Product Code: 1033851

Nikon D3s Digital SLR Camera Body

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The Nikon D3s is the younger brother to the Nikon D3, bringing increased functionality to the table with improved ISO and FX format HD movies. Pitched as the perfect camera for professional news, sports & wildlife photographers, the extraordinary low-light photography options of the Nikon D3s gives photographers a seven-stop ISO range of 200-12,800, with three additional "boost" levels up to Hi-3; ISO equivalent of 102,400. D-Movie function offers superior movie capture in stereo* sound, featuring a Save Selected frame option to speed up productivity.

* Compatible stereo microphone required.

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Nikon D3s - 2 Year Warranty
Nikon 2 Year WarrantyTo take advantage of the extended warranty you are required to register the product within 30 days of purchase. The camera or kit must have been distributed by Nikon UK & Republic of Ireland, through an official UK retailer such as Wex Photo Video.

Nikon D3s Key Features

  • 12.1 megapixel FX (full frame) CMOS sensor
  • ISO 200 - 12800 (extendable up to 102,400)
  • 9 frames per second continuous shooting
  • D-Movie HD movie in stereo* sound
  • Multi-CAM3500 FX 51-point AF system
  • EXPEED image processing engine
  • In-camera RAW processing
  • Three Crop Modes
  • Quiet shooting mode
  • 920,000 dot 3-inch VGA LCD monitor
  • Highly accurate, durable Kevlar / carbon fibre-composite shutter unit
  • HDMI video output
  • Durable Magnesium alloy body
  • Wireless LAN and Ethernet support (via optional Wireless Transmitter WT-4)

Incredible low-light photography
The completely redesigned 12.1 effective megapixel image sensor has a large pixel pitch with a modified inner structure that enables the Nikon D3s digital SLR to capture images under light conditions that previously have been near impossible. Ideal for news and sports photographers, the ISO range of 200-12,800 (seven stop) enables image and movie capture in low ambient light conditions. In addition, the Nikon D3s has three additional ISO boost levels, right up to Hi-3 - an ISO equivalent of an eye-popping 102,400.

FX format HD movies
Tipping its hat to the latest trend for movie capture on digital SLRs, the Nikon D3s utilises its large FX-format sensor and exploits the creative depth-of-field effects. Movies can be captured at 720p / 24fps in motion JPEG with stereo sound using the input jack. The file format enables a 'Save Selected' function, a unique frame option that allows the user to shoot video safe in the knowledge that still images of a key moment can be transmitted as well.

Image sensor cleaning
Based on feedback from professional photographers, Nikon have introduced an image sensor cleaning function that generates four different frequencies of vibration to reduce the impact of static dust collection on the optical low-pass filter of the image sensor. The 100% viewfinder coverage is not affected by this feature.

Flexible cropping meets awesome autofocus
The Nikon D3s digital SLR offers three options for cropping, each one masked automatically in the viewfinder. Choose from 5:4 (30x24); 1.2x (30x20); and DX (24x16). These cropping options have been designed to offer a practical combination of lens magnification & slightly reduced file size. The Nikon D3s also includes the impressive high-density 51-point Multi-CAM3500 FX system with 15- highly sensitive cross points. The Nikon D3s contrast detection AF system has been tuned to provide autofocus support during movie capture and Live View.

Quiet Shutter Mode
The Nikon D3s digital SLR features a Quiet Shutter release mode that enables the photographer to mitigate the sound of the mirror return, a useful feature for wildlife photographers in particular. This feature was also introduced as a result of feedback from users of the Nikon D3.

A view from Nikon
Robert Cristina, Manager, Professional Products for Nikon Europe, comments: “The D3S rewrites the rules for extreme low light photography, enabling photographers to take control of ambient light. Professionals from all over the world have contributed to making the best even better.”

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Product Specification

Aspect ratio 3:2
Autofocus system Multi-CAM 3500 FX
Battery model EN-EL4a
Lens mount Nikon F
Connectivity USB 2.0 Hi-Speed, HDMI Type C Video out, Video output (NTSC / PAL), Remote Control 10-pin terminal, PC Sync flash terminal
Crop factor 1.0x
Exposure modes P, S, A, M
File formats NEF (RAW), TIFF, JPEG, NEF and JPEG
Flash metering i-TTL
Flash sync speed 1/250 sec
Flash type TTL: i-TTL balanced fill-flash and standard i-TTL flash
Frames per second 9
Included Accessories Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL4a, Quick Charger MH-22, USB Cable UC-E4, Audio Video Cable EG-D2, Camera Strap AN-DC5, Body Cap BF-1B, Accessory Shoe Cover BS-2, Eyepiece DK-17, Battery Chamber Cover BL-4, USB Cable Clip, Software Suite CD-ROM
ISO max 12800
ISO min 200
Buffer depth (jpg) 130
Megapixels 12,1
Card format Compact Flash x2
Metering system 3D Matrix II
Buffer depth (raw) 48
Screen resolution 921000
Screen Size 3
Sensor FX (Full Frame)
Sensor size 35.9 x 24.0 mm
Sensor type CMOS
Shutter speed slow 30 sec
Size 160 x 157 x 88 mm
Weight (g) 1240
viewfindercoverage 100%
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Item Value (Cash Price) £3,579.00
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Total Amount Credit £3,579.00
Settlement Fee £29.00
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Monthly Instalments 35 x £140.11
Final Instalments £140.08
Total Amount Payable £5,043.93
Annual Rate of Interest 19.9% P.A.
Representative APR 19.9% APR

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Product Code: 1033851-wex Manufacturers Part Number: VBA270AE