Nikon D1X PDF User Manual
Did you lose or misplace the instruction manual that came with your Nikon D1X? It happens all too easily, but fortunately Nikon makes a soft copy available that you can browse through online, print out, or download (see the pdf file below). It is certainly good practice to carefully familiarize oneself with the many different functionalities and options that the D1X offers, and the official user manual is without doubt an authoritative and comprehensive source of respective information.
That said, the instruction booklet can be a dry read, so that a dedicated camera guide book from a professional photographer that illustrates the camera's core functions in a real life photography context can be a very helpful complement. Yes, getting one of these camera guides (see here at amazon) would involve an additional expense, but if that book helps to exploit the camera's potential to the full, the (small) additional investment may well be worth it.
In any case, the D1X is an advanced imaging tool, whose many features merit serious attention. This DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) camera was revealed to the public on February 5th, 2001, which means that, as of today, the camera is 8332 days old (young?). The camera has meanwhile been discontinued and was succeeded by the Nikon D2X as a replacement in the same line of cameras.
Nikon's user manual for the D1X
The camera's user manual is 238 pages long. The pdf version is embedded below. As you browse through, you will hopefully find the information you are looking for. You can also print out a hard copy by right clicking on the manual and then choosing the respective menu option. For convenience, a summary of the key specs of the D1X is included towards the bottom of this webpage.
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If you prefer to read the user guide in another language, please check the respective availability on Nikon's support site. That site also provides complementary online resources, such as information on the compatibility of various camera accessories or the availability of firmware updates that are not necessarily comprehensively covered in the instruction manual.
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Nikon D1X FAQ
Below are some additional questions and answers concerning some particular features of the D1X.
What is the technology behind the imaging sensor in the Nikon D1X?
The camera is build around a CCD (Charged Coupled Device) sensor.
What is the ISO sensitivity range of the Nikon D1X?
The camera has a native sensitivity range from ISO 125 to ISO 800.
What is the life expectancy of the shutter in the Nikon D1X?
Nikon does not publish a shutter rating for the D1X. Yet, shutters in comparable cameras from other manufacturers are said to be good for at least 100 000 actuations. It should be noted, though, that this number represents a Mean Time before Failure. The shutter might fail earlier, or it might last longer. Anyway, in order to exhaust an expected shutter life of 100 000 shots over, say, three years, one would have to take about 100 pictures each and every day.
What is the fastest shutter speed that can be used with the Nikon D1X for flash photography?
The D1X's flash sync speed is 1/500 sec.
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Core camera specifications
Here is a list of the main features and technical characteristics of the Nikon D1X.
|Camera Model||Nikon D1X|
|Camera Type||Digital single lens reflex|
|Camera Lens||Nikon F mount lenses|
|Launch Date||February 2001|
|Launch Price||USD 5 999|
|Sensor Format||APS-C Sensor|
|Sensor Size||23.7 x 15.6 mm|
|Sensor Area||370 mm2|
|Sensor Diagonal||28.4 mm|
|Sensor Resolution||5.9 Megapixels|
|Image Resolution||3 008 x 1 960 pixels|
|Pixel Pitch||7.92 μm|
|Pixel Density||1.59 MP/cm2|
|Moiré control||Anti-Alias filter|
|Movie Capability||no Video|
|ISO Setting||125 - 800 ISO|
|ISO Boost||125 - 3 200 ISO|
|Viewfinder Type||Optical viewfinder|
|Viewfinder Field of View||96%|
|Top-Level Screen||Control Panel|
|LCD Size||2.0 inch|
|LCD Resolution||120k dots|
|LCD Attachment||Fixed screen|
|Touch Input||No touchscreen|
|Focus System||Phase-detect AF|
|Manual Focusing Aid||no Peaking Feature|
|Maximum Shutter Speed||1/16000s|
|Continuous Shooting||3 shutter flaps/s|
|Shutter Life Expectancy||100 000 actuations|
|Silent Shooting||no E-Shutter|
|Time Lapse Photography||no Intervalometer|
|Fill Flash||no On-Board Flash|
|Storage Medium||CF cards|
|Single or Dual Card Slots||Single card slot|
|Studio Flash||PC Sync socket|
|HDMI Port||no HDMI|
|Wifi Support||no Wifi|
|Environmental Sealing||Weathersealed body|
|Battery Type||EN-4 power pack|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||1200 shots per charge|
157 x 153 x 85 mm
(6.2 x 6.0 x 3.3 in)
|Camera Weight||1 100 g (38.8 oz)|
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