Photokina will see the release of the Nikon D2X, which sports a 12.4-megapixel ‘dual area’ Nikon DX-format CMOS sensor plus the ability to shoot with the full APS-sized image frame at five frames/second for up to 21 consecutive JPEGs and 15 NEF-RAW files.
September 17, 2004: Photokina will see the release of the Nikon D2X, which sports a 12.4-megapixel ‘dual area’ Nikon DX-format CMOS sensor plus the ability to shoot with the full APS-sized image frame at five frames/second for up to 21 consecutive JPEGs and 15 NEF-RAW files.
Another important feature of the D2X is support for the broad-gamut sYCC colour profile, which produces JPEG files with a gamut wider than sRGB and enables photographers to fully exploit the capabilities of their latest colour printers. Two new Adobe RGB colour modes have also been added. A new image processing chip has delivered improvements to the A/D processing system plus enhanced picture quality. The D2X also sports the Nikon Multi-CAM2000 high-speed AF system, which has 11 AF sensors, nine of which are placed in a ‘rule of thirds’ layout. Multiple exposure capability has also been enhanced, with a new function that can overlay up to 10 exposures to produce a single image. Exposures for each shot can be adjusted in-camera to prevent over-exposure and deliver a final multi-exposure image with optimal image density. Improvements to Nikon’s 3D-Colour Matrix Metering II include the addition of more sample images and a new algorithm that preserves detail in highlights and shadows.
The F6 is Nikon’s new flagship film SLR camera and sports a rugged aluminium alloy/magnesium body with Kevlar and aluminium alloy shutter. Many of the latest Nikon technologies – high-speed 11-area AF, 3D Colour matrix Metering and the Creative Lighting System for flash photography – are included in the new camera . Forty-one custom settings are available so photographers can fine-tune the camera to individual requirements and interchangeable accessories include seven focusing screens, a multi-power battery pack, data reader and camera cases.
The D2X and 300mm lens are expected to be available from January 2005, while the F6 goes on sale in October. Full specifications of all products can be found at www.maxwell.com.au.