Twelve Year Old Technology

The Nikon D2x was announced back in 2004, making it 12 year old technology.  To put it simply, by today’s standards, it’s a dinosaur.

With a 12.2mp sensor – yes, they existed – and a card slot that can only take CF cards, it’s certainly not a camera that many today would look twice at.  They would most likely be turned off by the 2.76 lb weight as well and that is without a lens!

Despite the weight – it’s really no heavier then the D5, today’s iteration of the D2x – and the old technology, it is part of Nikon’s lineage of professional grade DSLRs.  If you are looking for a “bullet proof” camera that’s a workhorse, there really is nothing like a D2, D3, D4 or a D5 – there is a D1, but that is a fossil by today’s standards.

12.2mp??  It is more then enough to offer you very clean files and will also enable you to print quite large.  Honestly, if all you are doing is putting photos up on the net, there is no reason to have anything more.

I have been testing the D2x for the last week around my backyard, but today i was able to put the beast to work.


Photo taken with the Nikon D2x and Nikkor 70-300mm VR G.  Shot at f/11, 1/800 sec., 170mm and ISO 400.

The photo above is scaled down to easily upload to my blog; but when i first looked at the full resolution file, i was blown away at how clean it was.  I really was surprised at how good it was.  For technology that is over a decade old, i really could not have asked for anything more.

I am really pleased with the D2x so far.  It fits in my hand beautifully, grabs focus without fail and produces wonderful files.  I am happy indeed.

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