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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veroman
 
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I'm now on my second D2x body after having sold Body #1 and regretting it ever since. Given the cost of a used D2x camera at the moment, this has got to be the best value ever in a pro-body DSLR. The images from the D2x (or D2xs) are simply stunning, particularly when used with Nikon's best glass. I happen to use mine with older AIS manual focus lenses (50mm f/1.2 & 28mm f/2.8), but any of the newer, better lenses in the Nikon inventory will produce exceptional pics. The images are sharp, ...

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wideangler
 
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Excellent camera and firmware 2.0 made the noise less apparent at high ISO (the only thing one could complain about). Got mine very secondhand (rough pro handling for 2 years and 40000+ exposures) but it works flawlessly. Works great if you got older lenses. Problems: None, whatsoever

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8thGoes
 
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I've just bought an ex demo with 2,000 exposures on it, coupled with the 17-55mm 2.8 I bought for my D200. This is an awesome combination. 2nd hand this has to be the best value for money on the market at the moment. Brutally fast AF, wonderfully faithful colour reproduction and detailed sensor - it's a wonder that Nikon bothered investing in FX technology after they produced the D2X Problems: The only negative I have with it is the lack of pop up flash. I know you're all groaning and saying ...

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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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