Nikon D2X PDF User Manual
Did you lose or misplace the instruction manual that came with your Nikon D2X? It happens all too easily, but fortunately Nikon makes a soft copy available that you can browse through online, print out, or download (see the pdf file below). It is certainly good practice to carefully familiarize oneself with the many different functionalities and options that the D2X offers, and the official user manual is without doubt an authoritative and comprehensive source of respective information.
That said, the instruction booklet can be a dry read, so that a dedicated camera guide book from a professional photographer that illustrates the camera's core functions in a real life photography context can be a very helpful complement. Yes, getting one of these camera guides (see here at amazon) would involve an additional expense, but if that book helps to exploit the camera's potential to the full, the (small) additional investment may well be worth it.
In any case, the D2X is an advanced imaging tool, whose many features merit serious attention. This DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) camera was revealed to the public on September 16th, 2004, which means that, as of today, the camera is 6643 days old (young?). The camera has meanwhile been discontinued and was succeeded by the Nikon D2Xs as a replacement in the same line of cameras.
Nikon's user manual for the D2X
The camera's user manual is 279 pages long. The pdf version is embedded below. As you browse through, you will hopefully find the information you are looking for. You can also print out a hard copy by right clicking on the manual and then choosing the respective menu option. For convenience, a summary of the key specs of the D2X is included towards the bottom of this webpage.
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Nikon D2X FAQ
Below are some additional questions and answers concerning some particular features of the D2X.
What is the technology behind the imaging sensor in the D2X?
The camera is build around a CMOS (Complementary Metal–Oxide–Semiconductor) sensor.
What is the ISO sensitivity range of the D2X?
The camera has a native sensitivity range from ISO 100 to ISO 800.
What is the life expectancy of the shutter in the Nikon D2X?
Nikon mentions a shutter rating of 150 000 actuations for the D2X. This number represents a Mean Time before Failure, that is an average value. The shutter might fail earlier, or it might last longer. Anyway, in order to exhaust the expected shutter life of the D2X over, say, three years, one would have to take about 150 pictures each and every day.
How do I find the shutter count on my D2X?
Nikon embeds the number of shutter actuations in image metadata. You can check the number of shots that your D2X has taken up to now by uploading a recent image to the free online shutter count finder app.
What is the fastest shutter speed that can be used with flash?
The D2X's flash sync speed is 1/250 sec.
Which battery does the D2X use?
How does the D2X stack up against available alternatives? In case you are interested in seeing how this camera compares to another one, just use the search menu below. There is also a set of direct links to comparison reviews that other users of the CAM-parator app explored.
Core camera specifications
Here is a list of the main features and technical characteristics of the Nikon D2X.
|Camera Model||Nikon D2X|
|Camera Type||Digital single lens reflex|
|Camera Lens||Nikon F mount lenses|
|Launch Date||September 2004|
|Launch Price||USD 4 999|
|Sensor Format||APS-C Sensor|
|Sensor Size||23.7 x 15.7 mm|
|Sensor Area||372 mm2|
|Sensor Diagonal||28.4 mm|
|Sensor Resolution||12.2 Megapixels|
|Image Resolution||4 288 x 2 848 pixels|
|Pixel Pitch||5.52 μm|
|Pixel Density||3.28 MP/cm2|
|Moiré control||Anti-Alias filter|
|Movie Capability||no Video|
|ISO Setting||100 - 800 ISO|
|ISO Boost||100 - 3 200 ISO|
|DXO Sensor Quality (score)||59|
|DXO Color Depth (bits)||22.1|
|DXO Dynamic Range (EV)||10.9|
|DXO Low Light (ISO)||476|
|Viewfinder Type||Optical viewfinder|
|Viewfinder Field of View||100%|
|Top-Level Screen||Control Panel|
|LCD Size||2.5 inch|
|LCD Resolution||235k dots|
|LCD Attachment||Fixed screen|
|Touch Input||No touchscreen|
|Focus System||Phase-detect AF|
|Manual Focusing Aid||no Peaking Feature|
|Maximum Shutter Speed||1/8000s|
|Continuous Shooting||5 shutter flaps/s|
|Shutter Life Expectancy||150 000 actuations|
|Silent Shooting||no E-Shutter|
|Time Lapse Photography||no Intervalometer|
|Fill Flash||no On-Board Flash|
|Storage Medium||CF cards|
|Single or Dual Card Slots||Single card slot|
|Studio Flash||PC Sync socket|
|USB Connector||USB 2.0|
|HDMI Port||no HDMI|
|Wifi Support||no Wifi|
|Environmental Sealing||Weathersealed body|
|Battery Type||EN-EL4a power pack|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||3800 shots per charge|
158 x 150 x 86 mm
(6.2 x 5.9 x 3.4 in)
|Camera Weight||1 252 g (44.2 oz)|
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