Nikon dx1 vs Nikon d100

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by Nicola W via PhotoKB.com, Feb 2, 2006.

  1. hello to all!

    i am in the market to purchase a new slr camera. i started to look into the
    Nikon D50, D70 or D100 but came acrossed the Nikon Dx1 which i believe is an
    older model but more professional camera. I want to be able use this camera
    for weddings ect.. to start shooting wedding ect.. I want a really durable
    professional camera but not the professional price that can easily slip into
    the 1000's of dollars range. I've found the Nikon Dx1 camera for around 900
    but found a Nikon d100 for 675.00!
    what is my best bet here?! what do you guys think i should go for! is there
    a big different in quality. would the D100 work well or should i go with the
    older camera DX1 that is a little more on the professional side?

    Thanks everyone and appreciate your help on my task to find the perfect
    camera!

    :)
     
    Nicola W via PhotoKB.com, Feb 2, 2006
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  2. Nicola W via PhotoKB.com

    Nikon User Guest

    Check out the D200. The DX1 and D100 are discontinued models.

    The DX1 is a pro model, but the D100 is a "prosumer" model.
     
    Nikon User, Feb 3, 2006
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  3. Assuming you mean a D1x vs. a D100... the D1x wins hands down every time.
     
    Floyd Davidson, Feb 3, 2006
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  4. And the D200 would cost at least twice the price mentioned.
     
    Floyd Davidson, Feb 3, 2006
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    Andrew Haley Guest

    The D1x is better than the D100 in most repsects, but short battery
    life will really hurt you when shooting weddings. Most D1x users have
    several batteries and keep one on charge at all times. These
    batteries are expensive.

    Andrew.
     
    Andrew Haley, Feb 3, 2006
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  6. The EN-4 batteries used by the D1 series (including the D1x) run
    anywhere from $20 to $30 each. That does not seem "expensive"
    for a rechargable battery pack.

    The problem is not the expense of the normal batteries, but the
    cost of an external high capacity battery. For example, a
    Quantum Turbo, which is in fact expensive. For someone shooting
    a wedding or two per week it would certainly be worth the
    expense. For somebody doing one a month or every two month...
    probably not.
     
    Floyd Davidson, Feb 3, 2006
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  7. Nicola W via PhotoKB.com

    Andrew Haley Guest

    Really? They cost a hell of a lot more than that last time I bought
    one, but OK.
    Well, the problem is the fact that the D1x needs a lot of power, one
    way or another. There are a number of ways to solve that problem.

    Andrew.
     
    Andrew Haley, Feb 3, 2006
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