Nikon D2X Review
Nikon D2X Specifications
|Price|| US: $ 5000
UK: £ 3500
|Body material||Magnesium alloy|
|Sensor|| 23.7 x 15.7 mm CMOS sensor
RGB Color Filter Array
Built-in fixed low-pass filter
12.84 million total pixels
12.4 million effective pixels
5.49 x 5.49 µm
3:2 aspect ratio
| 4288 x 2848 [L]
3216 x 2136 [M]
2144 x 1424 [S]
| 3216 x 2136 [L]
2400 x 1600 [M]
1600 x 1064 [S]
|File formats|| NEF (12-bit RAW)
NEF + JPEG
JPEG (EXIF 2.2)
|Color space|| sRGB (2 modes)
Adobe RGB (2 modes)
|Lens mount|| Nikon F mount
Full size image: 1.5x field of view crop
High speed cropped: 2.0x field of view crop
|Usable lenses|| AF Nikkor (including AF-S, DX, VR and D-/G-type) : All functions possible
D-type Manual-Focus Nikkor: All functions except autofocus and some
exposure modes available
AF Nikkor other than D-/G-type: All functions except 3D Color Matrix
Metering and 3D Multi-Sensor Balanced Fill-Flash possible
AI-P Nikkor: All functions except 3D Color Matrix Metering,
3D Multi-Sensor Balanced Fill-Flash and AF possible
Non-CPU AI Nikkor : Usable in [A] or [M] mode with Matrix-Metering,
Center-Weighted and Spot metering available. Indication of aperture No.,
after user inputs the aperture f/No. and focal length f=mm by multi-selector
* Electronic Rangefinder usable with maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster
|Auto Focus|| 11 area TTL (9 area when in High speed cropped mode)
AF working range: -1 to 19 EV (ISO 100, normal temperature)
|Lens Servo|| Single Servo AF [S]
Continuous Servo AF [C]
Manual focus [M]
* Focus Tracking automatically activated by subject's status in [S] or [C] AF
|AF Area Mode|| Single Area AF
Dynamic AF with Focus Tracking and Lock-on
Closest Subject Priority Dynamic AF
Group Dynamic AF
|AF assist||None (via. external flash)|
|AF Lock|| Locked using the AE-L/AF-L button
Half-press shutter release button in AF mode [S]
|Exposure modes|| Program Auto [P] - flexible program possible
Shutter-Priority Auto [S]
Aperture-Priority Auto [A]
|Metering||TTL full-aperture exposure metering system;
D-/G-type Nikkor lenses support 3D Color Matrix Metering II using the 1,005-pixel CCD while other AF Nikkor lenses with built-in CPUs support Matrix Metering (Non-CPU lenses require manual input of lens data)
Center-Weighted Metering (75% of the meter's sensitivity concentrated on the 8mm dia. circle)
Spot Metering (3mm dia. circle, approx. 2% of entire frame); metering position can be linked to the focus area when using Nikkor lenses with built-in CPU
|Metering modes|| 3D Color Matrix
|Metering range|| 3D Color Matrix Metering: EV 0 to 20
Center-Weighted Metering: EV 0 to 20
Spot Metering: EV 2 to 20
[at normal temperature (20°C/68°F), ISO 100 equivalent, f/1.4 lens]
|Meter Coupling||CPU and AI (Automatic maximum aperture indexing)|
|AE Lock||Locked using AE-L/AF-L button|
2 to 9 frames
|Exposure compen.|| +/-5.0 EV
1/3, 1/2 or 1.0 EV steps
ISO 100 - 800
|Shutter|| Electromagnetically controlled vertical-travel Focal-plane shutter
30 to 1/8000 sec
Flash X-Sync: 1/250 sec
|White balance|| Auto (hybrid: ambient sensor, 1005-pixel CCD, image sensor)
Manual (six steps with fine tuning)
Color temperature in Kelvin (31 steps)
White balance bracketing (2 to 9 frames, 10,20,30 MIRED steps)
|Image parameters|| Sharpening: Auto, Normal, Low, Medium Low, Medium High, High, None
Tone: Auto, Normal, Less Contrast, More Contrast, Custom
Hue: +/-3, +/-6, +/-9 degrees
|Viewfinder|| Optical-type fixed eye-level pentaprism
Built-in diopter adjustment (-3 to +1m-1)
Eyepiece shutter provided
Eyepoint: 19.9 mm (at -1.0m-1)
Frame coverage 100%
Viewfinder magnification approx 0.86x with 50 mm f/1.4 lens
|Focusing screen|| B-type BrightView Clear Matte Screen III and V-Type Screen for High speed cropped
Interchangeable with optional E-type finder screen with grid
|Viewfinder info|| Focus indications
Shutter speed lock
Electronic analogue display
Image size / quality
Eleven sets of focus brackets (area)
High speed cropped area
|LCD monitor|| 2.5 " TFT LCD
Tempered glass coating
Backlight / brightness adjustment
|Flash control|| New Creative Lighting System: i-TTL Balanced Fill-Flash controlled by five-segment TTL Multi Sensor with Nikon Speedlight SB-800/600: Advanced Wireless Lighting, FV (Flash Value) -lock, Flash Color Information Communication for Auto White Balance, Auto FP High-Speed Flash Sync, Modeling Flash
D-TTL Balanced Fill-Flash: When used with the Speedlight SB-80DX/50DX and in accordance with the mounted lens, five-segment TTL Multi Sensor control makes available 3D Multi-Sensor Balanced Fill-Flash, Multi-Sensor Balanced Fill-Flash, and Standard D-TTL Balanced Fill-Flash
AA (Auto Aperture)-type Flash available when used with SB-800/80DX and lens with built-in CPU
Non-TTL Auto Flash (A-type Flash) with a Speedlight such as SB-30/27/22s etc.
Range-priority manual available with SB-800
|Flash Sync Mode|| Front-Curtain Sync (normal sync)
Red-Eye Reduction with Slow Sync
|Flash Ready-Light||Lights up when flash fully charged with Speedlight SB-800/80DX/50DX/30/28/
27/22s; blinks for full output warning
|Flash Accessory Shoe||ISO 518 standard-type hot shoe contact; Safety lock mechanism provided|
|Flash Sync Terminal||ISO 519 standard terminal, lock screw provided|
|DOF Preview|| Stop-down lens aperture by pressing button
Activates modelling flash
|Shooting modes|| Single
Continuous High [CH] Full image - 5 fps
Continuous High [CH] High speed cropped image - 8 fps
Continuous Low [CL] Full image - 1 to 4 fps (custom)
Continuous Low [CL] High speed cropped image - 1 to 7 fps (custom)
Buffer size: Full image 15 NEF, High speed cropped image 26 NEF
Interval timer (Timelapse)
|Self-timer|| 2, 5, 10 or 20 sec programmable|
|Voice recording|| Voice memo (up to 60 sec)
Optional auto record
|Orientation sensor||Tags images with camera orientation|
|Playback mode|| Full frame
Thumbnail (4 or 9 images)
|Connectivity|| USB 2.0 (Hi-Speed) Mini-B connector
Remote control 10-pin
PC Sync flash terminal
|GPS||NMEA 0183 Interface standard supported with GPS Cable MC-35 (optional)|
|Communications||FTP file transfer with optional Wireless Transmitter WT-1 (IEEE 802.11b) or WT-2 (IEEE 802.11b/g)|
|Video out|| NTSC
|Storage|| Compact Flash Type I or II
FAT 12/16 and FAT 32 support
30 characters of text can be input and stored in EXIF header
No CF card supplied
|Power|| Lithium-Ion EN-EL4 (11.1 V DC)
Included battery charger MH-21 (100 min full charge)
Optional AC adapter EH-6
|Battery monitoring||The LCD monitor on the camera back displays the following information
about the EN-EL4 battery:
Remaining charge (%)
No. of shots taken since last charge
Calibration status (Recommended/Not required)
Battery life (5 stages)
|Dimensions||158 x 150 x 86 mm (6.2 x 5.9 x 3.4 in)|
|Weight (no batt)||1070 g (2.4 lb)|
|Weight (inc. batt)||1252 g (2.8 lb)|
|Box contents||Li-ion Battery EN-EL4, Quick Charger MH-21, Body Cap, Camera Strap AN-D2X, AV Cable EG-D2, USB Cable UC-E4, LCD Monitor Cover BM-3, PictureProject Software CD-ROM|
|Optional accessories||Wireless Transmitter WT-1, Wireless Transmitter WT-2, Extension Antenna WA-E1, AC Adaptor EH-6, E-type Finder Screen, Anti-fog Finder Eyepiece DK-16A, Eyepiece Correction Lens DK-16C series, Speedlight SB-800/80DX/50DX, Nikon Capture 4 software, CompactFlash card|
|Misty morining by Claudi Lourens|
from My Best Photo of the Week
|Jet and Full Moon by dibilio57|
from Aircraft lights
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