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Used Nikon D3S Digital SLR Digital Camera Body

Product Code: USED-2044097

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The D3S was Nikon’s first FX format camera to include HD movie recording which offers photographers a whole new level of creative flexibility. The Nikon D3S boosts a highly sensitive 12.1 megapixel FX format CMOS sensor with an ISO range of 200 to 12800. The D-movie function will offer superior movie capture in stereo* sound. The Nikon D3S also features a Save Selected frame option that will help speed up productivity. Nikon’s acclaimed 51-point AF system will offer high sensitivity in low-light and fantastic performance when tracking quick moving subjects. The D3S's image sensor cleaning function will reduce the impact of dust spots and three alternative crop modes enhance shooting flexibility. The EXPEED image processing engine and expansive buffer enables you to shoot up to 9 fps for extended bursts. All these features are protected by a very tough, environmentally-sealed magnesium alloy body, the Nikon D3S redraws your boundaries for professional action photography.


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    Single-lens reflex digital camera


    Lens Mount

    Nikon F mount (with AF coupling and AF contacts)


    Picture Angle

    Equivalent to angle produced by lens focal length (1.5 times when DX format is selected)


    Image Sensor

    CMOS sensor, 36.0 × 23.9 mm; Nikon FX format


    Total Pixels

    12.87 million


    Dust-reduction System

    Image Sensor Cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data (optional Capture NX 2 software required).


    Image Size (pixels)

    1. FX format (36×24): 4,256 × 2,832 (large), 3,184 × 2,120 (medium), 2,128 × 1,416 (small) 1.1.2× (30×20): 3,552 × 2,368 (large), 2,656 × 1,776 (medium), 1,776 × 1,184 (small) 1. DX format (24×16): 2,784 × 1,848 (large), 2,080 × 1,384 (medium), 1,392 × 920 (small) 1. 5:4 (30×24): 3,552 × 2,832 (large), 2,656 × 2,120 (medium), 1,776 × 1,416 (small)


    File Format

    1) NEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit, lossless compressed, compressed, or uncompressed, 2) TIFF (RGB), 3) JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1:4), normal (approx. 1:8), or basic (approx. 1:16) compression (Size priority); Optimal quality compression available, 4) NEF (RAW) + JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats


    Picture Control System

    Four setting options: Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome; each option can be adjusted


    Storage Media

    CompactFlash (Type I, compliant with UDMA)


    Double Slot

    Slot 2 can be used for overflow or backup storage or for separate storage of NEF (RAW) and JPEG images; pictures can be copied between cards


    File System

    Compliant with DCF 2.0, DPOF, Exif 2.21, and PictBridge



    Eye-level pentaprism single-lens reflex viewfinder


    Frame Coverage

    FX (36x24): Approx. 100% (vertical/horizontal), 1.2x (30x20): Approx. 97% (vertical/horizontal), DX (24x16): Approx. 97% (vertical/horizontal), 5:4 (30x24): Approx. 100% (vertical) and approx. 97% (horizontal)



    Approx. 0.7x (50mm f/1.4 lens at infinity; -1.0 m-1)



    18 mm (-1.0 m-1)


    Diopter Adjustment

    -3 to +1 m-1


    Reflex Mirror

    Quick return


    Depth-of-field Preview

    When Pv (depth-of-field preview) button is pressed, lens aperture can be stopped down to value selected by user (A and M modes) or value selected by camera (P and S modes)


    Lens Aperture

    Instant return, electronically controlled


    Compatible Lenses

    1) Type G or D AF NIKKOR*1: All functions supported (PC Micro-NIKKOR does not support some functions) 2) DX NIKKOR: All functions supported except FX-format (36x24)/1.2x (30×20)/5:4 (30x24) image size 3) Other AF NIKKOR*2: All functions supported except 3D color matrix metering II 4) AI-P NIKKOR: All functions supported except autofocus and 3D color matrix metering II 5) Non-CPU: Can be used in exposure modes A and M; color matrix metering and aperture value display supported if user provides lens data (AI lenses only) Electronic rangefinder can be used if maximum aperture is f/5.6 or faster *1. IX- NIKKOR lenses cannot be used *2. Excluding AF- NIKKOR lenses for F3AF



    Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter



    1/8,000 to 30 s in steps of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV, bulb, X250


    Flash Sync Speed

    X = 1/250 s; flash synchronization at up to 1/250 s


    Release Modes

    Single frame, continuous low speed, continuous high speed, quiet shutter-release, self-timer, mirror up


    Frame Advance Rate (CIPA Guidelines)

    • DX (24×16): Up to approx. 9 fps (CL) or approx. 9 to 11 fps (CH) • Other image areas: Up to approx. 9 fps



    Electronically controlled timer with duration of 2, 5, 10 or 20 s



    TTL full-aperture exposure metering using 1,005-pixel RGB sensor


    Metering System

    1) Matrix: 3D color matrix metering II (type G and D lenses); color matrix metering II (other CPU lenses); color matrix metering (non-CPU lenses if user provides lens data) 2) Center-Weighted: Weight of 75% given to 12-mm circle in center of frame, diameter of circle can be changed to 8, 15 or 20 mm, or weighting can be based on average of entire frame (non-CPU lenses use 12-mm circle or average of entire frame) 3) Spot: Meters 4-mm circle (about 1.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point (on center focus point when non-CPU lens is used)


    Metering Range

    1) 0 to 20 EV (Matrix or center-weighted metering) 2) 2 to 20 EV (Spot metering) (ISO 100 equivalent, f/1.4 lens, at 20°C/68°F)


    Exposure Meter Coupling

    Combined CPU and AI


    Exposure Modes

    1) Programmed Auto (P) with flexible program, 2) Shutter-Priority Auto (S), 3) Aperture-Priority Auto (A), 4) Manual (M)


    Exposure Compensation

    ±5 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV


    Exposure Bracketing

    2 to 9 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1 EV


    Exposure Lock

    Exposure locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button


    ISO Sensitivity

    ISO 200 to 12800 in steps of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV; can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7 or 1 EV (ISO 100 equivalent) below ISO 200 or to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1, 2 or 3 EV (ISO 102400 equivalent) above ISO 12800; auto ISO sensitivity control available


    Active D-Lighting

    Can be selected from [Auto], [Extra high], [High], [Normal], [Low] or [Off]


    ADL Bracketing

    2 frames using selected value for one frame or 3 to 5 frames using preset values for all frames



    Nikon Multi-CAM 3500FX autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection; 51 focus points (including 15 cross-type sensors); AF fine tuning possible


    Detection Range

    -1 to +19 EV (ISO 100 at 20°C/68°F)


    Lens Servo

    1) Autofocus: Single-servo AF (S); Continuous-servo AF (C); predictive focus tracking automatically activated according to subject status 2) Manual focus (M) with electronic rangefinder


    Focus Point

    Can be selected from 51 or 11 focus points


    AF-area Mode

    1) Single-point AF 2) Dynamic-area AF [number of AF points: 9, 21, 51, 51 (3D-tracking)] 3) Auto-area AF


    Focus Lock

    Focus can be locked by pressing AE-L/AF-L button or by pressing shutter-release button halfway (Single-servo AF)


    Flash Control

    1) TTL: i-TTL balanced fill-flash and standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR using 1,005-pixel RGB sensor are available with SB-900, 800, 600 or 400 2) Auto aperture (AA): Available with SB-900, 800 and CPU lens 3) Non-TTL auto (A): Available with SB-900, 800, 28, 27 or 22S 4) Range-priority manual (GN): Available with SB-900 and 800


    Flash Modes

    1) Front curtain sync 2) Slow sync 3) Rear-curtain sync 4) Red-eye reduction 5) Red-eye reduction with slow sync


    Flash Bracketing

    2 to 9 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1 EV


    Flash-ready Indicator

    Lights when Speedlight such as SB-900, SB-800, SB-600, SB-400, SB-80DX, SB-28DX or SB-50DX is fully charged; blinks after flash is fired at full output


    Accessory Shoe

    ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts, and safety lock


    Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS)

    Advanced Wireless Lighting supported with SB-900, SB-800 or SU-800 as commander and SB-900, SB-800, SB-600 or SB-R200 as remotes; Auto FP High-Speed Sync and modeling illumination supported with all CLS-compatible flash units except SB-400; Flash Color Information Communication and FV lock supported with all CLS-compatible flash units


    Sync Terminal

    ISO 519 sync terminal with locking thread


    White Balance

    Auto (TTL white balance with main image sensor and 1,005-pixel RGB sensor), Incandescent, Fluorescent (7 options), Direct Sunlight, Flash, Cloudy, Shade, preset manual (up to 5 values can be stored), and color temperature setting (2,500 K to 10,000 K), all with fine tuning


    White Balance Bracketing

    2 to 9 frames in steps of 1, 2 or 3



    Tripod, Hand-held



    • Tripod: Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame • Hand-held: TTL phase-detection AF with 51 focus points (including 15 cross-type sensors)


    Flicker Reduction

    50 Hz and 60 Hz


    Frame Size (pixels)

    1,280 × 720/24 fps, 640 × 424/24 fps, 320 × 216/24 fps


    File Format



    Compression Format




    Microphone sensitivity can be adjusted


    ISO Sensitivity

    ISO 200 to 12800 (ISO 6400 to Hi 3 in high-sensitivity movie mode)


    LCD Monitor

    3-in., approx. 921k-dot (VGA), 170-degree wide-viewing-angle, 100% frame coverage, low-temperature polysilicon TFT LCD with brightness adjustment


    Playback Function

    Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9 or 72 images) playback with playback zoom, movie playback, slide show, histogram display, highlight display, auto image rotation, image comment (up to 36 characters), and voice memo input and playback



    Hi-Speed USB


    Video Output

    NTSC or PAL; simultaneous playback from both the video output and on the LCD monitor available


    HDMI Output

    Type C HDMI connector; camera monitor turns off when HDMI cable is connected


    Audio Input

    Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5-mm diameter)


    10-pin Remote Terminal

    Can be used to connect optional remote control, GPS Unit GP-1 or GPS device compliant with NMEA 0183 version 2.01 and 3.01 (requires optional GPS Cable MC-35 and cable with D-sub 9-pin connector)


    Supported Languages

    Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish



    One Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL4a/EL4


    AC Adapter

    AC Adapter EH-6 (optional)


    Tripod Socket

    1/4 in. (ISO 1222)


    Dimensions (W x H x D)

    Approx. 159.5 x 157 x 87.5 mm/6.3 x 6.2 x 3.4 in.



    Approx. 1,240 g/2 lb. 12 oz. without battery, memory card, body cap or accessory shoe cover






    Under 85% (no condensation)


    Main Optional Accessories

    Wireless Transmitter WT-4A/B/C/D/E**, GPS Unit GP-1, Magnifying Eyepiece DK-17M, AC Adapter EH-6, Capture NX 2 Software, Camera Control Pro 2 Software


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