Leaks have been happening all week, and finally it looks like Nikon has officially announced the new Nikon D3S. The new D3S touts an incredible ISO range, from ISO 200 to ISO 12,800 with an added ISO equivalent setting that bumps bumps the ISO to a possible 102,400 (WHAT!).
The Nikon D3S features Nikon’s 12.1MP FX-format CMOS sensor which also allows low-light shooting in the camera’s HD video mode (unfortunately, only at 720p, which is sort of a downer). But HD is secondary to my interests at the moment, as the actual real-world results of this camera’s ISO testing are simply phenomenal. Check out Marcus Bell’s blog for some comparisons and image samples.
Thanks for the link, Bommy!
UPDATE: Oh, I was so excited that I forgot the most important details: release date and price! The Nikon D3S will go for $5200 starting late November 2009.