Nikon D3S Manual — PDF Download Available Now

First published on: Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Nikon D3S Manual

This 22.8 MB PDF instruction document (Nikon calls it the “Nikon D3S Digital Camera User’s Manual”) for the Nikon D3S should prove to be a fantastic read, all 460 pages of it — be sure to download it.

Both English Language (printable and non-printable) and Spanish (non-printable) versions of the Nikon D3S Guide to Digital Photography / Camera Owner’s Manual can be downloaded at

Here are the direct links to the English and Spanish non-printable manuals — right-click and save to your hard drive.

For copyright purposes, the printable version of the Adobe Acrobat PDF document requires you to input your camera serial number and agree to a license, while the non-printable versions do not. You’ll get the following dialog box if you try to print the password-protected, non-printable document.

The non-printable version of the Nikon D3S Manual is password-protected

The guide discusses the features of the D3S and how to use the camera, for instance, on page 376, there is a list and explanation of optional accessories that can be plugged into the 10-pin remote terminal. Examples of popular devices are:

  1. Nikon GP-1 GPS Unit — Records latitude, longitude, altitude and UTC time with pictures.

  2. Nikon Connecting Cord MC-23 — A 40 cm / 1 ft. 4 in. cord that connects two cameras for simultaneous operation.

  3. Remote Cord MC-30 — Remote shutter release with shutter release button lock for BULB photography.

  4. Remote Cord MC-36 — Remote shutter release with interval timer and BULB functionality.

10-pin remote terminal, described in the Nikon D3S Manual


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