Oct 19 2009

Nikon Announces the New D3s

Published by Vincent Versace at 8:45 am under Uncategorized

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[Product Image] Nikon D3S

Main Features


  • ISO performance: ISO 12800 as standard, expandable to ISO equivalent of 102400 (Hi 3)
  • Nikon FX-format CMOS image sensor with 12.1 effective megapixels
  • Improved D-Movie function including High-Sensitivity Movie mode and flicker reduction function
  • Nikon’s Integrated Dust Reduction System including Image Sensor Cleaning function
  • Incorporates Nikon’s original EXPEED digital image processing
  • Active D-Lighting with bracketing for up to 5 frames
  • Picture Control: Standard, Vivid, Neutral and Monochrome (Landscape and Portrait can be downloaded from Nikon website)
  • Quick response with approx. 0.12 seconds start-up time and approx. 0.04 seconds shutter-release time lag
  • 9-frames-per-second shooting rate in FX format, 11 fps in DX crop (CIPA Guidelines)
  • Nikon’s original Scene Recognition System, utilizing 1,005-pixel RGB sensor, for more accurate autofocus, auto exposure, i-TTL flash control and auto white balance
  • Multi-CAM 3500FX AF sensor module featuring 51 AF points
  • Viewfinder with approx. 100% frame coverage and approx. 0.7x magnification in FX format
  • Durable shutter unit proven by 300,000 cycles of testing on fully assembled camera
  • Intelligent power management that lets you shoot up to approx. 4,200 frames per charge (based on CIPA Standards)
  • Easy-to-access Live View modes with dedicated button
  • Quiet Shutter-release mode for nonintrusive shooting
  • High-definition (approx. 921k-dot), 170˚ viewing angle, 3-in. VGA LCD monitor with tempered glass

Specifications


Effective pixels 12.1 million
Image sensor CMOS sensor, 36.0 x 23.9 mm; total pixels: 12.87 million; Nikon FX format
Image size (pixels) FX format (36 x 24): 4,256 x 2,832 [L], 3,184 x 2,120 [M], 2,128 x 1,416 [S]
1.2x (30 x 20): 3,552 x 2,368 [L], 2,656 x 1,776 [M], 1,776 x 1,184 [S]

DX format (24 x 16): 2,784 x 1,848 [L], 2,080 x 1,384 [M], 1,392 x 920 [S]

5:4 (30 x 24): 3,552 x 2,832 [L], 2,656 x 2,120 [M], 1,776 x 1,416 [S]
Sensitivity ISO 200 to 12800 in steps of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV; can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7 or 1 EV (ISO 100 equivalent) below ISO 200 or to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1, 2 or 3 EV (ISO 102400 equivalent) above ISO 12800; auto ISO sensitivity control available
Storage media CompactFlash (Type I, compliant with UDMA)
Monitor 3-in., approx. 921k-dot (VGA), 170-degree wide-viewing-angle, 100% frame coverage, low-temperature polysilicon TFT LCD with brightness adjustment
Exposure metering TTL full-aperture exposure metering using 1,005-pixel RGB sensor
1) Matrix: 3D color matrix metering II (type G and D lenses); color matrix metering II (other CPU lenses); color matrix metering (non-CPU lenses if user provides lens data)
2) Center-Weighted: Weight of 75% given to 12-mm circle in center of frame, diameter of circle can be changed to 8, 15 or 20 mm, or weighting can be based on average of entire frame (non-CPU lenses use 12-mm circle or average of entire frame)
3) Spot: Meters 4-mm circle (about 1.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point (on center focus point when non-CPU lens is used)
Exposure modes 1) Programmed Auto (P) with flexible program
2) Shutter-Priority Auto (S)
3) Aperture-Priority Auto (A)
4) Manual (M)
Interface Hi-Speed USB
Power sources One Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL4a/EL4, Quick Charger MH-22/MH-21, AC Adapter EH-6 (optional)
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 159.5 x 157 x 87.5 mm (6.3 x 6.2 x 3.4 in.)
Weight Approx. 1,240 g (2 lb. 12 oz.) without battery, memory card, body cap or monitor cover

Lens Compatibility



Compatible CPU lenses1

Focus mode Exposure mode Metering system
S
C
M (with
electronic
rangefinder)
M P
S
A
M

3D Color
Type G or D AF NIKKOR2
AF-S, AF-I NIKKOR
3
PC-E NIKKOR series 5 5 5 5 3, 5
PC Micro 85mm f/2.8D4 5 6 3, 5
AF-S / AF-I Teleconverter7 8 8 3
Other AF NIKKOR (except lenses for F3AF) 9 9 3
AI-P NIKKOR 10 3


: Compatible
— : Not compatible

  1. IX-NIKKOR lenses cannot be used.
  2. Vibration Reduction (VR) supported with VR lenses.
  3. Spot metering meters selected focus point.
  4. The camera’s exposure metering and flash control systems do not work properly when shifting and/or tilting the lens, or when an aperture other than the maximum aperture is used.
  5. Cannot be used with shifting or tilting.
  6. Manual exposure mode only.
  7. Can be used with AF-S and AF-I lenses only.
  8. With maximum effective aperture of f/5.6 or faster.
  9. When focusing at minimum focus distance with AF 80–200mm f/2.8, AF 35–70mm f/2.8, AF 28–85mm f/3.5–4.5 <New>, or AF 28–85mm f/3.5–4.5 lens at maximum zoom, in-focus indicator may be displayed when image on matte screen in viewfinder is not in focus. Adjust focus manually until image in viewfinder is in focus.
  10. With maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster.


Compatible Non-CPU lenses1

Focus mode Exposure mode Metering system
S
C
M (with
electronic
rangefinder)
M P
S
A
M

3D Color
AI-, AI-modified, NIKKOR or Nikon Series E lenses2 3 4 5 6
Medical-NIKKOR 120mm f/4 7
Reflex-NIKKOR 4 6
PC-NIKKOR 8 9
AI-type Teleconverter10 11 4 5 6
Bellows Focusing Attachment PB-612 11 13
Auto extension rings (PK-series 11A, 12, or 13; PN-11) 11 4


: Compatible
— : Not compatible

  1. Some lenses cannot be used.
  2. Range of rotation for AI 80–200mm f/2.8 ED tripod mount is limited by camera body. Filters cannot be exchanged while AI 200–400mm f/4 ED is mounted on camera.
  3. With maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster.
  4. If maximum aperture is specified using Non-CPU lens data, aperture value will be displayed in viewfinder and top control panel.
  5. Can be used only if lens focal length and maximum aperture are specified using Non-CPU lens data. Use spot or center-weighted metering if desired results are not achieved.
  6. For improved precision, specify lens focal length and maximum aperture using Non-CPU lens data.
  7. Can be used in manual exposure modes at shutter speeds slower than flash sync speed by one step or more.
  8. Cannot be used with shifting or tilting.
  9. Exposure determined by presetting lens aperture. In aperture-priority auto exposure mode, preset aperture using lens aperture ring before performing AE lock and shifting lens. In manual exposure mode, preset aperture using lens aperture ring and determine exposure before shifting lens.
  10. Exposure compensation required when used with AI 28–85mm f/3.5–4.5, AI 35–105mm f/3.5–4.5, AI 35–135mm f/3.5–4.5, or AF-S 80–200mm f/2.8D.
  11. With maximum effective aperture of f/5.6 or faster.
  12. Requires Auto Extension Ring PK-12 or PK-13. Bellows Spacer PB-6D may be required depending on camera orientation.
  13. Use preset aperture. In aperture-priority auto exposure mode, set aperture using focusing attachment before determining exposure and taking photograph.
  • Reprocopy Outfit PF-4 requires Camera Holder PA-4.

D3S Sample Images



• Click on images to view at original size.
• Nikon retains all usage rights to these images.



Original data size: 5.70 MB Click to enlarge
Photographer: Bill Frakes
Shutter speed 1/1600 second
Aperture f/2.8
Focal length 400mm
Exposure mode Manual
Exposure metering 3D Color Matrix Metering II
Sensitivity ISO 6400
White balance Auto
Picture control Standard
Image quality JPEG FINE Large
Lens AF-S NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8G ED VR




Original data size: 8.17 MB Click to enlarge
Photographer: Vincent Munier
Shutter speed 1/200 second
Aperture f/4
Focal length 600mm
Exposure mode Aperture-Priority Auto
Exposure metering 3D Color Matrix Metering II
Sensitivity ISO 12800
White balance Auto
Picture control Vivid
Image quality NEF (RAW) 14-bit
Lens AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4G ED VR




Original data size: 8.43 MB Click to enlarge
Photographer: Bill Frakes
Shutter speed 1/2500 second
Aperture f/18
Focal length 165mm
Exposure mode Manual
Exposure metering 3D Color Matrix Metering II
Sensitivity ISO 200
White balance Auto
Picture control Standard
Image quality JPEG FINE Large
Lens AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II




Original data size: 6.29 MB Click to enlarge
Photographer: Vincent Munier
Shutter speed 1/800 second
Aperture f/4
Focal length 600mm
Exposure mode Aperture-Priority Auto
Exposure metering 3D Color Matrix Metering II
Sensitivity ISO 12800
White balance Cloudy
Picture control Standard
Image quality JPEG FINE Large
Lens AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4G ED VR




Original data size: 4.47 MB Click to enlarge
Photographer: Vincent Munier
Shutter speed 1/8000 second
Aperture f/3.2
Focal length 400mm
Exposure mode Aperture-Priority Auto
Exposure metering 3D Color Matrix Metering II
Sensitivity ISO 640
White balance Cloudy
Picture control Standard
Image quality JPEG FINE Large
Lens AF-S NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8G ED VR




Original data size: 6.12 MB Click to enlarge
Photographer: Shigeo Gomi
Location: WOMB, Tokyo
DJ: AKi
Shutter speed 1/160 second
Aperture f/4.5
Focal length 18mm
Exposure mode Manual
Exposure metering 3D Color Matrix Metering II
Sensitivity ISO 12800
White balance Incandescent
Picture control Standard
Image quality JPEG FINE Large
Lens AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED



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