Nikon D2X

Announced Sep 16, 2004 •
12 megapixels | 2.5 screen | APS-C sensor
Stoker Ace
 
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This was a state of the art pro camera when it was introduced.  It is still capable of meeting most users needs.  OK, it's sensor ir only 12mp, but when do you want to make bigger than 11 x 14 prints?  If you do on a regular basis try mf!  The ergonomics are great, equally at home in a landscape or portrait mode.  The focus is sharp.  Quick and accurate.  Not too confusing either.  The exposure seems to tend towards the cyan end of the spectrum but nothing fixable in post production.  9 ...

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Stoker Ace
 
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A great camera that does almost everything wonderfully well. Ultimate resolution is less that state of the art at 12mp but the feel and balance are a joy. If ever you need to hammer in some 6" nails I suspect it would do a great job as well. The ability to hold in portrait mode one-handed really is a delight. It is no pocket camera though, put a decent lens on it and the strap round your neck and it could easily chop you year off! But all told, a fantastic peice of kit and most ...

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pricyl
 
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build like tank! heavy but steady! love the colors!

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regsy
 
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I upgraded from a Fuji Finepix S2 pro to this, I had a fair bit of Nikon stuff and a very limited budget, after much hunting about looking at a large variety of cameras and shops I managed to get one of these for a couple of hundred quid. First impressions are it big, heavy, solid and possibly the most ergonomic camera ever built. I have big hands and the weight of this camera just makes it feel that much better planted when you are shooting, all of the buttons, dails and switches are just ...

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johnnybeach
 
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This was a big step up from my D100. Nikon knew exactly what they needed, to stay on top. This camera offers film like quality pictures. Settings once properly set to individual taste, are extraodinary in helping the user shoot anything from portait to landscape, sporting events and just regular snapshots. I have 35,000 actuations on this beast, and everything still works like clockwork.Use the best lens possible, and results will be amazing. High ISO is not this cameras forte, but my pics ...

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Canonet17
 
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Wow! Long time between the last comment and mine!. I purchased the D2X used for $950 and used it as a backup camera during a recent wedding ( I'm a Canon 1D/1DMk2 User but have some Nikon gear). I was impressed with the image quality and focus speed. Not as heavy as some stated it would be. To me, there's no need to go purchase the latest and greatest camera when many great older cameras are on the used market. If one knows the basics of photography, one can always make a great picture. Pro ...

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Chromost
 
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I would consider this the "Mac" of cameras... If you enjoy ease of use, User friendly interface, Idiot proof operating system this is the camera for you... I shoot mainly fashion/portrait work with this camera and it is sharp enough to shoot editorial, smalll advertising gigs. Fast enough to shoot sporting events... High speed crop mode is great if you are in a bind and need a longer lens. I did a job for a museum in China and blew up the prints 30x40 and the images held together beautifully... ...

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pablo162
 
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Superb camera. It is my main camera for Weddings, Portraits, and advertising work. The handling and speed of this camera suits me down to the ground and for this reason I love the Nikon as opposed to any Canon alternatives, and yes, that is even considering that the Nikon's are not as good with the noise but for me, there is much much more that I want/need from a camera, before I get to noise. Handling, speed, AF speed/tracking/low light, colours, resolution, sharpness and all very very ...

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Pro Photographer
 
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Have used two of these cameras for a year professionally. Sold them. They were not up to the job I needed them for (weddings and potraits, a lot of lowlight situations). I'm sure it's a great camera for other uses. Problems: AWB was too cold. No problem as I shot Raw and warmed it up to reality. Image noise was still acceptable upto 400 iso. Beyond that I couldn't really live with it. Highlights had to be protected with great caution.

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plaintiger
 
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ah, Joseph P. Paoluccio...another one "reviewing" the D2x without ever having touched one. undoubtedly a shooter of some other make of camera, and jealous. i don't blame you - there's much to be jealous of here. alright, enough of these three-star goofballs...let's talk about the camera. my D2x was (and is) my first pro-level camera - i stepped up - *way* up - from a Minolta DiMAGE 7Hi. while i was on the waiting list for a D2x i fretted some: was i really ready for a professional camera? was ...

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