First *Production Model* D1X Photos on the Web? (UPDATED)|
(Wednesday, June 13, 2001 - 02:37 EDT)
We just got our hands on a full-production D1X, and have posted some images for our readers...
WOW! We just got a sample of a full production model of Nikon's new 6 megapixel D1X Pro SLR in-house, and have spent a busy day shooting tests and analyzing the results. First thoughts? It's incredible! We were expecting high resolution, and the D1X really delivers on that score. What we weren't really prepared for was the almost complete absence of noise at low ISOs, and the very low levels we saw at higher settings. Beautiful, buttery-smooth flat tints and gradations are the order of the day, and color quality (and color control) are excellent as well. Hats off to Nikon on this one, they've really set a new standard!
We normally don't post results ahead of the full review, but we've had such an extraordinary level of interest in the D1X from our readers that we didn't want to wait a moment longer than we had to, to bring you our first results. (Or for that matter, to answer any more of the "when will it be here" emails!) We've posted two chunks of information, a look at the D1X's resolution, and a partial image analysis page, showing the results of viewfinder accuracy, resolution, and color tests. Check it out, check back here often over the next week or so as we continue our testing and post additional results.
UPDATED 2001-06-13 18:57ET: Further D1X sample photos can be found in a gallery posted by Steve's Digicams reader Halldor Kolbeins. The images can't be seen at full resolution, but are still interesting and give some idea of the camera's capabilities...