• APS-C 372.1mm2
  • 12.4 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 800
  • Medium format 1,350.0mm2
  • 37.5 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • Detailed specifications
  • Nikon D2Xs
  • Leica S (Typ 006)
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Predecessor: Nikon D2X
D2X vs D2Xs
 
Successor: Nikon D3X
D2Xs vs D3X
 
General
Model Number: D2Xs S (Typ 006)
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Pro SLR Pro SLR
Currently Manufactured: No No
Retail Price: $4699.95 $21950.00
Street Price: $4,299.95 $19,995.00
Date Available: TBD 2012-12-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 37.7 oz (1,070 g) 44.4 oz (1,260 g)
includes batteries
Size: 6.2 x 5.9 x 3.4 in.
(158 x 150 x 86 mm)
6.3 x 4.7 x 3.1 in.
(160 x 120 x 80 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CCD
Sensor Manufacturer:   Kodak KAF-37500
Effective Megapixels: 12.4 37.5
Sensor Format: APS-C Medium format
Sensor size: 372.09mm2 (23.70mm x 15.70mm) 1350mm2 (45.00mm x 30.00mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 5.53 microns 6.00 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.6x 0.8x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed None
Self-Cleaning: No No
Sensor shift image stabilization: No No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score: 59 76
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 22.2 23.9
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 10.9 12.2
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 489 824
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4288 x 2848 (12.2 MP, Other),
3216 x 2136 (6.9 MP, Other),
2400 x 1600 (3.8 MP, 3:2),
2144 x 1424 (3.1 MP, Other),
1600 x 1064 (1.7 MP, 3:2)
7500 x 5000 (37.5 MP, 3:2)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.21), TIFF-RGB, RAW JPEG, Raw (Adobe .DNG), Raw+JPEG Fine/Basic
Continuous-mode frames/second: 5.3 1.5
Video Capture
Can take movies: No No
Movie Resolution:
Movie File Format:    
Composite Video Out: Yes No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: No n/a
HD Video Out: Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Nikon F Leica S bayonet
Lens: n/a n/a
Focal Length (35mm equivalent):    
Focal Length (actual):    
Zoom Ratio:    
Aperture Range:    
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range:    
Macro Focus Range:    
Filter Thread: n/a n/a
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: No No
Digital Zoom: No No
Digital Zoom Values: n/a n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: 11-area TTL phase detection (Nikon Multi-CAM 2000), 9 cross-type Phase-detect TTL with central cross-hair sensor: Choice of AFs (single) = Sharpness priority, AFc (continuous) = Shutter release priority, MF (manual), Manual override of automatic setting possible at any time
Auto Focus Assist Light? No No
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical / LCD (playback only) Optical / LCD (playback only)
Viewfinder Type: SLR type; eye-level pentaprism, interchangeable screens, 100%, 0.86x, 19.9mm eyepoint, -3.0 to +1.0 High eyepoint pentaprism viewfinder, 98% coverage, 0.87x magnification, -3 to +1 diopter correction, interchangeable focusing screen, ground glass screen with microprism ring and split image (standard)
Focus Peaking: No No
EVF Resolution: n/a n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent): 0.56x 1.09x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed): 0.86x 0.87x
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 2.5 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 230,000 dots 921,600 dots
Touchscreen: No No
Articulating Screen: No No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No No
Max Playback Zoom: 27.0x  
Top Deck Display: Yes Yes
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 800 1600
Minimum ISO (native): 100 100
ISO Settings: 100 - 800, plus five steps up to 3200 via ISO boost function Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
Auto ISO Mode: No Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, 6 manual settings, 5 presets, 31 Kelvin settings Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Incandescent, HMI, Fluorescent warm, Fluorescent cool, Flash, Custom (Grey Card), Color temperature (Kelvin)
Shutter Speed Range: 1/8000 - 30 sec 1/4000 - 32 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0EV in 0.5EV steps
Metering Modes: 3D color matrix, Center-weighted, Spot Multi-segment (5 fields), Center-weighted, Spot (3.5% of image frame).
Program Auto Exposure: No Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: None  
Self Timer: 2/5/10/20 seconds 2, 12 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):    
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: No No
Flash Modes: n/a TTL pre-flash metering, with automatic transmission and consideration of sensitivity and set/controlled lens aperture, all exposure modes available, automatic adaptation of flash light component to available light
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a n/a
Flash Range Description: n/a n/a
Max Flash Sync: 1/250 1/125 or 1/1000
Flash Exposure Compensation:   +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: ISO-type hot-shoe contact; safety lock provided Hot shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:    
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: CF1 / CF2 / Microdrive CF1 / SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:    
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: Yes Yes
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: TIFF-RGB, RAW Raw (Adobe .DNG), Raw+JPEG Fine/Basic
Movie File Format:    
Included Memory: No memory included No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No No
NFC: No
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: No No
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: No No
DPOF Compliant: Yes No
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional Wireless, Cabled Cabled
Connections (extended): Optional 802.11b/g wireless Mini HDMI Type C, X-sync, 7-pin LEMO socket for remote accessories, contact strip for multi-function hand grip
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): <0.3  
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): <0.3  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): 17  
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):    
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 5.3 1.5
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 20  
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):    
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):    
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):    
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):    
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.05 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):    
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.045 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):    
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.045 seconds  
Shutter Lag (notes):    
Startup Time: 0.2 seconds  
Play -> Record Time: 0.1 seconds  
Flash cycle time, full power:    
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View):    
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF): 1150 shots  
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: EN-EL4a Proprietary 7.4V, 2100mAh
Usable Battery Types: Lithium Ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary EN-EL4a Lithium Ion rechargeable 1 x 7.4V, 2100mAh Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes
Internal Charging Supported: No
Software
Included Software: PictureProject Adobe Lightroom 4, Leica Image Shuttle remote control software
OS Compatibility: Windows, MacOS Windows XP/Vista/7; Mac OS X 10.5+
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. 37.5MP CCD, 6 micron pixel pitch, 12 stops dynamic range, no LPF, electronic leveling aid (pitch/tilt), GPS module.