Nikon is proud to announce the new FX-format D3S digital SLR camera! Like the D3 before it, the D3S brings a new level of uncompromising versatility and an HD D-Movie Mode to Nikon professional D-SLRs. The D3S was meticulously engineered for professional photographers whose assignments demand nothing less than the ability to capture extreme image fidelity and stunning detail, while preserving the low-noise performance that vaulted the D3 to the market-leading status
Nikon Extreme Digital SLR Image Quality and Features
The D3S' barrier-breaking engineering, including the newly designed Nikon-original 12.1-megapixel FX-format CMOS imaging sensor, teamed with the exclusive EXPEED image processing and an accelerated Scene Recognition System, enables breathtakingly rich image quality and handling speed. In addition, the D3S provides still-image shooting from ISO 200 to an incredible ISO 12,800 at up to 9 frames-per-second all with incredible AF accuracy, to meet the ever-increasing demands of fast-action photography. And, taking versatility to new heights, The D3S offers expanded ISO settings up to an astonishing 102,400.
D-Movie Mode with Stereo Sound
The D3S' D-Movie mode offers an advanced level of video capture, featuring contrast-detect AF and extraordinary 24 fps, 720p HD image quality. High fidelity audio recording is achieved through an external stereo microphone input. HD movie clips are captured in Motion JPEG format, enhanced by legendary NIKKOR interchangeable lens quality to satisfy professional multi-media needs and further fuel photographer creativity
I use this body with Nikon 300 f2.8 and 70-200 f2.8 pro lens for sporting events as well as concert and wildlifes. This body is fast and is amazing in low light. You will not be disappointed with this product. There is no down side.
Arrived very quickly, was in excellent shape exactly as described
I use the D3s primarily for sports and fast moving action, but also use it during events for the low-light performance and take it as a second body for portrait sessions. So far it has not disappointed. There is only one thing I can say that I don't like about it - there's no selector pad when shooting with the grip so it's a bit of a personal learning curve if I need to change my focus point when shooting with the grip.
Everything I ever wanted or needed in a camera. The high ISO performance is just astonishing; pair it with fast glass and it just SINGS after dark.
I needed a better low light camera than my D700 for weddings and outdoor portraits. I looked all over before Adorama finally got a used one in. The listing said it was used and listed the condition as shows signs of wear etc. I received it and the body was so clean I wondered if the ad was wrong. I played around the first night and shot some tests in my kitchen at 10,000 ISO and had images that could go straight to print right out of camera. I have gotten a little more used to it and shot some R/C cars at a race using 2500 ISO at 1/2500th of a sec and froze dirt off the tires as the race cars slid by. The camera was also listed as camera, battery, and charger only but came with a manula and a new strap. I have spent thousands with Adorama over the last five years and have never had a disappointment ever.
Great Nikon product. This camera is a significant step forward from the D3 and I'm pleased to have added it to my arsenal.
This camera is the best for sports and low light situations. The best I have used!
I was so impressed by my first Nikon D3S that I wanted a second to serve as back-up on an upcoming trip to Arica.
Awesome , High ISO achieved with no noise..excellent camera for sports photography...Fantastic camera from nikon
This is hands down the best camera Nikon has made to date. In my opinion, out performing the D4. Fast accurate and extremely durarable. I've shot everything from major production images (alongside a MF body), to deep outdoor action shots and even spent a week in african desert and they continue to deliver outstanding and consistent quality. 12MP seems a bit dated although I've never had a client complain.