Nikon D2x Review is posted on DpReview. This is quite fast I must say, as I didn’t expect it yet. Phil has definately put some extra efford in it to get it there on time.
The 30 page review covers a lot like we used to expect. The camera is a bit lighter then the Eos 1Ds Mark II and has a bit better ergonomics. Th emeasured throughput on Sanisk Extreme II card is almost 10mb/s — as fast as you would get with a Cardbus adapter.
Some tests wit the RAW convertors show that Nikon Capture is not pu to par with Adobe Photoshop CS and Bibble Pro. Nikon Capture takes 15 seconds to write a JPEG compared to 3 seconds for Adobe and8 seconds for Bibble. Also memory consumption goes upto 1GB. Further is the camera compared with the EOS 1Ds Mark II in noise performance and sharpness. In the end the Canon offers more resolution with its 4mpix additional image information (2800lines vs 2400lines).
“It’s fair to say that with the D2X Nikon are well and truly ‘back’, a killer combination of the superb D2 body, a high resolution CMOS sensor and the added bonus of high speed shooting when you need it. What can I say? The ratio of Pros to Cons really sums up my whole feeling for the D2X, it’s exactly what we expect Nikon to produce, a solid robust high performance digital SLR with superb image quality, build quality and a confidence inspiring sense of presence. You know, I may well buy one myself!” — Phil Askey