Nikon D2X Brief Review


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  • 12 megapixel CMOS sensor
  • Nikon F lens mount
  • auto and manual focus
  • auto and manual exposure
  • ISO 100-3200
  • 2.5 inch LCD
  • lithium-ion battery
  • JPEG/TIFF/NEF file formats
  • Compact Flash storage
  • Release Date: 2006-06-14
  • Final Grade: 0 0.0 Star Rating: Recommended

Nikon D2X
12 megapixel CMOS sensor; Nikon F lens mount; auto and manual focus; auto and manual exposure; ISO 100-3200; 2.5 inch LCD; lithium-ion battery; JPEG/TIFF/NEF file formats; Compact Flash storage
By , Last updated on: 8/21/2014

The Nikon D2X digital SLR is a big investment for professional photographers. At around $4000, the D2X is not a blind buy, for sure. The cost is prohibitive for all but the pinnacle of Nikon-loving pros, and if you're one of those chosen few looking for an upgrade, the D2X might be the answer. It's a robust, high-speed camera with minimal lag time (37ms) and responsive tools that get all your settings and modifications ready to shoot quickly. The camera also supports an optional Wi-Fi link, and an optional GPS locator, which embeds your images with location information automatically.

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Nikon has long been one of the top manufacturers in the industry, and their products are still solid options today. The camera giant is continuously releasing new products with enhancements in image quality and performance.

It's hard to go wrong with a Nikon DSLR. With a different model available for every skill level from beginner to professional, Nikon's DSLR's have always been top notch. Their latest DSLRs have seen improved noise reduction, enhanced video quality and upgraded designs over cameras from just a few years ago.

Nikon made an interesting move in the realm of mirrorless cameras—instead of pushing for bigger sensors, Nikon instead has focused on speed. The Nikon 1 line cameras use a 1” sensor, which is larger than your average point-and-shoot but smaller than the Micro Four Thirds options. While the 1 line doesn't have much resolution, their cameras boast speeds upwards of 15 fps—no other mirrorless line currently comes close to that level of speed.

Nikon's compacts aren't as much of a sure thing as their DSLRs—some of their smaller cameras are quite impressive, while others are beaten out by competitors. We liked their higher end consumer point-and-shoots like the COOLPIX S6500, but be careful with their budget compacts. They offer quite a range of compact cameras, just be sure to read the reviews on the individual camera first.

Nikon offers a full range of cameras from tiny budget models to professional DSLRs. More often than not, if you go with a Nikon, you're getting a solid camera.

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