Nikon D3s Specifications

Below you will find the complete and detailed technical specs for Nikon D3s. Next to each category and value there are articles describing it all, giving you a deeper understanding on every area so you can better understand the strengths and weaknesses.

Name Nikon D3s
Manufacturer Nikon
Release Date and Price
Release Year 2009
Release Date 2009-10-14
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Camera Type
Camera Type DSLR
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DSLR vs Mirrorless Cameras
Sensor Size Full Frame (approx 36 x 23.9 mm)
Also known as "FX"
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Sensor Type CMOS
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Dust on the sensor? Read our Cleaning Guide
Resolution 4256 x 2832 pixels
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Megapixels 12,1 MP (12052992 total pixels)
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Image Processor EXPEED
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ISO Range 200 - 102400
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White Balance Presets 12
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Custom White Balance Yes
Setting Up Custom White Balance in Your Camera
Image Stabilization No
Image Stabilization in Digital and Mirrorless Cameras
Uncompressed format RAW + TIFF
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Optics and Focus
Autofocus Motor Yes
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Autofocus Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Selective Single Point

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Focus Points 51
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Lens Mount Nikon F

List of all compatible lenses
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Focal Length Multiplier FX (Full frame)
No multiplier
24 mm remains 24 mm
50 mm remains 50 mm
100 mm remains 100 mm
200 mm remains 200 mm

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Screen and viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fixed
Screen size 3
Screen dots 921000
Touchscreen No
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Screen Type Low-temperature polysilicon TFT color LCD
Live view Yes
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Viewfinder Type Optical (pentaprism)
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Viewfinder Coverage 100%
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Viewfinder Magnification 0.7
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Viewfinder Resolution N/A
Photography features
Frames per second 11 fps
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Minimum Shutter Speed 30 seconds
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Maximum Shutter Speed 1/8000 seconds
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Built-in Flash No
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External Flash Yes
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Self-Timer Yes
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Time-lapse Yes
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Metering Modes Multi
Center Weighted

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Exposure Compensation +/- 5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 1 EV steps)
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Videography features
Video Recording Yes
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Video Format Motion JPEG

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Video Resolution 1280 x 720

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Built-in Microphone Yes
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Built-in Speakers No
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Memory Card Compact Flash

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HDMI Output Yes
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Microphone Port No
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Headphone Port No
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Wireless Yes

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Remote Control Yes
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Optional with GP-1

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Body and Dimensions
Enviromentally sealed Yes
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Battery Battery Pack
Battery Details Lithium-Ion EN-EL4a rechargeable battery & charger
Battery SKU EN-EL4a
Battery Life 4200 shots according to CIPA
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Issues with Battery life on Nikon D3s?
Width 160 mm
Height 157 mm
Depth 88 mm
Weight 1240 gram including battery
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Images taken with Nikon D3s

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1/200s  150mm  f/2,8