Nikon D1X

Announced Feb 5, 2001 •
5 megapixels | 2 screen | APS-C sensor
Todd Ka
 
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The D1x was my first DSLR. Built like a tank, this thing could focus on a black cat in a coal mine. I still remember my excitement upon opening the box. Forgive me for being a little nostalgic for the heady days of early digital photography. The JPG engine was excellent, great colors and tonality. This camera allowed the user to upload custom tone curves to the camera as well. I never did it, though I think I would now. It is a feature that I don't think is available in any modern cameras, ...

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Focus_Point
 
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I LOVE this machine, I got two of them. Results coming out of this camera is better than any Canons I had in the past. I don't think I will change my brand and model until they break beyond repair. It is an awesome machine, built like a tank... if you get a chance to buy one, BUY ONE :) It can sync the flash up to 1/500 second, very very fast :) Problems: If you like to check your images in the LCD viewer behind your cameras after each shot, this is not your camera, because the LCD viewer is ...

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squodge
 
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This review is based on a secondhand D1X bought in 2007. Right, it's a beautiful beast. My only gripe is that there's no sub-command dial on the vertical grip - but I've learned to twiddle on the main dials with my left hand. Out-of-camera JPGs are gorgeous, very film like. Shooting RAW is fine, but with such good JPGs it's a shame not to capitalise on the D1X's JPG engine. Images print up to A4 with absolutely no pixelation at all, and interpolated 10MP images also print up to A3 with no ...

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Tigadee
 
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Can be picked up for a steal these days. Excellent all-rounder and can still beat newer models such as the D80. The AF is super-quick, the body is solid and comfortable, plus the image quality is impressive even for this day and age. Because of this camera and Fuji S3 Pro, I enjoyed my experience with Nikon and sometime in the future, I will get the D3 and be back with Nikon again. Battery life was not a problem for me because I immediately bought two NiMH after-market batteries and they ...

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pablo162
 
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I had this camera last summer for a few of my weddings and LOVED it. It is built like a tank, the handling is superb, and the auto-focus quick and effective, even in dim light. I loved it so much, I sold a few things and sprung for a D2X, as I needed the Creative Lighting System (SB800s & SB600s with wireless control), which the D1X does not have. And that is the ONLY reason I sold it. IMO 5 MP is more than enough for weddings and allows a bit of cropping too. The image quality was ...

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awhite
 
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Love the camera bought it used recently. I also own a Canon 30D system which does have better colour but does not produce as sharp an image. The Nikon lets me use a lot of my old lenses on it going back to the early 70's. Having taken photos for a living and as a hobby I love the new digital photography. This camera gives more of a film look to the results than the Canon, and I do love B&W having had a darkroom since the early 70's. Problems: Just that the leatherett cover comes off to easily

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hotdogtom
 
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I bought this camera used and have been using it for the last six months constantly. It's test was a trip to Europe since I decided to take only one body along on the trip. I had just picked up the camera and was a little apprehensive about relying on it and not taking along the F5. NO PROBLEM !!! What a joy to use and what results. If you can put up with the short battery life, and most amateurs should be able to, this is THE pro body for under $1000. Great camera and a pleasure to use ...

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hotdogtom
 
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I bought this camera used and have been using it for the last six months constantly. It's test was a trip to Europe since I decided to take only one body along on the trip. I had just picked up the camera and was a little apprehensive about relying on it and not taking along the F5. NO PROBLEM !!! What a joy to use and what results. If you can put up with the short battery life, and most amateurs should be able to, this is THE pro body for under $1000. Great camera and a pleasure to use ...

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biglouis
 
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This applies to used D1x camera as they are no longer available new. Faultless contruction and more features than you could possibly use. Pro-level features like portrait shutter release and controls. Will definitely outlive you if treated well so you could look on it as a lifetime purchase. Images out of the camera are very good but probably not much better than prosumer D70/D80 nowadays. The differentiating feature is build and confidence - this is an amazing workhorse and is a camera you ...

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Dbrennan
 
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I picked up a used, but damn near pristine D1X after reading the review on DPR and the other D1X owner reviews. I'm astounded. I made the jump pretty easily from a D50. The manual I thought was poorly written, but I've been able to figure out a few of the functions simply by tinkering. The camera itself feels like it was made in the same factory as the Abrams tank. It handles solid and steady. The viewfinder has spoiled me rotten even though I get nose grease all over the LCD panel. The ...

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