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.
(crop magnified 200%)
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
(crop magnified 200%)
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
DCEX samples (Rio Enzo Fuzuki)
|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)
|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|
|Home from first day. by Frank LoPriore|
from Back to School
|Hummingbird in Flight by Lensmate|
from A Big Year - birds
|Green turtle in the shallows by gcachon|
|Bruce Green by George Veltchev|
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