Nikon D3s : Tests and Reviews

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Type Professional
Announced 14/10/2009  
Indicative price (USD) 5510  
Sensor type CMOS  
Resolution 4288 x 2844  
Sensor photo detectors (Mpix) 12.2  
Sensor size (mm) 24 x 36 
Color filter array RGB 
Pixel pitch (µm)  
Bits per pixel 14.0
Focal length multiplier
Aspect Ratio 3:2 
ISO latitude  100 - 102400 
Shutter type mechanical 
Fastest - Slowest speed (s) 1/8000 - 30.0  
Frame rate (fps) 9.0  
Live view  yes 
Stabilization  no 
Firmware 1.01 
Dust cleaning yes 
Mount type Nikon F FX  
Weight (gr) 1240
Battery type EN-EL4a Lithium-Ion 
Battery weight (gr) 113.4
Tropicalization  
Camera material metal 
Mount material metal 
View finder type Optical  
View finder magnification 0.7 
View finder coverage
Mirror lockup yes 
View finder diopter Pentaprism, 100% coverage, -3 to +1 diopters 
Monitor type LCD 
Monitor size
Monitor pixel 921000 
Articulated screen No 
Touch screen No 
Contrast screen  
Low-pass filter  
Focus mode Single,Continuous, Automatic (AF-S/AF-C), Focus Tracking automatically activated, Manual 
Autofocus modes Multi-CAM 3500FX 
Number of autofocus points
Exposure bracketing 51 focus points 
Exposure compensation -5 to +5 EV in 1/3 EV, in 1/2 EV or 1 EV 
Drive modes single, continuous (high or law speed), self timer (20, 10, 5 or 2 s), live view, MUP 
Buffer size 48 (RAW) or 130 (large JPEGs) 
Recording medium CF (I - II) and Microdrive cards 
Image format RAW, JPEG, TIFF 
White balance bracketing 2 to 9 frames 
Connectivity USB, video, HDMI 
Bluetooth No 
3G No 
Sound recording Yes 
External micro Yes 
Histogram Yes 
GPS No 
Video  
Maximum format image video 1280 x 720 / 24 fps 
Full HD Yes 
Live autofocus Yes 
Video file format AVI 
Video codec MotionJPEG  
Video stabilisation No 

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