Excerpt: The Nikon D2X is the lastest in Nikon's series of digital SLRs and goes head-to-head with the Canon 1D mark II and 1Ds mark II. In pixel count the D2X at 12.4MP comes between the 8.2MP 1D mark II and the 16.7 MP 1Ds mark II. It matches the 1Ds frame rate of 5 fps, and in a reduced pixel mode (6.8MP) its 8fps matches the 8.5fps (but 8MP images) of the 1D mark II.
Conclusion: It wouldn't be harsh to say that some people were disappointed with the D2H, a great body with excellent performance let down by a slightly experimental sensor which didn't perform to the same level as the rest of the camera. With the D2X Nikon has shifted to a CMOS sensor, and although not yet as clean as Canon's second generation CMOS sensors at higher sensitivities there's no doubting the amount of detail captured combined with Nikon's image processing can produce...
Pros: Superb resolution, very good per-pixel sharpness, even more from RAW, Multi-talented camera, also offers 'sports shooting' at eight frames per second, Wide tonal range, good dynamic range, smart auto tone selection, Clean image processing, almost no 'digital' artifacts, a more film-like look, Built as a digital from the ground up, superb design touches, excellent ergonomics, Very solid and robust, environmental sealing ensures reliability, All controls are by default ...
Cons: Higher noise at ISO 1600 and 3200 than we would hope (with NR off), Smaller default sensitivity range (ISO 100 to 800) than other digital SLR's, Inaccurate color response from LCD monitor (green hue shift in reds), Disappointing automatic white balance performance under artificial light, Some photographers will miss IEEE 1394 (FireWire), White balance recorded in RAW file not available to some converters, Very poor memory management and performance from optional Nikon...
Conclusion: Nikon D2X digital reflex camera The Nikonians have had to wait a long time for the Nikon D2X. For some maybe just a bit too long. And after the introduction it took a while before the first cameras were shipped. But all this waiting was well worth it. The Nikon D2X is definitely one of the best D-SLRs available these days. Especially looking at its price the D2X offers a heck of a lot and therefore it's not a surprise seeing the D2X regularly in the field.
Excerpt: We reviewed in the past all major
Nikon DSLRs. We mostly bought our review cameras as Nikon
does not support us with sample cameras. Kind of expensive to buy a
D2X for a review but on the other side we find the Nikon D2X
too important to miss an own
a a short review
by Laurin Rinder online). Fortunately we will be
able to use a production camera owned by one of our many helpful readers.
Excerpt: Physical Views Go to Page Two Nikon Digital SLR Camera D2X Specifications Type of Camera Lens-interchangeable digital SLR camera Effective Pixels 12.4 million Image Sensor Sony CMOS sensor, 23.7 x 15.7mm size, 5.49µm pixel pitch 12.84 million total pixels Recording Pixels 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 ISO...
Excerpt: When Nikon announced the D2X last year at photokina there was a good deal of anticipation about it, and a good wait that followed until it finally arrived. In the meantime, Canon countered with their EOS-1Ds Mark II, which in many ways shaped the competitive landscape. With a street price of $4999.95, Nikon's flagship digital SLR is $3000 less than the $8000 (body only) Mark II, albeit with a smaller CMOS sensor. Has the D2X met and surpassed expectations?