Nikon D2Xs Review

 
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Model Name: Nikon D2Xs 
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Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website
Predecessor: Nikon D2X
D2X vs D2Xs
Successor: Nikon D3X
D2Xs vs D3X
General
Model Number: D2Xs
Camera Format: Pro SLR
Currently Manufactured: No
Retail Price: $4699.95
Street Price: $4,299.95
Date Available:  
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 37.7 oz (1,070 g)
Size: 6.2 x 5.9 x 3.4 in.
(158 x 150 x 86 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer:  
Effective Megapixels: 12.4
Sensor Format: APS-C
Sensor size: 372.09mm2 (23.70mm x 15.70mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 5.53 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.6x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG
Self-Cleaning: No
Built-in image stabilization: No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4288 x 2848 (12.2 MP, 3:2),
3216 x 2136 (6.9 MP, 3:2),
2400 x 1600 (3.8 MP, 3:2),
2144 x 1424 (3.1 MP, 3:2),
1600 x 1064 (1.7 MP, 3:2)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.21), TIFF-RGB, RAW
Continuous-mode frames/second: 5.3
Video Capture
Can take movies: No
Movie Resolution:
Movie File Format:  
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder: No
HD Video Out:
HD Video Connection:
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Nikon F
Lens Thread: n/a
Lens Thread Type: n/a
Kit Lens: n/a
Focal Length (35mm equivalent):  
Zoom Ratio:  
Aperture Range:  
Normal Focus Range:  
Macro Focus Range:  
Optical Image Stablization: No
Digital Zoom: No
Digital Zoom Values: n/a
Filter Thread: n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: 11-area TTL phase detection (Nikon Multi-CAM 2000), 9 cross-type
Auto Focus Assist Light? No
Manual Focus: Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Yes
Viewfinder Type: SLR type; eye-level pentaprism, interchangeable screens, 100%, 0.86x, 19.9mm eyepoint, -3.0 to +1.0
Focus Peaking: No
EVF Resolution In Pixels:  
EVF Resolution In Dots:  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes
Rear Display: No
Rear Display Size (inches): 2.5
Rear Display Resolution: 230,000 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: No
Max Playback Zoom: 27.0x
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 800
Minimum ISO (native): 100
ISO Settings: 100 - 800, plus five steps up to 3200 via ISO boost function
Auto ISO Mode: No
White Balance Settings: Auto, 6 manual settings, 5 presets, 31 Kelvin settings
Shutter Speed Range: 30 - 1/8000
Bulb Mode: Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 3D color matrix, Center-weighted, Spot
Program, Aperture, Shutter, Manual (PASM) Modes: No
Creative Exposure Modes: None
Self Timer: 2/5/10/20 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):  
Flash
Built-in Flash: No
Flash Modes: n/a
Flash Guide Number: n/a
Flash Range Description: n/a
Max Flash Sync: 1/250
Flash Exposure Compensation:  
External Flash Connection: ISO-type hot-shoe contact; safety lock provided
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: CF1 / CF2 / Microdrive
Dual Card Slots: Yes
Uncompressed Format: TIFF-RGB, RAW
CCD Raw Format: Yes
Movie File Format:  
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-fi: No
Built-In GPS: No
Bluetooth: No
NFC:
Microphone Jack: No
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: No
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional Wireless, Cabled
Connections (extended): Optional 802.11b/g wireless
Performance Timing
Cycle Time RAW Format (secs): 0.20
Buffer Size (Frames, RAW format): 17
Cycle Time Max Res JPEG (secs): 0.20
Buffer Size (Frames, Max Res JPEG): 18
Cycle Time Min Res (secs) 0.21
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
Continuous Mode Rate (fps): 5.32
Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res): 20
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode Rate (fps):  
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE: 0.045
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.045
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE:  
Shutter Lag with Flash:  
Shutter Lag (prefocus): 0.045
Shutter Lag (continuous auto): 0.045
Shutter Lag (notes):  
Startup Time: 0.20
Shutdown Time: 0.20
Play -> Record Time: 0.10
Record -> Play Max Res Time: 0.80
Record -> Play Min Res Time:  
Download Speed (KB/sec): 1,905
Power
Battery Form Factor: EN-EL4a
Usable Battery Types: Lithium Ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary EN-EL4a Lithium Ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (external or internal): Yes
External Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View):  
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF): 1150
Software
Included Software: PictureProject
OS Compatibility: Windows, MacOS
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Based on the previous Nikon D2X model. Can be switched to a high-speed cropped mode, which allows 8 frames per second. This mode reduces resolution to 6.8 megapixels, cropped from the center of the sensor. This increases the effective focal length multiplier to 2.0x, and reduces the number of useable AF points to nine. The cropped area is indicated by a user-selectable shaded crop in the viewfinder. Both matrix and center-weighted metering revised to work normally within cropped area in high-speed cropped mode. New LCD display as previously seen in the Nikon D200. New EN-EL4a battery type has increased power. Black and white mode added (color can be restored in NEF Raw mode). Cropping in camera is possible. Camera settings can be saved and loaded (so they can be shared among a set of users). Burst mode now runs 1-60 rather than 1-35. 'Recent Settings' lets you quickly review your most recent changes (like the D200) -- and you can lock them. Image authentication enabled (for forensic shooting), guaranteeing the image has not been altered. A hardware/software approach using a USB key to guarantee software hasn't been hacked, too. Focus tracking with lock and short or long duration options. Multiple custom curves can be loaded. ISO Auto allows you to select shutter speed now.

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