Pro photographers will be lusting after the Nikon D3S, that is, unless they feel like shooting some video in 1080p. Nikon still lags behind its nemesis Canon in that department, rocking just 720p/24 video with this latest version of its full-frame digital SLR.
Never mind that, though — pro photographers don't care a whole lot about shooting video. One thing they do consider crucial is low-light performance, and this camera delivers, with a base ISO range from 200 to 12,800, expandable to a jaw-dropping 102,400. Jeez, that's the kind of low light performance that might tempt you to get rid of that flash altogether. Well, not quite.
That formidable light gathering capability of its 12.1 megapixel FX frame CMOS sensor would also come in handy for shooting video, if, say, you needed to shoot a quick Saturday Night Live open. Oh wait, they used a Canon EOS 7D and EOS 5D for that. Stills will snap off faster, too, laying down nine frames per second at full resolution. Pro shooters everywhere probably won't mind plunking down the $5,200 to pick up one of these when they're available in late November.