The Nikon D3s shoots at up to 11 frames per sec, at up to ISO 102,400, but is it the ultimate DSLR?
The Nikon D3s is aimed predominantly at press and sports photographers. The ‘s’ is a common addition to Nikon models to suggest an improved or upgraded version and has previously been seen on the likes of the D300, D70 and the D2 models. The main improvements are in the form of a greater ISO range which extends up to ISO 102,400, and an HD video function. However, closer inspection also reveals improvements to allow faster operation and shooting.
So does this new and improved model offer enough to justify upgrading from the D3, and is it enough to stay at the top of its game?
Low light: Taken in early evening, this kind of shot would be impossible to hand- hold with most cameras but was effortless with the D3s thanks to its high ISO settings. Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8, 35mm, f/8, 1/250sec ISO Hi1 (25,600) AWB