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Menus

The D2X's menus have been modified slightly since the D2H, instead of just four main menu categories there's a fifth labeled 'Recent Settings'. This menu allows you to recall settings changes made recently without having to navigate through the menu system. The Custom Settings menu is additionally divided into six color coded categories.

Shooting / CSM menu banks

When working in the Shooting or CSM menus you are in actual fact changing the settings of a 'menu bank'. There are four banks for each of the Shooting and CSM menus; A to D, each bank can be given a more meaningful label and the currently selected bank letter is indicated on the rear control panel for quick reference. This is very useful for quickly switching between a type of shot or situation.

Help pages

Also new to the D2X are help pages, these are available throughout the camera's menu system, as indicated by the circular question mark (?) icon shown at the top right of the display. Press and hold the protect button to display a context sensitive help page. The example on the left is the help page for the shooting menu bank option, the example on the right is the help page for custom function a1 (AF-C priority selection), you can see that the page can be scrolled using the direction controller.

Playback Menu

Option Values / Actions Notes
Delete  • Selected
 • All
- Thumbnail selection [clip]
Playback folder  • NCD2X
 • All
 • Current
 
Slide show  • Start
 • Frame Interval
2 sec
3 sec
5 sec
10 sec
 • Audio playback
Off
On
 
Hide image  • Select / set
 • Deselect all?
- Thumbnail selection [clip]
Print set  • Select / set
 • Cancel Order
- Thumbnail selection [clip]
Display mode  • Done >
 • Data
 • Histogram
 • Highlight
 • RGB Histogram
 • Focus area
Allows you to toggle any of these display modes on or off
Image review  • Off
 • On
 
After delete  • Show next
 • Show previous
 • Continue as before
 
Rotate tall  • Off
 • On
 

Shooting Menu

Option Values / Actions Notes / Sub options
Shooting menu bank  • A
 • B
 • C
 • D
 • Rename
Text entry

Four banks of settings can be memorized and quickly switched, each bank can be labeled (see above)

Reset shooting menu  • No
 • Yes
 
Active folder  • New
 • Select folder
- Create new folder
File Naming  • File Naming - Change name prefix (default DSC)
Image quality  • NEF (Raw) + JPEG Fine
 • NEF (Raw) + JPEG Normal
 • NEF (Raw) + JPEG Basic
 • NEF (Raw)
 • TIFF (RGB)
 • JPEG Fine
 • JPEG Normal
 • JPEG Basic
- Select image quality
Image size
(Normal mode)
 • Large
 • Medium
 • Small
- 4288 x 2848, 12.2M [clip]
- 3216 x 2136, 6.8M
- 2144 x 1424, 3.0M
Image size
(High-speed crop mode)
 • Large
 • Medium
 • Small
- 3216 x 2136, 6.8M
- 2400 x 1600, 3.8M
- 1600 x 1064, 1.7M
High-speed crop  • Off
 • On
 
JPEG compression  • Size priority
 • Optimal quality
[clip]
Raw compression  • Off
 • On
- Standard NEF (no compression)
- Compressed NEF
White balance  • Auto
 • Incandescent
 • Fluorescent
 • Direct sunlight
 • Flash
 • Cloudy
 • Shade
 • Choose color temp.
 • White bal. preset
- Menu to fine tune WB
-     "                  "
-     "                  "
-     "                  "
-     "                  "
-     "                  "
-     "                  "
- 2500 K - 10000 K
- Select / program preset WB
Long exposure NR  • Off
 • On
 
High ISO NR  • On (Normal)
 • On (High)
 • Off
- NR at ISO 400 or above
- NR at ISO 400 or above
- NR at HI-1 and HI-2 only
ISO  • ISO 200
 • ISO 250
 • ISO 320
 • ISO 400
 • ISO 500
 • ISO 640
 • ISO 800
 • HI-1 (~ISO 1600)
 • HI-2 (~ISO 3200)
Available sensitivities depend on ISO step custom setting (CSM b2)
Image sharpening  • Auto
 • Normal
 • Low
 • Medium Low
 • Medium High
 • High
 • None
[clip]
Tone compensation  • Auto
 • Normal
 • Less contrast
 • More contrast
 • Custom
 
Color space  • sRGB
 • Adobe RGB
 
Color mode  • I
 • II
 • III
- sRGB only
- Adobe RGB only
- sRGB only
Hue adjustment  • +9°
 • +6°
 • +3°
 • 0°
 • -3°
 • -6°
 • -9°
 
Image Overlay  • Image 1
 • Image 2
 • Preview
[clip]
Multiple exposure  • Done
 • Number of shots
2 - 10
 • Auto gain
On
Off
 
Intvl timer shooting  • Status
 • Start
 • Current time
 • Start time
 • Interval [hh:mm:ss]
 • No. intervals x no shots
 • Remaining
- Display only
- Now / Start time
- Display only

- Interval between shots
- Intervals repeated x shots per int.
- Display only
Non-CPU lens data  • Focal length
 • Maximum aperture
- 6 to 4000 mm
- F1.2 to F22
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rfsIII
By rfsIII (2 days ago)

Thank you DPR for keeping these older reviews up. It's so amazing to go back and see how far digital cameras have come in the past decade. Just keep doing what you're doing.

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