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Tuesday, August 1, 2006

Nikon D2xs

The new flagship D-SLR from Nikon adds a few twists to its professional workhorse

5) The Auto ISO feature allows the D2xs to adjust the sensor sensitivity on the fly to maintain a minimum shutter speed determined by the user. This means the photographer working under low light or fast-changing lighting conditions can focus on getting the picture rather than worrying about camera settings.

The high-capacity EN-EL4a rechargeable lithium-ion battery has been optimized to deliver approximately 3,800 images per charge. The camera's real-time battery Fuel Gauge system gives photographers an accurate power level that reflects the remaining life on the battery and the number of shots taken per charge. This provides the security of knowing more accurately when it's time to replace the battery.

7) The D2xs features two ways to create in-camera multiple exposures. Overlay combines two NEF files to produce an individual image, and the Multiple Exposure mode allows the photographer to shoot up to 10 images, hich are then combined automatically by the camera into a single image.

Image Sensor: 12.4-megapixel (effective) CMOS sensor
Sensor Size: 23.7x15.7mm; 4288 x 2848 recording pixels
Viewfinder Coverage: 97%
AF System: 11-Point TTL Phase Detection
Lens Magnification Factor: 1.5x
Shutter Speed: 1/8000 to 30 sec., X-sync at 1/250 sec.
ISO Setting: 100-800 (higher settings available)
Continuous Firing Mode: 5 fps (Full Image); 8 fps up to 60 frames (High-Speed Crop Mode)
Recording Format: JPEG, NEF
Metering: 1005-pixel 3D Color Matrix II, Center-Weighted, Spot
Computer Interface: Hi-Speed USB 2.0
Storage Media: Compact Flash Type I & II
Dimensions: 6.2x5.9x3.4 inches
Weight: 38.4 ounces
Power Source: Lithium-ion
Estimated Street Price: $4,649 (body only)

Contact: Nikon, (800) NIKON-UX, www.nikonusa.com

Tricks Of The Trade
Using Nikon Capture NX software, the D2xs can upload up to three custom tone curves, allowing photographers to create customized looks as camera settings.


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