Nikon D2Xs summary
Nikon D2Xs is Nikon's Pro DSLR camera initially revealed on June of 2006. It has got a 12 MegaPixel, CMOS APS-C size sensor with a max resolution of 4288 x 2848.
The D2Xs comes in at #19 out of 35 in Pro DSLR cameras & over all #466 out of 1422 for digital cameras in our database. You should check our Smart camera search to get camera rankings based on your custom requirements.
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Nikon D2Xs family
The Nikon D2Xs is part of a family of cameras. You can read the complete list underneath.
Nikon D2Xs Gallery
You can view the D2Xs from various angles in the gallery below.
Nikon D2Xs Pros and Cons
Here is a shortlist of advantages and drawbacks of the Nikon D2Xs based on features which are usually considered essential in a camera.
Nikon D2Xs Sensor specs
The sensor size on the Nikon D2Xs is 23.7mm x 15.7mm (APS-C). The 372 mm² sensor has the ability to capture 4288 x 2848 pixels with aspect ratios of 3:2.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
The CMOS sensor has 12MP and provides a native ISO range of 100 to 800. The ISO can be widened digitally to a maximum of 3200. RAW format is supported therefore you have more room to maneuver in post.
The graphic underneath illustrates the D2Xs's sensor size when compared to other common sizes. The D2Xs sensor has a crop factor of 1.5 and is shown in green.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
To get an understanding of various aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.
Nikon D2Xs dimensions
Nikon D2Xs weighs about 2.65 lbs (1,200g / 42.33 oz) & has exterior size of 158mm x 150mm x 86mm (6.2" x 5.9" x 3.4"). The weight of typical Pro DSLR camera is 1,280g and the Nikon D2Xs is very much the same when compared with various competitors.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
Here is a picture of the Nikon D2Xs beside a soft drink to help you get a feel for its size.
The top view underneath will illustrate the button layout on the D2Xs.
Nikon D2Xs Lens details
The D2Xs fits the Nikon F mount and has 308 lenses to choose from. Here is some of the lenses we have in our database that will work with the D2Xs.
Nikon D2Xs Connectivity
The D2Xs has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Digital cameras that consist of NFC and / or Bluetooth support can be used wirelessly via smartphones. You can easily send photos and sometimes change settings without connecting physically with the camera.
Certain apps also give a Liveview and hit the shutter if you are not close to the camera. If the camera comes with a HDMI port, it can be hooked up to an external screen. A lot of cameras enable you to charge the battery pack using the USB socket.
Nikon D2Xs Video details
Nikon D2Xs doesn't capture video. If you are searching for a camera to shoot just pictures, it is not a concern.
Nikon D2Xs Weather Sealing
Nikon D2Xs provides environment proofing which makes it a excellent pick for use during rough places. This can be particularly useful in case you are uncertain about the elements you might encounter during outdoor photography.
Nikon D2Xs Display and Viewfinder
The Nikon D2Xs has got a 2.5 inch fixed screen with a resolution of 235 thousand dots.
Unfortunately the screen is not a touch screen. The D2Xs also has a builtin Top display in order to instantly view your settings.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
The View Finder details for Nikon D2Xs are below:
- ViewFinder Optical (pentaprism)
- Coverage 100%
- Magnification 0.57x
Viewfinders are rather useful during sunny outdoor situations which might make the camera display washed out and hard to see.
Nikon D2Xs Shutter details
Nikon D2Xs has the ability to shoot continuously at 8.0 frames per second. The maximum shutter speed is 1/8000 sec.
Nikon D2Xs Flash and Hot shoe details
Nikon D2Xs has external flash support but does not have integrated flash. The max flash sync is 1/250 sec.
Nikon D2Xs Autofocusing details
Nikon D2Xs has both Phase Detect AF as well as Contrast Detect AF. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot more faster & accurate compared to Contrast Detect autofocusing.
Nikon D2Xs supports manual focus when required during low light occasions or you require more exact control on focus.
Nikon D2Xs Battery life
The usual Pro DSLR camera battery life is 2438. Nikon D3X has got the maximum (4400) battery life within this group of cameras.
Following is a collection of Pro DSLR cameras that come with the best battery life:
Nikon D2Xs for various kinds of photography
The following graph gives a rundown of the Nikon D2Xs for various kinds of photography. To find out more, visit the specific paragraph underneath.
Portrait photography with Nikon D2Xs
The Nikon D2Xs gets a points tally of 55 which is moderate, meaning that it is reasonably adequate to use for portrait photography. Shooting portraits favors heavily to sensor dimensions, RAW support & flexibility to work with external flash.
Nikon D2Xs as a Street photography camera
Coming in at a decent rating of 50, the Nikon D2Xs is reasonably adequate for street photography. A decent street photography camera comes with a perfect balance of picture quality and portability.
Sports photography with Nikon D2Xs
A reasonable sports photography score of 54 indicates the Nikon D2Xs is fairly acceptable for taking pictures of sports. A camera needs excellent tracking plus fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Travel photography with Nikon D2Xs
Size is very critical when buying a travel camera. All round, the Nikon D2Xs gets a subpar 44 as a travelling camera which is just not acceptable to purchase for your holidays.
Nikon D2Xs Landscape photography features
When you're looking to pick a digital camera for landscape photos, the most vital factor is going to be image quality. The Nikon D2Xs at it's average grade of 50 for a landscape camera is relatively suited in the current marketplace.
Nikon D2Xs as a Vlogging camera
A camera for vlogging really should posses a moving screen, mic input and ideally IBIS. Taking everything in to account, the Nikon D2Xs is just not acceptable for vlogging as it delivers a subpar rating of 9.
Nikon D2Xs Alternatives
If you are searching for alternatives to the D2Xs, below is a selection of the highest placed cameras that fall within the category of Pro DSLR.
The line chart below offers you a summary of the D2Xs compared to it's highest ranking rivals listed earlier.
Following are additional cameras you may look into as alternative options. To read through a comprehensive comparison, click the "compare" link.