The new flagship D-SLR from Nikon adds a few twists to its professional workhorse
1) The 12.4-megapixel D-SLR features the High-Speed Crop Mode of its predecessor, which delivers a resolution of 6.8 pixels, but the new D2xs viewfinder is now automatically masked. This eliminates the need to replace the camera's focusing screen and allows the photographer to switch between modes on the fly.
2) The 1005-pixel 3D Color Matrix II Metering system is now optimized when the High-Speed Crop Mode is engaged. This ensures that only the actual image area being used to capture the image is used to meter the scene. The center-weighted meter area of sensitivity is reduced from 12% to 10% when HSCM is enabled. 3) A revamped 2.5-inch LCD offers a 170-degree viewing angle that has been calibrated, making it a better tool for evaluating images for exposure, white balance and color. 4) A new Black And White Mode maintains the sRGB color space, so photographers can later edit the individual color channels (red, green and blue) for full control over contrast and tonality.