The Nikon D3S is Nikon’s most celebrated full frame camera, which comes with all the professional features. Read on for its technical specifications, latest features and price.

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Nikon D3S

Most professional photographers know that when a camera is said to come with a resolution of, say, 12 mp, it is only a rounded estimate of the actual resolution that it is capable of rendering. Most cameras give a difference of 1.5x to 1.6x in terms of actual resolution. People need to check what is stated as “effective pixels” in the specifications of all cameras to know exactly how much resolution each one of them renders. Some, however, are powerful enough to render the whole resolution promised, and come under the category of full frame cameras. The Nikon D3S is one such professional DSLR which renders the whole 12.1mp that it promises, which is very rare even in professional cameras.

Design and Functioning

Though on first look, one might think the Nikon D3S is extremely heavy and tough, the former is not totally true. In fact many have found it easy to grip and its weight evenly distributed all over the body. it is one of the few cameras known as the “full frame” camera, one that delivers the whole of the promised resolution. This camera also boasts a sensitivity range of ISO 200 to ISO 12,800; expandable all the way to an incredible ISO 102,400. It also incorporates the quiet mode, which allows the photographer to delay the mirror return and the cocking of the shutter until he or she lets go of the shutter release button. Not only meant for still capture, the Nikon D3S can also record 720p high-definition video at 24 frames per second. It is made tough and extremely user friendly by the Intelligent power management that lets the user shoot up to approximately 4,200 frames per charge. It is compatible with Compact Flash (CF) cards.

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Nikon D3S Price India
Price: Rs. 290,000.00Resolution: 12.10 MP

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Technical Specifications of Nikon D3S
OverviewCamera type DSLR
Battery (Type) EN-EL4a Lithium-ion Battery
DimensionsWidth (mm) 160
Depth (mm) 88
Height (mm) 157
Weight 1,240g
LensShutter Speed (seconds) 30 - 1/8000
ISO rating 200 in steps of 1/3
Interchangeability NA
Lens Mount Nikon F bayonet mount/Remote Control/Tripod mount,
Brand G or D AF NIKKOR
Image SensorType CMOS
Size(inches) 3
Total Resolution(MP) 12.87
Effective Resolution(MP) 12.10
Dust Reduction System Yes
ViewfinderType Optical Through-The-Lens
Light MeteringMulti Metering Yes
Center Weighted Metering Yes
Spot Metering Yes
ImagingExposure Compensation Manual or Automatic
White Balance Automatic
Focus Manual or Automatic
Built in Flash Automatic
InterfaceWiFi NA
Bluetooth NA
Picbridge Yes
Hdmi NA
Primary FeaturesAuto Bracketing Yes
Self Timer 10.00
Face Detection NA
Af Assist Lamp Yes
Movie Mode Yes
Red Eye Reduction Yes
Histogram NA
Warranty (Years) 1
Last Updated on : August 19, 2010

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