The Japanese digital camera news site "Digital Camera Express" (DCEX), run by the famous photographer Rio Enzo Fuzuki has just posted eighteen sample images from a Beta Nikon D1X. All of the images are in JPEG format and weigh in at about 2.3 MB. EXIF information: Nikon D1X, Ver 0.40. The D1X is Nikon's eagerly awaited six megapixel sucessor to the groundbreaking D1.

Disclaimer: Remember, all of these samples are taken using a beta model camera and as such may not yet accurately reflect the final output of the camera.

Phil: I have to say these samples are impressive, I've only had a quick glance over them but so far things look good, especially for a beta camera. Looking at the resolution charts the D1X is delivering almost 2000 lp/h in the horizontal direction and around 1300 lp/h in the vertical direction, which is about what we'd expected based on its CCD design. Click here for details.

Japan Miscall samples

These are the best, they include samples at different ISO sensitivities, different colourspaces, different exposure compensation, resolution cahrts, colour charts.. The works.

Click here for page one of their Nikon D1X samples (50 images)

Click here for page two of their Nikon D1X samples (25 images)

Click here for page three of their Nikon D1X samples (24 images)

Resolution


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I don't think anyone could question the D1X's resolution, Nikon really have pulled it off, the resolution is there, the detail is there and colour is better than the original D1, in MOST images there's absolutely no hint of the D1X's unusual CCD layout.

Some rectangular pixels


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I had to grab this one which was a 10 second exposure at ISO 125, here's it clear to see that noisey "hot pixels" taken on a rectangular shape, this is the clearest example yet of the D1X's rectanglular pixel CCD (twice the horizontal resolution).

Impress PC Watch samples

Click here for samples posted by Impress PC Watch

DCEX samples (Rio Enzo Fuzuki)

Click here for "Digital Camera Express" Nikon D1X (beta) samples

No. ISO Shutter Aperture Exposure Focal len. Lens WB Tone
001 ISO 125 1/250 s F7.6 Program 17 mm 17-35 F2.8 Auto Low
002 ISO 125 1/250 s F7.6 Program 17 mm 17-35 F2.8 Auto Low
003 ISO 125 1/250 s F7.6 Program 17 mm 17-35 F2.8 Auto Normal
004 ISO 125 1/180 s F6.7 Program 35 mm 17-35 F2.8 Auto Normal
005 ISO 125 1/2000 s F3.5 Aperture P. 19 mm 17-35 F2.8 Auto Normal
006 ISO 125 1/160 s F3.5 Aperture P. 19 mm 17-35 F2.8 Auto Low
007 ISO 125 1/60 s F3.5 Aperture P. 35 mm 17-35 F2.8 Auto Normal
008 ISO 125 1/350 s F9.0 Program 17 mm 17-35 F2.8 Auto Normal
009 ISO 125 1/320 s F8.0 Program 17 mm 17-35 F2.8 Auto Normal
010 ISO 125 1/1250 s F2.8 Aperture P. 17 mm 17-35 F2.8 Auto Normal
011 ISO 125 1/2000 s F2.8 Aperture P. 22 mm 17-35 F2.8 Auto High
012 ISO 125 1/320 s F3.5 Aperture P. 105 mm 105 mm F2.8 Auto Normal
013 ISO 125 1/125 s F6.3 Aperture P. 105 mm 105 mm F2.8 Auto Normal
014 ISO 125 1/180 s F6.7 Program 400 mm 80-400 mm F4.5-5.6 Auto Normal
015 ISO 125 1/320 s F8.5 Program 400 mm 80-400mm F4.5-5.6 Auto Normal
016 ISO 125 1/125 s F5.6 Program 400 mm 80-400mm F4.5-5.6 Sunny Normal
017 ISO 125 1/320 s F9.0 Program 105 mm 80-400mm F4.5-5.6 Shade Normal
018 ISO 125 1/2 s F2.8 Program 120 mm 80-200 F2.8 Incan. Normal

For all shots: Sharpening: Normal, Metering: Multi-Segment, EV compen.: 0 EV, Compression: Fine (4 bpp). Note: Looks like Image "05.jpg" didn't upload properly.

Digitalcamera.gr.jp samples (Yamada Kumio)

No. ISO Shutter Aperture Exposure Focal len. Lens WB Tone
001 ISO 125 1/200 s F8.0 Aperture P. 14 mm 14 mm F2.8 Sunny Normal
002 ISO 800 1/180 s F2.8 Aperture P. 185 mm 80-200mm F2.8 Sunny Normal
003 ISO 125 1/50 s F3.5 Program 70 mm 28-70 F2.8 Auto Low
004 ISO 125 1/250 s F7.6 Program 17 mm 17-35 F2.8 Sunny Low