Nikon D2Xs Digital SLR Camera Body, 12.84MP CMOS Sensor, USA Warranty.

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D2Xs shares many performance and design innovations with the D2X. It also offers Nikon's acclaimed DX-format CMOS image sensor capturing 12.4 million effective pixels per image, producing 4,288 x 2,848-pixel images with the high resolution and sharp detail needed for demanding professional assignments. The D2Xs, however, also introduces a range of revised features that make operation significantly more responsive including refined viewfinder performance that makes for easier composition when shooting in Nikon's exclusive High-Speed Crop mode, a new 2.5 inch LCD with a 170-degree wide viewing angle calibrated at the factory to ensure consistent color fidelity, significantly increased battery life and a wide range of firmware enhancements.

Other Upgrades include
• High-Speed Crop Mode (HSC) Automatic Viewfinder Mask,
• Continuous Burst (buffer) in HSC (6.8 MP) mode: 38 JPEG, 29 NEF (D2x had 35 JPEG),
• 3 Custom Tone Curves versus 1 for D2X,
• Save and Load Settings,
• NEW HI-1, HI-2 (1/3 increments) ISO Range,
• Focus Tracking with Lock On (Long, Normal, Short, Off)
• In-Camera Trimming (Cropping)

Professional high speed performance is realized through the D2Xs's ability to capture 12.4 megapixel JPEG images or RAW images at a rate of up to 5 frames per second in continuous shooting mode, while continuous shooting at a rate of up to 8 frames per second is made possible through use of the High-Speed Crop mode that captures a more specific, central area of the frame at 6.8 megapixel resolution.

Summary of Customer Reviews

(8)
Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Accurate colors (3),Great resolution (3),Rugged (3),Simple controls (3)
Best Uses:
Travel (5),Portraits (4),Outdoors (3),Sports/action (3),Weddings (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Enthusiast (3)

Nikon Features

  • 12.4 Megapixel CMOS DX Format Sensor
    Provides both high image quality and high-speed performance. And, despite the extremely high resolution achieved by 12.4 effective megapixels, image data is recorded at exceptionally high speed through use of a 4-channel output method.
  • Next Generation Color Reproduction Engine
    Nikon's most powerful image processing to date delivers images that are both natural and accurate, delivering true-to-life color reproduction, realistic transitions between areas of differing tone and color and more.
  • 4-Channel Independent Data Output
    4-Channel readout contributes to remarkable levels of image quality and system speed.
  • High-Speed Crop Mode with Automatic Viewfinder Mask
    Continuous shooting at a rapid 8 frames per second is possible when using the High-Speed Crop Mode at 6.8 megapixel resolution. An enhanced viewfinder features a semi-transparent mask that activates when the HSC Mode is set, providing added simplicity and confidence when composing.
  • Improved 1,005-Pixel 3D Color Matrix Metering II
    Nikon's exclusive light metering technology intelligently evaluates numerous elements beyond simple brightness and compares its findings against an onboard database of reference images. Resulting in consistent and dependable digital imaging exposures.
  • Black & White Capture Mode
    Expands in-camera creativity and speeds workflow.
  • Multi-CAM 2000 Autofocus System
    11-Area AF System with Group Dynamic AF and Lock-On for fast and accurate autofocus operation. Of these 11 widely spread AF sensors, 9 are crosstype sensors positioned in the logical rule-of-thirds array. All 9 cross-type sensors remain active when using High-Speed Crop Mode.
  • Nikon Creative Lighting System Support
    Provides the highest level of flash performance and versatility.  Small unit portable lighting system that delivers benefits of i-TTL flash with advanced monitor pre-flash, accurate bounce flash and comprehensive wireless operation.
  • 2.5-inch LCD Monitor with 170-degree Viewin
    A large 2.5-inch 230,000-dot high-resolution LCD monitor display with an ultra-wide 170-degree viewing angle (vertical and horizontal). Large LCD monitorenables clearer viewing of played-back images for review and comprehensive menu items from extreme horizontal and vertical angles.
  • In-Camera Image Overlay and Multiple Exposure
    Two ways of creating multiple exposures in-camera. Image Overlay allows photographers to combine any two NEF files already captured on the CF card; the Multiple Exposure mode enables photographers to shoot 2-10 images that are combined automatically in-camera to create a single image
  • Wireless Capabilities with WT-2A
    Capable of incredible creativity through the placement of remote cameras to photograph scenes and the ability to send images directly from the camera to a computer for faster workflow. (WT-2A sold separately. Remote operation requires Nikon Capture Control Pro software, sold separately.)
  • GPS Data
    Enabled with the MC-35 GPS Adapter Cord. Location information such as latitude, longitude, altitude and heading (direction) can be transferred from a GPS deviceand recorded with the shooting data for each image. (MC-35 sold separately.)

Nikon Specifications

Usable Lenses (continued)
4) AI-P Nikkor: All functions except 3D-Color Matrix Metering II, 3D Multi-Sensor Balanced Fill-Flash and AF possible 5) Non-CPU AI Nikkor*: Usable in [A] or [M] mode with Matrix Metering, Center-Weighted and Spot Metering available *Indication of aperture No., after user inputs the aperture f/No. and focal length F=mm by multi-selector operationElectronic rangefinder usable with maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster
Type of camera
Single-lens reflex digital camera
Effective Pixels
12.4 million
Image Sensor
CMOS sensor, 23.7 x 15.7mm; total pixels: 12.84 million
Image Size (pixels)
Full image: 4,288 x 2,848(L), 3,216 x 2,136(M), 2,144 x 1,424(S) High-speed CropImage: 3,216 x 2,136(L), 2,400 x 1,600(M), 1,600 x 1,064(S)
Sensitivity
100 to 800 (ISO equivalent); HI-0.3, HI-0.5, HI-0.7, HI-1 and HI-2 available
Storage Media
CompactFlash (TM) (CF) Card (Type I/II) and Microdrive (TM)
Storage System
NEF (12-bit uncompressed or compressed RAW), Exif 2.21, DCF 2.0 and DPOF compliant (uncompressed TIFF-RGB or compressed JPEG)
Shooting Modes
1) Single frame shooting [S] mode: advances one frame for each shutter release 2) Continuous high shooting [CH] mode: Full Image; 5 frames per second (fps)/High-speed Crop Image; 8 frames per second (fps) 3) Continuous low shooting [CL] mode: Full Image; 1 to 4 frames per second (fps) (selectable in menu)/High-speed Crop Image; 1 to 7 frames per second (fps) (selectable in menu)4) Self-timer mode: time duration can be set 5) Mirror up mode: first press: mirror up, second press: release
White Balance
1) Auto (hybrid with 1,005-pixel RGB Sensor, CMOS image sensor and external Ambient Light Sensor) 2) Manual (6 steps with fine tuning) 3) Preset (5 settings) 4) Color temperature setting in Kelvin (select from 31 steps) 5) Whitebalance bracketing (2 to 9 frames adjustable in 10, 20, 30 MIRED steps)
LCD Monitor
2.5-in., approx. 230,000-dot, low temp. polysilicon TFT LCD with white LED backlighting; Backlight/brightness adjustment available, allows up to 170-degreeviewing angle
Playback Function
1) Full frame, 2) Thumbnail (4/9 segments), 3) Zoom, 4) Slideshow, 5) RGB Histogram indication, Shooting data and Highlight point display
Delete Function
1) Card format, 2) All frames delete, 3) Selected frames delete
Video Output
NTSC or PAL (selectable in menu)
Interface
USB 2.0 (Hi-Speed) (Mini-B connector) FTP file transfer and PTP/IP camera control/file transfer is available with optional WT-2/2A (IEEE 802.11b/g) Wireless transmitter; FTP file transfer compatibility with WT-1/1A (IEEE 802.11b)CF Card Slot Type II: supports firmware updates via CF cards
Voice Memo
Record mode: Automatic or manual recording at shooting or playback,Max. recording time: 60 seconds Playback mode: Built-in speaker or Audio Video Cable File format: Mono WAV file
Text Input
Up to 36 characters of alphanumeric text input is available with LCD monitor andmulti-selector; stored in Exif header
Usable Lenses
1)AF Nikkor (including AF-S, DX, VR and D-/G-type): All functions possible 2) D-type Manual-Focus Nikkor: All functions except AF and some exposure modes available 3) AF Nikkor other than D-/G-type: All functions except 3D-Color Matrix Metering II and 3D Multi-Sensor Balanced Fill-Flash possible 4) AI-P Nikkor: All functions except 3D-Color Matrix Metering II, 3D Multi-Sensor Balanced Fill-Flash and AF possible 5) Non-CPU AI Nikkor*: Usable in [A] or [M] mode with Matrix, Center & Spot Metering
Picture Angle
Full Image: Approx. 1.5x focal length in 35mm [135] format equivalent High-speedCrop Image: Approx. 2x focal length in 35mm [135] format equivalent
Viewfinder
Optical-type fixed eye-level pentaprism; Built-in diopter adjustment (-3 to +1m-1), Eyepiece shutter provided
Eyepoint
19.9mm (at -1.0m-1)
Focusing Screen
BriteView Clear Matte Screen III; supplied Type-B or optional Type-E with grid
Viewfinder Frame Coverage
Approx. 100 percent (High-speed Crop mode: Approx. 97percent)
Viewfinder Magnification
Approx. 0.86x (with 50mm f/1.4 lens set to infinity and -1.0m -1)
Reflex Mirror
Automatic, instant-return type
Lens Aperture
Instant-return type, with Depth-of-field Preview Button
Autofocus
TTL phase detection, Nikon Multi-CAM 2000 autofocus module; Detection range: EV -1 to +19 (Right edge/Left edge AF range: EV 0 to +19) (at normal temperature [20 degrees C/68 degrees F], ISO 100 equivalent)
Lens Servo
1) Single servo AF [S], 2) Continuous servo AF [C], 3) Manual focus [M] Focus Tracking automatically activated by subject's status in [S] or [C] AF
Focus Area
Selectable from 11 focus areas (High-speed Crop: 9 cross-type focus areas)
AF Area Modes
1) Single Area AF 2) Dynamic-area AF 3) Group Dynamic AF 4) Dynamic-area AF withclosest subject priority
Focus Lock
Focus is locked by pressing AE-L/AF-L Lock button or lightly pressing shutter release button in [S] AF
Exposure Metering System
TTL full-aperture exposure metering system;1) D-/G-type Nikkor lenses support 3DColor Matrix Metering II using the 1,005-pixel RGB Sensor while other AF Nikkor lenses with built-in CPUs support Matrix Metering (Non-CPU lenses require manualinput of lens data) 2) Center-Weighted Metering (75 percent of the meter's sensitivity concentrated on the 8mm dia. circle) given to 6, 10 or 13mm dia. circle in center of frame or weighting based on average of entire frame 3) Spot Metering (3mm dia. circle)
Exposure Metering Range
1) 3D Color Matrix Metering II: EV 0 to 20, 2) Center-Weighted Metering: EV 0 to20, 3) Spot Metering: EV 2 to 20 (at normal temperature [68 degrees F/20 degreesC], ISO 100 equivalent, f/1.4 lens)
Exposure Meter Coupling
CPU and AI (Automatic maximum aperture Indexing)
Exposure Modes
1) [P] Programmed Auto with flexible program 2) [S] Shutter-priority Auto 3) [A]Aperture-priority Auto 4) [M] Manual
Exposure Compensation
Plus or minus 5 EV increments of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV
Auto Exposure Lock
Detected exposure value locked by pressing AE-L/AF-L button
Auto Exposure Bracketing
Number of shots: 2 to 9 frames Compensation steps: 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, or 1 EV steps
Shutter
Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal plane shutter, 30 to 1/8,000 sec. in steps of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV, bulb
Sync Contact
X-contact only: flash synchronization at up to 1/250 sec.
Flash Control
1) Creative Lighting System: i-TTL Balanced Fill-Flash controlled by TTL Sensor with Nikon Speedlight SB-800/600: Advanced Wireless Lighting, FV (Flash Value) Lock, Flash Color Information Communication for Auto White Balance, Auto FP High-Speed Flash Sync, Modeling Flash 2) D-TTL Balanced Fill-Flash: When used with the Speedlight SB-80DX/50DX and in accordance with the mounted lens, five-segment TTL Multi Sensor control makes available 3D Multi-Sensor Balanced Fill-Flash,
Flash Control (continued)
Multi-Sensor Balanced Fill-Flash, and Standard D-TTL Balanced Fill-Flash 3) AA (Auto Aperture-type) Flash available when used with SB-800/80DX and lens with built-in CPU 4) Non-TTL Auto Flash (A-type Flash) with a Speedlight such as SB-800/30/27/22s etc. 5) Range-priority manual available with SB-800
Flash Sync Modes
1) Front-curtain sync (normal sync), 2) Red-eye reduction, 3) Red-eye reduction with slow sync, 4) Slow sync, 5) Rear-curtain sync
Ready-light
Lights up when flash fully charged with Speedlight SB-800/600/80DX/50DX/28DX; blinks for full output warning
Accessory Shoe
Standard ISO hot-shoe contact with safely lock provided
Sync Terminal
ISO 519 standard terminal, lock screw provided
Depth-of-field Preview Button
Stop-down lens aperture by pressing Depth-of-field Preview Button
Remote Control
Via 10-pin remote terminal
GPS
NMEA 0183 (ver. 2.01) Interface standard supported with 9-pin D-sub cable (optional) and GPS Cable MC-35 (optional)
Supported Languages
English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Swedish, Simplified Chinese, Korean, Japanese (selectable in menu)
Power Requirements
EN-EL4a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery (11.1V DC), MH-21 Quick Charger, EH-6 AC Adapter (optional)
Battery Monitoring System
The LCD monitor on the camera back displays the following information about the EN-EL4a battery: 1) Remaining charge (percentage); 2) Number of shots taken since last charge; 3) Calibration status (Recommended/Not required); 4) Battery life (5 stages)
Tripod Socket
1/4 in. (ISO1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 6.2 x 5.9 x 3.4 in (157.5 x 149.5 x 85.5mm)
Weight (without battery)
Approx. 2.4 lbs (1,070g)
Optional Accessories
WT-2/2A Wireless Transmitter, WA-E1 Extended Range Antenna, EH-6 AC Adapter, Type-E Focusing Screen, DG-2 Magnifier, DK-17A Anti-fog Finder Eyepiece, DK-19 Rubber Eyepiece Cup, DK-17C Eyepiece Correction Lens series, DK-17M Magnifying Eyepiece, DR-5 Right-Angle Magnifying Viewing Attachment, SB-800/SB-600/R200 Speedlights, Capture NX software, Camera Control Pro Software, Image Authentication Software
Mfr #
25414
SKU
INKD2XS

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Not for the faint of heart!

This is definately a Pro user DSLR. Features are countless and ease of operation is sublime.Handling and controls well placed and within view. Focusing is extremely fast and precise, works best with Nikon series AF lens. Battery power is more than efficient to provide hours of shooting at high speeds. FPS are excellent even at 800 ISO in limited lighting conditions. Option to shoot at 100 ISO is a plus on bright days and color renditions are superb giving you 35mm quality prints beyond 20"x14...

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This is definately a Pro user DSLR. Features are countless and ease of operation is sublime.Handling and controls well placed and within view. Focusing is extremely fast and precise, works best with Nikon series AF lens. Battery power is more than efficient to provide hours of shooting at high speeds. FPS are excellent even at 800 ISO in limited lighting conditions. Option to shoot at 100 ISO is a plus on bright days and color renditions are superb giving you 35mm quality prints beyond 20"x14" when shooting in RAW . Camera handles very well under extreme temperatures and weather conditions. Start up is blazing fast which allows user to shoot instantly. I will soon be looking forward to the purchase of my D3S, but in the meantime this camera is above and beyond for what any semi pro or pro consumer needs it to do. This is a high quality built, user friendly camera that I would recommend to any one in the field. Thanks, Nikon!

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The King of the Seas!!!

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from Undisclosed

This camera is excellent I have it for 5 years and is the best investment of all gives you amazing battery life, plus your seal is ideal, we have wet sea waves taking pictures of whales and nothing happens just continues to work bursts of 8fps without problems, the ideal companion 70-200mm VR the best in its class. Thanks Nikon for giving me the best pictures of whales in my life. I hope my D4 very soon!

(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great body

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from Oldsmar, Florida

I've had this body ever since it came out and has never given me a problem. As a wildlife photographer it doesn't get babyed. From mud, heat, sand, snow, even juice from a ham that got spilled on it. It just keeps going.

(44 of 45 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Not for the faint of heart!

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from Montreal, Quebec

This is definately a Pro user DSLR. Features are countless and ease of operation is sublime.Handling and controls well placed and within view. Focusing is extremely fast and precise, works best with Nikon series AF lens. Battery power is more than efficient to provide hours of shooting at high speeds. FPS are excellent even at 800 ISO in limited lighting conditions. Option to shoot at 100 ISO is a plus on bright days and color renditions are superb giving you 35mm quality prints beyond 20"x14" when shooting in RAW . Camera handles very well under extreme temperatures and weather conditions. Start up is blazing fast which allows user to shoot instantly. I will soon be looking forward to the purchase of my D3S, but in the meantime this camera is above and beyond for what any semi pro or pro consumer needs it to do. This is a high quality built, user friendly camera that I would recommend to any one in the field. Thanks, Nikon!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing Camera!!

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from Fresno, CA  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

I got this camera a few weeks ago and I love it!! I bought a D200 at the same time and that camera is still in it's box, A bit to learn, but believe me, it will re-invent the way you take photos!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Just a Great Camera

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from Oklahoma City Oklahoma  -  Professional

Its a great camera and the controls are great and the why it has been built is strong. All i can stay it's just a Great Camera. That's why I have Two of them. 1 D2x and 1 D2xs .

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nikon D2Xs - flexible, rugged pro body

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from Wilmington, DE  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

The Nikon D2Xs is a pro body that allows you great tweaking in-camera of your pictures, or snapshot-like photos without the worry. The 3 banks of settings are a godsend for photographers who shoot in multiple conditions (portrait, scenery, etc.). The controls are logically placed on the D2Xs and are very sturdy. The camera itself feels (and is) rugged and exudes a sense of robustness. The D2Xs' price is relatively high, but that old adage applies here - "you get what you pay for".

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Worth every penny

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from Bowie, MD  -  Professional

I purchased the D2Xs as an upgrade for my existing D70s and stalwart old F3. I have to say, the camera is nothing short of amazing. After a bit of a learning curve (made shorter if you're already a Nikon enthusiast), the results speak for themselves. If it's in your budget, it's worth every penny.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A premium first-class camera from Nikon!

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from Fairlawn, OH  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

I feel the D2Xs is extremely well designed and well built. It offers an amazing array of features that can be customized to the user's preference. Initially it requires one to study the manual to learn about its many features and controls. But the information is well presented and easy to understand. I got what I feel were excellent results my first time out with the camera. With the D2Xs, digital photography is even more fun than conventional film photography. Using Photo Shop Elements 5.0, my wife can do fantastic things with the digital images. We liked our first digital camera, Nikon's Coolpix 990, but the D2Xs with its ability to interchange lenses and its advanced capabilities is a quantum leap forward photographically in every way.

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