Main FeaturesExceptional imaging performance
Newly developed 10.2 effective megapixel Nikon DX Format CCD image sensor
with the power to capture exceptional sharpness and faithful colour at
3,872 x 2,592 pixels size. Incorporates high-speed 4-channel data output
that contributes to 5fps continuous shooting performance and employs a
newly developed Optical Low Pass Filter that helps prevent moiré,
colour fringing and shifting while improving resolving power.
Incorporates the industry-leading advanced imaging processing engine of
the D2x, which allows colour-independent pre-conditioning prior to A/D
conversion to work in symphony with advanced digital image processing algorithms
to achieve fine colour gradations with exceptionally smooth, consistent
Newly developed 11-area AF system packs the same number of focus areas
available for the professional D2 series into a space-efficient system,
with the photographer able to select individual focus areas from 11-area
wide and 7 wide-area AF for Single Area AF, Dynamic AF that delivers precise
Continuous servo AF mode operation for moving subjects, Closest Subject
Priority Dynamic AF and also Group Dynamic AF. All these AF options are
supported by refined lens-controlling algorithms that realize improved
focus precision, better subject acquisition capability, keener subject
tracking ability and overall improved system response.
3D Colour Matrix Metering II (AE) – as used in the D2x –
delivers optimized exposure through the use of new technology developed
for the Nikon 1,005-pixel RGB exposure/Colour Matrix Metering Sensor. Evaluating
brightness, colour, contrast, selected focus area and camera-to-subject
distance, this system references all such data against an expanded onboard
database that has been created using data from more than 30,000 actual
photographic scenes to instantly and accurately calculate the final value
with high-level dependability during both automatic and manual operation.
Also offers variable size centre-weighted metering which concentrates 75%
of sensitivity within the centre-weighted circle, as well as spot metering
supporting each individual sensor of both the 7 wide-area AF and 11-area
New image optimization modes enable photographers to produce results more
closely matching the intended results, with a range of choice comprising
optimization of sharpening, tone (contrast), colour, saturation, and hue,
with choices from Normal, Softer, Vivid, More vivid, Portrait, Custom and
Impressively high speed
*When using a SanDisk SDCFH (Ultra II) or SDCFX (Extreme III) 1GB CF card.
Near instant power-up of 0.15 seconds lets photographers respond to sudden
A mere 50-millisecond shutter time lag promotes fast handling, while 105-millisecond
viewfinder blackout realizes assured control that’s especially
useful during continuous shooting.
Swift continuous shooting performance at 5 frames per second enables the
shooting of up to 37 JPEG (Fine-Large) images* or up to 22 NEF (RAW) images*,
with shutter speeds ranging from 1/8,000 of a second to 30 seconds.
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