Nikon D3S with Nikon D3 Comparison

Nikon D3S and Nikon D3 Main Features

  • February, 2010
  • April, 2008
  • 12 MP Full frame CMOS Sensor
  • 12 MP Full frame CMOS Sensor
  • 200 - 12800 ISO
  • 200 - 6400 ISO
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • Optical (pentaprism) Viewfinder
  • Optical (pentaprism) Viewfinder
  • 11.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 11.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 1280 x 720 video resolution
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  • Built-In Wireless
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 160 x 157 x 88 mm, 1240g.
  • 160 x 157 x 88 mm, 1300g.
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Nikon D3S Scores


Imaging score
71
Features score
58
Value for money score
66
Portability score
48
Overall score
66

Nikon D3 Scores


Imaging score
66
Features score
57
Value for money score
69
Portability score
47
Overall score
63

Nikon D3 with Nikon D3S Overview


Let's compare D3S with D3. Both cameras produced Nikon. These models are included in the Pro DSLR cameras. Nikon D3S was released in 2010, and Nikon D3 in 2008. D3S is newer, which is a plus. D3 2 years older. However 2 years, the difference is not so bad.
These two cameras have the same sensor resolution - 12 MP. The more megapixels the camera has, the more detailed and clear the picture will be. The number of megapixels will also affect the maximum size of the photos, which then can be printed without loss of quality.
The minimum ISO value for these cameras is the same and is . A larger maximum ISO allows you to take good pictures in the dark. The maximum ISO value for these cameras is the same and is . Both cameras feature a 3-inch fixed screen.
Both cameras have a optical (pentaprism) viewfinder. All viewfinders has no electronic viewfinderk dot resolution. Burst mode, also called continuous shooting mode, sports mode or continuous high speed mode, is a shooting mode in still cameras. Nikon D3S has 11.0 fps continuous shooting. Nikon D3S has 11.0 fps continuous shooting.

General D3S D3
Brand Nikon Nikon
Model D3S D3
Announced February, 2010 April, 2008
Body Type Large SLR Large SLR
Lens
Lens Mount Nikon F Nikon F
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1 1
Number of Lenses 305 305
Macro Focus Range n/a n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3" 3"
Screen Type Fixed Fixed
Screen Resolution 921k pixels 922k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Optical (pentaprism) Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage 100% 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.7 0.7
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 51 0
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/8000 sec 1/8000 sec
Continuous Shooting 11.0 fps 11.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range no built-in flash no built-in flash
Flash Modes Front curtain, Rear curtain, Red-Eye, Slow Sync Front curtain, Rear curtain, Red-Eye, Slow Sync
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±5 EV ±5 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size Full frame Full frame
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 36 x 23.9 mm 36 x 23.9 mm
Sensor Area 860.4 mm² 860.4 mm²
Sensor Resolution 12 MP 12 MP
Max Image Resolution 4256 x 2832 4256 x 2832
Max Native ISO 12800 6400
Min Native ISO 200 200
Max Boosted ISO 102400 25600
Min Boosted ISO 100 100
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1280 x 720 None
Video Formats Motion JPEG
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS Optional Optional
Wireless Connectivity Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 4200 shots 4300 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Model EN-EL4a
Physical
Weight 1240 g 1300 g
Physical Dimensions 160 x 157 x 88 mm 160 x 157 x 88 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type Compact Flash (Type I or II) x 2, UDMA Compact Flash (Type I or II) x2
Storage Slots 2 2
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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