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Nikon D1 Digital camera Review

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-colour image
Image Size
2,000 x 1,312 pixels
Sensitivity
ISO equivalency 200, 400, 800, 1,600
Storage 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 mode * Optional software is needed to reproduce images;
“Nikon Capture” for Raw/YCbCr-TIFF images, “Nikon View DX” for YCbCr-TIFF images
Media: CompactFlashTM (CF) Card (Type I/II)
Modes and No. of frames (With EC-64CF 64MB CF Card):
Raw (uncompressed Raw) approx. 16; Hi (uncompressed YCbCr-TIFF) approx. 12; Hi (uncompressed RGB-TIFF) approx. 7; Fine (approx. 1/4 compressed) approx. 48; Normal (approx. 1/8 compressed) approx. 97; Basic (approx. 1/16 compressed) approx. 195
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. 4.5 frames per sec. (up to 21 consecutive shots)
3) Self-timer (Sf) mode: time duration can be set
4) Playback (Pb) mode: playback, menu setting
5) PC (Pc) mode: data transfer via personal computer
White Balance
1) Auto (TTL control with 1,005-pixel CCD)
2) Manual (6 settings with 7-step fine tuning)
3) Preset
LCD Monitor
2-in., 120,000-dot, low temp. polysilicon TFT LCD; backlight/brightness adjustment available
Playback Menu
1) Protect setting, 2) Hide setting, 3) NTSC/PAL switching, 4) Indication directory switching
Playback Function
1) 1 frame, 2) Thumbnail (9 segments), 3) Slide show, 4) 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)
Interface
IEEE1394
Exposure Mode
1) Programmed Auto (Flexible Programme possible); 2) Shutter-Priority Auto; 3) Aperture-Priority Auto; 4) Manual; shutter speed/aperture adjustable in 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps
Usable 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 Colour 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 Aor 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.
Picture Angle
Approx. 1.5x focal length in 35mm [135] format equivalent
Viewfinder
Optical-type fixed-eye level pentaprism; built-in dioptre adjustment (-3 to +1 DP); 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
Approx. 96%
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, shutter speed lock, aperture lock, AE lock, electronic analogue display, frame counter, ready-light, five sets of focus brackets (area)
Reflex Mirror
Automatic, instant-return type
Lens Aperture
Instant-return type, with depth-of-field preview button
Autofocus
TTL phase detection, Nikon Multi-CAM1300 autofocus module; Detection range: EV -1 to EV 19 (ISO 100 equivalent, at normal temperature)
Lens Servo
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
Focus Area
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
Focus is locked by pressing button or lightly pressing shutter release button in (S) AF
Exposure Metering System
TTL full-aperture exposure metering system;
1) 3D Colour Matrix Metering with 1,005-pixel CCD; 2) Centre-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 Colour Matrix Metering: EV 0-20; 2) Centre-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 range in 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps; the mark appears in viewfinder information and top LCD panel
Auto Exposure Lock
Detected exposure value locked by pressing button
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 synchronisation 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 and D-type Nikkor lens
• Multi-Sensor Balanced Fill-Flash when used with SB-28DX and AF Nikkor other than D-type, AI-P Nikkor lens
2) AA (Auto Aperture)-type Flash available when used with SB-28DX and lens with built-in CPU
3) Non-TTL Auto Flash with a Speedlight such as SB-28DX, 28, 27, 22s, 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
Ready-light
Lights up when flash fully charged with Speedlight SB-28DX, 28, 27, 22s; blinks (3 sec. after flash) for full output warning
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.
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 analogue 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, LCD monitor status, Custom function
Remote Control
Via 10-pin remote terminal, IEEE1394 interface
Power Requirements
Ni-MH Battery Pack EN-4 (7.2V DC), Quick Charger MH-16/15; AC Adaptor EH-4 (100-240V AC)
Tripod Socket
1/4 in. (JIS)
Custom Settings
0 Custom settings: Specify the two setting combinations of A and B
1 Capture preview mode: Set to show captured image on LCD Monitor before sending image data to CF Card
2 EV steps for exposure control
3 Bracketing order
4 Autofocus activation
5 Anti-Vibration mode: Set to prevent effects of camera shake
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 Centre-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 setting 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 Edge enhancer: 1) Default, 2) Low, 3) High, 4) Non
24 Tone compensation: 1) Auto, 2) Normal, 3) Contrast -, 4) Contrast +, 5) Custom (with “Nikon Capture” Control Software)
25 Shooting speed in (C) mode: 4.5, 3, 2, 1 or 0.5 fps
26 Maximum number of consecutive shots in (C) mode: Choose from 1 to 21 shots
27 LCD monitor setting: 1) 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
Dimen(W x H x D)
Approx. 157 x 153 x 85mm (6.2 x 6.1 x 3.4 in.)
Weight (without battery)
Approx. 1.1kg (2.5 lbs.)
Accessories
Neck Strap, Video Cable * Standard accessories may differ in each country or area
Optional Accessories
Ni-MH Battery Pack EN-4, Quick Charger MH-16, AC Adaptor EH-4, CompactFlash™ Cards, Speedlight SB-28DX, IEEE1394 Cable SC-D1, Antifog Finder Eyepiece DK-15, “Nikon View DX” Browser Software, “Nikon Capture” Control Software

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