Summary: I picked up mine as a backup camera, but mostly out of sheer impulse. I like massive cameras and I like finding out how much one can get out of outdated technology, so I picked it up for super cheap on here and decided to find out. Full disclosure: I had already played around with a D1 I picked up in a thrift store (lol), but it was slightly broken so I sold it for parts. People can blabber on all they want about megapixels, full frame, etc. Yes those things are great...
Summary: This is the best kept secret in digital photography. Yes, I love my D7000, but at approximately 1/3 the resolution, pound for pound, dollar for dollar, this beast delivers. The color and texture of the images seems to be a bit different then anything else I have ever shot and much closer to film then current digital cameras. I have a Nikon 18-200 VR lens that was just OK on my other Nikon DSLRs. On the D1x, the lens shines.
Nikon D1x, still going strong after 10 years, a classic
17 January 2011
Summary: Ok, the current generation of DSLRs are better, no doubt. But, let's have a little fun here. I just compared an image taken with a new D7000 to the same scene shot with my D1x. The D7000 image was better - but not by that much. Anybody out there running photoshop on a 10 year old computer? The D1x was expensive, but was way ahead of its time. Here is how to get a great image from a D1x: 1. Shoot RAW files only. "Develop" them with Nikon Capture NX2.
Summary: Great metering, auto focus, and great color reproduction. Auto White balance is a bit tricky and gets it wrong at times, and batteries run out after 150-200 pics. Memory card can hold up to 700 pics (1 Gig). The images area great, however, and for me that's all that matters.
Summary: if youre in the market for a dslr, and want something that offers a bit more than an entry level dslr, dont exclude the D1x from your list of possibilities. for a camera that has been in the market for almost 9 years, it's still a great camera to consider. the color output is amazing, and hi iso noise is very acceptable. much moreso than an entry level cam. the resolution is 5.3mp but can be extrapolated to ~10mp.
Excerpt: "...body, a 35-70mm lens, and nikon battery and charger. The quality which this camera records information can be seen in the finished product. I have taken images of landscapes, aircraft, people, technical parts (including close-up's) and many other subjects. There are 4 modes for use with this camera, shutter priority, manual, apature priority and 'P' or 'automatic'. Along with this are subject settings, i.e: sunny; cloudy; florescent lighting; ...
Pros: This is a brilliant camera that copes well in most situations .
Cons: The D1X is quite heavy and bulky, not recommended for occasional photographers !
Excerpt: Bueno gente, ya que nadie se decide lo haré yo. Estaba harta de comprarme cámaras digitales de mucho pixeles y no obtener los resultado que quería. Descubrí que el error era que necesitaba una cámara reflex. No sabía cual era la diferencia. claro, descubrí al final, son las que salen en las pelis y las que llevan los periodistas. Buscando por internet modelos y precios, creí que me iba a dar algo. Hasta que al final dí con ésta.
Excerpt: Ho provato la D1x solo in alcune occasioni: Festivalbar, concerti, matrimoni e qualche paesaggio. Lo trovata una fotocamera veramente buona, ottima alcuni anni fa (l' epoca dei 6 MP) ma si difende molto bene anche oggi, sopratutto se qualcuno non è inter ...
Excerpt: Visto che sarà una opinio lunga, vi anticipo un "sommario": 1) SENSORE 2) SENSIBILITA' 3) CORPO MACCHINA 4) OBIETTIVO 5) TEMPI OTTURATORE 6) ESPOSIZIONE 7) MESSA A FUOCO 8) SCATTO A RAFFICA 9) BILANCIAMENTO DEL BIANCO 10) FLASH 11) DISPLAY 12) ...