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Monday, June 05, 2006

Nikon Spruces Up Flagship

Nikon has freshened up its only 14-month-old flagship model and added, yes, another letter to its name, coming up with the still-short-by-Canon-standards appellation D2Xs. The new model basically has a number of small improvements and refinements that will be of interest to people who already shoot with a D2X, but doesn't appreciably change the specification for people not yet intimately familiar with either basic camera.

There is a good write-up at Rob Galbraith Digital Photography Insights.

This site's contribution? Merely to set odds at 5-to-8 that nobody at Nikon Tokyo realizes that the name of the new camera means "Digital to excess" in English. And so it goes.



Blogger Paul said...

I'd like to point out that it looks like it's been hit with the ugly camera stick. It kind of looks like Darth Vader's helmet covered in snakeskin.

2:15 PM  
Blogger Albano Garcia said...

LOL! To avoid excess I shoot with a D50, much more pedestrian :-)

4:01 PM  
Blogger Eolake Stobblehouse said...

"nobody at Nikon Tokyo realizes that the name of the new camera means "Digital to excess" in English."


6:18 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

That depends on who's reading. Anyone would simply read (out, loud) as "die to excess" or "ditto excess". Your first interpretation would be the way that nikonnards would enjoy, my first one would be perpetrated by kwanonians and the last one is an actual pronounciation.
P.S.: I employ a Praktica, a Canon KissQD (yes, film) and a Minolta; I'm also eyeing a 30D and a D200. So much for being biased... NOT!

8:43 PM  

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