New DX Format image sensor? 12.4 million effective pixels A new DX Format CMOS sensor captures 12.4 million effective pixels per image and delivers the high resolution and sharp detail needed for professional results. DX Format means the sensor is optimized for use with DX Lenses and is compatible with the full lineup of Nikon Lenses
High-resolution image processing engine Nikon's system LSI greatly improves the precision of processing over previous schemes. With optimized distribution of analog and digital white balance gain, another first, the new engine produces smoother gradations with consistent and smooth transitions
Two new Adobe RGB color modes further expand professional color space options, while the new engine achieves beautiful reproduction of skin tones. Support for sYCC color space produces JPEG files with a gamut wider than sRGB to fully exploit the output capabilities of the latest color printers.
Precise white balance for accurate color: The latest generation of Nikon's metering technology combines three separate sensors to achieve refined Auto White Balance and Auto Tone Control. Full manual white balance control options include white balance preset and the direct setting of Kelvin color temperature.
Improved 3D-Color Matrix Metering II An improved Matrix Metering system allows Nikon's acclaimed 1,005-pixel RGB Exposure/Color Matrix Metering Sensor to better determine the position and size of shadow or highlight areas and achieve optimum exposure for each shot.
Nikon Capture 4 (ver. 4.2) (optional software) The powerful program that delivers the full power to edit NEF (RAW) files for maximum picture quality also makes it possible to control and shoot remotely with Nikon D-SLR cameras. Version 4.2 incorporates outstanding new tools that further increase productivity and creative control
Immediate response: Instant power-up with an almost imperceptible 37ms shutter lag matches the class-leading response of the Nikon D2H, an astounding achievement at this resolution level.
High-speed continuous shooting: Optimized camera systems realize unprecedented continuous shooting at full 12.4 megapixel resolution of 5 fps for 15 consecutive NEF images. When the situation demands yet faster frame rates, the 6.8 megapixel High Speed Cropped mode allows 8 fps shooti ng for 26 NEF images
Fast, precise 11-area AF system: Nikon's acclaimed Multi-CAM2000 AF Sensor features nine cross point sensors placed in the rule of thirds layout with an additional two at each side of the frame. Dynamic AF options are added when using Group Dynamic AF mode as well.
Faster data handling: The D2X can access CompactFlash (CF) cards to read and write data faster than any of its predecessors. The transfer rate of the USB 2.0 Hi-Speed interface is also improved. Simultaneous recording of NEF and JPEG files helps maximize workflow efficiency.
Built to withstand the rigors of professional use: The D2X is built to perform reliably, from its lightweight and highly durable magnesium alloy body with enhanced sealing that protects against drops of water and dust, to its field-proven shutter unit.
Freedom to concentrate on the subject: The camera.s large controls and buttons are positioned for intuitive control that frees the photographer to concentrate on composition. Regardless of camera orientation, operation remains consistently comfortable with virtually the same access to primary controls.
Unrivaled lithium-ion battery system: The D2X.s compact rechargeable lithium-ion battery delivers extended longevity and high energy capacity capable of approx. 2,000 shots per charge, with accurate real-time system status displays.
Large 2.5-" LCD for easy info access: New 2.5" LCD monitor features an all-digital interface for clear, flicker-free display of preview images and logically organized Shooting and Custom Settings menus. On-demand information includes an improved histogram and new RGB Histogram displays, as well as a chronological Recent Settings list
Location data expands application possibilities: GPS units that comply with NMEA 0183 can be connected via the optional GPS cable (MC-35) to record data on latitude, longitude, and altitude, or to adjust the D2X.s built-in World Time settings.
Creative in-camera effects: The new Multiple Exposure function creates a single image from up to 10 exposures. The Image Overlay function merges selected NEF files already stored on the CF memory card to create a new image file within the camera.
New Wireless Transmitter WT-2 (optional): Features include IEEE 802.11b/g support for faster transfer speeds, broader support for network protocols, and greater security options. new picture taking potential is wireless Capture Controltaking potential from a computer running Nikon Capture 4 (ver.4.2).
Support for Nikon's Creative Lighting System: Fully integrated with Nikon's exclusive i-TTL flash control and Advanced Wireless Lighting remote multiple-flash system supported by Nikon's SB-800 and SB-600 Speedlights, the D2X is also compatible with the SB-80DX and other Nikon Speedlights that use TTL flash
The fast, quiet and razor-sharp performance of Nikon's acclaimed AF, AF-S and dedicated DX Nikkor lens lineup is available in focal lengths ranging from a 10.5mm f/2.8 fisheye through 600mm telephoto, while three teleconverters offer increased telephoto reach.
Versatile software supplied: PictureProject provides easy control over basic image management, editing and sharing. Features include Import Assistant, drag-and-drop organization, design layout templates and CD/DVD burning for distribution or archiving purposes.