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Nikon D2X Digital SLR Camera Body, 12.84MP CMOS Sensor, USA Warranty.

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Key Features

  • 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.

Technical Specs

Type of Camera: D2X single lens reflex digital camera
Image Size 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 Cropped Image: [L] 3,216 x 2,136-pixel / [M] 2,400 x 1,600-pixel / [S] 1,600 x 1,064-pixel
Image Sensor: CMOS sensor, 23.7 x 15.7mm size, 12.84 million total pixels; Effective pixels: 12.4 million
Lens: Lens: 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 autofocus 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,
Lens: 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 operation. Electronic Rangefinder usable with maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster
Autofocus: Multi-CAM2000 autofocus module; Detection range: EV -1 to +19 (Right edge/Left edge AF range: EV 0 to +19] (at normal temperature (20?C/68?F), ISO 100 equivalent), Focusing Screen (supplied); B-type BrightView Clear Matte Screen III and Type-V Screen for High Speed Cropped; Interchangeable with optional Type-E Focusing Screen with grid
LCD Monitor: 2.5-in., 235,000-dot, low temp. polysilicon TFT LCD with white LED backlighting; Backlight/brightness adjustment available
Media: Storage Media: CompactFlash(TM)(CF) Card (Type I / II) and Microdrive(TM).
Focus Area: Selectable from 11 focus areas.
Flash Control: New Nikon Creative Lighting System: i-TTL Balanced Fill-Flash controlled by five-segment TTL Multi Sensor with Nikon Speedlight SB-800: Advanced Wireless Lighting, FV (Flash Value) -lock, Flash Color Information Communication for AutoWhite Balance, Auto FP High-Speed Flash Sync, Modeling Flash. D-TTL Balanced Fill-Flash: When used with the Speedlight SB-80DX/50DX and in accordance with the mounted lens
Flash Control: Five-segment TTL Multi Sensor control makes available 3D Multi-Sensor Balanced Fill-Flash, Multi-Sensor Balanced Fill-Flash, and Standard D-TTL Balanced Fill-Flash. AA (Auto Aperture)-type Flash available when used with SB-800/80DX and lens with built-in CPU. Non-TTL Auto Flash (A-type Flash) with a Speedlight such as SB-30/27/22s etc.
Picture Angle: Full Image: Approx. 1.5x focal length in 35mm [135] format equivalent, High Speed Cropped Image: Approx. 2x focal length in 35mm [135] format equivalent
Focusing Screen: Focus Modes: 1) Single Area AF, 2) Dynamic AF with Focus Tracking and Lock-on(TM), 3) Closest Subject Priority Dynamic AF, 4) Group Dynamic AF, Focus Lock; Focus is locked by pressing AE/AF Lock button or lightly pressing shutter release button in [S] AF. Selectable from 11 focus areas (High Speed Cropped: 9 focus areas)
Reflex Mirror Automatic, instant-return type
Lens Aperture: Instant-return type, with Depth-of-field Preview Button; stop-down lens apertureby pressing Depth-of-field Preview Button
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
Recording Pixels: Image size (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 Cropped Image: [L] 3,216 x 2,136-pixel / [M] 2,400 x 1,600-pixel / [S] 1,600 x 1,064-pixel
Remote Control: Via 10-pin remote terminal
Storage; CompactFlash(TM) (CF) Card (Type I / II) and Microdrive(TM), NEF (12-bit uncompressed or compressed RAW), Exif 2.21,compliant DCF 2.0 and DPOF (uncompressed TIFF-RGB or compressed JPEG)
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), Frame coverage: approx 100%, Magnification: Approx. 0.86x with 50mm f/1.4 lens set to infinity and -1.0m-1
Exposure Mode: 1) [P] Programmed Auto (Flexible program possible), 2) [S] Shutter-Priority Auto, 3) [A] Aperture-Priority Auto, 4) [M] Manual.
Exposure Metering: TTL full-aperture exposure metering system; 1) D-/G-type Nikkor lenses support 3D-Color 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 requiremanual input of lens data), 2) Center-Weighted Metering (75% 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
Exposure Control: 1) Programmed Auto with Flexible Program [P], 2) Shutter-Priority Auto [S], 3) Aperture-Priority Auto [A], 4 Manual [M];Exposure compensated in ?5.0 EV range in 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV steps, 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: Electromagnetically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter, 30 to 1/8,000 second and bulb
Aperature: Instant-return type, with depth-of-field preview button.
Sensitivity: ISO equivalency 100 to 800
White Balance 1) Auto (hybrid with 1,005-pixel RGB sensor, CMOS image sensor and external Ambience Light Sensor), 2) Manual (6 steps with fine tuning), 3) Preset (5 settings), 4) Color temperature setting in Kelvin (select from 31steps), 5) White Balance Bracketing (2 to 9 frames adjustable in 10, 20, 30 MIRED steps)
Readylight Viewfinder indicator lights up when flash fully charged with Speedlight SB-800, 80DX, 50DX, 30, 28, 27, 22s; blinks for full output warning
Accesory Shoe: ISO 518 standard-type hot shoe contact; Safety lock mechanism provided, Sync Terminal: ISO 519 standard terminal, lock screw provided
Auto Exposure Bracketing: Number of shots: 2 to 9 frames; Compensation steps: 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, or 1EV steps.
AF Area Mode: 1) Single Area AF, 2) Dynamic AF with Focus Tracking and Lock-on (TM), 3) Closest Subject Priority Dynamic AF, 4) Group Dynamic AF
Auto Exposure Lock: Detected exposure value locked by pressing AE-L/AF-L button.
Battery Monitoring System: The LCD monitor on the camera back displays the following information about the EN-EL4 battery: 1) Remaining charge (%); 2) No. of shots taken since last charge; 3) Calibration status (Recommended/Not required); 4) Battery life (5 stages).
Depth of Field Preview Button: Stop-down lens aperture by pressing depth-of-field preview button.
Exposure Meter Coupling: CPU and AI (Automatic maximum aperture Indexing)
Exposure Compensation: Exposure compensation range - plus or minus 5 EV in 1/2, 1/3 or 1 full EV steps.
Eyepoint: 19.9mm (at -1.0m-1).
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, SB-600, 80DX, 50DX, 30, 28, 27, 22s;blinks for full output warning
Self-Timer: Electronically controlled; Timer duration: 2, 5, 10, and 20 seconds; Remote control via 10-pin remote terminal
Play Back Menu: 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
Interface: USB 2.0 (Hi-Speed) (Mini-B connector), FTP file transfer available with optionalWireless Transmitter WT-1/1A (IEEE 802.11b) and WT-2/2A (IEEE 802.11b/g, CF cardslot 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: MonoWAV file
Dimensions: (WxHxD): Approx. 6.2 x 5.9 x 3.4 in (157.5 x 149.5 x 85.5mm), Tripod socket: 1/4in. (ISO1222)
Weight: (without batteries): Approx. 2.4 lbs (1,070g),
Optional Accessories: Wireless Transmitter WT-2/2A / WT-1/1A, Extended Range Antenna WA-E1, AC AdaptorEH-6, Type-E Focusing Screen, Anti-fog Finder Eyepiece DK-17A, Eyepiece Correction Lens DK-17C series, Speedlight SB-800/SB-600, Nikon Capture 4 (Version 4.2) software, CompactFlash" card
PictureProject System Requirements (Mac) OS: Mac(R)OS X (10.1.5 or later); RAM: 64MB (128MB with RAW images) or more recommended; Hard disk: 60MB required for installation; Display: 800 x 600 with 16-bit color (full color recommended); Others: CD-ROM drive required for installation
PictureProject System Requirements (PC): (PC): OS: Windows(R) XP Home Edition/Professional, Windows(R) 2000 Professional,Windows(R) ME, Windows(R) 98SE pre-installed model; RAM: 64MB (128MB with RAW images) or more recommended; Hard Disk: 60MB required for installation; Display:800 x 600 with 16-bit color (full color recommended); Others: CD-ROM drive required for installation
GPS: NIMEA 0183 interface standard supported with optional GPS cable MC-35
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