Nikon D2x: Are You Going to Get One?

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by C J Campbell, Jan 13, 2005.

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    C J Campbell Guest

    Now that Nikon has finally told us the release date and price of the D2x
    (Feb 25, MAP of $4,999) are you going to get one? Personally, I think the
    price is a little high, but still competitive. I would have liked to have
    seen more aggressive pricing for this one.

    Christopher J. Campbell
    World Famous Flight Instructor
    Port Orchard, WA

    Ne Obliviscaris
    C J Campbell, Jan 13, 2005
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    Walt Hanks Guest

    Am I going to get one? No, I don't have $5K laying around.

    Would I get one if I could? Probably. I think it is a good value when
    compared to its competitors from Kodak and Canon. But this all assumes that
    the color rendition and speed are all as claimed. That has yet to be

    Walt Hanks, Jan 13, 2005
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    Jeremy Nixon Guest

    Yes, almost certainly, whether I can afford it or not. :)
    Jeremy Nixon, Jan 13, 2005
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    Dave1 Guest

    No, I think I'll stick with Canon ;-)
    Dave1, Jan 14, 2005
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    Skip M Guest

    Not that I'm going to run out and buy one, I have too much invested in Canon
    stuff, but compare it to the Kodak DCS Pro/n.
    12.5 mp vs. 13.5 for the Kodak, 5fps vs. 1.7 for the Kodak, a more robust
    pro body instead of one based on the F80. I'd say they've got the price
    right. And up against the 16 mp Canon 1D mkII, saves you $3000. Put it up
    against the Canon 1Ds mkII, it loses a little in the fps race, but makes up
    for it in the megapixel count, for roughly the same price. And you do have
    the 4 mp 8fps option, if need be.
    Skip M, Jan 14, 2005
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    Jeremy Nixon Guest

    Well, duh, you Canon guys already *have* the one you were waiting for. :)

    Our Nikon dates are always fashionably late.
    Jeremy Nixon, Jan 14, 2005
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    Darrell Guest

    What is Kodak's competition? The Kodak dSLR is a 24x36mm full-frame sensor.
    Darrell, Jan 14, 2005
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    C J Campbell Guest

    Nikon seems content to play Apple Mac to Canon's Windows. :)
    C J Campbell, Jan 14, 2005
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    Jeremy Nixon Guest

    Well, the analogy works for this Mac user!
    Jeremy Nixon, Jan 14, 2005
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    andrew29 Guest

    Well, I guess I'd like everything to be cheaper, but the D2x price
    seems okay. The price in the US is a little high, but that's to a
    large extent to do with the slide in the value of the dollar.
    The 1D mk II, I guess.
    That's a 6.8 Mp 8fps option. I really like this idea: you don't have
    to choose a fast camera or a high resolution camera: you can have

    andrew29, Jan 14, 2005
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    Skip M Guest

    Oops, got my model #s mixed, the 1D mkII is the 8mp, 8fps Canon, the 1Ds
    mkII is the 16mp camera.
    Skip M, Jan 14, 2005
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    Walt Hanks Guest

    I'm a little simple I guess Darrell. I just care about the output, and the
    sensor size is just one issue affecting the output. To me, the Kodak dSLR
    is a clear competitor in that it is the high end pro-level camera built for
    high volume production, and it is nearly the same in price.

    Walt Hanks, Jan 14, 2005
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    Jim Redelfs Guest

    And the ANALOGY is the only thing that DOESN'T work for THIS Mac user and his
    Canon 20D. I bought the Camera Dec 9 and have had nothing but success with
    Canon software and updates.

    Did you see Apple Computer CEO Steve Job's keynote presentation recently? I
    only got to see a part of it but I'm pretty jazzed. I'm gonna "need" a G5
    sooner than I planned.


    Mac OSX 10.3.7
    PowerMac G4
    Look, Ma!
    No spyware!"
    Jim Redelfs, Jan 14, 2005
  14. It may be my next camera at some point in the future, but for the time being
    my D2H is an excellent camera and more than adequate for my needs. Certainly
    the extra resolution is not worth what I'd have to spend to make the modest
    upgrade to my end results.

    Howard McCollister, Jan 14, 2005
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    Brian Baird Guest

    I'm not making any announcements until I win the lottery and the noise
    results are posted on dpreview.
    Brian Baird, Jan 14, 2005
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    Jeremy Nixon Guest

    Well, it's a lousy analogy in that Canon is number 1 because they make great
    stuff (and do it first).
    I'm still using G4s and they're just fine. In fact, my newest Mac is over
    three years old now, and doesn't need an upgrade. That's one thing I really
    like about them.

    And each release of OS X runs *faster* on the old hardware than the previous
    one. Microsoft would never make that happen.
    Jeremy Nixon, Jan 14, 2005

  17. As a studio camera, or tightly controlled lighting situations, the Kodak can
    do very well and would be a viable alternative within those limitations.
    OTOH, the D2X body is exceptionally well-made (based on my experience with
    the D2H), its AF module and metering accuracy far better than the Kodak. The
    D2X would be a better choice if one actually wanted to take the camera
    outside, or shoot something that's moving.

    Howard McCollister, Jan 14, 2005
  18. I've got a 1.8 G5 dualie and a Pismo G3 400 both running 10.3.7. So
    I've seen OS X from the top and bottom of the hardware range. The
    Pismo runs Photoshop CS just fine. And Dreamweaver. The G5 screams.

    I've also got two ancient Macs that my kids use, a Powermac 7100 with a
    G3 card (circa 1994/98) and a Beige G3 266 (circa 1997). Both are
    running OS 9 and running very well. What PCs are of similar vitage?

    I am seriously considering replacing them with a pair of Mac Minis,
    though... Reuse the existing 17" CRT monitors, get a couple of cheap
    USB keyboards and rodents... I'll have two excellent G4 machines for
    about $1300.


    Just used my new 300D for the first time at a volleyball toournament.
    I loved it. A great tool. And iPhoto is an excellent tool for
    sorting, cropping and publishing the results:
    Steve Cutchen, Jan 14, 2005
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    Darrell Guest

    The Fuji Finepix S3Pro also does really well in the studio. We have sold a
    good number of S3Pros, and have a waiting list for the D2X.
    Darrell, Jan 14, 2005
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    Jim Redelfs Guest

    A few years back, for $50US, I bought a Power Macintosh 7100/80. It was stock
    except for an added 16mb RAM and an ethernet card. I maxed its RAM and it now
    serves (and surfs) on my desk at my job. I forgot about the G3 upgrade. The
    Mac Mini interests me more, now. I wonder if the Apple monitor I'm using on
    the 7100 will work.
    Yep. Time just FLIES when you're SPENDING MONEY!!
    Nice shots!
    Jim Redelfs, Jan 14, 2005
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