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Nikon D3S Digital SLR Camera Body {12.1 M/P}

***Lens not included
KEH Model# 208762
Grade Notes Price Qty
With Battery and Charger
With Battery and Charger
With Battery and Charger

* Item pictured for illustrative purposes only, actual item not pictured. See 'Notes' next to grade for included items.

Nikon D3S Digital SLR Camera Body {12.1 M/P} Description


The Nikon D3s is a professional DSLR camera with a lot of good features. Featuring a quick start up time, and a weather sealed magnesium alloy body (featuring a bottom grip with a second shutter button for easier portraits), this camera is ready for anything. Inside there is a 12.1 megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor. A feature that makes this camera great for action is the 11 fps burst rate (in DX mode) and the ability to take 30 RAW photos in one burst. On the back there is a big 3'', 922,000 pixel display that is great for checking recent photos and going through menus. This camera is a professional's tool that is ready for any situation whether it be action, sports, landscape, studio, portrait, or nature photography.

Introduced in 2009, the Nikon D3S 12.1 megapixel camera is a professional full frame digital single lens reflex camera. One of Nikon's four DSLRs to feature a full frame sensor, but Nikon's first full frame camera to have HD video recording. The D3S has a high image sensor sensitivity with up to ISO 102400, image sensor cleaning, improved autofocus and metering, and up to 4,200 frames per battery life. D3S also features Nikon's fast, efficient, and comprehensive EXPEED processor.

  • The Nikon D3S DSLR uses the 51-point AF System to deliver fast focus
  • Continuous 9 fps in FX format and 11 fps in DX Crop format
  • Intuitive scene recognition system that deciphers brightness and color information raising the overall accuracy of multiple flash control
  • Low noise HD video quality
  • Self-diagnostic shutter

Like many of Nikon DSLRs, the D3S construction consist of rugged and precise magnesium alloy. Nikon's choice of construction protects against dust, moisture, and electromagnetic interference.

Rugged construction houses barrier-breaking technologies, delivering low-noise 12,800 ISO still shooting at up to 9-fps, with exceptionally rich 24-fps HD video. Newly engineered for striking image fidelity and low-noise, optimizing pixel size and count in a 12.1-megapixel sensor to produce extraordinarily rich files.

KEH Specifications

  • Megapixels: 12.1 MP
  • Sensor Size/Type: 36 x 23.9 mm; CMOS
  • Resolution:  4256 x 2832 
  • ISO Sensitivity: 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 4600, 12800 (100-102400 with boost)
  • File Formats:  RAW, JPEG (Fine, Normal, Basic)
  • Lens Mount: Nikon F
  • Shutter Speeds: 30 sec - 1/8000 sec
  • Continuous Shooting (fps): 11 fps
  • Flash: No built-in flash
    • Compatible with external hot-shoe plus Sync connector
    • Flash Modes: Front Curtain, Rear Curtain, Red-eye, Slow Sync
  • Exposure Modes: Manual, Auto, Program, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, Manual
  • White Balance:  Auto, 12 presets
  • Self Timer: 2 sec, 5 sec, 10 sec, 20 sec
  • Video: Yes
  • Frame Rate (AV recording):  
    • 1280 x 720: 24 fps
    • 640 x 424: 24 fps
    • 320 x 216: 24 fps
  • Viewfinder:  Optical (pentaprism)
  • Viewfinder Coverage: 100%
  • Display Screen: 3"
  • Memory Card Type:  Compact Flash (Type I & II) x 2, UDMA
  • Battery: EN-EL4a Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery
  • Dimensions: 6.3" x 6.18" x 3.46" / 160 x 157 x 88 mm
  • Weight: 2.73 lb / 1240 g / 43.74 oz


Physical Characteristics

Lens Mount Nikon F Mount Ai, Nikon F Mount Ai-S, Nikon F Mount Ai & contacts (Ai-P), Nikon F Mount AF (pre-D), Nikon F Mount D Type, Nikon F Mount "G" Type, Nikon F "E" Electromagnetic Aperture

General information

Manufacturer Part Number 25466
Manufacture GTIN 0018208254668
Brand Name Nikon
Product information
Camera Modes

Shooting Modes:

  • Single Frame Shooting [S]
  • Continuous Low Shooting [CL]: 1-9 Fps
  • Continuous High Shooting [CH]: 9 Fps (9-11 Fps With Dx Format)
  • Quiet Shutter-Release
  • Self-Timer Mode
  • Mirror-Up Mod
Maximum Frame Rate
24 fps
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Built-in
Battery Rechargeable
Display Screen Type
Image Sensor Type
Total Camera Resolution
12.9 Megapixel
Longest Shutter Speed
30 Second
Shortest Shutter Speed
1/8000 Second
Product Model
Display Resolution
921000 Pixel
Maximum Video Resolution
1280 x 720
Effective Camera Resolution
12.1 Megapixel
Wide Angle
HD Movie Mode
Screen Size
Platform Supported
  • PC
  • Black
  • Continuous Shooting Mode
Focus Modes
  • Auto
  • Manual
Language Supported
  • Chinese (Simplified and Traditional)
  • Dutch
  • English
  • Finnish
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Swedish
Video Formats
  • Motion JPEG (AVI)
Image Formats
  • JPEG
  • RAW
  • TIFF
Audio Formats
  • WAV
Memory Card Supported
  • CompactFlash (CF) Card
  • Microdrive
ISO Sensitivity
  • ISO 100
  • ISO 102
  • ISO 102400
  • ISO 12800
  • ISO 200
  • ISO 25600
  • ISO 400
  • ISO 51200
Built-in Flash Modes
  • Red-eye Reduction