Nikon D3s (Body Only) reviews and prices: SLR camera

29 customer reviews

+ This digital camera scores very high on build quality. - It has no outstanding negative points.

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9.6 out of 10 based on 29 reviews.
Nikon D3s (Body Only): 12.1 MP (Megapixels), Compact Flash storage, No image stabiliser digital SLR camera. See full product description

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Some customer reviews of Nikon D3s (Body Only)

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D'Niss, Tonbridge Experienced amateur

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Once you get to grips with the multitude of functions, you are able to create your own custom menus. These may be used for items you wish to have easy access, like battery condition. The external controls (of which there are many) easily aid changing features such as ISO and White Balance. "Quite" mode is excelent for field work as well as indoors.
Bad points:
If you spend this sort of money on a camera body you must have the lenses to complement it. Come to that, your system needs to be upto it. DX lenses will not do it justice. Plus you will need a compatible flash system. Be prepared to spend.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 29 Dec 2010

Murphy , Estill, SC Experienced amateur

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Fast; high ISO quality is good in low light and much better than the D300; low ISO produces clear images; I like the FX feature in the D3S. This camera in combination with my Nikon lenses produces excellent image quality; auto focus operates much faster than expected.
Bad points:
Costly
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 28 May 2011

Branimir, Slovenija Professional photographer

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
all
Bad points:
-
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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0 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 21 Dec 2010

Ian, Middlesbrough Experienced amateur

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Excellent camera, I have upgraded from D2X and it lives up to all my expectations. Stunning quality images.
Bad points:
Coupled with good quality FX lenses it's now heavy but a good shoulder strap will take the strain.
Raw photos can't be read with Adobe photoshop CS3 or any other software other than CS5 or Nikon purchased software. Another added cost !!
Insurance is a fortune !
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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4 of 5 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 13 Apr 2011

Richard, Troon Experienced amateur

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Simply the best professional Digital SLR on the market
Bad points:
Would be even more fantastic at half the price
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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2 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 10 Jun 2011

Fradge, Kenilworth, Warwickshire Keen amateur

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Absolutely brilliant camera - Nikon has given us the ultimate photographic experience
Bad points:
The strap could be made of higher quality and thicker material
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 09 Mar 2011

Confirmed purchaser Experienced amateur

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
In my view this is clearly the best general purpose/reportage camera available. Everything works well and many things, such as the image quality and noise level, max ISO, autofocus and rapid access to all the key functions are outstanding.
Bad points:
Expensive, heavy, but given the current state of technology the best available by a clear margin. If you are a landscape photographer look at the D3X and equivalent Canon.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 05 Dec 2010

Product Features

Camera Type SLR
Screen size (Inches) 3
Type of image stabiliser No
Touchscreen No
3D No
Colour Black
Media format Compact Flash
PictBridge Yes
Video recorder Yes
Manual Focus Yes
Weight (g) 1240
Flash No
WiFi No
Shortest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/1
Longest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/30
USB port Yes
Dimensions (mm) 159.5x157x87.5
RAW Format Yes
GPS Receiver No
Release date 2009-12-01
Height in mm 15.7
Width in mm 159.5
Depth in mm 8.8
Serial Shot Mode Yes
Bluetooth No
Autofocus Yes
Changeable Lens Yes

Also known as: Nikon D3s FX Body Only, Nikon D3s DSLR Body Only

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Manufacturer's Description

Nikon’s first FX format camera to feature high-definition movie recording offers photographers a whole new level of creative flexibility. The D3S features a highly sensitive 12.1 megapixel FX format CMOS sensor that boasts an ISO range of 200 to 12800. The D-movie function offers superior movie capture in stereo* sound and features a Save Selected frame option to speed up productivity. Nikon’s acclaimed 51-point AF system offers high sensitivity in low-light and superb performance when tracking fast moving subjects. An advanced image sensor cleaning function reduces 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. Protected by a tough, environmentally-sealed magnesium alloy body, the D3S redraws the boundaries for professional action photography.


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