- 5MP - APS-C Sensor
- 2" Fixed Display
- ISO 125 - 800
- 1/16000s Maximum Shutter
- No Video
- Nikon F Mount
- 1200g - 157 x 153 x 85mm
- Announced June 2001
- Superseded the Nikon D1
- Replacement is Nikon D2X
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Nikon D1X summary
Nikon D1X is Nikon's Pro DSLR camera first announced on June of 2001. The camera houses a 5MP, CCD APS-C size sensor with a max resolution of 3008 x 1960.
Nikon launched this camera in an effort to update the previous Nikon D1 (Read Full Comparison) & subsequently released the updated Nikon D2X (Read Full Comparison) as a way to replace this model.
The D1X comes in at #32 out of 35 in Pro DSLR cameras & over all #826 out of 1459 for digital cameras in our database. You should try our Smart camera search to see camera listings based on your personalized criteria.
The following is a diagram of specific factors used in the rating system.
Nikon D1X family
The Nikon D1X has a history of related digital cameras. Down below, you can check out all earlier and most recent models along with important specs.
D1X vs D3X25MPFull frame5.0 fps2009
D1X vs D2Xs12MPAPS-C8.0 fps2006
D1X vs D2X12MPAPS-C8.0 fps2005
D1X vs D2Hs4MPAPS-C8.0 fps2005
D1X vs D2H4MPAPS-C8.0 fps2003
D1X vs D1H3MPAPS-C5.0 fps2001
Nikon D1X Gallery
You can look at the D1X from different angles in the gallery below.
Nikon D1X Pros and Cons
Here is a collection of good and bad points of the Nikon D1X based on criterias which are often considered crucial in a camera.
Nikon D1X Sensor specs
The sensor spec in the Nikon D1X is 23.7mm x 15.5mm (APS-C). The 367 mm² sensor has the capability to capture 3008 x 1960 pixels using aspect ratios of 3:2.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
The CCD sensor has 5MP and delivers a native ISO range of 125 - 800. RAW format is supported therefore you have more margin for error.
The picture underneath shows the D1X's sensor size compared to other common sizes. The D1X sensor has a crop factor of 1.5 and is showcased in green.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
To get an understanding of different aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.
Nikon D1X dimensions
Nikon D1X weighs about 2.65 lbs (1,200g / 42.33 oz) & has external dimensions of 157mm x 153mm x 85mm (6.2" x 6.0" x 3.3"). The weight of typical Pro DSLR camera is 1,280g so the Nikon D1X is very much the same as compared to its competitors.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
Down below is a shot of the Nikon D1X besides a soda so you're able to get a feel for its size.
The top view underneath will show the button layout on the D1X.
Nikon D1X Lens details
The D1X uses the Nikon F mount and has 315 lenses available to buy. Here is a small number of the lenses we have in our database that will work with the D1X.
Nikon D1X Connectivity
The D1X has the following connectivity:
Digital cameras which have NFC and Bluetooth compatibility are able to be controlled wirelessly via smartphones. You can easily send pictures and in some cases change settings without connecting straight with the camera.
A few apps also enable a Liveview and hit the shutter in case you are not close to the camera. If the camera includes a HDMI port, it can easily be attached to an external display. Many cameras enable you to charge the battery pack with the USB socket.
Nikon D1X Video details
Nikon D1X doesn't capture video. In case you are wanting a camera to shoot just photos, it is not a problem.
Nikon D1X Weather Sealing
Nikon D1X does not have environment proofing so wet conditions may ruin the camera.
Nikon D1X Display and Viewfinder
The Nikon D1X is equipped with a 2 inch fixed display screen having a resolution of 130 thousand dots.
Unfortunately the display screen is not a touch screen. The D1X also has a builtin Top display so that you can instantly look at camera settings.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
The ViewFinder specs for Nikon D1X are below:
- ViewFinder Optical (pentaprism)
- Coverage 96%
Viewfinders are very handy in sunny outdoor conditions which may make the camera display washed out and difficult to see.
Nikon D1X Shutter details
Nikon D1X continuous shooting rate is 3.0 frames/s. The maximum shutter speed is 1/16000 seconds.
Nikon D1X Flash and Hot shoe details
Nikon D1X comes with external flash support but does not have in-built flash. The maximum flash sync is 1/500 seconds.
Nikon D1X Autofocusing details
Nikon D1X comes with both Phase Detect Autofocus plus Contrast Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot quicker & precise as compared with Contrast Detect autofocusing.
Nikon D1X comes with manual focus if required in low light conditions or you require more exact control on focus.
Nikon D1X Battery life
The usual Pro DSLR camera battery life is 2438. Nikon D3X comes with the maximum (4400) battery life in this group of cameras.
Following is a list of Pro DSLR cameras which have the strongest battery life:
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Nikon D1X for varying kinds of photography
The following chart presents a rundown of the Nikon D1X for varying kinds of photography. To view more, go to the specific paragraph underneath.
Portrait photography with Nikon D1X
The Nikon D1X receives a score of 51 which is modest, meaning that it is fairly suitable for portrait photography. Photographing portraits favors heavily to sensor dimension, RAW support & flexibility to use external flash.
Street photography with Nikon D1X
Coming in at a low points tally of 45, the Nikon D1X is simply not acceptable to use in street photography. A decent street photography camera comes with a perfect balance of picture quality and portability.
Nikon D1X as a Sports photography camera
A low sports photography points total of 42 indicates the Nikon D1X is simply not acceptable for taking pictures of sports. A camera needs to have great autofocus and fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Travel photography with Nikon D1X
Weight is really important in selecting a camera for travel. All round, the Nikon D1X gets a low 28 for a travel camera which makes it simply not acceptable for your vacations.
Nikon D1X Landscape photography advice
When you're looking to purchase a digital camera for landscape pictures, the biggest factor will no doubt be image quality. The Nikon D1X with it's low grade of 41 for a landscape camera is simply not acceptable among it's competition.
Nikon D1X Vlogging advice
A camera for vlogging ought to have a moving display screen, microphone port and ideally image stabilization. Considering all the details, the Nikon D1X is simply not acceptable as a vlog camera as it receives a low rating of 9.
Nikon D1X Alternatives
If you are shopping for replacements to the D1X, here is a list of the highest ranked cameras that fall into the category of Pro DSLR.
The chart listed below provides you a summary of the D1X vs it's top ranked competitors mentioned above.
There are a bunch of cameras you may look at as alternatives. To browse through a full comparison, click the "compare" link.