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Nikon D3s

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Nikon D3s

Nikon announced its next DSLR release, the D3s, which will be the first DSLR camera that can capture high-definition 720p24 video with its full frame image sensor. The Nikon D3s is the upgraded model of Nikon’s D3 (released in August, 2007) and both models come with a 12.1-megapixel. For now, it is said to cost around $5, 199 and that’s the price of the body only which makes it, after the Nikon D3X, Nikon’s second most expensive DSLR camera. It will be released in October, 2009 and is alrea…

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Nikon D3s

Nikon announced its next DSLR release, the D3s, which will be the first DSLR camera that can capture high-definition 720p24 video with its full frame image sensor. The Nikon D3s is the upgraded model of Nikon’s D3 (released in August, 2007) and both models come with a 12.1-megapixel. For now, it is said to cost around $5, 199 and that’s the price of the body only which makes it, after the Nikon D3X, Nikon’s second most expensive DSLR camera. It will be released in October, 2009 and is already available for pre-order.

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The Nikon D3s has a full frame CMOS image sensor. It is a 12.1-megapixel DSLR camera that can shoot at the speed of 9 fps (frames per second). The LCD measures 3 inches and it features 921K (VGA) for its LCD dots. Auto-focus points are 51-point and it can capture videos (720p24) as well as audio for it features a built-mono. There’s a 3.5mm stereo for audio input purposes and for video input, there’s the HDMI slot. It also comes with improved AF-On and multi-dial controls. Also featured are ISO 200 - 12800 (ISO 100 - 102,400 in Boost mode); it can achieve eleven frames per second in continuous and DX mode; a larger buffer for 48 RAW frames in one burst; multi-CAM3500FX Auto Focus sensor (51-point, 15 cross-type, more vertical coverage); in-camera RAW processing; a 14-bit A/D conversion, 12 channel readout; auto-focus tracking by color; it has kevlar/carbon fibre composite shutter with 300,000 exposure durability; auto-focus tracking by color; auto-focus calibration and it features Scene Recognition System. It also supports DX lenses and a viewfinder automatically masks. It features Nikon’s EXPEED image processor. It has the startup time of 12 ms, shutter lag 41 ms and black-out 74 ms. There are dual compact flash cards and it supports compact flash UDMA. Its 3.0-inch features 922,000 pixels.

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