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Nikon D2Xs Digital Camera Review

Nikon D2Xs, is capable and well built with a larger 2.5" LCD monitor, Adobe RGB in all color modes, electronic masking of the focusing screen and modified metering in high-speed crop mode, a longer lasting battery in black and white mode, up to three custom tone curves, 1/3 step ISO boost options, in digital camera trim function, image authentication system compatible and save/load settings between cameras. It is the true nature of photography.


Type of camera Single-lens reflex digital camera
Effective Pixels 12.4 million
Image Sensor CMOS sensor, 23.7 x 15.7mm; total pixels: 12.84 million
Image Size (pixels) Full image: 4,288 x 2,848(L), 3,216 x 2,136(M), 2,144 x 1,424(S) High-speed Crop Image: 3,216 x 2,136(L), 2,400 x 1,600(M), 1,600 x1,064(S)
Sensitivity 100 to 800 (ISO equivalent); HI-0.3, HI-0.5, HI-0.7, HI-1 and HI-2 available
Storage Media CompactFlash (TM) (CF) Card (Type I/II) and Microdrive(TM)
Storage System NEF (12-bit uncompressed or compressed RAW), Exif 2.21,DCF 2.0 and DPOF compliant (uncompressed TIFF-RGB or compressed JPEG)
Shooting Modes j1) Single frame shooting [S] mode 2) Continuous high shooting [CH] mode 3) Continuous low shooting [CL] mode 4) Self-timer mode5) Mirror up mode: first press

White Balance f1) Auto (hybrid with 1,005-pixel RGB Sensor, CMOS imagesensor and external Ambient Light Sensor) 2) Manual (6 steps with fine tuning) 3)Preset (5 settings) 4) Color temperature setting in Kelvin (select from 31 steps) 5)White balance bracketing (2 to 9 frames adjustable in 10, 20, 30 MIRED steps)
LCD Monitor 2.5-in., approx. 230,000-dot, low temp. polysilicon TFT LCDwith white LED backlighting; Backlight/brightness adjustment available, allows up to170-degree viewing angle
Playback Function 1) Full frame, 2) Thumbnail (4/9 segments), 3) Zoom, 4)Slideshow, 5) RGB Histogram indication, Shooting data and Highlight point display
Delete Function 1) Card format, 2) All frames delete, 3) Selected frames delete
Video Output NTSC or PAL (selectable in menu)
Interface USB 2.0 (Hi-Speed) (Mini-B connector) FTP file transfer and PTP/IP camera control/file transfer is available with optional WT-2/2A (IEEE 802.11b/g) Wireless transmitter; FTP file transfer compatibility with WT-1/1A (IEEE 802.11b)CF Card Slot Type II: supports firmware updates via CF cards
Voice Memo Record mode: Automatic or manual recording at shooting or playback,Max. recording time: 60 seconds Playback mode: Built-in speaker or Audio Video Cable File format: Mono WAV file
Text Input Up to 36 characters of alphanumeric text input is available with LCD monitor and multi-selector; stored in Exif header
Usable Lenses 1) AF Nikkor (including AF-S, DX, VR and D-/G-type): All functions possible 2) D-type Manual-Focus Nikkor: All functions except autofocus and some exposure modes available 3) AF Nikkor other than D-/G-type: All functions except 3D-Color Matrix Metering II and 3D Multi-Sensor Balanced Fill-Flash possible 4)AI-P Nikkor: All functions except 3D-Color Matrix Metering II, 3D Multi-Sensor Balanced Fill-Flash and AF possible 5) 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 operationElectronic rangefinder usable with maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster
Picture Angle Full Image: Approx. 1.5x focal length in 35mm [135] format equivalent High-speed Crop Image: Approx. 2x focal length in 35mm [135] format equivalent
Viewfinder Optical-type fixed eye-level pentaprism; Built-in diopter adjustment (-3 to +1m-1), Eyepiece shutter provided
Eyepoint 19.9mm (at -1.0m-1)
Focusing Screen BriteView Clear Matte Screen III; supplied Type-B or optional Type-E with grid
Viewfinder Frame Coverage Approx. 100 percent (High-speed Crop mode: Approx. 97percent)

Viewfinder Magnification
Approx. 0.86x (with 50mm f/1.4 lens set to infinity and -1.0m -1)
Reflex Mirror Automatic, instant-return type
Lens Aperture Instant-return type, with Depth-of-field Preview Button
Autofocus TTL phase detection, Nikon Multi-CAM 2000 autofocus module; Detection range: EV -1 to +19 (Right edge/Left edge AF range: EV 0 to +19) (at normal temperature [20 degrees C/68 degrees F], ISO 100 equivalent)
Lens Servo 1) Single servo AF [S], 2) Continuous servo AF [C], 3) Manual focus [M] Focus Tracking automatically activated by subject's status in [S] or [C] AF
Focus Area Selectable from 11 focus areas (High-speed Crop: 9 cross-type focus areas)
AF Area Modes 1) Single Area AF 2) Dynamic-area AF 3) Group Dynamic AF 4) Dynamic-area AF with closest subject priority
Focus Lock Focus is locked by pressing AE-L/AF-L Lock button or lightly pressing shutter release button in [S] AF
Exposure Metering System TTL full-aperture exposure metering system;1)D-/G-type Nikkor lenses support 3D Color Matrix Metering II using the 1,005-pixel RGB Sensor while other AF Nikkor lenses with built-in CPUs support Matrix Metering (Non-CPU lenses require manual input of lens data) 2) Center-Weighted Metering (75 percent of the meter's sensitivity concentrated on the 8mm dia. circle) given to 6, 10 or 13mm dia. circle in center of frame, or weighting based on average of entire frame 3) Spot Metering (3mm dia. circle, approx. 2 percent of entire frame); metering position can be linked to the focus area when using Nikkor lenses with built-in CPU
Exposure Metering Range 1) 3D Color Matrix Metering II: EV 0 to 20, 2) Center-Weighted Metering: EV 0 to 20, 3) Spot Metering: EV 2 to 20 (at normal temperature [68 degrees F/20 degrees C], ISO 100 equivalent, f/1.4 lens)
Exposure Meter Coupling CPU and AI (Automatic maximum aperture Indexing)
Exposure Modes 1) [P] Programmed Auto with flexible program 2) [S] Shutter-priority Auto 3) [A] Aperture-priority Auto 4) [M] Manual
Exposure Compensation Plus or minus 5 EV increments of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV
Auto Exposure Lock Detected exposure value locked by pressing AE-L/AF-L button
Auto Exposure Bracketing Number of shots: 2 to 9 frames Compensation steps: 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, or 1 EV steps
Shutter Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal plane shutter, 30 to 1/8,000 sec. in steps of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV, bulb
Sync Contact X-contact only: flash synchronization at up to 1/250 sec.
Flash Control 1) Creative Lighting System: i-TTL Balanced Fill-Flash controlled by TTL 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 2) 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 3) AA (Auto Aperture-type) Flash available when used with SB-800/80DX and lens with built-in CPU 4) Non-TTL Auto Flash (A-type Flash) with a Speedlight such as SB-800/30/27/22s etc. 5) Range-priority manual available with SB-800
Flash Sync Modes 1) Front-curtain sync (normal sync), 2) Red-eye reduction, 3) Red-eye reduction with slow sync, 4) Slow sync, 5) Rear-curtain sync
Ready-light Lights up when flash fully charged with Speedlight SB-800/600/80DX/50DX/28DX; blinks for full output warning
Accessory Shoe Standard ISO hot-shoe contact with safely lock provided
Sync Terminal ISO 519 standard terminal, lock screw provided
Depth-of-field Preview Button Stop-down lens aperture by pressing Depth-of-field Preview Button
Remote Control Via 10-pin remote terminal
GPS NMEA 0183 (ver. 2.01) Interface standard supported with 9-pin D-sub cable (optional) and GPS Cable MC-35 (optional)

Supported Languages English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Swedish, Simplified Chinese, Korean, Japanese (selectable in menu)
Power Requirements EN-EL4a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery (11.1V DC), MH-21 Quick Charger, EH-6 AC Adapter (optional)
Battery Monitoring System The LCD monitor on the camera back displays the following information about the EN-EL4a battery: 1) Remaining charge (percentage); 2) Number of shots taken since last charge; 3) Calibration status (Recommended/Not required); 4) Battery life (5 stages)
Tripod Socket 1/4 in. (ISO1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 6.2 x 5.9 x 3.4 in (157.5 x 149.5 x 85.5mm)
Weight (without battery) Approx. 2.4 lbs (1,070g)
Supplied Accessories* EN-EL4a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery, MH-21 Quick Charger, Body Cap, AN-D2Xs Camera Strap, EG-D2 Audio Video Cable, UC-E4 USB Cable, BM-3 LCD Monitor Cover, BL-1 Battery Chamber Cover, Type-B Focusing Screen, PictureProject software CD-ROM *Supplied accessories may differ in each country or area.
Optional Accessories WT-2/2A Wireless Transmitter, WA-E1 Extended Range Antenna, EH-6 AC Adapter, Type-E Focusing Screen, DG-2 Magnifier, DK-17A Anti-fog Finder Eyepiece, DK-19 Rubber Eyepiece Cup, DK-17C Eyepiece Correction Lens series, DK-17M Magnifying Eyepiece, DR-5 Right-Angle Magnifying Viewing Attachment, SB-800/SB-600/R200 Speedlights, Capture NX software, Camera Control Pro Software, Image Authentication Software

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