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Nikon D1x, 5.27 or 5.47 Megapixels?


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"RE: Nikon D1x, 5.27 or 5.47 Megapixels?"

AlanC Basic Member
Wed 12-Jun-02 06:26 PM

It's a little bit complicated....

The D1x has an unusual CCD with a resolution of 4028x1324 pixels - i.e. twice the horizontal resolution you'd expect given the aspect ratio. When it generates JPEG files this is interpolated to give a 3008x1960 pixel image.

The D100 has a conventional CCD and produces JPEG files with a resolution of 3008x2000 pixels.

When reviewers shoot test charts there is a noticable difference in the resolving power between the two cameras: the D1x does better horizontally and worse vertically (as you'd expect given the design of its CCD) than the D100. In practice, with real-world shots, you might just be able to see the difference if you compared shots from both cameras side-by-side.

But in terms other than resolution comparing the D1x and D100 is like comparing the F5 and F80: if you want (or need) the facilities of a professional camera then you pay a hefty premium for it.


A general, generic topic Nikon D1x, 5.27 or 5.47 Megapixels? [View all] , egodoy , Wed 12-Jun-02 03:29 PM
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