The Professional Nikon D1x Features And Specifiations Review

The D1x at the Nikon release here in London, 18.1 MP full frame CMOS sensor. to a space complete of reporters Nikon revealed its new six mega-pixel D1X and the 40 picture shield, 5 fps high-speed D1H (2.74 megapixel). The D1x is essentially depending on the first Nikon created expert electronic SLR, the D1, which took the expert digital photography market by surprise and had an enormous affect the price of expert electronic SLR’s.

Nikon D1x
Nikon D1x

D1x Key Features

  • 18.1 MP full frame CMOS sensor
  • Up to 12fps plus 14fps High speed mode
  • 100-51200 ISO, up to H:204800
  • 61 point AF system
  • 100,000 pixel RGB AE metering
  • Full HD 1080p EOS movie
  • Dual “DIGIC 5+” processors
  • Clear View II 8.11 cm (3.2”) 1,040k LCD
  • Ethernet port

Nikon D1x Body And Design

In the course of examining the D1x I passed it to a professional photographer buddy (not a professional), the very first terms out of his oral cavity were “wow, it really seems like it indicates business”. And that’s exactly how I’d sum up the style and experience of the D1x.

Nikon D1x Body And Design
Nikon D1x Body And Design

If you did not know better you’d be pardoned for considering it was developed from an excellent part of steel, it is in at a significant (yet reassuring) 1.1 kg (2.5 lbs), and that’s without the (large) battery power and a lens. Once you’ve managed the D1x you know you’re using an experienced device which is more than able to take the casual affect and will more than likely out last you. The D1x is also meant to be used in some of the most negative surroundings, with mineral water droplet proof closes around section gates and strong rubberized insets protecting devices and connections.

Nikon D1x Images Quality

ISO (Sensitivity) Adjustment

The D1x allows you to decide on from 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV actions betwen ISO 125 and 800, at 1/3 EV actions this provides a complete of 9 different ISO equiv. breathing difficulties. Furthermore there are two extra breathing difficulties available through the ISO increase customized establishing (CSM 31) which are equal to ISO 1600 and 3200.

Nikon D1x ISO (Sensitivity) Adjustment
Nikon D1x ISO (Sensitivity) Adjustment

Overall tone (Custom establishing 24)

Through customized establishing 24 you can choose one of five customized tone curves: Automatic, Regular, Comparison -, Comparison + and Custom. Custom shapes can only be designed through the Nikon Catch 2 program.

Nikon D1x Setting color
Nikon D1x Setting color

Colorspace (Custom establishing 32)

After the misunderstandings over the D1 and it’s colorspace (which converted out to be somewhere near to NTSC, but not exactly) Nikon took the outstanding choice to give two selectable adjusted choices for color outcome. Via customized establishing 32 you can now choose to shop pictures into the sRGB or the Adobe RGB (1998). Below is a chromaticity plan (CIE gamut), the primary colored place symbolizes roughly the variety of color which the individual eye can take care of. Within this you can see three triangles, the two we’re enthusiastic about are Adobe RGB (1998) and sRGB.

Night photography

The examples below display that the D1x is more than able to taking off some really amazing night photography. It is important to note however that stuck-pixel disturbance does seem to be more than it was on the D1. The benefits I assume is that because of the huge dimension D1x pictures when decreased in proportions these white-colored speckles would vanish.

Nikon D1x Night photography
Nikon D1x Night photography

White-colored balance

The D1x provides a wide range of pre-programmed white stability choices as well as excellent adjusting and three guide presets. The examples below are meant to provide an example of how well the Automatic white stability, pre-programmed and guide predetermined white levels out work under different types of illumination.

Nikon D1x Specifications

Imager CCD sensor
Imager total pixels 5.47 million pixels
Imager effective pixels 5.33 million pixels (4028 x 1324)
Colour filter array Primary (RGBG) colour filter
Imager ratio 3:2
Imager size 23.7 x 15.6 mm
Cell size (pixel size) 5.93 x 11.89 µm
Pixel density Horizontal: 168 lines/mm
Vertical: 84 lines/mm
Imager output 12-bits per pixel
Final image sizes 3008 x 1960, 2000 x 1312
Low-pass filter
(anti-alias filter)
Ultra-thin lithium niobate (LiNB) Low-Pass Filter (also cuts infrared rays) incorporated just in front of CCD
ISO sensitivity equiv. 1/3 EV steps: ISO 125, 160, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800
1/2 EV steps: ISO 125, 140, 200, 280, 400, 570, 800
1 EV steps: ISO 125, 200, 400, 800
ISO Boost: ISO 1600 or 3200 (approx.)