Nikon Z6 vs Nikon D3S

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91

Nikon D3S

52

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Z6

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
2,100k dots
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3S

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
120 ms startup delay
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
197 ms shutter lag
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
171 lenses
Badge
Built-in focus motor
Autofocuses with more lenses

galleries

Explore our gallery of 48 sample photos taken by the Nikon D3S.

competitors

Nikon Z6 Competitors

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Nikon Z7

Boutique

$3,049 - $3,397

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Focus points Slightly more focus points
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
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Canon EOS R

Boutique

$2,199 - $2,299

Focus points Many more focus points
True resolution Higher true resolution
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,149 - $1,411 body only

$1,719 - $1,797 with 24-120mm lens

Battery life Much longer battery life
Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Nikon D3S Competitors

Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,149 - $1,411 body only

$1,719 - $1,797 with 24-120mm lens

Size Significantly smaller
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Nikon D4

Nikon D4

Pro DSLR

$5,575 body only

$6,344 with 24-85mm lens

Screen size Larger screen
True resolution Higher true resolution
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Nikon D3X

Nikon D3X

Pro DSLR

Battery life Significantly longer battery life
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

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