Nikon D1X vs Nikon D90

This is a full comparison between the cameras Nikon D1X and Nikon D90. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Nikon D1X
Nikon D90

Manufacturing

These cameras are both manufacturered by Nikon.

Nikon D1X were released 2001 and Nikon D90 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 D90 Nikon 2008

Type of camera

Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

Both these cameras have the same sorts sensor (called "DX") which means that if you compare the cameras side by side the lenses will also have the same experienced focal length. Neither of the cameras have a Full frame sensor which means that you will get a "crop factor" where the cameras sensor size effect the focal length with a multiplier.

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 D90 75 mm (a Nikon DX sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.5)

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 D90 has 12,3 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 D90 12,3 MP 12212224 4288 2848

Nikon D90 has a 107 % 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 D90 has a larger ISO-range than Nikon D1X. Nikon D90 has an ISO range that stretches from 200 to 6400 while Nikon D1X has 125 to 800.

Camera ISO Range
Nikon D1X 125-800
Nikon D90 200-6400

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 D90

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 D90 can shoot up to 4,5 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Nikon D1X 3
Nikon D90 4,5

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 of movies and movie clips and that is Nikon D90. Sadly, the Nikon D1X does not support this.

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 D1X weighs 1200 gr (equal to 2,65 lb) which is 71% heavier than Nikon D90 and its 703 gr (or 1,55 lb).

Camera Weight (in gram) Weight (in pounds)
Nikon D1X 1200 gr 2,65 lb
Nikon D90 703 gr 1,55 lb