Nikon d3s User Manual (en)

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Recording Movies
Flicker, banding, or distortion may be visible in the monitor and in the 
final movie under fluorescent, mercury vapor, or sodium lamps or if the 
camera is panned horizontally or an object moves at high speed 
through frame. Jagged edges, false colors, moiré, and bright spots may 
also appear. If a flash or other light source with brief duration is used 
during recording, bright bands may appear or the top or bottom of the 
frame may brighten. When recording movies, avoid pointing the 
camera at the sun or other strong light sources. Failure to observe this 
precaution could result in damage to the camera’s internal circuitry.
Matrix metering is used regardless of the metering method selected. 
Depending on the brightness of the subject, changes to exposure may 
have no visible effect. Shutter speed and sensitivity are displayed in live 
view and during recording, but do not always apply to movies. Note 
that movies can not be recorded if a CPU lens with an aperture ring is 
attached with Aperture ring selected for Custom Setting f8 (Customize 
command dials
) > Aperture setting (
0 323). Select Sub-command 
dial when using a CPU lens with an aperture ring.
Recording ends automatically if the lens is removed.
When used in live view mode for extended periods, the camera’s 
internal temperature may rise, resulting in noise (randomly-spaced 
bright pixels or fog; the camera may also become noticeably warm, but 
this does not indicate a malfunction). To prevent damage to the 
camera’s internal circuits, recording will end automatically before the 
camera overheats. A count-down display will appear in the monitor 
30 s before shooting ends. At high ambient temperatures, this display 
may appear immediately when live view mode is selected.
Sounds made by the camera lens when aperture is adjusted or during 
focusing may be picked up by the microphone in tripod mode.
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Exposure Mode M
When exposure mode h is selected in tripod mode, shutter speed, 
aperture, and ISO sensitivity can be changed in the exposure preview 
(
0 66). Note that the expected results will not be achieved at ISO 
sensitivities below ISO 200 or above ISO 12800 or at shutter speeds 
slower than 
1
/
25
s, and that auto ISO sensitivity control and high-
sensitivity movie mode should be off.