I own a D100, I'v held a D1, but never used a D1H or D1X. I was doing some looking this weekend at the D1H and the D1X. Here is how I see the D1H:
Solid build quality
Flash Sync Speed up to 1/500
5 Frames per second up to 40 frames
Fireware output built into camera
Max Image Size: 2000 X 1312
Natively only big enough to produce 4x6
Poor battery life
So I ask why would anyone pay 3300 for a 2.74 megapixel camera whose only benefit would be the number of continuous shots and the flash sync? What doesn't add up to me is the camera is targeted at pros. However, while 40 frames and a 1/500 flash sync is great, at the end of the day you are still dealing with 4x6 shots. What pro only produces 4x6 shots?
What do you guys think?
Give me my D2Hs and 50mm 1.4, then step out of my way.
#1. "RE: Why Buy A D1H?" | In response to Reply # 0vfnewman Basic MemberMon 05-May-03 04:10 PM
The D1H and D1 are capable of much bigger than 4x6 enlargements. 8 x 10 is not out of the question at all. I have a D1 and have made gorgeous 8x10s with it. Just for the sake of doing so, I made a 12x18 print once. It looked fine from normal viewing distance.
When the D1 was the only game in town there were plenty of full-page pics in Sport Illustrated and other mags that were shot with a D1. The D1H is (kinda) the answer to the sport and newpaper shooter's dreams.