Nikon: "D2X Mode" for D3, D300 DSLRs|
(Tuesday, December 4, 2007 - 16:48 EST)
Nikon USA yesterday published new "picture control" software for its D3 and D300 digital SLRs that lets both cameras emulate the company's existing D2X model.
Clearly designed to assist photographers in moving from the earlier camera to a newer model while keeping workflow changes to a minimum, the software is available on both Windows and Macintosh platforms. Included in each download are three picture controls - D2XMODE1, D2XMODE2, and D2XMODE3. These emulate the color reproduction of a Nikon D2X / D2Xs set to Color Mode I, II or III respectively, although Nikon does warn that Picture Control Brightness must be set to -1, and that color reproduction with the new picture controls is not guaranteed to be precisely the same as in the earlier camera model. In addition, it is possible to use the new picture controls as a foundation for creating your own custom picture controls.
The downloads can be found on Nikon USA's website:
"D2X Mode" Picture Control option for D3 - Windows
"D2X Mode" Picture Control option for D3 - Macintosh
"D2X Mode" Picture Control option for D300 - Windows
"D2X Mode" Picture Control option for D300 - Macintosh