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Nikon D2X

By: Dave Etchells and Shawn Barnett

Nikon introduces a 12.2 megapixel hybrid pro SLR that can be either high resolution or high speed as the job requires.

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Reference: Datasheet

Review First Posted: 04/14/2005, Updated: 06/10/2005

Digital Camera Data Sheet:
Nikon D2X


Model Name:

Nikon D2X 
Model Number: D2X 
Camera Format: Pro SLR 
Currently Manufactured: No 
Retail Price:  
Street Price:  
Price Update Date: 2007-02-05
Date Available: 2005-01-01
Remote Control: Yes 
Remote Control Type: Optional Wireless, Cabled 
Tripod Mount: Yes 
Tripod Mount Material: Metal 
Operating System:  
Weight: 37.7 oz (1,070 g)
Weight With Batteries?  
Size: 6.2 x 5.9 x 3.4 in.
(158 x 150 x 86 mm)
Warranty in Months:  
Waterproof: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4288x2848, 3216x2136, 2400x1600, 2144x1424, 1600x1064
Movie Resolution:  
Aspect Ratio: 3:2
CCD Sensor (Megapixels): 12.40
CCD Size (inches): APS-C 
CCD Filter Type:  
CCD Manufacturer: Sony 
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.55
Movie Audio: No 
Quality Levels: 3
Focal Length (35mm equivalent):  
Zoom Ratio:  
Digital Zoom: No 
Digital Zoom Values: n/a
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Type: 11-area TTL phase detection, 9 cross-type 
Auto Focus Assist Light? No 
Auto Focus Min Illum: 0.1000
Auto Focus Step:  
Manual Focus: Yes 
Manual Focus Steps:  
Normal Focus Range:  
Macro Focus Range:  
Min Macro Area:  
Min Aperture:  
Max Aperture:  
Aperture Range Description:  
Aperture Step Size:  
Lens Thread:  
Lens Thread Type:  
Optical Viewfinder: Yes 
Optical VF Type: SLR type, eye-level pentaprism 
Optical VF Accuracy: 99%
LCD Viewfinder: No 
LCD VF Accuracy: n/a
LCD Size (inches): 2.5
LCD Resolution: 235,000 dots
OLED Screen:  
Max Playback Zoom:  
ISO Settings: 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
ISO Rating Max: 3200
Number of White Balance Settings: 43
White Balance Settings: Auto, 6 manual settings, 5 presets, 31 Kelvin settings 
Manual White Balance: Yes 
Longest Shutter Time: 30 
Shortest Shutter Time: 1/8000 
Exp Adj Range: 5.0 EV
Exp Adj Step Size: 0.33 EV
Metering Modes: 3D color matrix, Center-weighted, Spot 
Spot Metering: Yes 
Aperture Priority: Yes 
Shutter Priority: Yes 
Full Manual Exposure: Yes 
Self Timer: 2/5/10/20
Internal Flash: No 
No of Flash Modes: n/a
Flash Modes: n/a
Flash Guide Number (Meters): n/a
Flash Range Default ISO (meters): n/a
Flash Range Description: n/a
No of Flash "Pops": n/a
Ext Flash: Yes 
Ext Flash Connection: ISO-type hot-shoe contact; safety lock provided 
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: CompactFlash Type 1, CompactFlash Type 2, Microdrive 
Other Memory Types:  
Memory Included (MB):  
Uncompressed Format: TIFF-RGB, RAW 
CCD Raw Format: Yes 
Compressed Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.21) 
Movie File Format:  
Video Out: Yes 
Video Mode Switchable: Yes 
Video Usable as Viewfinder: No 
External Connections: Serial, USB 1.1, USB 2.0 High Speed
Other Connection: Optional 802.11b/g wireless 
Included Software: PictureProject 
OS Compatibility: Windows, MacOS 
Performance Timing
Startup Time: 0.250 seconds
Shutdown Time: 0.001 seconds
Play -> Record: 0.120 seconds
Record -> Play (max res): 0.250 seconds
Record -> Play (min res):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE: 0.044 seconds
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE: 0.044 seconds
Shutter Lag, Man. Focus: 0.044 seconds
Shutter Lag, Prefocus: 0.044 seconds
Cycle Time Uncompressed Format:  
Cycle Time Max Res: 0.230 seconds
Cycle Time Min Res: 0.220 seconds
Buffer Frames, Max Res: 20
Continuous Mode Rate (Frames/Sec): 5.300
Movie Mode Rate (Frames/Sec):  
Movie Sec @ Max Res:  
Movie Sec @ Min Res:  
Download speed, KB/second: 3397.00
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary EN-EL4 
Usable Battery Types: Lithium Ion rechargeable 
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary EN-EL4 Lithium Ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included: Yes 
More Information
Notes & Features: Can be switched to a high-speed cropped mode, which allows 8 frames per second up to 26 RAW frames. 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 an outline in the viewfinder. 
Review URL: Review
Test Shots URL: Test Shots
Photo Gallery URL: Photo Gallery
Device Forum URL: Forum
Manufacturer URL: Mfr. Website

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