Nikon has released the first images captured in space by its D3S DSLR and interchangeable lenses.

Nikon D3S imageNikon has released the first images captured in space by its D3S DSLR and interchangeable lenses.

The D3S, which Nikon said received no modifications, captured the images from the International Space Station.

The D3S was taken into space by NASA’s Space Shuttle in April.

The pictures primarily depict the surface of the earth and nighttime scenes, says Nikon.

First announced last October, the D3S is a revamped version of Nikon?s full-frame D3.

It is a professional DSLR boasting a redesigned imaging sensor, a top ISO of ‘102400’, plus movie capture.

Aimed at wildlife, sports and news photographers the D3S houses a 12.87-million-pixel FX-format CMOS imaging sensor (12.1MP effective).

Nikon D3S image