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: Yes 
Retail Price: $4699.95
Street Price: $4189.97
Date Available: 2006-06-31
Tripod Mount: Yes 
Weight: 1,070g
37.7oz
Weight With Batteries? No 
Size: 158 x 150 x 86 mm
6.2 x 5.9 x 3.4 in
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4288x2848, 3216x2136, 2400x1600, 2144x1424, 1600x1064
Continuous-mode frames/second: 5.3
Movie Resolution:
Movie Frame Rate: 0.00, 0.00
Movie Audio: No 
CCD Sensor (Megapixels): 12.84
CCD Size (inches): Nikon DX 
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.55
Aspect Ratio: 3:2 
Sensor Type:  
Actual Pixels: 12.40 
Lens
Focal Length (35mm equivalent):  
Zoom Ratio:  
Digital Zoom: No 
Digital Zoom Values: n/a
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Assist Light?  
Manual Focus: Yes 
Normal Focus Range:  
Macro Focus Range:  
Aperture Range:  
Lens Thread:  
Lens Thread Type:  
Display
Optical Viewfinder: Yes 
LCD Viewfinder: No 
LCD Size (inches): 2.5
LCD Resolution (pixels): 230,000
Max Playback Zoom: 27.00x
Exposure
ISO Settings: 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
White Balance Settings: Auto, 6 manual settings, 5 presets, 31 Kelvin settings 
Shutter Speed Range: 30 - 1/8000
Exp Adj Range (EV): +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 3D color matrix, Center-weighted, Spot 
Aperture Priority: Yes 
Shutter Priority: Yes 
Full Manual Exposure: Yes 
Self Timer: 2/5/10/20 seconds
Flash
Internal Flash: No 
Flash Modes: n/a
Flash Guide Number (Meters): n/a
Flash Range Description: n/a
Ext Flash Connection: ISO-type hot-shoe contact; safety lock provided 
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: CF1 / CF2 / Microdrive 
Memory Included (MB):  
Uncompressed Format: TIFF-RGB, RAW 
CCD Raw Format: Yes 
Movie File Format:  
Connectivity
Video Out: Yes 
Video Mode (NTSC/PAL): Yes 
Video Usable as Viewfinder: No 
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
Other Connection: Optional 802.11b/g wireless 
Included Software: PictureProject 
OS Compatibility: Windows, MacOS 
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 
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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