Nikon D1 & Nikon D1H - Technical Specification
Storage System: Digitally storage; JPEG (approx. 1/4, 1/8, 1/16 compressed), uncompressed (12-bit Raw, 8-bit RGB-TIFF, 8-bit YCbCr-TIFF ) (Optional software is needed to reproduced), monochrome mode.
Technical Specifications for Nikon D1 (1999) Digital Still SLR camera (Nikon D1H (2001): -
Type of camera: Lens-interchangeable SLR-type digital camera
CCD: 23.7 x 15.6mm RGB CCD; 2.74 million total pixels; 2.66 million effective pixels (2,012 x 1,324 array); captures 12-bit full-color image
Image Size: 2,000 x 1,312 pixels
sensitivity: ISO equivalency 200, 400, 880, 1,600 (variable in 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV steps)
Credit: Image courtesy of Anne Argenzio, Sales Manager <email@example.com> of shutterblade*com with their website at: <http://www.usedcamerabuyer.com> Shuuterblade camera shop also operates a popular Ebay Store. All images appeared herein are Copyright © 2003. All rights reserved. Please respect the visual property of the contributing photographer.
Media: Compact Flash ® (CF) Card (Type I & II)* (Nikon D1H accepts IBM's Microdrive) 512MB and 1GB types can be used. Also check Nikon D1X section for some extra info on Nikon D1H).
Modes and no. of frames (With EC-96CF 96MB CF card):
Image quality mode
EC-96CF 96MB CF card
Raw (uncompressed Raw)
Hi (uncompressed YCbCr-TIFF)
Hi (uncompressed RGB-TIFF)
Fine (approx. 1/4 compressed)
Normal (approx. 1/8 compressed)
Basic (approx. 1/16 compressed)
* Nikon's EC-CF series, D1-Series camera may be used with the following CompactFlash™ Cards. Sandisk Corporation's SDC-FB8/16/32/48/64/96/128 and Lexar Media Corporations CF008/016/032/048/068/080 4x USB, CF008/016/032/048/064/080 8x USB and CF128/160 10X USB. For the D1x/D1H, IBM Corporation's 512MB and 1GB MicroDrive™ Cards are also supported. A recent compatibility check undertaken with the D1x and IBM Microdrive has revealed an incompatibility between these two products. - Source: Nikon D1 FAQ -
Shooting Modes: I ) Single frame shooting (S) mode: advances one frame for each shutter release; capture preview mode and record & preview mode available, 2) Continuous shooting (C) mode: approx. 4.5 frames per sec. (up to 21 consecutive shots*) Nikon D1H: approx. 5 frames per sec. (up to 40 consecutive shots); 3) Self-timer mode: time duration can be set, 4) Playback (PLAY) mode: playback, menu setting. 5) PC(PC) mode (data transfer mode): camera can be controlled from personal computer.* Up to 10 shots in raw mode, the number of shots varies depending the remaining capacity of the storage media.
White Balance: I ) Auto TTL control with 1,005-pixel CCD), 2) Manual (six settings with 7-step fine tuning), 3) Preset
LCD Monitor: 2-in., 114,000 dot (Nikon D1H: 130,000-dot), low temp. polysilicon TFT LCD; backlight/brightness adjustment available
Playback Function: I ) 1 frame, 2) Thumbnail (9 segments), 3) Slide show, 4) Histogram indication & highlight point display. Nikon D1H: Playback menu: 1) Protect setting 2) Hide setting 3) NTSC/PAL switching 4) Indication directory switching; Playback functions: 1) 1 frame 2)Thumbnail (4/9 segments) 3) Slide show 4) Enlarged playback 5) Histogram indication, highlight point display and focus confirmation indication
Delete Function: I ) Card format 2) All frames delete, 3) Selected frames delete
Video Output: NTSC or PAL (selectable)
Interface: IEEE 1394 (400Mbps): Nikon D1H: IEEE1394; RS-232C [GPS unit (not Nikon product) connection]
I )  Programmed Auto, Flexible Program possible),
2)  Shutter-Priority Auto,
3)  Aperture-Priority Auto,
4)  Manual
Credit: Images here were contributed by Mr. Desmond Liew C Wai of YL Camera, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Usable Lenses: I) D-type AF Nikkor: All functions possible, 2) D-type Nikkor other than AF: All functions except autofocus possible, 3) AF Nikkor other than D-type: All functions except 3D Color Matrix Metering and 3D Multi-Sensor Balance Fill-Flash for D1 possible, 4) AI-P Nikkor: All functions except 3D Color Matrix Metering, 3D Multi-Sensor Balanced Fill-Flash for D1 and autofocus possible, 5) Non-CPU: Usable in  or  mode, Center-Weighted or Spot Metering; Electronic Rangefinder usable with lens with maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster * When non-CPU lenses are used with D1, A mode is selected automatically for P and S mode; while center-weighted metering is selected over 3D-color matrix metering system (also please refer sections at the bottom for a quick reference).
Picture Angle: Approx. 1.5x focal length in 35mm  format equivalent
Viewfinder: Optical-type fixed-eye level pentaprism; built-in diopter adjustment (-3 to + 1DP); eyepiece shutter provided
Eyepoint: 22mm (at -1.0 DP)
Focusing Screen: B-type BriteView clear Matte screen III; interchangeable with optional E type screen with grid for F100
Viewfinder Frame Coverage: The viewfinder shows approximately 96% of the image actually exposed on the CCD
Viewfinder Magnification: Approx. 0.8x with 50mm lens set to infinity and -1.0 DP
Viewfinder information: Focus indications, shutter speed, aperture, exposure mode, metering system.
Autofocus: shutter speed lock, aperture lock, AE lock, electronic analog display, frame counter, ready-light five sets of focus brackets (area)
Lens Servo: TTL phase detection, Nikon Multi-CAM 1300 autofocus module; Detection range: EV -1 to EV 19 (ISO 100 equivalent, at normal temperature)
Focus Area: I ) Single Servo (S) AF, 2) Continuous Servo (C) AF; 3) Manual focus (M); Focus Tracking automatically activated by subject's status in (S) or (C) AF
AF Area Mode: One of five focus areas can be selected
I ) Single Area AF and 2) Dynamic AF (Dynamic AF Mode with Closest Subject Priority is available)
Focus Lock: Focus is locked by pressing button or lightly pressing shutter release button in (S) AF
Exposure Metering Mode: TTL full-aperture exposure metering system; I ) 3D Color Matrix Metering with 1,005-pixel CCD. 2) Center-Weighted Metering (75% of the meter's sensitivity concentrated on the 8mm dia. circle), 3) Spot Metering (4mm dia. circle, approx. 2% of entire frame)
Exposure Metering range: 1) 3D Color Matrix Metering: EV 0-20, 2) Center-Weighted Metering: EV 0-20, 3) Spot Metering: EV 2-20 (at normal temperature, ISO 100 equivalent, f/1.4 lens)
Exposure Meter Coupling: CPU and AI combined
Exposure Compensation: Exposure compensated in 5 EV ranges in 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps; the mark appears in viewfinder information and top LCD panel
LCD Panel Information: Top LCD panel: Exposure value (shutter speed/aperture), exposure mode, exposure compensation, exposure compensation value, aperture/shutter speed lock, flash sync mode, focus area, exposure bracketing information, electronic analog display, battery power, CF Card confirmation, number of shots taken, number of shots remaining, frame number at playback battery power for built-in clock, date/time; Rear LCD panel: Number of shots remaining, sensitivity, white balance mode, image quality mode, monochrome mode, CF Card status, Custom function, number of pixels [L (Large) / M (Medium); not for D1/D1H, but available in Nikon D1X only]
Credit: Image courtesy of Anne Argenzio, Sales Manager <firstname.lastname@example.org> of shutterblade*com with their website at: <http://www.usedcamerabuyer.com> All images appeared herein are Copyright © 2003. All rights reserved. Please respect the visual property of the contributing photographer.
Auto Exposure Lock: Detected exposure value locked by pressing button or lightly pressing shutter release button in (S) AF
Auto Exposure Bracketing: Number of shots: two or three; compensation steps: 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1 steps
Shutter: Charge-coupled electronic and mechanical shutters
Shutter Speeds: 30 to 1/16,000 sec. and Bulb
Sync Contact: X-contact only; flash synchronization up to 1/500 sec.
Flash Control: 1) Automatic Balanced Fill-Flash controlled by five segment TTL Multi-Sensor • 3D Multi-Sensor Balanced Fill-Flash for D1 when used with SB-80DX, SB-28DX/SB-50DX etc. and D-type Nikkor lens; • Multi-Sensor Balanced Fill-Flash for D1 when used with SB-80DX, SB-28DX/SB-50DX etc. and AF Nikkor other than D-type, AI-P Nikkor lens; 2) "AA" (Auto Aperture)-type Flash available when used with SB-80DX, SB-28DX/SB-50DX etc. and Nikkor lens with built-in CPU, 3) Non-TTL Auto Flash with a Speedlight such as SB-80DX, SB-28DX, 28, 27, 22s, etc. Nikon D1H: Top shutter speed of 1/16,000 sec. and flash sync speed up to 1/500 sec.
Flash Sync Mode: 1) Front-Curtain Sync (nominal sync), 2) Red-Eye Reduction, 3) Red-Eye Reduction with Slow Sync, 4) Slow Sync, 5) Rear-Curtain Sync
Ready light: Lights up when flash fully charged with Speedlight SB-80DX, SB-28DX, 28, 27, 22s; blinks(3 sec. after flash) for full out put warning
Remote Control: Via 10-pins remote terminal, IEEE1394 interface (400Mbps)
Accessory Shoe: Standard ISO-type hot-shoe contact; safety lock provided
Sync Terminal: Standard JIS terminal. lock screw provided
Self-timer: Electronically controlled; timer duration: 2-20 sec.
Depth~of-field Preview Button: Stop down lens aperture by pressing depth-of-field preview button
Credit: Image courtesy of Anne Argenzio, Sales Manager <email@example.com> of shutterblade*com with their website at: <http://www.usedcamerabuyer.com>. All images appeared herein are Copyright © 2003. All rights reserved.
Power Requirements: Ni-Mh Battery Pack EN-4 (7.2V DC), Quick Charger MH-17 (12V DC)/16/15; AC Adapter EH-4 (100-240V AC)
Custom settings (35 settings for Nikon D1H):-
#0] Custom settings: Specify the two setting combinations of A and B,
#1] Image status: 1) No indication, 2) Capture preview, 3) Record & review,
#2] EV steps for exposure control,
#3] Bracketing order,
#4] Autofocus activation.
#5] Anti-Vibration mode: Delays exposure until mir ror shock has subsided,
#6] Focus area selection,
#7] AE lock,
#8] Mirror-Up: Set to clean the CCD,
#9] Dynamic AF mode in (S) AF,
#10] Dynamic AF mode in (C) AF.
#11] Auto Exposure/flash Exposure Bracketing,
#12] Command Dial functions,
#13] Exposure compensation settings.
#14] Center-Weighted Metering area: Change 8mm dia. circle to 6, 10, 13mm or average metering,
#15] Time delay for auto meter-switch-off,
#16] Self-timer duration,
#17] LCD illumination,
#18] Auto power off of LCD Monitor: 20 sec., 1, 5 or 10 min.,
#19] Aperture seeing during zooming,
#20] Shutter release indication via self-timer LED,
#21] AE-L, AF-L button,
#22] Aperture selection: Change via Sub Command Dial to lens' aperture ring,
#23] Sharpness: 1) Normal, 2) Low, 3) High, 4) None,
#24] Tone compensation: I ) Auto, 2) Normal, 3) Contrast -, 4) Contrast +, 5) Custom (with "Nikon Capture" Control Software),
#25] Shooting speed in (C) mode: Choose from 4.5, 3, 2, 1 or 0.5 fps.,
#26] Maximum number of consecutive shots in (C) mode: 1 to 21 shots,
#27] LCD monitor display mode: I ) Default; 2) Histogram, 3) Highlight point,
4) Highlight point with Histogram,
#28] Save Raw images,
#29] Auto File Numbering mode,
#30] Select shooting mode when disconnected from personal computer
in (PC) mode: (S) mode or (C) mode
#31] Sensitivity up: Can be increased in approx. +1 or +2 steps from ISO 1,600 equivalency
Credit: Images above were contributed by Mr. Desmond Liew C Wai of YL Camera, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Desmond is specialized in used photographic equipment trades and he is quite active in MIR's Free trade Zone (FTZ) section.
Dimensions (W x H x D) : Approx. 157 x 153 x 85mm (6.2 x 6.1 x 3.4in.)
Weight (without battery): Approx. 1.1kg (2.5 Ibs.)
Standard Accessories ***: Video Cable, Neck Strap, Body Cap BF-1A, Monitor Cover ***Standard accessories come with D1 may differ from countries or region.
Optional Accessories: Ni-MH Battery Pack EN-4, Quick Charger MH-16, AC Adapter EH-4, Compact Flash® Cards, EC-64CF (64MB)/EC-96CF (96MB), iEEE 1394 Cable SC-DI, Speedlight SB-80DX/50DX/28DX, Anti-fog Finder Eyepiece DK-14/15, "Nikon View DX' Browser Software, 'Nikon Capture" Control Software
Apple Macintosh ®
Microsoft ® Windows 95,
Windows 98, Wmdows NT 4.0
Mac OS ® 8.6 or later
(CPU: Power PC ® G3 or later)
(over 32MB recommended)
(over 32MB recommended)
(over 128MB recommended)
(over 48MB recommended)
HotConnect V 1.1 or later
1394 board installed in G3 and Adaptec® AHA-8945
Microsoft ® and Windows® are either registered trademarks of Miccrosoft ® and Apple Macintosh® is a registered trademarks of Apple computer. Specifications and equipment are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer August 1999
Compatible Nikkor Lenses: 1. D-type AF Nikkor: All functions possible. 2. D-type Manual-Focus Nikkor: All functions except autofocus possible. 3. AF Nikkor other than D-type: All functions except 3D Color Matrix Metering and 3D Multi-Sensor Balanced Fill-Flash for D1 possible. 4. AI-P Nikkor: All functions except 3D Colour Matrix Metering, 3D Multi-Sensor Balanced Fill-Flash for D1 and autofocus possible. 5. Non-CPU: Usable in [A] or [M] mode Centre-Weighted or Spot Metering; Electronic Rangefinder usable with lens with maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster. Note: When non-CPU lenses are used, [A] mode is selected automatically for [P] or [S] mode, also Centre-Weighted Metering is selected for 3D Colour Matrix Metering.
Warning:- Incompatible Accessories and Non-CPU Lenses (The following accessories and non-CPU lenses can NOT be used with the D1, D100 & iothers like D70 etc.:)
Credit: Images courtesy of Adorama® Inc. "Ebay - Mathew Duren" <ebay@adorama> Webisite URL: Adorama.com, who also operates a popular Ebay Store. All images appeared herein are Copyright © 2005. All rights reserved. Please respect the visual property of the contributing photographer.
TC-16A AF Teleconverter
* Non-Ai lenses
* Lenses that require the AU-1 focusing unit (400mm f/4.5, 600mm f/5.6, 880mm f/8, 1200mm f/11)
* Fisheye (6mm f/5.6, 8mm f/8, OP 10mm f/5.6)
* 2.1 cm f/4 Nikkor-O (old type)
* K2 rings
* ED 180-600mm f/8 (serial numbers 174041-174180)
• ED 360-1200mm f/11 (serial numbers 174031-174127)
* 200-600 mm f/9.5 (serial numbers 288001-300490)
* Lenses for the F3AF (80mm f/2.8 AF, 200mm f/3.5 AF, TC-16 Teleconverter)
* PC 28mm f/4 (serial number 180900 or earlier)
* PC 35mm f/2.8 (serial numbers 851001- 906200)
* PC 35mm f/3.5 (old type)
* 1000mm f/6.3 Reflex (old type) May be the 500mm f/5 as well.
* 1000mm f/11 Reflex (serial numbers 142361 -143000)
* 2000mm f/11 Reflex (serial numbers 200111-200310)
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PDF Instruction Manual (11.9MB) for Nikon Capture 4.0 | PDF Instruction Manual (6.0MB) for Nikon Capture 4.1
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