The new D2x has been designed to reflect the every day reality facing the busy photographer by being extremely flexible in file size and fps. If you want a high-resolution file for a commercial client in the morning or a high-speed shot for a newspaper in the afternoon, the D2x does both with equal quality. Great flexibility for today’s imaging requirements. |
Custom image processing
Sheer pixel numbers have never been enough to guarantee quality. Indeed, great emphasis has been made on engineering image quality in harmony with the super resolution levels of the D2x to generate pictures with a unique smoothness never seen before on digital. That is why Nikon customises the image processing engine or 'ASIC' each time a new sensor is developed to ensure optimum and consistent output.
New optical developments
Following the introduction of a new 200mm lens with VR, the popular 300mm lens has also been updated recently with VR and a new anti-reflective treatment - Nano-Crystal AR Coat - to reduce the risk of reflections that lead to flare. A radical new approach and one which photographers expect from Nikon’s long history and experience in optical design.
While some still mourn the lack of a manual aperture ring, the reality of today's fine metering technology demands Nikon's 'G type' system for precise 1/3 stop electronically controlled aperture adjustments. It also saves weight and reduces the number of mechanical parts.
Interestingly the cover picture of this issue features the D2h being used in combination with one of Nikon’s simplest lenses, the AF 50mm f1.4D. It illustrates very well that while great new cameras and lenses offer the potential for fantastic pictures, there is no compensating for an individual's skills in anticipating and composing a stunning shot.