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Nikon D1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 195 reviews of Nikon D1. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the usability and image quality. The performance and price are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the battery, and reviews are divided on the image stabilizer.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon D1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Nikon D1 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

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Nov, 2019

EISA Award - Best Product

Expert review by : EISA (


Jun, 2000

TIPA Award!

Expert review by : TIPA Awards (

Nikon D1

Jan, 2000

Best Buy!

Expert review by : Simon Eccles (

Nikon D1 digital SLR camera


In terms of versatility, controllability, image and build quality, the D1 is probably the best portable digital camera you can buy. It's a true professional's tool and is ideal for photo-journalism. The only minor worry is the resolution, which has...

Expert review by : Digital Arts (

Nikon D1 digital SLR camera review


The idea of a single lens reflex (SLR) digital camera that accepts interchangeable lenses isn't new. Kodak has been building them since 1992, based on ...

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Nikon D1


The world of professional photography is a broad church, accommodating telephoto-touting paparazzi, to Hasselblad-wielding portrait artists. This camera will not appeal to all photographers, but it’s going to make major inroads to those who need the...

Expert review by : Phil Askey (

Nikon D1 Review


Nikon's D1 has been around for over a year now, first officially announced on 15th June 1999, though we'd seen plenty of "behind glass" prototypes before then. I first got my hands on an early product D1 back in September last year.

High Quality, clean, detailed images Supreme build quality, unrivalled, all metal body, weatherproof seals The way it feels in your hand, "solid mass" All rubber foot plate Instant startup time Built around two of the best film SLR's around, the F5 and...

JPEG/TIFF artifacts thanks to poor in-camera sharpening algorithm (must use Low sharpening to get the most out of JPEG/TIFF) Pattern noise at higher ISO's more difficult to remove than random noise Lacking lower sensitivity (ISO 100?) D1's colour set...

The D1 is everything the professional photographer could need and a whole lot more, build quality is second to none, image quality is excellent with a few funnies which, as long as you know, you can work around.

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Nikon D1 SLR


The Nikon D1 captures 2000x1312-pixel, 12-bit images using a 2.74 megapixel CCD (23.7 x 15.6mm) imager. Thanks to state of the art electronics and firmware it is able to process finished, high-quality JPEG images in the camera very quickly. For the...

Feb, 2000

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Nikon D1 Digital Camera Review: Intro and Highlights


Nikon is one of the names that literally needs no introduction in the world of photography. Long a leader in the film world, they offer cameras for both the serious amateur and working professional. Their professional line contains cameras like the...

May, 2000

Expert review by : Ken Rockwell (

Nikon D1 Review


The D2HS is a much better, faster camera with a much better battery system. The D2HS is the best cheap deal for shooting sports today; the D1 is more of a collectors item.

Dec, 2013

Expert review by : Photocrati Staff (

Nikon D1 Review Round-Up


The D1H is based on the original 2.74 megapixel D1 sensor but has a far larger data buffer and frame rate ability. Capable of shooting at a maximum of 5 frames per second for up to 40 frames, the D1H is clearly aimed at sports and current affairs...

Mar, 2009

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