Nikon D3s and Nikon 85mm f/3.5 VR DX announced

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Nikon D3s announced. Red denotes new features

Type of Camera
Single-lens reflex digital camera

Effective Pixels
12.1 million

Image Sensor
Nikon FX format (36.0 x 23.9 mm) CMOS sensor

Image Size (Pixels)
FX format: 4,256 x 2,832 [L], 3,184 x 2,120 [M], 2,128 x 1,416 [S]; 5:4 (30 x 24): 3,552 x 2,832[L], 2,656 x 2,120 [M], 1,776 x 1,416 [S]; DX format: 2,784 x 1,848 [L], 2,080 x 1,384 [M], 1,392 x 920 [S]; 1.2× (30×20): 3,552 × 2,368[L], 2,656 × 1,776[M], 1,776 × 1,184[S]; D-movie: 1280 x 720 / 24fps, 640 x 424 / 24fps, 320 x 216 / 24fps

ISO 200 to 12,800 in steps of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV, plus HI-0.3, HI-0.5, HI-0.7, HI-1, HI-2 and HI-3 (ISO 102,400); sensitivity decreases approx. LO-0.3, LO-0.5, LO-0.7 and LO-1 (ISO 100)

File Format
NEF (12 or 14-bit lossless compressed, compressed, or uncompressed RAW), TIFF (RGB), JPEG (Baseline-compliant); AVI movie (Motion JPEG compression format with monaural sound; Stero sound with external microphone)

Shooting Modes
1) Single frame shooting [S] mode, 2) Continuous low shooting [CL] mode: 1-9 fps, 3) Continuous high shooting [CH] mode: 9 fps (9-11 fps with DX format), 4) Quiet shutter-release, 5) Self-timer mode, 6) Mirror-up mode, 7) D-Movie

Storage Media
CompactFlash™ (CF) Card (Type I compliant with UDMA)

Approx. 159.5 x 157 x 87.5 mm

Weight (without battery, memory card or body cap)
Approx 1,240 g


Nikon micro 85mm f/3.5 VR DX lens announced

Lens Construction (Elements/Groups)
14 elements/10 groups (1 ED glass)

Picture Angle with Nikon DX Format

Minimum f/stop

Closest focusing distance

Maximum reproduction ratio

Filter Attachment Size
52 mm

Lens Cap

Lens Hood

Lens Case

Dimensions (approx.) (from the camera’s lens mounting flange)
Approx. 73 x 98.5 mm

Weight (approx.)
Approx 355 g



About Kent Yu

Kent is a professional wedding and portrait photographer based in Wellington, New Zealand. He and his team specialise in modern and contemporary weddings. Kent has his work published in international magazines and is a regular author to a number of photographic publication. He is fascinated by photographic equipment and enjoys showcasing the gear used in creating his images. You can find him on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Google+
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