Congratulations, you'll love your D2Xs. I purchased a D2X about 18 months ago and I did not send it to Nikon. I charged up a battery and tested all the functions and everything worked as it should. I would send your camera to Nikon only if you have an issue. Otherwise start using your camera and learn all you can about the camera and digital photographer. You'll also have to get used to people asking if you're a Pro because of the camera, LOL!