FULL Nikon D2x review posted|
(Thursday, April 14, 2005 - 10:33 EDT)
It turned out that the review sample of the D2x we had from Nikon was actually a full production sample, so we're pleased to be able to bring you a full review of this amazing camera much more quickly than we'd expected.
With a gap of nearly three years since the introduction of the D1X, we had begun to wonder about Nikon's fate in the high-end SLR world, and the high-speed D2H's struggles with image quality, particularly at high ISOs, did little to allay those concerns. With the release of the D2X though, Nikon has firmly re-established itself as a true leader at the high end of the pro SLR market.
An amazingly versatile camera, the D2X is able to satisfy the needs of both studio and sports shooters, delivering excellent image quality, amazing dynamic range (particularly in the shadow end of the tonal scale), and the shooter's choice of either extreme speed at good resolution, or good speed at excellent resolution.
Digital aspects aside, the Nikon D2X is also a superb shooter's camera, with an excellent "feel" in the hand and a fast and fluid user interface. Combine all this with Nikon's Advanced Wireless Lighting system for TTL metering with multiple strobe units, and the new WT-2A Wireless transmitter, and you have an array of capabilities that's all but unequalled.
Kudos to Nikon on the D2X; I only hope they can build enough to meet demand. Read our review of the Nikon D2x for all the details, but if you're a Nikon shooter, you'd better have your checkbook ready...