So-net's DCX webzine have posted initial results of the difference between images taken as JPEG FINE and CCD-RAW then converted using "Nikon Capture" (an optional accessory package for the D1 which allows you to use the CCDRAW mode of the D1).

This is an interesting comparison which shows the distinct difference between shooting in JPEG and CCDRAW, on the differences between image balance, definition, black and white points and overall image detail. (Be gone nasty JPEG artifacts!)

But is it worth the extra cash?

Decide for yourself, click here for the comparison images