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can this camera take photos while recording video

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No - You can shoot one or the other, or switch, but cannot take a still while videoing. and when shooting video it does not allow changing the zoom on a lens
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This camera doesn't have the feature to take photos while recording videos.
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Is Nikon D3s water resistant?

I want to know if D3s or any other Nikon SLR is resistant to water.
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From my reading of reviews and my use of my own D3s in rainy conditions, it is at least water-resistant. Whether it is water "proof", I don' t know. So, I don't hesitate to take images on short notice for limited periods of time in light to medium rain, but I don't think I would dunk it in water or just keep it completely exposed in heavy rain.
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It, along with the other pro spec bodies, are dust and moisture resistant, not totally water resistant, it will hold off a light rain shower for example but would not survive a dunking, say, in a swimming pool.
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What is the best use of this camera?

I like taking nature shots but I am occasionally ask to take pictures for parties and such is it good for all of that or just one purpose
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This is a serious camera for professional photographers, unless you are running a business or have money to spend this camera will probably be too much for you. There is no specific area of photography this camera can't do, it is full frame so if all you have is DX format lens's you are wasting the cameras potential, it also workes better with newer lens's made with high performance glass and engineering. This is a go big or go home camera, no sense spending $6000 on the camera and buying older cheaper lens's.
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That will depend on the type of lens you're using. Please click on the link below for the lens simulator; it will help you to make the decision on what lens you need.
http://www.nikonusa.com/Nikon-Produ...
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SU-800 with D3s

I guess I was unclear with my original question. Is the SU-800 controllable through the camera menus or only on the control panel on the SU-800?
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3 years ago
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No, you have to use the SU-800 to control the flashes as there is not in built commander in the D3s.
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I think it's just on the flash? Not sure though, sorry.
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Nikon d3s, I understand it stores movie files up to 5 minutes, After it stores the movie file are you able to record another 5 minutes video file

or after the initial recording is your storage space full?
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Individual movie files can be up to 2 GB in size. The maximum lenght is 5 movies for each one.
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when will the d700 replacement be out?

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Thanks for your question about Nikon products. Unfortunately we cannot speculate about future products until official information is announced on our web site: www.nikonusa.com.
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D3s and SU-800

Can you control off camera flash with the D3s from the camera menu (commander mode) and the SU-800 as you can with the D700?
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The D3s doesn't have a built-in flash to use as a commander like the D700. You will need the SU-800 commander to control other Speedlights.
 
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dx mode using lx lens?

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Please click on the link below for information:
http://www.nikonusa.com/Learn-And-E...
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What is on the Software Suite CD-ROM

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View NX2 is on the disc.
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is it good for bird photo

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With the correct lens.
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What type of Compact Flash cards (read/write speeds) are best to shoot video on with the D3S?

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San Disk Extreme is on Nikon's approved list, 60mbps.
http://support.nikonusa.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/16686/~/approved-memory-cards---d3s
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how much?

d3s
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Depends where you are in the world, Google has the answer
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Can the D3s produce the same vibrant colors as the D2x?

I love my D2x’s ability to produces images with the same color saturation as Fujichrome.
I just want to upgrade for the low light capabilities and additional speed using long lenses.
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Yes. D3s is far superior
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Is it possible to switch from FX to DX on the fly without having to go through a menu by programing the function button?

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At the D3s default settings, holding down the Fn button and rotating the command dial will change the image area. You can program this function to the Fn, Preview, or AE-L/AF-L buttons. Refer to custom settings f4, f5, and f6 in the camera menu, and page 79-82 of the D3s manual.
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How do you disconnect camera (usb cable) safely after uploading images from compact flash card with adobe bridge

there is no information in manual for d3s or bridge…they only tell you how to connect but NOT how to disconnect safely.
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You can also safely remove the camera from the Computer folder when operating on a Windows OS. Click the Start button, click Computer, right-click the device you want to remove, and then click Eject. Once the D3s is ejected you can then disconnect the camera from the computer. When operating on a Mac OS, your camera will appear on the desktop of the computer. Drag the D3s into the trash can that can be located on the Mac's dock. Once in the trash can the camera can be disconnected from the computer.
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