Nikon D3s Review

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Nikon D3s Review

Nikon D3s Review

Nikon D3s Is a professional full-frame flagship reportage camera, that says it all. The camera was released in the fall of 2009, two years after the first full-frame Nikon D3.

Sample photo on Nikon D3s

Sample photo on Nikon D3s

The main feature of the Nikon D3s is a matrix with very low noise at high ISO. Even after the release Nikon D4 Nikon D3s camera remains one of the best for working in poor lighting conditions. Nikon D3s has a 12.87MP sensor at its disposal, of which only 12.1MPforming images 4256 on 2832 pixels (totaling 12.052.992 pixels in total). Exactly the same number of megapixels have cameras Nikon D3 и Nikon D700.

Nikon D3s uses Nikon's proprietary matrix. Often lovers think that in all three chambers Nikon D3, D700 and D3s use the same matrix, but it’s not, Nikon D3s use modified matrix from Nikon D3 и D700which really works much better at high ISOs. I can judge this from personal experience with Nikon D700 and Nikon D3s. Although the development of the sensor is Nikon's business, the sensor is manufactured at the SONY factory (information may not be accurate). Nikon D3s uses a sensor codenamed Nikon NC81361A, and the two previous models Nikon D700 и D3 use Nikon NC81338L. Letter 'S' in the name of the camera, Nikon D3s just talks about finalizing the camera Nikon D3True, other cameras Nikon D300 / D300s, Nikon D70 / D70s, Nikon D2h / D2hs, Nikon D2x / D2xs in the first and second versions use exactly the same matrix, therefore, I separately dwelled on this feature of Nikon D3s.

Nikon D3s camera sensor can work at ISO 200 – 12,800 and the range can be extended to ISO 100 (called Lo1), and before  ISO 102,400 (called Hi3). For example, full-frame cameras Nikon D3, D700, D800, D800E, D600 can only squeeze ISO 25600, which is 4 times lower than the Nikon D3s limit value. Nikon D3x generally has a maximum ISO 6400 (Hi 2 mode).

Photo on Nikon D3s

Photo on Nikon D3s

Only high ISO speeds for Nikon D3s Nikon D4, which is a new round of development of this line Nikon D4 accelerates ISO to 204,800 (Hi4), such an ISO figure is also 2 times higher than the ISO limit for Nikon D3s. Although the base ISO limit for Nikon D3s and D4 the same - 12.800. Important Noticee - the limiting ISO values ​​very poorly reflect the real picture of the noise level, it is rather difficult to navigate by them, a more real picture in terms of the noise level can be viewed here.

Example photo on Nikon D3s

Example photo on Nikon D3s

Before the release Nikon D4 the Nikon D3s camera could be safely called best reporting camera. Nikon D3s can shoot at speeds:

  • 9 frames per second in FX mode (full-format mode), and in 5: 4 and 1.2x crop modes.
  • 11 frames per second in DX mode (in cropped mode), while the image size is reduced to 5.1MP (2784 by 1848 pixels)

Believe me, the speed of 11 k / s is just an incredible achievement. The Nikon D3 predecessor has exactly the same continuous shooting speed. True, for such a huge shooting speed, a good frame buffer. Frame buffer - is one of the most important indicators of camera performance.

Sample photo on Nikon D3s

Sample photo on Nikon D3s

The buffer is

  • 35 frames per RAW (NEF) out depending on compression level or color depth, when additional settings are disabled, such as noise reduction at slow shutter speeds, noise reduction at high ISO, ADLauto ISO
  • 14 frames per RAW (NEF) regardless of the compression level and color depth, with all of the above additional settings turned on.

So 35 RAW frames at a speed of 9k \ s can provide continuous shooting in the best quality for as long as 6 seconds. Such a continuous shooting duration does not have any camera level lower.

Example photo on Nikon D3s

Example photo on Nikon D3s

According focusing module Multi-CAM3500FX on 51 focus points, 15 of which are cruciform. About focusing on Nikon cameras in more detail here... The same focusing module is used by all professional full-frame cameras from Nikon - D3, D3x, D700, D800, D800E, D3s (from this review) and Nikon D4. Nikon D600 refers to amateur full-frame cameras and uses a simpler focusing system from Nikon D7000. It’s a pity, but since the release of the Nikon D3 Multi-CAM3500FX has undergone only minor changes to Nikon D4where it can focus lenses with apertures up to f / 8. Of course, 51 points is a lot, but all focus points are in the DX area of ​​the image. The same module called Multi-CAM3500DX is used on camera Nikon D300, D300s and there the coverage area is just wonderful, as the focus points cover the entire viewfinder. Focus speed is very dependent on the lens used. Focusing methods have several operating modes for use in various conditions.

Photo on Nikon D3s

Photo at Nikon D3s at high ISO

Of course, as befits a professional camera, the Nikon D3s has fine focus adjustment (focus adjustment), which is very useful when using lenses with rear or front focus. I really run into the flaws of the optics and focus adjustment is a very nice feature. The camera's viewfinder covers everything 100% coverage frame that is missing in the Nikon D700. Of course, in Live View, contrast focusing is available.

Nikon D3s is Nikon's first full-frame camera with the ability to shoot video. Of course, video is not the best horse of the camera, and the maximum quality that it supports is 720p AVI (Motion-JPEG) 1280 × 720 at 24 fps You can set the video to 640 × 424 at 24 fps and to 320 × 216 at 24 fps

Example photo on Nikon D3s

Example photo on Nikon D3s

Display the camera has a large, 3-inch on 921.000 points. The same (or very similar) display can be found on Nikon D3 cameras, D3x, D700, D300, D300s, D90, D7000, D3200, D5100 and D5200.

Ergonomics. The optical viewfinder has a green information panel not only from below, but also to the right. The camera is equipped with an additional handle for portrait shooting, this handle is very convenient and helps to quickly switch from the landscape normal orientation of the camera to portrait orientation. For simpler cameras, a special battery pack (booster) is required, which acts as such a handle. Due to the huge size of the camera, a rather large and capacious battery is placed in it, which can squeeze out very, very many pictures on a single charge.

Example photo on Nikon D3s

Example photo on Nikon D3s

In general, all controls are brought to their right places. Nikon D3s has two additional monochrome displays. One in the usual place on top of the camera, and the other under the main large display. Through additional displays, you can quickly adjust the basic functions of the camera, they do not lose their contrast in bright sunlight, do not consume the battery and are very convenient to use. True, Nikon D3s does not have a built-in flash, for me this is a slight inconvenience, since the built-in flash is a free trigger based on the system Nikon CLS.

Sample photo on Nikon D3s

Sample photo on Nikon D3s. High ISO photos.

Two slots for memory cards CF with different settings for shooting on two memory cards. My Nikon D3s made friends with 32GB memory cards without any problems. Measurement exposure It is based on a 1005-pixel RGB sensor, 3D Color Matrix Metering II works flawlessly. Most likely the same 1005-pixel metering sensor exposure available in Nikon D3, D3x, D700, D300, D300s, D2x, D2xs, D2h, D2hs, D200.

Nikon D3s has a focus motor and allows you to use AF lenses. The camera needs FX lenses, with DX lenses the camera can work in a special cropped DX mode. Of course, Nikon D3s works with manual optics without any problems, you can find more details in the section on AI-S.

Example photo on Nikon D3s

Example photo on Nikon D3s. When filmed for review, pretty frozen.

Nikon D3s has many settings and features, about which you can write a very, very long time:

  1. ADL, various image management modes, image processing menus, in particular RAW
  2. Vignetting control
  3. Matrix self-cleaning system
  4. Bracketing exposure, BB.
  5. Virtual horizon
  6. Weatherproof, however, if only used with weatherproof lenses.
  7. Shutter withstand 300.000 operations
  8. Live View
  9. Special connectors for controlling the camera and external light, USB and HDMI outputs
Example photo on Nikon D3s

Example photo on Nikon D3s. Test hours Radozhiva.

Personal experience

Nikon D3s is simply a gorgeous camera, really made for professionals. The camera is very responsive to any reaction, with instant activation. The shutter is not loud. I do not recommend chasing Nikon's flagship D3, D4 line of cameras, as it takes a lot of photography skills to unleash their potential. After an hour of working with Nikon D3s, I don't want to part with it. Nikon D3s loses a little in dynamic range Nikon D3x, D800, D800E, but these cameras have slightly different tasks. Whether it is worth changing Nikon D3, Nikon D700 to Nikon D3s, everyone should decide for themselves. I believe that Nikon D3s - one of the best cameras from Nikon.

Sample Photos on Nikon D3s

All photos in this review were shot on Nikon N AF-S Nikkor 85mm 1: 1.4G and Nikon D3s, on-camera JPEG L High, VI, SD. No processing, reduced size to 3MP, imprinted data from EXIF.

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Conclusions

Nikon D3s - professional full frame camera, will good helper in the hands of a photojournalist and in any tasks that create a heavy load on the camera, including for wedding photography and for shooting sports. The camera attracts low noise at high ISO. I recommend.

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Comments: 192, on the topic: Review of Nikon D3s

  • Cyprus

    very colorful !!!

    • Arkady Shapoval

      Thank you, in cloudy weather we tried our best.

  • PSTD

    when will the selection of photos with the unfortunate hours be? (which are from Mickey)

    • Arkady Shapoval

      In the next review, as always.

  • R'RёS,R ° F "RёR№

    Very many people are concerned about such an indicator of cameras as the working ISO. There was an excellent overview of performance, it would be interesting to read about noise objectively.

    • Arkady Shapoval

      The working ISO is an abstract parameter, since the level of acceptable noise is different for each photographer. In pixel-by-pixel battles, D3s is pretty good.

  • Andrei

    The price of the new is only 600 eternally green less than the D4. Recently I watched a review of D4 vs 1Dx on digitalrev, so the boot defeated D4 in all respects. In no case do I run into a holivar.
    Sincerely.

    • Arkady Shapoval

      Thank you, we will know.

    • anonym

      Tried to find this review, almost all links to one video. But the weighed is not convincing. Although, of course, someone really wanted to hear that Kenon was everything….

    • Sergei

      Tried to find this review, almost all links to one video. But the weighed is not convincing. Although, of course, someone really wanted to hear that Kenon was everything….

  • Alexey

    The funny thing is that recently where I saw comparisons of d4 and 1dh where the boot lost, so there are no winners here, I tell you.

  • Anatoly

    For that kind of money, neither D4 nor 1DX can be losers; advanced technologies have invested in them. With such cameras, only the photographer wins, and with which camera this is purely personal preference

  • Andrei

    So no one says that nikon is worse (at nikon itself). Just for everyone, it is precisely his subjective preferences that are important. Of course, D4 ​​is a monster on its own, but there are competitors.

  • Alexey

    I drew attention to the first shot, the impression that everything is not all right with the buttons and the lever on. Explain if not difficult. Thanks.

    • Arkady Shapoval

      I can’t explain why you have such an impression.

  • Ruslan

    Arkady, good day! Is it worth it for an advanced amateur to buy such a BU camera (for only $ 900) ... or is it better to look at a simpler type 600, but new. Now I use 5100. I want to switch to FX. Thank you for your answer earlier!

  • Novel

    if you know where to get this camera (D3s) for 900 dollars, I will buy it from you right away :))) and I will give you d600 :)

    • Ruslan

      D3s was gone in 2 days. A very big question)) 2 repairs mileage 170. 000 years. I think if there is money for the D3, then it is better to wait and dial on the D600. Or take D800 on credit ... or as one forum member wrote: "... you buy everything, but when you wake up to take pictures")) taste, pocket and color ...

  • Oleg

    Arkady Shapoval, your personal opinion, is Nikon D3 (not Nikon D3s) (if you have information about Nikon D3) really outdated, and comparing with Nikon D700, which one would you prefer? What are the fundamental differences between them? Thanks.

    • Arkady Shapoval

      Of course, I would prefer the Nikon D3 due to the fact that this is the top flagship camera. Unlike Nikon, the D700 has a 100% JVI, shoots faster, uses 2 slots for memory cards, and has a combo case. D700 wins only matrix cleaning system, built-in flash and price :) The cameras use the same sensor.

      • Oleg

        Thanks for the answer. Is the lack of a matrix cleaning system a very serious flaw? How does she justify herself?

        • Arkady Shapoval

          Does not justify at all.

          • Oleg

            Thank you.

  • Alexey

    Please tell me, offer for a good price D3 with mileage of 160 thousand. The declared resource is 300 thousand, should I take it?

    • Arkady Shapoval

      It is up to you.

      • Alexey

        The fact of the matter is that I am confused. Now I have D2x in perfect condition and only 20 thousand mileage paired with 35mm f1.8, so I think it is worth changing the equipment?

  • Igor

    I will sell the Nikon D3S camera.
    Excellent condition, mileage less than 100k.

    Price - 2000 € with delivery to Moscow.

    • Damask

      Hello! Sorry for the belated question - the camera has probably already been sold?

  • Madness scif

    Nikon D3s is a professional reportage camera and there is no point in comparing it with the d700 and d800 - it RAVES them !!!! everywhere and everywhere. it can only be compared with NIKON D4 and D4S !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and in the class of direct competitors canon 1d mk4 and 1dX

    • Alex

      I would very much like to know, and why does she tear them up so much? If I do not need 11 frames per second, but 4x, or even two is enough. Here in thought. The first time my choice fell on d600 instead of d3, now I regret a little, because the price of d3 has not decreased by one iota, and I have lost 50% of the cost per year% -)) but the camera is not chosen for the same parameter. The main thing is the quality of the portrait picture. Now I'm looking at d800 in the appendage. d700 was very pleased by the way, but was sold - a bit old already.

  • PHOTO GURU

    The generation has grown stupid! As you do not understand, the boot is not a sharp camera !! She can only shoot with L lenses! It is expensive and no better than Nikon D3. The infrared filter is much thicker than on Nikon, the picture is gouache and Nikon has watercolor !! My all friends are pros, have long abandoned kenon. And they only regret that they didn’t do it before .. I earned my whole life as a photographer, my experience is about forty years, everything that I see and hear, makes me feel strange. As if everyone is competing, who will take pictures more and more! People do not have knowledge and talent, but they work as photographers and still take money from people !! Before uploading your files, remember that somewhere inside you, in the farthest corner of your soul, was CONSCIENCE !! And sober self-esteem !! And for women photographers, I recommend giving birth to children more and taking them off! Women take off just like driving a car! Bad and really bad. I’m here by chance, I didn’t have the task of spoiling your sense of self-worth. Everything needs to be learned! Start with painting and self-education. Humanity has accumulated a lot of experience! Dare, study in ten years, fifteen will be the results!

    • Pastor

      How I envy you. 40 years in photography, and have not lost the desire to prove to everyone that they are right :) And how sorry I am for you that for 40 years you have not realized a simple truth, which is often repeated on this site - it is not a camera that takes pictures, but a photographer. Already with modern photo processing capabilities, the choice of carcasses and lenses, we say that all canons are soap ... And this despite the fact that much more professionals choose canon ... With good processing, no one can distinguish frames from similar lenses from Nikon and Canon, Sony or Pentax. 40 years of photographing and deciding that all your previous attempts are nothing just because of the camera is probably sad. Moreover, earning money with photography to be afraid of prices for elks ... Is it possible that Nikon has no difference between a cheap whale and 24-70 2,8 - all are equally good? You can often meet newcomers ardently claiming that the Canon is cooler than the Nikon, or vice versa, but they are forgiven - they do not know that the main thing is the head on their shoulders. And here with such experience ...

      • Alex

        Canon vs Nikon ... I personally care about the processing speed and the speed of the process from shooting to the final result in the form of a given photograph. And with a choice, the head swells more and more. And the price of the issue is also a decisive factor.
        I believe the 1Dx is the best camera possible. So what?)
        “Earning money from photography to be afraid of prices for elki” ... now - every second “photographer” and the price of the issue is sometimes a decisive factor. Personally, I can no longer afford to work only for equipment, it should already start to pay off ... With digital shooting it seems harder and harder, 14.5 bits in DD for D800 and 14.2 bits for D600, stacked in one RAW - this is some kind of cut. You have to dig into all this and get a beautiful picture for a long time, a really "dark room", as it used to be in film times. And at the same time, with everything, use lighting correctly so as not to ruin the picture and yourself at the computer.
        What's better? Better is what you have learned to be more productive, work more efficiently and get the desired result. IMHO. Well, comrade. PHOTOGURU is right) the camera is just a tool, it will not replace self-education.

      • Koba

        it so happened that I had the opportunity to shoot for many years with different cameras from different manufacturers including top ones. I think it's funny to talk about some kind of poor quality of modern devices, most likely the quality depends on the lenses. top-end cameras generally allow you to shoot everything in the world, or almost everything ... the worst impressions were from Laika cameras, new, very expensive ones. This is some kind of deception of buyers, who then console themselves with the fact that they have some kind of spirit of photography ... I feel sorry for them! but it should also be noted that all the lenses from Laik really excelled others in optical performance, especially in aberrations, then during processing there were practically no white lines around contrasting objects, including branches on a white background. You should pay special attention to aberration when buying lenses, as they cannot be corrected later. Even on the fifth canon of the third version, the picture is good when using high-quality lenses, and its resolution is just excellent ... D3S is a phenomenal camera, it’s very interesting to whom it might not bring great pleasure? I wish you all good photos!

    • tatianaput

      A little late with the comment. I’m exactly the woman who should give birth, not photograph. It so happened, I first gave birth, and when the children grew up, I began to do what the soul really lies to. So, it turns out that time is lost, there is no education, and the GURU, which has vast experience and could teach something, only spits and despises. It's ugly like that! Well, yes, God be your judge. And Arkady thank you very much. Not only for this review, very useful, but, in general, for everything! Here you are, we, stupid, and learn.

    • Dmitriy

      I completely agree with you on everything))

  • Roma

    mileage for him 230 is critical?

    • A.N. Onim

      The manufacturer guarantees 300 thousand operations. Almost 100% after that will not break

      • anonym

        Can I take 1500 ye?

    • Sergiy

      For what hour do you zerot 70t frames? I’m working for 10-15 tons for half a robot. For me on 5 rock. Through skіlki rockіv I want to buy more beautifully? I think after 3-4 rockies for sure. Підсумок: morally stuck shvidsha nіzh resource end. I do not want a fact that at 350t and more than no more. From i think)

  • navel

    Any number is shit when printing! Excessive sharpness and no picture volume! The film has always been and remains the best — you just need to love your work and not just press the shutter button! I have Nikon D2 and D3- do not reach the quality of professional film shot on Nikon F5! Point!

    • Paul

      Pupis - it seems to me that you are disingenuous, Nikon F5 is not a middle frame, no matter what a super-duper camera it is, but there is a physical size of a photo emulsion crumb, if everything was so good with 35mm, the middle frame probably died without even being born. Of course, Nikon D3, D3s can definitely be plugged into the belt of the ZF Nikon D35, D50s cameras of the middle frame, but not 80mm film, and I'm almost sure that you can shoot equally well on old Zenith, on budget Nikon 5-XNUMX, on Nikon FXNUMX, there will be no difference at the same glass level.

      • Pupis

        Pavel, let's stick the BF here, and ??? there generally the quality of the brain tears! It is only inappropriate to compare two different categories of 35mm and SF. You just take two identical frames with the same focus and exposure rudiments, print and compare! Everything will fall into place at once! So don’t have to shag your grandmother !!

        • Vadim Ogolyar

          Talk nonsense. The picture quality with F5 will be the same as F3, if you use the same film.
          The only difference is convenience.

  • Alexander D3s

    I have been using this device for 3 months already. I have already shot 3 weddings with it, and one interior photography for a church, plus a lot of test shots of petal flowers. I can conclude: D3s is just a gorgeous camera for reporting and everything in a row, it is a kind of photo-combine, the only 12 megapixels impose restrictions on studio shooting, but Nikon has more interesting bodies for the studio. ISO 6400 is the cleanest, but I work at 12800 as well, because it does not fade color either, and noise can still be easily suppressed. The weight of the camera is very noticeable when shooting a 12-hour wedding day, especially in conjunction with the Nikkor 80-200mm 2.8D, my neck just hurts terribly all the next day. I noticed that with D3s you can pull out even knocked-out clouds from RAW, which blink if the backlight indicator is on, on D300s and D700 and D7100 I could not do this, there if clouds are knocked out, then you cannot pull them out in any way, in D3s it immediately caught my eye that you can pull RAW from overexposure. In general, I will say that RAW D3s stretches like rubber, and when pulling out of the shadows, the noise practically does not climb. Perhaps the only drawbacks that I want to announce this: weight (but you can get used to it) visibility (very much attracts the attention of others and it sometimes annoys, you can't get the camera anywhere from the bag) useless buttons on the tower (it would be better if there were WB, ISO , QUAL as everywhere else) the absence of “+, -” buttons to increase or decrease the picture (it is inconvenient to zoom the picture by turning the dial) Well, that's probably all the disadvantages that I could notice, but as you can see that these disadvantages are not critical, otherwise the camera is just wonderful ALL parameters. I deliberately didn’t write a comment on the first day of buying the camera, I worked with the camera for 3 months, and only now I’m writing my opinion, which is supported by some experience with the camera. In general, if you shoot weddings, reports, sports and other dynamics, or even shoot in the studio but do not print your work more than in A3 format, then this camera is for you (I had cameras D3100, D5100, D7100, D300s, D700, D800e , D3s and of them I like D3s the most, with this camera it is just easy and convenient to work and earn money, with this camera you will no longer think about buying new equipment, but simply shoot and earn money, focusing on processing and shooting technique) ... Good luck to everyone.

    • Brownie

      Have you tried to display the view magnification with one click on the central “OK” button? It is a hundred times more convenient than + and - to poke;) You used D300s and D700, it's the same there.

      • Alexander D3s

        Brownie, I tried it that way, but the central button enlarges the fragment where the focus point was selected, and sometimes it’s too lazy to move the focus point, and focus on the center point, then frame it and shoot. In such cases, when you press the center, the unnecessary area of ​​the frame increases, sometimes it’s just bokeh, and you have to cross it for a long time to the right place to make out. Although in fact the focus is always accurate, and lately I haven’t bothered with this, and haven’t looked at the photo under 100% magnification. He began to trust the camera more often. The lenses are aligned and everything is fine. But your advice is certainly helpful.

      • Dmitriy

        Comrade ... And from now on, could you tell us in more detail. A week ago I bought an almost new D3 camera (9.000 mileage), and I was interested in the moment that you can display the magnification with one click! How to do this on this camera, tell me?)

    • Roma

      Is the difference between the d700 and d3s significant?

      • A.N. Onim

        In D3s - there is less noise at high ISO, after 4000 it is noticeable very much, the noise chokes well, the colors do not float; BB balance is somewhat more accurate; more accurate and faster autofocus, especially noticeable in the tracking mode, twists the screwdriver a little faster - the AF modules are the same for the hardware, apparently the matter is in the software refinement; the burst speed is higher, the buffer is larger; the battery seems limitless after 700; more settings in the menu.
        For myself, I decided that with D3s I can safely wait for D5 without jumping to “fours”.

        • lord

          I have a four and what's wrong with my cell? I am completely satisfied. What exactly is the joint in it? And generally it is not known when d5 will be released.

          • A.N. Onim

            There is nothing over-the-top about D4s and 4s to swap D3s for them. They are better, but not significantly. D5, I think it will be in the second half of 2017 (D3 - 2007, D4 - 2012).

            • Anatoly

              and here is the very beginning of 2016 and there is already d5, the forecast is erroneous with the release of d5 in the 2nd half of 2017!

      • Alexander D3s

        The difference in D700 and D3s is not very direct significant. D700 is a very successful camera, one can say the legend of all Nikons. The only difference is in the higher working ISOs of the latter, that is, D3s. I fully support the words of A.N. Onim, especially in the fact that on D3s you can safely stay until D5 or D5s or that there will be the following. D4 and D4s are not directly radically better than the old man D3s. If you take the camera really for work and not for fun, then I think the D3s will be a cost-effective workhorse that can work in any situation.

    • Joe

      Now you will write complaints all over the Internet for every person who didn’t give you raw at your request?

      • Ilya Gorban

        It doesn't look like a complaint. Yes, and it’s not at all about giving or not giving. It's about the fact that the type that did not hear about the basic things. And it's really wonderful.

    • Victor

      Interestingly, with each of the available cameras (d3300, d7000, fudzh c5 pro, Nikon d40, the first penny, what else is there) did you also love their brains to their owners? The man politely responded to a strange request from some left-wing guy whom he sees for the first time, and suddenly became an eccentric and even on a third-party resource.

    • Nicholas

      Really weirdo. Everyone knows how cool RAW stretches for D3s.
      Even YouTube has tons of videos.
      Maybe he just doesn't work with RAW?

  • lord

    Tell me, what does the letter s mean in the name of the camera?

    • Alexander D3s

      Lord. The letter s in Nikon camera names means that cameras are for alpha males, s-male literally. I'm kidding, of course, but in general Arkady somehow wrote like that S-means superior, which literally translates from English as “excellent”. Nikon marks slightly improved cameras with the letter s, which were already successful, but thanks to the improvements, they became simply excellent. Something like this. Maybe I'm wrong if they correct me.

  • Captain Nemo

    Nikon D4s, D4, D3x, D3s, D3, D810, D800e, D800, D750, D700, D610 are all great cameras. That's just money they cost and everything depends on it. Well, who will make their splendor 1x2 meters, everyone makes a swing. 30x45 (Panoramas are different). To buy a beautiful model and walk with show-offs is a modern way. There is no need to scold either Nikon or Kenon. The samurai were able to do a miracle. And DD is generally a topic for scientific research. I really like Fuji and Pentax in this regard (sorry no FF), but Pentax has 645th. And these do not. In my opinion, the camera is good - when there are "tricks" in it. So I wanted to dodge - but there is such an opportunity, but I wanted something else - on you and another. That's when it counts as a Pro. You can take pictures with a soap box. This is where the whole trick is revealed. What can I say ... - everything has already been said. Do not scold the samurai. Oh, where is Zenith?

  • Paul

    Pictures of Canona are more intellectual, unobtrusive and artistic ... these are portraits ..., animals in nature ..., Nikon is a man in military uniform ..., he said, THERE IS ... and with a sword he cuts everything in a row with contrast and emphasized sharpness ..., his element is a report and landscape on the wallpaper in the mother-in-law's room ..., he won't make beautiful portraits of the warrior ... no matter how many stars there would be on his shoulder straps ... if you want to prove someone else's wife's infidelity, turn to Nikon ... everything is much easier in our mortal life ...

  • Sergey Pavlovich

    I think that this is one of the best Nikon cameras. There are probably people here whom she serves as faithfully as I do.

    • Alexander D3s

      Sergey Pavlovich, the camera is really good, but she still welcomes the professionalism of the photographer and good lenses. For beginners and amateurs, such a camera will not add anything but excess weight. And perhaps the most obvious plus of it is the high ISO workers. Otherwise, it is just one of the good cameras of the brand Nikon which does not fail in any conditions.

  • Alexander

    More recently, I came across an ad for the sale of D3, at a price of about $ 850. Immediately caught my eye.
    It turns out that the owner has set such a price based on mileage. The source files, which Monsieur kindly provided to me upon personal request, plunged me into a slight perplexity. I haven’t seen anything like this alive (see attachment). The previous camera, D2x, ran twice as much with him. So he sold it (i.e. the device is still working).
    This fact once again confirms that the top cameras have a significant margin of safety, which often exceeds the stated values. Yes, there are exceptions to the rules. In this case, the owner takes off constantly and in different conditions. Therefore, talking about the greenhouse environment is not necessary.
    The pursuit of the fact who has a "cooler" camera leads to nothing. does not directly affect the image quality. Only the number of holivars is growing.
    Thanks to those owners who write here their lively feelings of owning a particular camera, without any special ones. comparisons with other devices.
    My humble impression from a short meeting with D3 - the camera gives freedom. Freedom not to think, but suddenly it will make noise, suddenly out of focus ... The probability of working accurately and getting the desired frame is very high. With each new camera, you can more and more get hung up on the frame, and not on “dancing” with the equipment (when it comes to difficult shooting conditions, such as action, sports, low lighting, etc.).
    Is there any difference in the name of the camera that allows you to have fun?
    https://vk.com/video13722183_168686072

  • fider

    I sell nikon d3x, mileage less than 5000 frames did not go out of the house, the reason for the sale needs money
    price 145000 without bidding msmm@mail.ru

  • Dennis

    Hello. I have the opportunity to purchase a D3 for 650 euros, mileage 201.000. Here I am tormented by doubts whether it is worth or not

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