Hello,I would like to know your opinions and experience with this camara.The price difference with the D100 is quite a bit. I would like to have honest opinions of users who has this camara and explain me what the would buy nowdays in the market having d100,fujis kodas etc cheaper and maybe higher resolutions. Big difference in use quality between d1x and d1oo???. Thanks. GUL
Right now, today, I think the D1X is the best that can be had - Canon 1D notwithstanding .
It will be replaced and soon. Arguably, the D100 MAY equal or better the image quality of the D1X but when all the other features are considered the D1X definately is the better.
Still, it depends on your needs and wants. The D1 is meant to be a robust professional camera and is meant to take a lickin and keep on ticking. It has fast autofocus, color metering, fast write speed, and on and on.
Is it the best for you? Only you can answer that. It is for me. I did not like the N80 featue set of the D100 or its slow autofocus. The overall quality of the D1X tiped the scale for me despite its awesome price and weight.
King for a day and in this business that's about all you can get.
Depends on what you mean by quality. If you mean specifically how many megapixels, then the d100 has more effective megapixels. If you are talking about the camera overall then the D1 series wins hands down. The d1x/h has color matrix metering, d100 has matrix; the d1h buffer is 5 fps up to 40 shots, the d1x is 3 fps up to 6 shots RAW (but there is an upgrade from Nikon to enlarge the D1x to 14 shot raw buffer). D1x offers ISO down to 125, D100 to 200. yaddaa yaddaa yaddaa.
Only you can decide whether the extra money is worth it for you. If you want a camera built like a tank with all the latest features then it's the D1 series. That's what swayed me to buy the D1x. After holding both of them, side by side, at the camera store, there was no comparison in MY mind. You have to decide what features, build and performance YOU want and then go from there.
Let me second (or third) the recommendations of the D1x users; had several years to use different hybrid and Canon digitals loaned me for shooting for a daily in a real-world work environment before opting to spend my own bucks on the D1x. Now, having learned the benefits of shooting raw (Nef) files, 10 months of using the D1x under my belt, and the pending hardware upgrade to the buffer and firmware, I'm ready to buy a second -- as opposed to getting a Kodak DCS 14n...
For me, the interchangeability of batteries, common software demands and other workflow issues convinced me I'd be smarter to stay with the Nikon -- even at the obvious pixel 'deficiency' <g>.
I vote for the D100. Get a couple of 2K lenses and call it even -- becuase what ever you buy this year will wind up being your backup digital in the next year and a half anyway.
I've had the D100 for a month now and am very happy. I'll probably get the next generation D1X (next summer) for all the reasons that the other posts suggest, but as long as the D100 has equal or better image quality and I know the technology is going to rollover quickly anyway, why not get the good glass?