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Nikon D3S Digital Camera

SLR 12.1MP CMOS SDHC Jun 2011
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Compatible Memory Cards Release Date
Nikon has good digital camera reviews
Supports video recording
Supports video capability

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Nikon Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

We checked 25,534 expert and user reviews (including 548 verified purchases) for Nikon cameras and found that on average Nikon has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Nikon has good ratings specifically within its low megapixel digital cameras range. 99% of those that bought a Nikon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The Nikon D3S supports video recording. Most of the other cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera also support video recording.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Nikon D3S is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). This Nikon camera also supports a video resolutions of 320 x 240 pixels. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). The video resolution of all low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera ranges from 320 x 240 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Nikon D3S does not support Full HD video. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years do support Full HD video.

It is worth also looking at alternative cameras which also support Full HD video including the Canon S110 which also has a higher rating.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Nikon D3S supports video capability. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago also support video capability.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras which support video capability and we think the Nikon Coolpix 8800 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Nikon D3S has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Nikon D3S has an HDMI port. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera also have an HDMI port.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Nikon D3S has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Heavy

When compared to other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera, the Nikon D3S's weight of 1.24 kilograms is one of the heaviest. Across all the similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago the weights range from 0.11kg to 270kg, and the average weight is 10kg.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Nikon D3S has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera.

There are a number of other digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available that you might want to look at including the Panasonic DMC-LF1, or the Canon SX50 HS which has better reviews.

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Only 1024 X 768 Still Image Resolution

The Nikon D3S has a 1024 x 768 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. The best still image resolution of all cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera is 4032 x 3024 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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Networking

Features Bluetooth

The Nikon D3S features bluetooth, unlike most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago which do not feature bluetooth.

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Battery

4200 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The Nikon D3S is a camera that takes 4,200 shots battery life (CIPA standard). Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera only take between 130 and 4,199 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Camera

Features Multi Burst Mode

The Nikon D3S features multi burst mode, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Nikon D3S features contrast adjustment, as do most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The Nikon D3S has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Has a Battery Charger Included

The Nikon D3S has a battery charger included. Most of the other cameras of this age and type also have a battery charger included.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Nikon D3S has a batteries included, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The Nikon D3S features voice recording. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also feature voice recording.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Nikon D3S has a built-in microphone. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The Nikon D3S supports PictBridge, as do most of the other cameras of this type and age.

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Display

Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

With a display resolution (numeric) of 921,000 pixels, the Nikon D3S has one of the higher display resolutions (numeric) amongst low megapixel digital cameras of this age. The display resolutions (numeric) of cameras of this spec and age range from 640 pixels to 1,100,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 420,000 pixels.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Nikon D3S has a pretty typical display diagonal compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

Digital cameras with a larger display diagonal that might also be worth looking at include the 510 HS (3.2"), or the 1100 (3.2") both from Canon which also has a higher rating.

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Light Exposure

Supports Seven ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Nikon D3S is more than most digital cameras of this spec and age. This digital camera supports a 400 ISO sensitivity, which is the most commonly supported ISO sensitivity supported by similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. The ISO sensitivities "200", "800", "1600", "3200", "6400" and "12800" are also supported by this camera.

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Weight & Dimensions

Very Heavy

When compared to other cameras of a similar type and age to this camera, the weight of the Nikon D3S of 1.2 kilograms is one of the heaviest. The weights of comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to this digital camera range from 50g to 1.3kg, and the average weight is 260g.

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Other

Released Over Six Years Ago

Nikon released the D3S in April 2017.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon vba270ae

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