Nikon D2Xs Review

 
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Model Name: Nikon D2Xs 
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General
Model Number: D2Xs 
Camera Format: Pro SLR 
Currently Manufactured: No 
Retail Price: $4699.95
Street Price: $4299.95
Date Available:  
Tripod Mount: Yes (Metal)
Weight: 37.7 oz (1,070 g)
Weight With Batteries? No
Weight Includes Kit Lens? No
Size: 6.2 x 5.9 x 3.4 in.
(158 x 150 x 86 mm)
Waterproof: No
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS 
Sensor Manufacturer:  
Total Megapixels: 12.8
Effective Megapixels: 12.4 
Sensor Format: APS-C 
Sensor Size (dia.): 1.12"
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.6
Color Filter Type: RGBG 
Self-Cleaning: No 
Sensor-shift Stabilized: 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 
Video Capture
Movie Mode: No 
Movie Resolution: n/a
Movie Frame Rate: n/a
Movie Audio: n/a 
Movie File Format: n/a 
Optics
Lens Mount: Nikon F mount 
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 
Face Detection:  
Auto Focus Assist Light?  
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 
Display
LCD Viewfinder: No 
LCD Size (inches): 2.5
LCD Resolution: 230,000 dots
Touchscreen:  
Articulating LCD: No 
Max Playback Zoom: 27.0x
Exposure
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 AE:  
Aperture Priority: Yes 
Shutter Priority: Yes 
Full Manual Exposure: Yes 
Creative Exposure Modes: None 
Self Timer: 2/5/10/20 seconds
Time Lapse:  
Flash
Built-in Flash: No 
Flash Modes: n/a
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a
Flash Range Description: n/a
Max Flash Sync: 1/250 
Flash Exp Compensation:  
Ext Flash Connection: ISO-type hot-shoe contact; safety lock provided 
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: CF1 / CF2 / Microdrive 
Memory Included (MB):  
File System: FAT16 
DCF Compliant: Yes 
Connectivity
Composite Video Out: Yes 
NTSC/PAL Switchable: Yes 
Video Usable as Viewfinder: No 
HD Video Out:  
HD Video Connection:  
Built-In Wi-fi:  
Computer/Printer: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant:  
DPOF Compliant: Yes 
Remote Control: Yes 
Remote Control Type: Optional Wireless, Cabled 
Other Connection: Optional 802.11b/g wireless 
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: Yes 
CIPA Rating: 1,150
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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