What would be the difference in picture quality between the D 100 and the D1X? If you say the D1X is better, how much better ? Is the extra cost justified? Mind you , I am refering only to the picture quality and not any other (important) feature. Thank you in advance for your reply.
#1. "RE: D 100 Vs D1X" | In response to Reply # 0MelT Registered since 06th Jul 2002Wed 17-Jul-02 08:42 PM
Comparing the D100 and the D1X is comparing apples with oranges but if you are ONLY looking at picture quality then the extra cost is not justisfied and you might as well get the D100. In the same light, if you are ONLY looking at picture quality between a Nikon N80 ($424 US/B&H Photo) and a F5 ($1929 US/B&H Photo), then the price difference is REALLY not worth it. In both cases, it is the difference between getting a consumer grade camera and a professional grade camera and you cannot stop at picture quality when comparing the two.
#2. "RE: D 100 Vs D1X" | In response to Reply # 1Rohinton_Mehta Nikonian since 16th Feb 2002Wed 17-Jul-02 10:34 PM
Thank you Mel.
When you say that comparing D 100 to D1X is like comparing apples to oranges, I presume you are saying D1X is superior. O.K. My question is-- how much superior? If you have two identical photographs, would one be able to say which is with which camera? With D100s higher mega pixel, would not the images be sharper/better? Your reply would be appreciated. Thanks again.
#4. "RE: D 100 Vs D1X" | In response to Reply # 3sonoffate Basic MemberThu 18-Jul-02 01:35 PM
Sorry but I can´t see the point of the question.
You can compare picture results as a final product but you are leaving so much behind.
If you want, a prodigital analist WILL tell you that the image quality of both D100 and D1x is the same or perhaps the D100 better. But in the same direction any pro-film shooter Will tell you that the image quality of a negative from a Nikon F is the same or even better than the one taken with an F5.
I think that what makes the difference is the built-in quality, versatility, options and personal use of the camera.
To make a comparisson: Is a Ferrary better than a ChevyTruck? Depend on what you are going to use It. If you are going to travel only highway, get the ferrari, If you are going to pack lots of stuff and travel in mud: get the ChevyTruck!!!
If you only want to get very good Digital Images get a D100.
If you want a camera that not only takes great digital shots, but accepts all Nikon family lens, can connect to a GPS, has a faster autofocus, bla, bla ,bla.....Get a D1x!!!
It´s that simple, I gues comparisson between the cameras is not the aim, I think you should first look at what you need and then look after the product that can solve your issues at the less cost.At least that´s the way I think when I plan shopping Photo Stuff.
Hope this answers your question,
"A picture is a Snap! of life"
#5. "RE: D 100 Vs D1X" | In response to Reply # 0
Judging by the specs and preliminary reviews. D100 images are as good as the D1X images, equaling in lower ISO and slightly less in higher ISO. Allot of D1X user's are getting the D100 as a back up camera.
Where the price difference occures is D1X is built for commercial use plus extras like 1/500 sec flash sync 1/16000 second shutter speed. Like Timex watches they can take a licking and come up ticking. The amount of pictures a D1X can take before breaking down or wearing out is many times more then the D100.
The Nikon D100, Fuji S2 and Canon D60 DSLR are masterpieces of technology. Having the power of a Pro DSLR at the sizes of Film SLRs. It will be the lens(good ones/bad ones) the determines image quality.
#6. "RE: D 100 Vs D1X" | In response to Reply # 5glasseye Registered since 12th Jul 2002Tue 23-Jul-02 01:29 PM
> The amount of pictures a D1X
>can take before breaking down or wearing out is many times
>more then the D100
how do YOU know this information, they have only been around a few weeks? They probably said the same thing about the volkswagon..
#7. "RE: D 100 Vs D1X" | In response to Reply # 6vfnewman Basic MemberTue 23-Jul-02 03:07 PM
I think you could get your point across with a much less condescending tone, and you could have added something constructive as well.
As the owner of a D1 and D100, and having used a D1X, I agree with the statement, althought I'd state it a little more conditionally.
Even thought I've only owned my D100 for about three weeks, if durability and survivability of the camera were primary concerns (e.g. if I were a PJ apt to cover all types of events in all types of conditions) I wouldn't think twice about paying the extra $3000 for the D1X over the D100.
If I were an event shooter that takes over 10,000 frames on a weekend (and I know one who does exactly that) I would also readily go for the D1X over the D100.
I am currently in the process of trying to do some comparisons of D100 vs D1X shots. As far as picture quality is concerned, I'm having an extremely hard time finding any difference.
#8. "RE: D 100 Vs D1X" | In response to Reply # 0
Nikon assigned a durability rating to the D100. Measured in exposure cylces for the shutter mechanism. Thats only one of measurements of what makes a camera durable.
The D100 is built similarly to a F80. The D1s built like an F5 & (Having features of an F100). Compare the durability of a F80 to an F5, both have field exsposure. I did assume without direct knowledge of statistics, just an understanding. F5 is one rugged camera compared to an F80. Adding similarities to the film counterparts. Err go D1s is one rugged camera compared to a D100. Something a price can justify over image quality.
Not even being a Pro, I routinely take five thousand pictures over a weekend at Dog Shows. Thats only the German Shepherd dogs. Personal experience is I replaced an N70 with a D1 I cannont see taking that many pictures with an equivalent digital of an N70 without going bust.
One dog, one class, one hundred pictures.
Twenty eight dogs, tweleve classes, three champion rounds. Same routine the second day.
Not going to compare D1x to D100. But the D100 is right on the mark, seriously considering a second DSLR. Sure like the small size and weight of it. And use it as a primary camera.