Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of D750 vs D3S

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

Nikon D750
10.0
Nikon D3S
10.0
DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range

Focusing

How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

focus points

Responsiveness

How much delay is there between you and your photo?

Nikon D750
10.0
Nikon D3S
10.0
continuous shooting

Reviews

What do the experts think?

Reviews from nikonrumors.com, techradar.com, dpreview.com and imaging-resource.com

No winner declared

Too close to call

Benchmarks Real world tests of Nikon D750 vs D3S

Low light image quality Highest ISO setting that still achieves great image quality

Nikon D750
2,956 ISO
Nikon D3S
3,253 ISO

Resolution Results from photos of standard resolution charts

Nikon D750
2,200 LPH
Nikon D3S
1,700 LPH

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

Nikon D750
54 ms
Nikon D3S
43 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Nikon D750
6.5 fps
Nikon D3S
9 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

Nikon D750
1,230 photos
Nikon D3S
4,200 photos

Color depth The number of variations of color the camera can capture

Nikon D750
24.8 bits
Nikon D3S
23.5 bits

Features Key features of the Nikon D750  vs D3S 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

Nikon D750
24.3 MP
Nikon D3S
12.1 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

Nikon D750
51,200 ISO
Nikon D3S
102,400 ISO

Focus points How many different points the camera can focus on

Screen size Larger screens make it easier to preview and review photos

Viewfinder size Large viewfinders are brighter and more comfortable to use

Nikon D750
0.7x
Nikon D3S
0.7x

Pixel size How much area of the sensor is dedicated to each pixel

Nikon D750
35.4 microns
Nikon D3S
71.4 microns

Reviews Word on the street

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

Nikon D750  vs
D3S 
Type CMOS CMOS
Megapixels 24.3 MP 12.1 MP
Resolution 5696 x 4272 4256 x 2832
Size Full frame Full frame
Area 35.9 x 24 mm 36 x 23.9 mm
Crop factor 1.0x 1.0x
Pixel size 35.4 microns 71.4 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 12,800 ISO 200 ISO to 12,800 ISO
Light sensitivity (Boost) 50 ISO to 51,200 ISO 12,800 ISO to 102,400 ISO
Codecs
RAW
JPEG
Self cleaning sensor Yes Yes
Tested vertical resolution 2,200 LPH 1,700 LPH
Tested horizontal resolution 2,200 LPH 1,700 LPH

focus system

Type Phase detection Phase detection
Focus points 51 51
Cross type focus points 15 15
Supports continuous No No

shutter

Min 30 s 30 s
Max 1/4000 s 1/8000 s

form factor

Size 141 x 113 x 78 mm 160 x 157 x 88 mm
Thickness 78 mm 88 mm
Weight 750 g 1,240 g
Is weather sealed Yes Yes

features

Is a smart camera No No
Includes a GPS No No
Supports HDR Yes No
Automatic panorama No No
Create realistic 3D images No No
Image stabilization

video

Nikon D750  vs
D3S 
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 60 fps 1280 x 720 @ 24 fps
Shoots video in 24p Yes Yes
Shoots high speed video No No
External mic jack 3.5mm 3.5mm
Autofocus while shooting video Contrast detection

display

Type TFT LCD
Size 3.2" 3"
Resolution 1,229 k dots 921 k dots
Has a touch screen No No
Has a flip out screen Yes No
Supports live view Yes Yes

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror Opaque Opaque
Viewfinder Yes Yes
Type Pentaprism Pentaprism
Coverage 100% 100%
Magnification 0.7x 0.7x
Viewfinder size 0.7x 0.7x

performance

Max continuous shooting 6.5 fps 9 fps
Battery life 1,230 4,200
Continuous shooting
9 fps, JPEG
6.5 fps
Shutter lag 54 ms 43 ms
Nikon D750
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