Low Light, High Life Highlights

Here’s a photo smuggled out of China, which I swiped from our Street Talk page.

This shot was taken with the Nikon D3s at ISO 8000.

The future of low light photography is looking very bright.

Not to mention the nightlife.

Here are the D3s features:

  • Nikon-original FX-format CMOS Sensor
    Newly engineered for striking image fidelity and low-noise, optimizing pixel size and count in a 12.1-megapixel sensor to produce extraordinarily rich files.
  • Low Noise ISO Sensitivity from 200 to 12,800
    Renowned low-noise performance at 12,800, plus expanded settings to an astounding ISO 102,400 (equivalent) and ISO 100 (equivalent).
  • Continuous Shooting Up to 9 FPS
    Secure exacting moments in time with an expanded buffer, allowing continuous capture of up to 82 JPEG (fine) or 36 14-bit NEF (RAW) images.
  • HD Video Capture
    Record smooth 24 fps HD video, leveraging low-noise D3S image quality along with high fidelity stereo sound capability.
  • One-button Live View with Two Shooting Modes
    Two modes for studio or remote shooting—Tripod Mode offers 27x magnification for precise focus confirmation.
  • 3-Inch Super-density 921,000-dot VGA LCD Monitor
    D3S monitors are individually calibrated during assembly to assure accuracy.
  • Dynamic Integrated Dust Reduction System
    Ultrasonic process combats the accumulation of dust on the optical low-pass filter, safeguarding image quality.
  • Nikon EXPEED Image Processing
    Drives breathtakingly rich image fidelity, low-noise and fast image processing.
  • Fast, Accurate 51-Point AF System
    4 Dynamic modes and 15 cross-type sensors deliver AF precision and razor sharpness.
  • 1,005-Pixel 3D Color Matrix Metering II
    Nikon-pioneered RGB metering includes color information to intelligently determine more accurate exposures.
  • Scene Recognition System
    Referencing an onboard image database, teamed with RGB metering, SRS enhances exposure and white balance evaluation and improves AF speed and accuracy.
  • Rugged and Precise Magnesium Alloy Construction
    Effectively protected from invasive dust, moisture and electromagnetic interference with a self-diagnostic shutter mechanism tested to exceed 300,000 cycles.
  • Nikon Picture Control
    Four preset options and 9 customizable settings provide personalized style control.
  • 100% Viewfinder Coverage
  • Dual CF Card Slots with Overflow, Backup and Copy Options
  • Virtual Horizon Graphic Indicator
  • Approx. 4,200 Images per Battery Charge
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