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Camera 1: Nikon D3S 12.1MP REVIEW

Model Name: Nikon D3S 12.1MP specifications.
Image:Nikon D3S 12.1MP DSLR Black Camera
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Release Date Oct 14, 2009
Body Type Large SLR
Sensor Specs
Sensor Max Resolution Camera Specs4256 x 2832
Other Resolutions 3552 x 2832, 3552 x 2368, 3184 x 2128, 2784 x 1848, 2656 x 1776, 2128 x 1416, 2080 x 1384, 1776 x 1416, 1776 x 1184, 1392 x 920
Image Ratio Camera Specs 5:4, 3:2
Effective Pixels Camera Specs 12 megapixels
Sensor Photo Detectors Camera Specs 13 megapixels
Sensor Size Camera Specs Full frame (36 x 23.9 mm)
Sensor Type Camera Specs CMOS
Processor Type Camera Specs image sensor and EXPEED i
Image Features
ISO (sensitivity to light - higher is better) Camera Specs 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800 (100-102400 with boost)
Boosted ISO Minimum Camera Specs 100
White Balance Presets Camera Specs 12
Custom White Balance Camera Specs Yes (4)
Image Stabilization Camera Specs No
Image Stabilization Notes
CIPA images tabilizationrating Camera Specs
Uncompressed Format Camera Specs RAW + TIFF
JPEG quality Levels Camera Specs Fine, Normal, Basic
Focus & Lens (Optics) Features
Auto focus Camera Specs
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Live View
Optical Zoom Camera Specs
Maximum Aperture Camera Specs
Manual Focus Camera Specs Yes
Normal Focus Range Camera Specs
Macro Focus Range Camera Specs
Number Focus Point Camera Specs 51
Lens Mount Camera Specs Nikon F
Focal Length Equiv. Camera Specs
LCD Display Characteristics
Articulated LCD (vari-angle / flip) Camera Specs Fixed
Screen Size Camera Specs 3″
Touch screen Camera Specs No
Viewfinder Features
View finder Type Camera Specs Optical (pentaprism)
Live View Camera Specs Yes
View finder Coverage Camera Specs 100%
View finder Magnification Camera Specs 0.7×
View finder Resolution Camera Specs
Photography Features
Minimum Shutter Speed Camera Specs 30 sec
Maximum Shutter Speed Camera Specs 1/8000 sec
Maximum Shutter Speed Electronic Camera Specs
Subject Scene Modes Camera Specs No
Flash Modes Camera Specs Front curtain, Rear curtain, Red-Eye, Slow Sync
Flash Range Camera Specs
External Flash Camera Specs Yes (Hot-shoe plus Sync connector)
Continuous Drive Camera Specs 11.0 fps
Self Timer Camera Specs Yes (2 to 20 sec)
Metering Mode Camera Specs
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure Compensation Camera Specs ±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 1 EV steps)
Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB) Camera Specs ±3 (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
White Balance (WB) Bracketing Camera Specs Yes (2 to 9 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis))
Videography Features
Video Resolutions Camera Specs 1280 x 720 (24 fps), 640 x 424 (24 fps), 320 x 216 (24 fps)
Digital Video Format Camera Specs Motion JPEG
Video Modes Camera Specs
Videography Notes
Audio Input & Output
Speaker None
Microphone Stereo
Data Storage
Storage Types Camera Specs CompactFlash (Type I) x 2, UDMA supported
Storage Included None
Connectivity Types
USB Connection USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB Charging
HDMI Port Yes
Micro Port
Wireless
Wireless Note Optional
Headphone Port
Remote Control & Wi-Fi Yes
Other Camera Body Features
Environmentally Sealed Camera Specs Yes (Water and dust resistant)
Durability Camera Specs
Battery Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery Pack
Battery Description EN-EL4a
Battery Life 4200
Charger Model MH-21
Battery Grip None
Weight 1240 g (2.73 lb / 43.74 oz)
Dimensions 160 x 157 x 88 mm (6.3 x 6.18 x 3.46″)
Orientation Sensor Camera Specs Yes
Time Lapse Recording Camera Specs Yes
GPS Connection Optional
GPS Notes GP-1
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Introduction: The Nikon D3S 12.1MP is a Large SLR camera that was released on Oct 14, 2009. In this review, we will explore the various features and specifications to help you make an informed decision about whether it is the right camera for you.
Body and Design: The Nikon D3S 12.1MP boasts a Large SLR body type that is both lightweight and comfortable to hold. Weighing in at just 1240 g (2.73 lb / 43.74 oz) and with dimensions of 160 x 157 x 88 mm (6.3 x 6.18 x 3.46″), this camera is perfect for photographers who are always on the go. Its ergonomic design ensures a secure grip, allowing for steady shots even in challenging shooting conditions.
Image Quality: With its effective pixel count of 12 megapixels and Sensor Size of Full frame (36 x 23.9 mm), this camera offers exceptional image quality in a portable package. The Nikon D3S 12.1MP delivers stunningly detailed images with vibrant colours and excellent dynamic range. Whether you are capturing landscapes or portraits, this camera will exceed your expectations.
LCD Screen and Controls: The Nikon D3S 12.1MP features a 3″ LCD screen that provides a clear and bright display for composing your shots and reviewing your images. The intuitive menu system and well-placed buttons make navigating through the camera's settings a breeze. With its user-friendly interface, even beginners can quickly learn to operate this camera with ease.
Memory Storage: The camera supports CompactFlash (Type I) x 2, UDMA supported providing ample storage space for your photos and videos.
Battery Life: Powered by a EN-EL4a Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery Pack and it offers excellent battery life - 4200 shots per charge - that is allowing you to capture more shots without worrying about running out of power. This is especially beneficial for photographers who spend long hours shooting on location or during special events. The EN-EL4a could be charged with MH-21 charger.
Audio Input - Microphone Input: Stereo (Mono microphone input allows for precise sound recording in a single direction while stereo microphone can capture audio in two channels for a wider soundstage.)
Audio Output - Speaker Output: None (A built-in speaker enables immediate playback and assessment of recorded audio. Mono sound is single-channel audio with all instruments mixed into one signal, while stereo sound uses two audio channels feeding separate speakers.) Please note that older camera models do not have audio input and/or output because they cannot record videos. While modern DSLR cameras (released after 2008) are perfectly able to record good-quality videos and they have audio input/output.
Battery Grip: Some cameras have a specially designed battery grip to extend battery life and other functionalities (such as buttons and dials). The designated name for the battery grip compatible with the Nikon D3S 12.1MP is: None. (If shows None, then there is no suitable grip for this camera model.)
Conclusion: In conclusion, the Nikon D3S 12.1MP is a versatile and reliable camera that delivers exceptional image quality. With its 12 megapixels sensor, Large SLR design, and user-friendly interface, this camera is suitable for both beginners and enthusiasts alike. Whether you are capturing beautiful landscapes or stunning portraits, this camera will not disappoint. Upgrade your photography gear with this remarkable camera. Remember, the Nikon D3S 12.1MP is a reliable companion for all your photography needs. Capture breath-taking moments with ease and enjoy the exceptional image quality it offers.
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