I have been reading up on some of the older pro bodies to get some info of them when I was thinking of moving up to a D2x instead of a D300, thats when I found people on flikr talking about how awesome their D1x still is and thats what they still use. Lots of people say they have a color film look to the images and have much better color then some of the newer cameras like my D60 and D80s. I wanted to see if any of you have or have used a D1x and if this is right. I also read that you can transfer the jpeg image into a RAW nef file and it goes from 5mp to 10mp. Is this true? If it is so much better then my D60 I found one I can buy for $400 and I see my camera selling for that much and more, it would be an even trade in price, is this worth it?
D1x better then D60 and D80?(5 posts) (4 voices)
I wouldn't bother. Not to say that they're bad cameras, but sensor technology really has advanced a lot since then. I wouldn't buy one unless you got it for really cheap. And I'm not sure if you can upconvert a raw image to higher resolution.
The D1x also has another short coming, it uses nickel metal hydrate batteries, which are heavy, and have a rather shot life (200-250 shots IIRC). You'll get better images from a native 10MP sensor than a interpolated 5MP image. Any film appearance is due to the picture settings in camera, and can easily be changed in post processing.
K, thanks for the info guys, just wanted to see if it was as good as my D60. I have a couple of problems with my D60 that I really want to upgrade, but wont be buying a new camera (D400) until I grad this coming May. I though if the image was as good from the D1x then I would get it and sell my D60 since it upgrades one of my major problems with my D60. I guess if I can talk the guy down to a lower price like 300 or 350 I might get it and sell off my D60 and then I'll have some more money to put into more lenses or a new body when I get out of college. Since I got my F5 I have only shot film since the camera does what I need with speed and such. I wanted to see if I could find a digital that could do that before upgrading this coming summer.
Id suggest a D200, its perhaps the best deal in used bodies around. pro body, full controls recent sensor tech, etc.
you can generally find them for under $500 on ebay or equivalent.
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