In October, Nikon announced the D3S digital SLR camera which boasts 12.1-megapixel rating and video recording at 24 frames per second with autofocus. From today, you can now own one. The D3S is now available at S$7,888 at all authorized retailers.
Standing on the shoulders of the world-renowned D3, the D3S takes the potential of Nikon’s proprietary FX-format to incredible new levels designed to meet or exceed a professional’s high standards. The D3S delivers ISO 200 to ISO 12800 as standard, with the excellent noise control and wide dynamic range that the D3 is famous for. This provides photographers of any discipline with additional latitude to achieve quality images in most lighting situations. When needed, ISO sensitivity can be expanded from Lo 1 (ISO 100 equivalent) up to Hi 3 (ISO 102400 equivalent), making a significant difference in extremely low-lit shooting scenarios and other situations where faster shutter speeds or more depth-of-field is required.
The D3S incorporates the HD-quality D-Movie function, letting users take full advantage of the wide dynamic range and high ISO performance, including the breakthrough High Sensitivity Movie mode. The D3S’s D-Movie also offers compatibility with an external stereo recording microphone, as well as convenient in-camera editing functions such as the ability to select the starting and ending oints in order to trim D-Movie footage, as well as the ability to save selected movie frames as JPEGs. The flagship shoots approximately 9 frames-per-second high-speed continuous shooting in FX-format and 11 fps in DX-format, with a buffer twice the size of the D3’s.
These features, along with a 0.04-second* shutter release time lag and improved AF accuracy work seamlessly for lightning-fast responses. Various improvements in ergonomics, operation, and reliability, such as image sensor cleaning, will help photographers focus on shooting under any conditions. When combined with state-of-the-art NIKKOR lenses and the Nikon Total Imaging System, which includes Nikon Speedlights, wireless transmitters and various software, the D3S delivers exceptional quality and versatility for an unprecedented variety of professional and personal assignments.
* Based on CIPA Guidelines.