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What is the sensor size of the Nikon D1X?

The Nikon D1X is a digital camera that has an APS-C sensor at its core. This imager measures 23.7mm in width and 15.6mm in height, so that the total imaging area of the sensor amounts to 370 mm2.

The D1X provides an image resolution of 5.9 megapixels, based on 3 008 horizontal pixels and 1 960 vertical pixels.

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Sensor size comparison with a film slide

The sensor diagonal measures 28.4mm, which gives rise to a format factor (or crop factor) of 1.5. Hence, the Nikon D1X is a crop-sensor camera, as its sensor is smaller than a traditional 35mm film slide or negative.

Nikon D1X and Credit Card sensor measures
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Sensor specs and performance

The table below compares the sensor specs of the Nikon D1X to those of several similar cameras. The reported DXO values are indicators of the sensor's imaging quality (higher is better), covering color depth (DXO Portrait), dynamic range (DXO Landscape), and high-ISO noise (DXO Sports). Larger sensor cameras tend to outperform cameras of the same generation that are equipped with a smaller imager. On the other hand, larger sensors are more expensive and require bigger and heavier lenses than smaller light receptors.

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Sensor Characteristics
#   Camera
Model
Sensor
Class
Resolution
(MP)
Horiz.
Pixels
Vert.
Pixels
Video
Format
DXO
Portrait
DXO
Landscape
DXO
Sports
DXO
Overall
1.
 
Nikon D1X APS-C 5.9 3008 1960none........
2.
 
Nikon D4 Full Frame 16.2 4928 32801080/30p24.713.1296589
3.
 
Nikon D3S Full Frame 12.1 4256 2832720/24p23.512.0325382
4.
 
Nikon D300S APS-C 12.2 4288 2848720/24p22.512.278770
5.
 
Nikon D3 Full Frame 12.1 4256 2832none23.512.2229081
6.
 
Nikon D300 APS-C 12.2 4288 2848none22.112.067967
7.
 
Nikon D200 APS-C 10.0 3872 2592none22.311.558364
8.
 
Nikon D2X APS-C 12.2 4288 2848none22.110.947659
9.
 
Nikon D100 APS-C 6.0 3008 2000none20.49.939448
10.
 
Nikon D1H APS-C 2.6 2000 1312none........
11.
 
Nikon D1 APS-C 2.6 2000 1312none........
Note: DXO values in italics represent estimates based on sensor size and age.
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Further information on the sensor in the Nikon D1X and the camera's operation can be found in the camera manual.

In the United States, the D1X was initially launched in February 2001 at a price of $5,999.

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Camera to camera comparisons

In case you are interested in seeing how this camera compares to another one, just make your choice using the following search menu. An an alternative, you can also directly jump to any one of the listed comparisons that were previously generated by the CAM-parator tool.

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    Specifications Summary
    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 Specs
    Sensor Technology CCD
    Sensor Format APS-C Sensor
    Sensor Size 23.7 x 15.6 mm
    Sensor Area 370 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 28.4 mm
    Crop Factor 1.5x
    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
    Screen Specs
    Viewfinder Type Optical viewfinder
    Viewfinder Field of View 96%
    Viewfinder Magnification 0.53x
    Top-Level Screen Control Panel
    LCD Size 2.0 inch
    LCD Resolution 120k dots
    LCD Attachment Fixed screen
    Touch Input No touchscreen
    Shooting Specs
    Focus System Phase-detect AF
    Manual Focusing Aidno Peaking Feature
    Maximum Shutter Speed 1/16000s
    Continuous Shooting 3 shutter flaps/s
    Shutter Life Expectancy100 000 actuations
    Silent Shootingno E-Shutter
    Time Lapse Photographyno Intervalometer
    Fill Flash no On-Board Flash
    Storage Medium CF cards
    Single or Dual Card Slots Single card slot
    Connectivity Specs
    External Flash Hotshoe
    Studio Flash PC Sync socket
    USB Connector Firewire
    HDMI Port no HDMI
    Wifi Support no Wifi
    Body Specs
    Environmental SealingWeathersealed body
    Battery Type EN-4 power pack
    Battery Life (CIPA)1200 shots per charge
    Body Dimensions 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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