Nikon's D3s lets you breathe, relax, and take great pictures--regardless of lighting
By Dan BracagliaPosted 12.29.2010 at 9:00 am 16 Comments
Admittedly, I love most things Nikon. I’m not one of those nuts who walks around clad from head to toe in Nikon apparel, denouncing anybody who dares to use a Canon camera, but I do tend to prefer Nikon’s equipment to other manufacturers. On the other hand, even if you loathe Nikon, even if you own a Canon onesie—you’ll still see the D3s as an incredible achievement.
Night vision, you say? The Nikon D3S, which the company unmasked today, is a pro-level D-SLR built around an entirely new 12-megapixel CMOS sensor that allegedly works well past twilight.
The D3S's sensor has expanded ISO sensitivity up to 102,400 (that's quadruple that of its older sibling, the Nikon D3), which means seriously low-light shooting. In fact, Nikon claims ISO 102.4K can pick up details you'd miss with the naked eye. (Too bad it can't see through walls, though.)