The 12.4-megapixel Nikon D2Xs digital SLR sports no fewer than 20 improvements over its predecessor, the D2X.
As with the previous model, there is much to like in the D2Xs. We adore the way this camera feels. It’s big and reasonably heavy, but the magnesium shell is tough and commands respect – you get the feeling this camera would survive in extreme conditions.
Despite the high-end, high-tech features, the camera can be as simple as you want it to be; however, it’s good that it offers so much more – and all fairly easily. The menu system is especially clear and easy to navigate, and the D2Xs is endlessly adaptable to suit the photographer’s working methods or personal style.
I’m sure there are people questioning the point of in-camera crop, or direct black and white. But in a professional environment, particularly news, sport or even paparazzi, there isn’t enough time to casually convert Raw files and tune up your images. They need to leave the camera and be uploaded as fast as possible. The Times picture desk, for example, isn’t going to use pictures that arrive 10 minutes too late: they’ll use the first and best.