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Nikon D3S

alaTest has collected and analyzed 227 reviews of Nikon D3S. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviews about the size and low light performance are on the whole positive. The image quality and usability also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed comments about the software and video. Many are critical about the image stabilizer and zoom.

performance, usability, image quality, low-light, size

price, portability, flash, zoom, stabilizer

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon D3S is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nikon D3S

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Nikon D3S from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the durability and usability. The price and portability are also appreciated.

performance, portability, price, usability, durability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Nikon D3S

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Nikon D3S from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. There are some critical comments about the portability and price.

price, portability

60% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2019

Expert review by : Doug Harman (pocket-lint.com)

Nikon D3s DSLR camera

 

Nikon's new flagship DSLR, the D3s, builds on the groundbreaking D3 , which revolutionised the high-speed professional DSLR market on its introduction in August 2007. The D3s has an all-new FX format full-frame sensor and enhanced specification, rugged...

Excellent image quality, particularly at very high sensitivities, great ergonomics, design and control layout, menu system, comprehensive feature set and HD movie capability with external audio

Fastest frame rate only available in DX format mode, price (the D3s is £800 dearer than the D3 at launch), low light AF hunting, bulk/weight

Like its forbear, there really is so much kit within the D3s we could write for another week, but we’ve covered the key areas here and major changes from the D3. In terms of the performance and poise, the D3s is even better than the D3, which was this...

Jan, 2010

Expert review by : Dave Stevenson (techradar.com)

Nikon D3s review

 

The D3s offers the ultimate in performance, build and image quality

Well-made ; Stunning images ; Excellent ISO performance ; Fast

Limited video mode ; It's either this or a new car ; Although we'd choose this

When the D3s was announced a few months ago, it was difficult to see what the fuss was about.

Jan, 2010

Expert review by : Expert Reviews Staff (expertreviews.co.uk)

Nikon D3s review

 

The current king of the DSLR castle, the D3s is almost compromise-free - something reflected in the price.

Feb, 2010

EISA Award - Best Product

Expert review by : EISA (eisa.eu)

European Professional Camera 2010-2011 - Nikon D3S

 

The Nikon D3S is so sensitive it can focus and shoot in conditions in which even the human eye cannot see. Although high ISO settings are a feature of most modern DSLR bodies, the quality of the Nikon D3S high ISO settings is unsurpassed for low noise...

Jun, 2010

TIPA Award!

Expert review by (tipa.com)

Nikon D3s

 

Caratterizzata da gran parte delle funzioni che hanno determinato il successo della Nikon D3, la D3s rappresenta una pietra miliare nella storia della fotografia: è la prima reflex digitale a poter vantare la sensibilità record di 102.400 ISO....

Apr, 2010

Expert review by : Amateur Photographer (amateurphotographer.co.uk)

Nikon D3S review

 

At the press launch of the Nikon D3S I was very impressed with the quality of the images on display, but was eager to see how the camera would perform in my own hands. As is clear here, the D3S fared well.Its body and many of its features will come as...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by : Akihabara News (akihabaranews.com)

[Review] Nikon D3s, mastering low light shots in style

 

I was limited by my personal skills, but the D3s is for sure will give to a real professional or an amateur Impressive results. Now, no pain no gain, the D3s is not what I can call affordable. Sold in Japan at around 460,000 Yen, the D3s is not your...

Oct, 2011

Expert review by (digitalslrphoto.com)

Nikon D3s Review

 

The latest Nikon professional DSLR offers improved AF, a nine frames-per-second motordrive and HD video. We've an exclusive test by Richard Pelham, the current Sports Photographer of The Year! Body only: £4,200 (Guide) / £4,100 (Street) IMAGE...

Capture NX2 software. While a little slow, it's very capable and I actually prefer how it displays JPEGs when compared to Photoshop. The other method is to use a function within the Nikon's menu system that allows Raw files to be converted in-camera,...

May, 2010

Expert review by (channel5.com)

Nikon D3S

 

The Nikon D3S is an update to Nikon's popular D3 DSLR model but calling it just an update does it a disservice. This is now a 12.1 megapixel DSLR with full-frame CMOS sensor, and a camera that shoots HD video at 720p. There's a dust-reduction system to...

The Nikon D3S is a superbly engineered camera that looks the business and also does the business when it comes to ultra-high-quality still images. Find the cash for this beauty and you’re unlikely to be disappointed – though you may have to brush up...

Apr, 2010

Expert review by : Doug Harman (best4reviews.com)

Nikon D3s D-SLR Review

 

Nikon's new flagship DSLR is a stunning piece of camera technology. But is it any good? Doug Harman puts it through it's Best4Reviews test to find out.

Excellent image quality, particularly at very high sensitivities, great ergonomics, design and control layout, menu system, comprehensive feature set and HD movie capability with external audio

Fastest frame rate only available in DX format mode, Price (the D3s is £800 dearer than the D3 at launch), Low light AF hunting, bulk/weight

This evolution of Nikon’s D3 full “FX” frame professional digital SLR brings new features such as HD movies into the frame. A new 12.1-megapixel sensor with improved circuitry allows superb image quality at very high ISO settings (ISO 102,400 in the...

Mar, 2010

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