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Nikon D2X

alaTest has collected and analyzed 288 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the build quality and image quality are overall positive. The color and usability also get good feedback. There are some mixed views about the value for money. The exposure and software get negative reviews.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital SLR Cameras the Nikon D2X is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Nikon D2X review by PC Magazine


The Nikon D2X is perfect for the enthusiast with professional aspirations who wants to tap into one of the best D-SLR systems available. ...

Incredible versatility. Great picture quality. Large file sizes for editing and manipulation. Supported by a fantastic array of lenses, flashes, and accessories.

Very expensive. 1.5X magnification factor limits wide-angle lenses. No lens or built-in flash.

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Hands-On With Nikon's D2x Digital SLR


This top-of-the-line digital SLR camera puts 12.4 megapixels to use.

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Nikon D2X


Four years is a long time, especially in the digital photography business. When the D1X was announced back in February 2001 (along with the D1H) it was certainly cutting edge, offering almost six megapixels in the D1's proven quality body the D1X...

Superb resolution, very good per-pixel sharpness, even more from RAW ; Multi-talented camera, also offers 'sports shooting' at eight frames per second ; Wide tonal range, good dynamic range, smart auto tone selection ; Clean image processing, almost no...

Higher noise at ISO 1600 and 3200 than we would hope (with NR off) ; Smaller default sensitivity range (ISO 100 to 800) than other digital SLR's ; Inaccurate color response from LCD monitor (green hue shift in reds) ; Disappointing automatic white...

It wouldn't be harsh to say that some people were disappointed with the D2H, a great body with excellent performance let down by a slightly experimental sensor which didn't perform to the same level as the rest of the camera. With the D2X Nikon has...


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Nikon D2X SLR


Unlike most digital camera upgrades, the new D2X was four years in the making - its sibling, the D1X SLR was released back in 2001. Unlike other professional digital SLRs, the D2X has a split personality - it's both a high resolution camera and a high-spe

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Nikon D2X Digital Camera Review: Intro and Highlights


The new Nikon D2X is the latest addition to one of the world's most famous camera lines. The new D2X updates the D1X model that hit the market in mid-2001. As you might expect, there's been a lot of development in the intervening three years between...

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Nikon D2X Review Round-Up


With the D2X Nikon has shifted to a CMOS sensor, there's no doubting the amount of detail captured combined with Nikon's image processing can produce stunning results. … The advantage of only using the 'sweet spot' area of the lens is clear, full size...

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Nikon D2X Reviews and Resources


The D2X is a camera which grew on me the more I used it, its instant response and solid build instill a level of confidence unavailable in lesser cameras. You know that every time you press the shutter release the camera will respond instantly and...

The cameras overall feel is quite powerful and ”tank” like which I prefer, The high speed crop mode is a one button push and a turn of the command dial, Sports guys are gonna love this as a...

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The Nikon D2x; Nikon's Flagship Pro Digital SLR


The first thing I wanted to do was to check out how the D2X handled whites.

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Nikon D2X Report


The Nikon D2X is a big camera in every way

Summing up in very few words: It is an excellent camera that will allow you to make the best of any situation if you work at it. It is really two cameras in one - High-end, high-quality, big megapixel camera for the studio or wedding photographer or...

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Nikon D2Xs


If you earn your living with your camera you'll want one of these. If you want a camera to take with you for fun, relaxation and vacation this isn't it: it's a huge, hulking beast of a pro camera. You will stand out everywhere you go, and you'll always...

Product Specifications

Nikon has integrated the best of its world-leading camera expertise with stunning advances in digital technologies to realize the only digital SLR camera truly equipped to meet the changing landscape of professional photography. The Nikon D2X blends for the first time the high levels of resolution commercial clients demand with class-leading levels of speed, handling and consistent color. Workflow remains efficient and consistent, even under difficult conditions, yielding output of the finest quality with the detail to allow editing as the assignment demands. The Nikon D2X, ready to expand the realm of digital photography.

Audio Input



Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Nikon EN-EL4


AV Cable Type:Video / audio cable

Camera Flash

Type: None

Digital Camera

Digital Camera Type:SLR
Supported Flash Memory:CompactFlash / Microdrive

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Nikon/Nikon EG

Lens System

Lens for SD:Body only
Type: None

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:15.7 x 23.7mm
Optical Sensor Size (metric):15.7 x 23.7 mm
Optical Sensor Type:CMOS
Sensor Resolution:12.4Megapixel

Optical Viewfinder

Type:Fixed eye-level pentaprism

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

ISO (Max):800
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100-800
Still Image Format:JPEG / RAW / TIFF
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type:Optical