Nikon’s new professional DSLR, the D3s, is going to get HD video recording amongst other new features.
The new high-end DSLR from Nikon doesn’t appear to have very many changes from its predecessor, the D3, but it has them where it counts. Â The camera is still packing the same 12.1 megapixel resolution, but has an all new sensor that is allowing the HD video recording, as well asÂ ISO 102,400.
The HD video recording will be captured at 720p, shooting at 24 fps (frames per second). Â Nikon also announced that it has worked on shutter wobble when panning, reducing it by as much as 50 percent.
Two memory card slots seems to be the new standard on most DSLRs, and the D3s is continuing this with two UDMA compatible CompactFlash card slots. Â These can be used for consecutive recording (overflow), simultaneous recording (backup), separating recording of RAW and JPEG files or even copying pictures between the two cards.
If you have a D3, you probably can skip the D3s, but if you’re looking for a professional grade DSLR, the D3s is sounding like a pretty solid way to go.
Nikon D3s Technical Specifications
- 12.1 megapixels
- HD Video capture at 720p, 24 fps
- Single-frame extraction from HD videos to JPEG format
- ISO 102,400
- Standard ISO shootings of 200-12,800
- ShootsÂ 9 frames per second (fps) in the FX-format or at up to 11 fps in the DX crop mode
- Two UDMA compatible CompactFlash card slots
- 921,000-dot, 3.0-inch super density LCD monitor which is viewable up to 170 degrees, and is safeguarded by a tempered glass cover
- 4200 shots per battery charge is possible
- Suggested retail price ofÂ $5,199.95