Nikon D1X

Nikon D1H

Type of Camera
  Nikon Lens-interchangeable digital Still SLR camera
CCD (RGB) Sensor
  23.7 X 15.6mm RGB CCD; 5.47 million total pixels; 5.33 million effective pixels (4,024 x 1,324 array); captures 12-bit full-color image. cell size: 5.93 x 11.89 µm lithium niobate (LiNB) Low-pass (anti-alias) filter (anti-alias filter) is also installed in front of CCD, the filter also acts as an infrared rays filter. D1H: 3.7 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
Final recording Pixels
  3,008 x 1,960/2,000 x 1,312 2,000 x 1,312
  ISO equivalency 125-800 (variable in 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV steps) D1H: ISO equivalency 200-1600 (variable in 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV steps)
  System: Digitally stored; JPEG Baseline (approx. 1/4, 1/8, 1/16 compressed), uncompressed (12-bit Raw*, 8-bit YCbCr-TIFF, 8-bit RGB-TIFF), monochrome (grayscale) mode
: CompactFlash" (CF) Card (Type 1/11) and Microdrive™
Note: As for the 340MB type, there are some restrictions.
Modes and No. of frames
(approx.) (with EC-96CF 96MB CF Card):
storagechart.gif * 512MB and 1 GB types can be used.
*`* Compressed Raw mode also available.
Shooting Modes
  1) Single frame shooting (S) mode: advances one frame for each shutter release; capture preview mode available
  2) Continuous shooting (C) mode: approx. 3 frames per sec. (up to 9 consecutive shots) D1H: 2) Continuous shooting (C) mode: approx. 5 frames per sec. (up to 40 consecutive shots)
  3) Self-timer mode: time duration can be user defined or set
  4) Playback mode: playback, menu setting
  5) PC mode: data transfer via personal computer
White -Balance
  1) Auto (TTL control with 1,005-pixel CCD), 2) Manual (6 settings with fine tuning), 3) Preset (3 settings)
LCD Monitor
  2-in., 130,000-dot, low temp. polysilicon TFT LCD with white LED backlighting; backlight/brightness adjustment available
Playback Menu
  1) Protect setting,
2) Hide setting,
3) NTSC/PAL switching,
4) Indication directory switching
Playback Function
  1) Single frame,
2) Thumbnail (4/9 segments),
3) Slide show,
4) Enlarged playback,
5) Histogram indication, and highlight point display
Delete Function
  1) Card format, 2) All frames delete, 3) Selected frames delete
Video Output
  NTSC or PAL (switchable)
  IEEE1394 and RS-232C [GPS unit (not Nikon product) connection]
Usable Nikkor Lenses
  1) D/G-type AF Nikkor: All functions possible
2) D-type Manual-Focus Nikkor: All functions except autofocus possible
3) AF Nikkor other than D/G-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 Color Matrix Metering, 3D Multi-Sensor Balanced Fill-Flash for D I and autofocus possible
5) Non-CPU: Usable in [A] or [M] mode, Center-Weighted or Spot Metering; Electronic Rangefinder usable with lens with maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster
Picture Angle
  Approx. 1.5X focal length in 35mm [135] format equivalent
  22mm (-1.0eyepointscale.gif)
  Type: Optical-type fixed eye-level pentaprism; built-in diopter adjustment (-3 to +I eyepointscale.gif'); eyepiece shutter provided
  Coverage: Approx. 96%
Magnification: Approx. 0.8X with 50mm lens set to infinity and -1.0 eyepointscale.gif
Information: Focus indications, shutter speed, aperture, exposure mode, metering system, shutter speed lock, aperture lock, AE lock, electronic analog display, frame counter, ready-light, five sets of focus brackets (area)
Focusing Screen
  B-type BriteView clear Matte screen III; interchangeable with optional E-type screen with grid for D1 -series
Reflex Mirror
  Automatic, instant-return type
Lens Aperture
  Instant-return type, with depth-of-field preview button
  TTL phase detection, Nikon Multi-CAM1300 autofocus module; Detection range: EV -1 to EV 19 (ISO 100 equivalent, at normal temperature)
Lens Servo &
Focus Area
  1) Single Servo AF (S), 2) Continuous Servo AF (C), 3) Manual focus (M) Focus Tracking automatically activated by subject's status in (S) or (C) AF; One of five focus areas can be selected
AF Area Mode
  1) Single Area AF, 2) Dynamic AF (Dynamic AF Mode with Closest Subject Priority is available)
Focus Lock (AF-L)
  Focus is locked by pressing [AF-E Lock.gif button or lightly pressing shutter release button in (S) AF
Metering System
  TL full-aperture exposure metering system;
1) 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)
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)
Meter Coupling / ISO
  CPU and Al combined
1/3 EV steps: 125, 160, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800
1/2 EV steps: 125, 140, 200, 280, 400, 570, 800
1 EV steps: 125, 200, 400, 800
ISO Boost: 1600 or 3200
Exposure Mode
  1) [] Programmed Auto (Flexible Program possible), 2) [] Shutter-Priority Auto, 3) [] Aperture-Priority Auto, 4) [] Manual; shutter speed/aperture adjustable in 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps
Exp. Compensation
  Exposure compensated in +-5 EV range in 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps
Auto Exp Lock (AE-L)
  Detected exposure value locked by pressing [AF-E Lock.gif] button
Exposure Bracketing
  Number of shots: two or three Compensation steps: 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV steps
  Charge-coupled electronic and mechanical shutter; 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-28DX/SB-50DX (or other equivalent flash models) and D/G-type Nikkor lenses • Multi-Sensor Balanced Fill-Hash when used with SB-28DX/ SB-50DX (or other equivalent speedlight models) and AF Nikkor other than D/G-type, AI-P Nikkor lens
2) AA (auto-Aperture) type flash when used with SB-28DX/ SB-50DX (or other equivalent speedlight models) and lens with a built-in CPU
3) Non-TTL Auto Flash with a Speedlight such as SB-28DX, 50DX, 28, 27, 22s and other Nikon TTL flash etc.
Flash Sync Mode
  1) Front-Curtain Sync (normal sync), 2) Red-Eye Reduction, 3) Red-Eye Reduction with Slow Sync, 4) Slow Sync, 5) Rear-Curtain Sync
  Lights up when flash fully charged with Speedlight SB-28DX, 50DX, 28, 27, 22s (or other equivalent speedlight models); blinks (3 sec. after flash) for full output warning
Accessory Shoe
  Standard ISO (518)
Sync Terminal
  Standard (ISO 519) terminal, lock screw provided
  Electronically controlled; timer duration: 2-20 sec.
DOF Preview Button
  Stop-down lens aperture by pressing depth-of-field preview button
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 (M/L; D1
X) only)
Remote Control
  Via 10-pin remote terminal, Wireless Transmitter WT-2/2A / WT-1/1A, Extended Range Antenna WA-E1 is also possible.
Power Requirements
  Ni-MH Battery Pack EN-4 (7.2V DC), Quick Charger MH-17 (12V DC)/16/i5: AC Adapter EH-4 (100-240V AC)
Tripod Socket
  1/4 in. JIS-type (ISO 1222)
Custom Settings
  Can be selected on LCD; 36 settings (D1X), 35 settings (D1H: )
Dimensions (W x H x D)
  Approx. 157 x 153 x 85mm (6.2 x 6.1 x 3.4 in.)
Weight (body)
  Approx. 1.1kg (2.5 lbs.)
Standard Accessories*
  Neck Strap. Video Cable, "Nikon View 4" Browser Software 3 *Standard accessories may differ in each country or area.
Optional Accessories
  Ni-MH Battery Pack EN-4, Quick Charger MH-17/16, AC Adapter EH-4. CompactFlash™ Cards, Speedlight SB-28DX/SB-80DX (or other follow-up models), IEEE1394 Cable SC-Dl, Anti-fog Finder Eyepiece DK-14, "Nikon Capture 2" Control Software

Incompatible Accessories and Non-CPU Lenses (The following accessories and non-CPU lenses can NOT be used with the D100 & iothers like D70 etc.:)

TC-16A AF Teleconverter
* Non-Ai lenses
* Lenses that require the
AU-1 focusing unit (400mm f/4.5, 600mm f/5.6, 800mm 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 280001-300490)
* 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)

Note: Specifications and equipment are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer, and information are mainly based on March 2001 published by NIKON CORPORATION.

Certain content above are also applicable to the Nikon D1H Digital Still SLR camera as well.

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