Price When Reviewed: 2979
Pros: Sublime image quality, low noise, superb build and handling. Nikon lenses, especially wide-angle zooms, can’t be bettered by anyone.
Cons: Looks expensive to anyone other than a pro-user. No RAW editing package or AC adaptor included. High-gain settings should be replaced by equivalent ISO ratings to avoid confusion.
Nikon’s D2Xs is the successor to the company’s top-flight 12.4-megapixel D2X professional digital SLR. The new model features a new 2.5-inch screen, along with an improved viewfinder, enhanced metering accuracy, longer battery life and a raft of user-friendly tweaks.
Externally, little appears to have changed. Like the D2Hs and D2X before it, the new model shares the same environmentally sealed magnesium-alloy body. It’s a big unit, but still smaller and lighter than its rivals.