The 12.4-megapixel Nikon D2Xs digital SLR sports no fewer than 20 improvements over its predecessor, the D2X.

Product Overview

Overall rating:


Nikon D2Xs

Overall score:95%
Image Quality:95%


  • Excellent build, great image quality, some notable improvements over an already excellent camera


  • Single card slot, buffer memory could be faster


Nikon D2Xs Review


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Do the improvements offer enough to make it worth upgrading from the previous model? For the average shooter, probably not. For the specialist, there?s sure to be something of value to make life easier ? for example, the GPS additions, or high-speed crop mode, may be deal breakers to you. On its own merits as a standalone camera, though, the D2Xs is a fine example of optical and digital technology combined and, as such, is highly desirable.


Max Flash Sync:-
PC Socket:Yes
Cable Release:Mini-B connector, remote control
AF Points:11 area AF
Built-in Flash:Hotshoe and PC X-sync 1/250 sec
Colour Temp Control:31 steps Kelvin
DoF Prview:Yes
White Balance Bracket:2 to 9 frames, 10,20,30 steps
Colour Space:sRGB, Adobe RGB
Exposure Comp:+/-5.0 EV, 1/3, 1/2 or 1.0 EV steps
Shutter Type:Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal plane shutter
Focusing Modes:11 area AF system, M
Dust Reduction:No
Built-in Image Stabilisation:No
Dimensions:157.5 x 149.5 x 85.5mm
Live Mode:No
Power:1x Li-ion EN-EL4a with charger
Viewfinder Type:Optical pentaprism
Field of View:100% coverage, with diopter adjustment
Memory Card:CF I&II, M
Connectivity:USB 2.0, FTP transfer available with optional Wireless Transmitter
Shutter Speeds:30-1/8000sec & Bulb
White Balance:Auto, manual , 5 presets, colour temperature settings, bracketing
Drive Mode:Single, continuous 5fps for 15 NEF images, 8fps Hi-speed crop mode)
ISO:100-800 +2EV boost
Metering System:3D Matrix metering II, spot and centre weighted average
Exposure Modes:P,A,S,M, ±5 EV
Compression:Compressed 12/14-bit NEF (RAW, Lossless/Compressed
File Format:JPEG, TIFF, RAW (NEF)
Focal Length Mag:1.5
Lens Mount:Interchangeable Nikon AF mount
LCD:235,000 pixels 2.5” LCD 100%
Output Size:4288 x 2848 , 3216 x 2136, 2144 x 1424
Sensor:CMOS Nikon DX format 23.7x15.7mm 12.84 Total/12.2 MP/4288 x 2848 pixels
  1. 1. Introduction
  2. 2. Features
  3. 3. Design
  4. 4. Performance
  5. 5. Image Quality
  6. 6. Value For Money
  7. 7. Verdict
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