- 3MP - APS-C Sensor
- 2" Fixed Display
- ISO 200 - 1600
- 1/16000s Maximum Shutter
- No Video
- Nikon F Mount
- 1200g - 157 x 153 x 85mm
- Announced November 2000
- Successor is Nikon D1X
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Nikon D1 overview
Nikon D1 is Nikon's Pro DSLR camera initially launched on November of 2000. It has got a 3 MegaPixel, CCD APS-C sized sensor and has a maximum resolution of 2000 x 1312.
Nikon introduced the newer Nikon D1X (Read Full Comparison) as a way to improve this camera.
The D1 stands at #33 out of 35 in Pro DSLR cameras & all-around #827 out of 1459 for cameras in our collection. Remember to try out our Advanced camera search to see camera ratings based on your customized requirements.
The following is a diagram of multiple criteria used in the scoring system.
Nikon D1 family
The Nikon D1 has a history of related cameras. Here, you can see all past and newer models alongside main features.
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Nikon D1 Gallery
You can see the D1 from various angles in the gallery underneath.
Nikon D1 Pros and Cons
Below is a selection of pros and cons of the Nikon D1 based on factors which are oftentimes viewed as important in a camera.
Nikon D1 Sensor info
The sensor spec on the Nikon D1 is 23.7mm x 15.5mm (APS-C). The 367 mm² sensor is able to resolve 2000 x 1312 pixels at aspect ratios of 3:2.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
The CCD sensor has 3MP and provides a native ISO range of 200 to 1600. RAW files are saved therefore the user has wider margin for error.
The picture underneath shows the D1's sensor dimensions compared to other common sizes. The D1 sensor has a crop factor of 1.5 and is displayed in green.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
To get an understanding of various aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.
Nikon D1 dimensions
Nikon D1 weighs about 2.65 lbs (1,200 gr or 42.33 oz) & the sizing of the camera is 157mm x 153mm x 85mm (6.2" x 6.0" x 3.3"). The weight of normal Pro DSLR camera is 1,280 gr and the Nikon D1 is on par as compared with various competitors.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
Down below is a shot of the Nikon D1 next to a soda so you can get a sense of its scale.
The top view under will provide the button design on the D1.
Nikon D1 Lens info
The D1 uses the Nikon F mount and has 315 lenses available for sale. Below is some of the lenses we have in our collection which will fit the D1.
Nikon D1 Connectivity
The D1 has the following connectivity:
Cameras that have NFC and Bluetooth connectivity are able to be used wirelessly through smartphones. You are able to send photos and sometimes alter camera settings without connecting straight to the camera.
Several applications even stream a Liveview and click the shutter when you aren't near the camera. If the camera has a HDMI port, it can easily be attached to an external monitor. Almost all cameras enable you to recharge the battery using the USB socket.
Nikon D1 Video info
Nikon D1 does not take video. If you are wanting a camera to take only images, this is not an issue.
Nikon D1 Weather Sealing
Nikon D1 doesn't include weather sealing so damp conditions could affect the camera.
Nikon D1 Display and Viewfinder
The Nikon D1 has got a 2" fixed display boasting a resolution of 130k dots.
Please be aware that the display screen has no touch support. The D1 also comes with a Top display so its possible to quickly see your settings.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
The View Finder details for Nikon D1 are below:
- ViewFinder Optical (pentaprism)
- Coverage 96 percent
- Magnification 0.53x
Viewfinders are really useful for sunny outdoor situations which can easily make the camera display washed out and hard to see.
Nikon D1 Shutter info
Nikon D1 is able to shoot continuously at 5.0 frames per second. The max shutter speed is 1/16000 sec.
Nikon D1 Flash and Hot shoe info
Nikon D1 comes with external flash ability but is without inbuilt flash. The highest flash sync is 1/500 sec.
Nikon D1 Autofocus info
Nikon D1 comes with both Phase Detect Autofocus as well as Contrast Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot more quicker and exact when compared with Contrast Detect focusing.
Nikon D1 has the ability to use manual focus if required for low light scenarios or you want to have more precise control on focus.
Nikon D1 Battery life
The general Pro DSLR camera battery life is 2438. Nikon D3X features the highest possible (4400) battery life for this category of cameras.
Underneath is a number of Pro DSLR cameras that come with the strongest battery life:
Nikon D1 for specific kinds of photography
The following bar chart presents a analysis of the Nikon D1 for specific kinds of photography. To check out more, check out the specific section underneath.
Nikon D1 Portrait photography information
The Nikon D1 receives a rating of 50 which is modest, and means the camera is reasonably adequate to use for portraits. Taking portraits favors greatly towards sensor resolution, RAW support along with the option to use off-camera flash.
Nikon D1 Street photography features
Coming in at a moderate score of 48, the Nikon D1 is reasonably adequate to use in street photography. A decent street photography camera has a perfect balance of image quality plus portability.
Nikon D1 Sports photography details
A subpar sports photography points tally of 41 means the Nikon D1 is just not good for shooting sports. A camera should have great tracking and shutter speeds for sports photography.
Travel photography with Nikon D1
Size is extremely important in getting a camera for travel. All round, the Nikon D1 gets a subpar 28 for a travel camera which makes it just not good to purchase for your travels.
Landscape photography with Nikon D1
For anyone looking to purchase a camera for landscape photos, the most important aspect will be image quality. The Nikon D1 and it's subpar score of 43 as a landscape camera is just not good among it's rivals.
Nikon D1 Vlogging features
A vlogging camera should posses a articulating display, microphone input and if possible IBIS. Taking everything in to account, the Nikon D1 is just not good as a vlog camera as it delivers a subpar score of 9.
Nikon D1 Alternatives
If you are in the market for replacements to the D1, below is a number of the top ranked cameras that fall within the family of Pro DSLR.
The diagram underneath gives you a summary of the D1 versus it's top ranked rivals suggested previously.
Following are additional cameras you may consider as alternate options. To read through a complete comparison, click the "compare" link.