Wednesday, 14 October 2009

New Nikon D3s Camera with incredible low light capability

Nikon have today announced a new camera, the D3s which has an incredible low light capability. Using expansion settings the camera can be used at an ISO setting of 102,400 which would have been unheard of back in the days of film. The highest rated film that was generally available was ISO 3200 and even that gave quite grainy images.

The current crop of cameras from Canon and Nikon have the ability to use ISO settings up to 25600. The Nikon D3s is the first one to increase the low light capability by another 2 stops. The camera also has the ability shoot HD video but at 720p rather than the 1080p that the Canon 5D Mark2 can shoot.

It will be interesting to see the results from the camera but based on previous results it is likely the image quality will surpass the results from film at ISO 3200.

It appears that while Canon have been concentrating on increasing the pixel count of their cameras Nikon have instead been working on the light sensitivity and ensuring that their cameras can work in exceptionally low light conditions.