Nikon D1X vs Nikon D4s
This is a full comparison between the cameras Nikon D1X and Nikon D4s. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.
These cameras are both manufactured by Nikon.Nikon D1X were released 2001 and Nikon D4s was released 2014. That is a 13 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.
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 D4s has a "FX"-sensor, and their difference in sensors will also affect the crop factor and experience focal length. See the table below.
|Camera||Focal length, 50mm f/1.8 **|
|Nikon D1X||75 mm
Nikon DX sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.5
|Nikon D4s||50 mm
No crop factor/focal length multiplier
** Experienced focal length when using a lens such as a common "50mm f/1.8"
Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Nikon)
Nikon D1X has a 5,3 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Nikon D4s has 16 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:
3008 x 1960
4928 x 3280
Nikon D4s has a 174 % larger resolution than Nikon D1X. This could give you more details in the picture but also a possibility to crop more in the pictures, afterward while editing the pictures, if needed that is.
Nikon D4s has a larger ISO-range than Nikon D1X. Nikon D4s has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 25600 while Nikon D1X has 125 to 800.
Autofocus and lens compatibility
Both of these cameras have a built-in autofocus motor. Some lenses, that support autofocus, do not have an autofocus motor of their own but this won't cause any problems with these two cameras.
Here is a complete overview of which lenses work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D1X
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D4s
Pictures per second
Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Nikon D1X can shoot up to 3 pictures per seconds and Nikon D4s can shoot up to 11 pictures per seconds.
|Camera||FPS (Frames per second)|
Ability to record movies
It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.
It is only one of these two cameras that support recording movies and movie clips and that is Nikon D4s. Sadly, the Nikon D1X does not support this.
The weight of the camera can be an extremely important factor, especially if the camera is about to be used, or carried around, for several hours at a time.
Nikon D4s weighs 1350 gr (equal to 2,98 lb) which is 12% heavier than Nikon D1X and its 1200 gr (or 2,65 lb).
|Nikon D1X||1200 gr
|Nikon D4s||1350 gr