mode for more versatile shooting angles. The speed for contrast-detect AF in tripod mode has also been improved for enhanced practicality.
- Twin CF card slots
Record two full CF cards of data, record the same data onto two cards (backup), record RAW and JPEG simultaneously onto separate cards, and transfer data from one card to another. You can also designate the slot for data-heavy D-movie recording.
|Camera Type||Digital SLR|
|Sensor Resolution||12.1 MP|
|Sensor Size||23.9 x 36mm|
|Sensor Type||CCD, CMOS|
|Lens System |
|Lens For SD||Body Only|
|Auto Focus type||TTL contrast and phase detection, TTL contrast detection|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/8000 sec|
|Min Shutter Speed||30 sec|
|Exposure compensation||±5 EV range, in 1, 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps|
|Exposure Range||EV 0-20|
|Exposure Metering||3D color matrix II, Center-Weighted, Matrix, Spot|
|Exposure Modes||Aperture-Priority, Automatic, Bulb, Manual, Shutter-Priority|
|Light Sensitivity||ISO 100, ISO 102400, ISO 1600, ISO 200-12800, ISO 3200, ISO 800, ISO auto|
|Light Sensitivity Max||102400|
|Memory / Storage|
|Supported Flash Memory||CompactFlash, PC Card|
|Floppy Drive Storage||None|
|Optical Viewfinder Type||Fixed eye-level pentaprism|
|Viewfinder - Field Coverage||100%|
|Dioptric Correction Range||-3 to +1|
|Screen Details||LCD display - TFT active matrix - 3" - color|
|Microphone Type||Microphone - built-in - electret condenser - mono|
|Microphone Operation Mode||Mono|
|Connector Types||1 x HDMI output, 1 x SCSI, 1 x USB, 1 x composite video output, 1 x composite video/audio output, 1 x remote control|
|Expansion Slot||1 x PC Card - type I, 2 x CompactFlash Card - type I|
|Battery Form Factor||Manufacturer specific|
|Digital Video Format||AVI, MJPEG|
|Still Image Format||JPEG, NEF (RAW), RAW + JPEG, TIFF|
|Min Operating Temperature||0 °C|
|Max Operating Temperature||40 °C|
|Additional Features||AE/FE Lock, AF Lock, Audio Recording, Brightness Control, Built-In GPS, DPOF Support, Depth-Of-Field Preview Button, Digital Image Rotation, Direct Print, Dust Delete Data System, Edit Function, Exif Print Support, Highlight Point Display, Histogram Display, IR Filter, LCD Live View Mode, Mirror Lock, Orientation Detection, PictBridge Support, USB 2.0 Compatibility|
|Shooting Modes||Frame Movie Mode|
|Special Effects||Monochrome, Neutral, Vivid|
|Continuous Shooting Speed||1 frame per second, 11 frames per second, 3 frames per second, 9 frames per second|