Gallery: Nikon D3S Sample Shots

D3S Image 1

Our friends at Popular Photography tested the D3S's low-light abilities at a circus performance in New York City. Here, some of their test shots show the cameras capabilities in its upper ISO ranges. Shot with pre-production Nikon D3S, 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VRII zoomed to 95mm at f/5.6, 1/30 second, ISO 6400, with VR enabled and elbows resting on chair back.Philip Ryan

D3S Image 2

ISO 6400 Cropped 100%Philip Ryan

D3S Image 3

At the D3S's top standard sensitivity of ISO 12,800, there' s surprisingly little noise, and an impressive amount of detail in this shot of the performers' entrance to the ring. Shot with pre-production Nikon D3S, 24-70mm f/2.8G ED zoomed to 42mm at f/8, 1/50 second, ISO 12,800, handheld.Philip Ryan

D3S Image 4

ISO 12,800 Cropped 100%Philip Ryan

D3S Image 5

When walking in a circular cage that's spinning around on a huge metal contraption, never let a clown get behind you. Shot with pre-production Nikon D3S, 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VRII zoomed to 200mm at f/5.6, 1/800 second, ISO 25,600, handheld with VR enabled.Philip Ryan

D3S Image 6

ISO 25,600 Cropped 100%Philip Ryan

D3S Image 7

Shot with pre-production Nikon D3S, 24-70mm f/2.8G ED zoomed to 24mm at f/9, 1/320 second, ISO 102,400, handheld.Philip Ryan

D3S Image 8

ISO 102,400 Cropped 100%Philip Ryan