Nikon d1 body

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  1. redtippmann

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    Well some of you may or may not have seen my last thread here asking about a new body. Well I just had another question.

    Anyone heard of the nikon D1? I was looking into it because it's very much into my price range(250). But I looked and it only has a 2.something mega pixle sensor.

    That's the one thing that I'm mainly worried about. Also if my current lenses would fit. (50mm 55-200vr) So has anyone used this and would know if it would be a step up from a D50?

    Thanks!
     
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    From what I've read, the D50 will perform better than the ancient D1 or D100 or even a D70 in most situations.
     
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    Some big issues for the D1-- the battery life was beyond abysmal, the image quality is low, at this point any D1 you'll find is ~10 years old, and because they were primarily press cameras, chances are they've had hard lives, the grips peel off, etc etc. Your D50 is a better camera in nearly every way excepting build.

    What exactly is appealing about the D1?
     
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    The D1 used the NTSC color space, so it's not directly compatible with web browsers or printers, home or pro.

    It's a 2 step process in Photoshop to convert images to either sRGB or AdobeRGB.

    You can find more info about the camera on Wikipedia.
     
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    Save your money and get a decent camera, this one is too old to be any good.
     
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    Thanks. It just looked like there were more functions on the d1 and that battery grip:sexywink: thanks for the info because I could hardly find a revue from recent years.
     
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    It's close to decent though. I just stole, I mean, picked up a near unused D1X.
     
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    I know what you mean. I like a grip too. Both for looks and function.
     
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    JerryPH No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Not that it will mean much coming from Ken Rockwell, but...

    Nikon D1H D1x Review Test Intro © 2004 KenRockwell.com

    Considering that this camera came out in 2001, I do not think you will find any recent reviews. 5 generations of cameras have been released since this camera was retired from production.
     
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    The D1 feels great in your hands, but that is about it. Again the battery life was horrific. Plus image quality was poor compared to todays standard. D1H & X are very different and something you may consider.

    Love & Bass
     
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    So d1 h and x are still good cameras?
     
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    Image processing in the D1H & X was significantly upgraded, but still not up to par with say the D70. Really depends on what you are looking for in a camera.

    Love & Bass
     

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