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

***Lens not included
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With Battery and Charger
With Battery and Charger
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Camera Only - without Accessories

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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



Audio Formats WAV


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 Mode
  • D-Movie


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
Longest Shutter Speed 30 Second
Shortest Shutter Speed 1/8000 Second


Image Formats JPEG, RAW, TIFF


Maximum Frame Rate 24 fps
Maximum Video Resolution 1280 x 720
HD Movie Mode Yes
Video Formats Motion JPEG (AVI)

Physical Characteristics

Color Black
Lens Mount Nikon F Mount D Type, Nikon F Mount AF (pre-D), Nikon F Mount Ai, Nikon F Mount Ai & contacts (Ai-P), Nikon F Mount Ai-S, Nikon G



Battery Information

Number of Batteries Supported 1
Battery Built-in No
Battery Rechargeable Yes

Display & Graphics

Display Screen Type LCD
Image Sensor Type CMOS
Total Camera Resolution 12.9 Megapixel
Display Resolution 921000 Pixel
Effective Camera Resolution 12.1 Megapixel
Screen Size 3"


Built-in Flash Modes Red-eye Reduction

General information

Product Model D3s
Manufacturer Part Number 25466
Manufacture GTIN 0018208254668
Brand Name Nikon


Focus Modes Auto, Manual
Wide Angle No


Language Supported Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish
Platform Supported PC
Features Continuous Shooting Mode
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