|Nikon D2X review : When Nikon introduced the D2H reflex camera for the enhanced action/photojournalist; the world expected the camera to be followed by a D2X very promptly. This was the case with the D1 series and the Internet rumours made us expect the new flagship any minute. But while Canon reacted quickly with a fast camera equipped with high resolution, the Nikon users had to be patient and wait a bit longer until Nikon finally put the Nikon D2X on the market. The camera features some highly interesting functions just like we are used to from Nikon.
Nikon D2X D-SLR - High-speed crop
The Nikon D2X holds a higher resolution than the D2H, mainly meant for speedy photography. In order to enable fast shooting the engineers came up with a trick; High-speed crop. This is quite simple; only part of the sensor gets used and because of this fewer pixels are generated which means processing less data, so it offers a higher shooting speed. Standard the Nikon D2X has 12.2 Megapixels, in High-speed crop 6.8 Megapixels remain, which still suffices to print an A4 quality print. The image speed rises from 5 to 8 frames per second with High-speed, so the photojournalist or action photographer benefits from this speed.
Nikon D2X digital SLR camera - CMOS sensor
Striking is the fact that Nikon made the choice to use a Sony sensor for the D2X and not one of their own JFET-LBCAST sensors. Officially Nikon chose the Sony sensor because Nikon couldn't meet the demand for JFET-LBCAST. Other than the D1X, the D2X does feature a CMOS sensor. Of course the focal length multiplier remains 1.5. Nikon sticks to a certain factor and that really has its advantages. The specially designed DX lenses form a perfect combination and there are no mutual differences as far as crop factor is concerned within the assortment of Nikon digital reflex bodies.
Nikon D2X SLR - I-TTL wireless flash system
Besides an extensive lens assortment, the user also has, what might be considered as the best flash system ever, at his disposal. I-TTL gets the best out of it. Wireless flash lets you create ingenious flash exposures. You're able to rebuild a studio installation as it were, which additionally makes things get a lot compacter on the whole.
Nikon D2X - Professional SLR camera
The Nikon D2X is mainly targeting at the professional user working under the most extreme circumstances. The appearance of the D2X exposes this by its built. The D2X is solidly built and provided with the necessary protection. Dust and moist don't get a chance to break into the internal part of the camera. Of course the sensor remains sensitive to dust but this can eventually be removed using a pair of bellows or special sensor brushes.
Nikon D2X digital reflex camera review
With the D2X D-SLR Nikon has made it again for professional photographers and you will often spot the D2x working in the field! We were able to test the D2X extensively and our experiences with this camera can be read in the following Nikon d2X digital camera review.
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"The D2X features, like all Nikon digital SLR cameras, a Nikon DX-format image sensor. One difference to the sensor of the D2H is the fact that this time a new CMOS (Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor) image sensor is used to make it possible to get an effective pixel-count of 12.4 Megapixels. Beside the extra pixels, shooting speed in the continuous mode has been increased to a rate of 5 frames per second when capturing 12.4 Megapixel JPEG or RAW images. Even a rate of up to 8 frames is possible using the High Speed Cropped function that crops the center of an image at 6.8 Megapixel resolution!"
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