Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the introduction of two new professional SLR digital cameras — the D1X and D1H, Nikon’s latest achievements in digital photography. Both models are founded on the pioneering D1 which introduced a new price/quality threshold to the high-end lens-interchangeable digital SLR camera market.
Since its inception in September 1999, Nikon has been conducting in-depth research into the use of the D1 camera and has analyzed feedback from Nikon users in all disciplines of photography. These studies, which called for further increase in quality and ease of operation led to the conclusion that the requirements of professional photographers needed to be addressed more directly.
The new cameras give professionals exactly what they demand — a choice. They can opt for the super-high resolution of the D1X, or the fast-action workflow-based D1H.
While inheriting many of Nikon’s fundamental concepts in digital camera manufacture that were embodied in the D1 — total image quality, enhanced speed and improved operability — both cameras boast a wide variety of enhancements that make them stand out from competitive models and place them a generation further on from their own predecessor.
The D1X featuring 5.47-megapixel CCD allows photographers to capture ultrahigh-resolution images at recording pixels of 3,008 x 1,960 and 2,000 x 1,312, while also enjoying improved color management capability for super high color fidelity in a wide variety of applications and locations. It will become the standard for the professional photographer who requires no-compromise quality from a digital camera. An improved version of the Nikon Capture software allows the full 16-bit image quality and control either in the studio or when post-processing RAW files.
The D1H offers uprated consecutive shooting (up to 40 shots at 5fps) as well as faster image processing and data transfer both to CF media and direct to computer (transfer speed by IEEE1394 is now enhanced). It will become the standard for press photographers and professionals for whom speed is absolutely essential.
In response to user feedback and a desire to push the boundary of digital photography to the highest possible level, both models incorporate additional improvements in various areas which elevate their performance to the standards required by today’s and tomorrow’s photographers. All of these features and improvements are complemented by broader system compatibility and are packed into a lightweight, rugged magnesium body.
With the launch of the D1X and D1H Nikon has met the needs of photographers who wish to complement their professionalism with the ultimate combination of total image quality, performance, durability, system compatibility and cost-effectiveness.