Camera Base / Tripod Mount

Look at that lovely big pad of rubber... Isn't that a joy to behold? Why can't other manufacturers go the few dollars that this must cost, it makes both holding and resting the camera a much more sure-footed proposal, on a tripod head the nice metal lens & focal plane aligned tripod mount double up with the rubber base to ensure a strong grip with almost no axial movement.

Flash Hot-shoe

The D1's accessory shoe (Hot-shoe) will accept the following Nikon Speedlights without a sync cable: SB-28DX, SB-28, SB-27, SB-26, SB-25, SB-24, SB-23, SB-22s, and SB-29.

Lens Mount

The D1 has a Nikon F lens mount, it can accept almost any Nikkor F mount lens the manual states "CPU lenses are recommended for use in the D1. D-Type lenses are particularly recommended, as you will have access to the complete range of camera functions only when a D-Type lens is attached."

Lens compatibility table is on the next page of this review.

Supplied In the Box

Masters of packaging? I think so. Just unpacking the D1 is a treat, inside the large "retail box" are four smaller silver boxes (it's like Christmas any time of the year), the larger one contains the D1 and manuals, the two smaller the battery and charger and one more containing NikonView DX.

The total contents of the retail box are:

  • Nikon D1 Digital SLR
    • Neck Strap
    • Video Cable
    • Body Cap (lens-mount cap)
    • LCD monitor cover
    • Warranty card & "read me first"
    • Manual
    • Cheat-sheet mini reference card
  • EN-4 NiMH Battery (7.2V 2000mAh)
  • MH-16 Battery Charger
    • Power cable
  • FotoStation 4.0 CD-ROM