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Factsheet                   D1X  pictures
Availability Second hand only
Megapixels 5.32 CCD
List Price  
Introduced   2001
Specification  See this page below
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Main features (by Nikon at the time camera was launched)

Reveal minutes details for total image quality. 5.3 effective megapixels deliver high-definition images.
An advanced Nikon algorithm enables high-quality, high speed image processing while also ensuring vibrant and saturated color reproduction.

Futhurmore, 3D Digital Matrix Image Control automatically ensures a high degree of total image quality and produces imcomparable result.



Type of Camera DSLR
Effective Pixels 5.3
Image Sensor 23.7 x 15.6mm RGB CCD; 5.47 million total pixels
Image Size (Pixels) 3008 x 1960/ 2000 x 1312
Sensitivity ISO equivalency 125-800 (variable in 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV steps)
File Format Digitally stored; JPEG Baseline (approx. 1/4, 1/8, 1/16 compressed), uncompressed (12-bit Raw, 8-bit YCbCr-TIFF, 8-bit RGB-TIFF), monochrome mode
File System Design Rule for Camera File Systems, Digital Print-Order Format (DPOF) compliant
Storage Media Compact Flash Type I, Compact Flash Type II
Shooting Modes 1. Single frame shooting (S) mode: advances one frame for each shutter release; capture preview mode available, 2. Continuous shooting (C) mode: approx. 3 frames per sec. (up to 9 consecutive shots), 3. Self-timer mode: time duration can be set, 4. Playback mode: playback, menu setting, 5. PC mode: data transfer via personal computer
White Balance 1. Auto (TTL control with 1005-pixel CCD), 2. Manual (6 settings with fine tuning), 3. Preset
LCD Monitor Size 2.0
LCD Monitor 2-in., 130000-dot, low temp. polysilicon TFT LCD with white LED backlighting; backlight/brightness adjustment available
Playback Function 1. 1 frame, 2. Thumbnail (4/9 segments), 3. Slide show, 4. One-touch zoom, 5. Histogram indication, and highlight point display
Delete Function 1. Card format, 2. All frames delete, 3. Selected frames delete
I/O Terminal NTSC or PAL (switchable)
Interface IEEE1394 and RS-232C [GPS unit (not Nikon product) connection]
Picture Angle (in 35mm [135] format equivalent) Approx. 1.5x focal length in 35mm [135] format equivalent
ViewFinder Type Optical
Viewfinder Optical-type fixed eye-level pentaprism; built-in diopter adjustment (-3 to +1 m(-1)); eyepiece shutter provided
Eyepoint 22mm (-1.0 m(-1))
Focusing Screen B-type BriteView clear Matte screen III; interchangeable with optional E-type screen with grid for D1-series
Viewfinder Frame Coverage/Magnification (with 50mm lens at infinity; -1.0 m-1) Approx. 96%/ Approx. 0.8x with 50mm lens set to infinity and -1.0 m(-1)
Reflex Mirror Automatic, instant-return type
Lens Aperture Instant-return type, with depth-of-field preview button
Autofocus TTL phase detection, Nikon Multi-CAM1300 autofocus module; Detection range: EV -1 to EV 19 (ISO 100 equivalent, at normal temperature)
Focus Modes 1. Single Servo (S) AF, 2. Continuous Servo (C) AF, 3. Manual focus (M); Focus Tracking automatically activated by subject's status in (S) or (C) AF; One of the five focus area can be selected; 1. Single Area AF and 2. Dynamic AF (Dynamic AF Mode with Closest Subject Priority is available)
Focus Lock Focus is locked by pressing AF-L or AE-L button or lightly pressing shutter release button in (S) AF
Exposure Metering System TTL full-aperture exposure metering system; 1. 3D Color Matrix Metering with 1005 pixel CCD, 2. Center-Weighted Metering (75% of the meter's sensitivity concentrated on the 8mm dia. circle), 3. Spot Metering (3mm dia. circle, approx. 2% of the entire frame)
Exposure Metering Range (at normal temperature [68F/20C], ISO 100 equivalent, f/1.4 lens) 1. 3D Color Matrix Metering: EV 0-20, 2. Center-Weighted Metering: EV 0-20, 3. Spot Metering: EV 2-20 (at normal temperature, ISO 100 equivalent, f/1.4 lens)
Exposure Metering Coupling CPU and AI combined
Exposure Control 1. [P] Programmed Auto (Flexible Program possible), 2. [S] Shutter-Priority Auto, 3. [A] Aperture-Priority Auto, 4. [M] Manual; shutter speed/aperture adjustable in 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps
Auto Exposure Lock Detected exposure value locked by pressing AF-L or AE-L button
Auto Exposure Bracketing Number of shots: two or three, Compensation steps: 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV steps
Maximum Shutter 1/16000
Minimum Shutter 30
Shutter Charged-coupled electronic and mechanical shutter; 30 to 1/16000 sec. and Bulb
Sync Contact X-contact only; flash synchronization up to 1/500 sec.
Flash Control 1. Automatic Balanced Fill-Flash controlled by five-segment TTL Multi Sensor: (I) 3D Multi-Sensor Balanced Fill-Flash for D1 when used with SB-800/600 and D-/G-type Nikkor lens, (II) Multi-Sensor Balanced Fill-Flash when used with SB-800/600 and AF Nikkor other than D-/G-type, AI-P Nikkor lens, 2. AA (Auto-Aperture)-type Flash available when used with SB-800 and lens with built-in CPU, 3. Non-TTL Auto Flash with a Speedlight such as SB-800, 600, 30, 27, 22s, etc.
Flash Sync Modes 1. Front-Curtain Sync (normal sync), 2. Red-Eye Reduction, 3. Red-Eye Reduction with Slow Sync, 4. Slow Sync, 5. Rear-Curtain Sync
Accessory Shoe ISO 518 Standard-type hot shoe contact; safety lock screw provided
Sync Terminal ISO 519 Standard terminal, lock screw provided
Self-Timer Electronically controlled; Timer duration: 2-20 sec.
Depth of Field Preview Button Stop-down lens aperture by pressing depth-of-field preview button
Remote Control Via 10-pin remote control
Supported Languages English, French, German and Japanese
Power Requirements Ni-MH Battery Pack EN-4 (7.2V DC), Quick Charger MH-17 (12V DC)/16/15; AC Adapter EH-4 (100-240V AC), Multi charger MH-19 (100-240V AC/12V DC)
Tripod Socket 1/4 in. (ISO 1222 Standard)
Dimensions Approx. 157 x 153 x 85mm (6.2 x 6.1 x 3.4 in.)
Weight (without battery, memory card or body cap) 1100
Supplied Accessories (may differ by country or area) Neck Strap, Video Cable, Monitor Cover, Body Cap, "Nikon


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