Nikon D1X vs Nikon D3x

This is a full comparison between the cameras Nikon D1X and Nikon D3x. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Nikon D1X
Nikon D3x

Manufacturing

These cameras are both manufacturered by Nikon.

Nikon D1X were released 2001 and Nikon D3x was released 2008. That is a 7 years difference. In tech, this period of time can be of interest since technology is always improving etc.

Camera Manufacturer Released
Nikon D1X Nikon 2001
Nikon D3x Nikon 2008

Type of camera

Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Nikon D1X has a "DX"-sensor while Nikon D3x has a "FX"-sensor, and their difference in sensors will also effect the crop factor and experience focal length. See the table below.

Camera Experienced focal length when using a lens with 50mm focal length (ex a common "50mm f/1.8")
Nikon D1X 75 mm (a Nikon DX sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.5)
Nikon D3x 50 mm (a fullframe sensor does not have a crop factor / focal length multiplier)

Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Nikon)

Resolution

Nikon D1X has a 5,3 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Nikon D3x has 24,5 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels Pixel (total) Pixels (width) Pixels (height)
Nikon D1X 5,3 MP 5895680 3008 1960
Nikon D3x 24,5 MP 24385536 6048 4032

Nikon D3x has a 314 % larger resolution than Nikon D1X. This could give you more details in the picture but also a possibility to crop more in the pictures, afterwards while editing the pictures, if needed that is.

ISO range

Nikon D3x has a larger ISO-range than Nikon D1X. Nikon D3x has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 6400 while Nikon D1X has 125 to 800.

Camera ISO Range
Nikon D1X 125-800
Nikon D3x 100-6400

Autofocus and lens compatibility

Both of these cameras have a built-in autofocus motor. Some lenses, that supports autofocus, does not have a autofocus motor of their own but this wont cause any problems with these two cameras.

Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D1X
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D3x

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definately be of interest. Nikon D1X can shoot up to 3 pictures per seconds and Nikon D3x can shoot up to 1-5 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Nikon D1X 3
Nikon D3x 1-5

Ability to record movies

It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.

Though, neither Nikon D1X or Nikon D3x can shoot movies so if that is a functionality that you are really looking for you should look elsewhere.

Weight

The weight of the camera can be an extremely important factor, especially if the camera is about to be used, carried around, for several hours at the time.

Nikon D3x weighs 1260 gr (equal to 2,78 lb) which is 5% heavier than Nikon D1X and its 1200 gr (or 2,65 lb).

Camera Weight (in gram) Weight (in pounds)
Nikon D1X 1200 gr 2,65 lb
Nikon D3x 1260 gr 2,78 lb