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Nikon D2Xs

alaTest has collected and analyzed 220 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the color and build quality. The image quality and usability also get good reviews. The manual image adjustments and software get critical reviews, while reviews about the video and flash are different.

performance, usability, image quality, build quality, color

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital SLR Cameras the Nikon D2Xs is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Nikon D2Xs


Nikon likes incremental upgrades. Just as the company issued the D70s before moving from the D70 to the D80 , they made a handful of upgrades to the 12.4-megapixel D2X to create the D2Xs. In addition to improving the LCD viewing angle and tweaking the...

Top-notch image quality; professional body; very low noise even at high ISOs.

Expensive; large and heavy; no full-frame sensor.

Nikon's flagship dSLR ranks among the best 35mm-format cameras currently made, but some pros may take umbrage with its less-than-full-frame sensor.

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Nikon D2Xs Digital Camera - Full Review - The Imaging Resource!


As with the original D2X, the Nikon D2xs is a professional digital SLR that features a 12.4 megapixel CMOS sensor, and offers five frames per second shooting plus the ability to shoot even faster - up to eight frames per second - by switching to a...

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Nikon D2Xs Review Round-UP


While it represents only a relatively minor upgrade relative to the original D2X, the Nikon D2Xs remains an exceptionally strong competitor in the professional SLR market…The D2Xs is really just a running upgrade of the original D2X, adding a few...


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Nikon Kicks it up a Notch with the D2xs


The philosophy around Nikon these days seems to be verging on "Too much ain't enough!" The latest example is the D2xs ($4,699 estimated street, body only), the upgraded replacement for the already tough-enough 12.4MP D2x

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Nikon D2X


"I've got a Nikon camera, I love to take a photograph???" so sang Paul Simon in his ode to photography, "Kodachrome." For many, the Nikon name is synonymous with photography. That's in part because, as they claim, more professional photographers user...

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Nikon D2Xs Digital Camera Review


D2Xs is an upgrade of the original D2X - Single-lens reflex digital camera with interchangeable lenses. The main improvements are: Save and Load Settings, 170 degree wide-angle viewing of the LCD, Focus Tracking Lock On options, Black and White mode,...

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Nikon D2Xs Reviews and Resources


For the working professional who can use its many attributes and who is tapped into the Nikon system of lenses and accessories it is state of the art, and should remain so for some time to come.

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.

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Nikonâ-'s D2Xs; A Sporty, Speedy Pro SLR Upgrade


Having a 105mm Macro lens on the camera always tempts me to do florals, and this time was no exception.

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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...

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Nikon D2xs


Nikon Corporation announce the introduction of the D2xs professional digital SLR camera, maintaining the momentum set by the award-winning Nikon D2x. The D2xs builds on that success with a stunning array of refinements that improve overall camera...

Product Specifications

Nikon have refined their award winning D2X to create the D2Xs for professional photographers who want greater flexibility and control over their image workflow. The D2Xs combines the widely acclaimed 12.4 megapixel CMOS sensor and the outstanding speed and autofocus performance of its predecessor, with advanced image processing and a robust build to put it at the top of its class. Over 20 modifications have been incorporated into the D2Xs including an electronic viewfinder masking system for the 8 fps High Speed Crop mode, a wideangle LCD screen, an Image Trim function and a Black and White mode. A new included accessory, the EN-EL4a lithium-ion battery enables a remarkable 3800 shots between charges.

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Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Nikon EN-EL4a

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

Lens System

Lens for SD:Body only

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
Special Effects:Black & White
Still Image Format:JPEG / NEF (RAW) / RAW + JPEG
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type:Optical