Nikon annouces D2H digital SLR camera

Featuring the fastest full system performance in a digital SLR camera, the D2H sets a new standard in speed and accuracy while achieving exceptional image quality. Virtually every aspect of the camera’s performance has been designed from the ground up to facilitate high-speed photography under demanding conditions. The D2H is capable of continuously shooting 8 frames per second and buffers up to a staggering 40 JPEG images. Itincorporates an all new 11-sensor autofocus system with 9 cross type sensors and versatile performance, a revolutionary new DX format 4.1 effective megapixel JFET imaging sensor called ‘LBCAST’ designed by Nikon and Wi-Fi capabilities for 802.11b wireless transmission of images.

The D2H boasts an extensive new feature set that is designed for extreme performance at every level. The camera is central to a complete new imaging system for photojournalism and sports/action photography that includes new Nikon Capture(TM) 4.0 software, new NikonView(TM) 6.1 software, new i-TTL(TM) speedlight technology, new WT-1 Wi-Fi transmitter accessory, and three exciting new lenses including the world’s first extreme wide-angle AF DX Fisheye-Nikkor 10.5mm f/2.8G ED lens and the new AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED lens, both designed exclusively for Nikon digital SLR cameras, and the world’s first super-telephoto AF-S VR 200-400mm f/4G IF-ED lens with Nikon’s advanced Vibration Reduction technology designed for Nikon’s 35mm and Digital SLR models.

“Motivated by Nikon’s heritage in sports/action photography and photojournalism, the D2H is introduced to set a new standard for high-speed digital photography. Every function within the D2H system is optimized for fast, accurate and extreme performance with Total Image Quality. Using a newly developed original Nikon imaging sensor, the D2H is able to produce data-rich files that are compact enough for immediate transmission and rapid workflow, yet yield dramatically high image quality,” said Richard LoPinto, vice president of SLR camera systems, Nikon Inc. “While photographers routinely associate image quality and especially image sharpness with mega pixel count alone, engineers understand that there are a multitude of additional factors that affect sharpness and total image quality. The D2H’s imaging sensor was developed together with associated support technology, to overcome nearly every aspect of image quality degradation, including false colors, noise, ‘artifacting’ and ‘jaggies’ to name a few. With the D2H system, Nikon is leading action oriented digital photography into a new realm where Total Image Quality takes precedence over any individual image specification. With exciting new wireless compatibly, this new digital SLR system truly sets new standards for performance and quality,” he added.
   
While the camera retains the familiar look and feel of Nikon’s D-series digital SLR cameras, it is completely redesigned under the hood, and incorporates a host of new features and technologies that enable it to deliver sports and action shots with impeccable image quality and detail.

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