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Factsheet                    D2Xs  pictures
Availability Remaining stock only, D3X expected.
Megapixels 12.4 CMOS
List Price £3500 body, Feb 08
Introduced   2006

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D2X and D2Xs compared

Instruction Manual 16p Brochure (1.62MB)
See also D2X manuals

modified version of D2X

D2Xs review by Michael Weber

D2X review (updated with D2XS comments) by Thom Hogan

D2Xs review at ppmag.com (PDF)

D2Xs review at Imaging Resource

Note: this is an updated version of the D2X, you will find many more reviews of the D2X

Test Runs

D2Xs User Report (Sports Shooter)


Nikon D2X vs. Nikon D2Xs by Digital Darrell


Main features (from Nikon)

  • 12.4 effective megapixel Nikon DX Format CMOS image sensor featuring optimum image quality and high-speed 4-channel data output
  • Nikon's most advanced image processing engine is updated to deliver yet higher performance and greater precision as it produces natural looking images with realistic transitions between colors and tones
  • High-speed continuous shooting: 5 frames per second (fps) at 12.4 megapixels for up to 17 consecutive NEF (Nikon Electronic Format) or 22 JPEG images; 8 fps for 29 NEF or 50 JPEG images at 6.8 megapixels in High-speed Crop mode
  • High-speed Crop mode features a new viewfinder mask for more accurate and confident composition
  • Refinements to Nikon's industry-leading 11-area AF system with 9 cross-type AF sensors deliver faster response and greater precision for optimal performance under the most challenging shooting conditions
  • The advanced color reproduction system is updated, adding a new Black & White mode choice to the six available color mode and color profile combinations
  • 3D-Color Matrix Metering II with ambient light sensor and 1,005-pixel RGB sensor delivers consistent and dependable automatic exposure
  • Excellent response featuring instant start-up and ultra-short 37ms shutter release lag
  • Top shutter speed of 1/8,000 second and flash sync speeds up to 1/250 second
  • Fast read/write memory card speed and USB 2.0 Hi-Speed interface for faster image transfer
  • Large 2.5-inch LCD monitor with ultra-wide 170° viewing angle for clear image preview and easy access to settings and information, including RGB Histograms and the Recent Settings list
  • Creative in-camera effects with Image Overlay and Multiple Exposure, and in-camera trimming with Trim function
  • GPS support records location information along with shooting data
  • Lightweight, durable magnesium body
  • New high-energy EN-EL4a rechargeable lithium-ion battery features significantly increased capacity, and provides detailed battery status information.
  • Full support for Nikon's Creative Lighting System and i-TTL flash control when used with the SB-800, SB-600 or Wireless Close-Up Speedlight Systems
  • The D2XS supports more than 50 AF NIKKOR lenses in addition to the growing family of DX NIKKOR lenses
  • Support for the Wireless Transmitter WT-2/2A enables direct transfer of images via wireless LAN. (WT-1/1A also supported)
  • Includes Nikon’s PictureProject software for easy control over image adjustment and management
  • Support for Nikon's new Capture NX software, which provides easier access to powerful and visually intuitive enhancement tools that help tap the full potential of NEF images

Specification (from Nikon)

Effective pixels 12.4 million
Image sensor CMOS sensor, 23.7 x 15.7mm size, 12.84 million total pixels
Image size Full Image: [L] 4,288 x 2,848-pixel / [M] 3,216 x 2,136-pixel / [S] 2,144 x 1,424-pixel;
High Speed Crop Image: [L] 3,216 x 2,136-pixel / [M] 2,400 x 1,600-pixel / [S] 1,600 x 1,064-pixel
Sensitivity 100 to 800 (ISO equivalent); HI-0.3, HI-0.5, HI-0.7, HI-1 and HI-2
Storage media CompactFlash™ (CF) Card (Type I/II) and Microdrive™
LCD monitor 2.5-in., approx. 230,000-pixel low temp. polysilicon TFT LCD with white LED backlighting; Backlight/brightness adjustment available, allows up to 170-degree viewing angle
Exposure metering 3D Color Matrix Metering II, Center-Weighted Metering and Spot Metering
Exposure Modes Programmed Auto (Flexible Program possible) [P], Shutter-Priority Auto [A], Aperture-Priority Auto [A] and Manual [M]
Interface USB 2.0 (Hi-Speed)
Power sources Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL4a (11.1V DC), Quick Charger MH-21, AC Adapter EH-6 (optional)
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 157.5 x 149.5 x 85.5mm (6.2 x 5.9 x 3.4 in.)
Weight Approx. 1,070g (2.4 lbs) without battery and storage media

D2X and D2Xs compared  at time of initial D2Xs launch (PDF opens in a new window)

Some of the changes was also added later  to the D2X, via firmware update


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