Out of Production Nikon DSLR Specifications


A comparison of the specifications of previous Nikon DSLR models

Widen up your browser window, I thought it time to put together a basic comparison chart of the various DSLR model features (my concise opinions about individual models is here).

  D70

D100

D1 D1x D1h D2h D2x S2 Pro S3 Pro Pro 14n Pro SLR/n
Sensor Size 23.7x15.6mm ~1.52x 23.7x15.6mm ~1.52x 23.7x15.6mm ~1.52x 23.7x15.6mm ~1.52x  23.7x15.6mm ~1.52x  23.3x15.5mm ~1.54x 23.7x15.7mm ~1.53x 23 x15.5mm ~1.56x 23 x 15.5mm ~1.56x 36x24mm ~1x 36x24mm ~1x
Sensor Pixels 6.1mp 6.1mp  3mp  5.3mp 3mp   4.1mp 12.2mp full, 6.8mp @2x crop 6.1mp  6.14mp (doubled) 13.7mp  13.7mp 
Sensor Manufacturer Sony Sony Nikon produced  Nikon produced Nikon produced Nikon Nikon designed Fujifilm Fujifilm Fill Factory Fill Factory
Sensor Technology CCD CCD CCD CCD CCD LBCAST CMOS SuperCCD SuperCCD SR CMOS CMOS
Sensor Filtration RGB, antialias, microlens RGB, antialias, microlens RGB, antialias, microlens RGB, antialias, microlens RGB, antialias, microlens RGB, antialias, microlens RGB, antialias, microlens RGB, antialias, microlens RGB, antialias, microlens RGB RGB
Max Image Size 3008x2000 3008x2000  2012x1312  4024x2648 (software), 3008x1960  2012x1312  2464x1632  4288 x 2848 4256x2848 4256x2848 4500x3000  4536 x 3024
Other Image Sizes 2240x1488, 1504x1000 2240x1488, 1504x1000    2000x1312    1840x1224  3216 x 2136, 2144 x 1424 or 3216 x 2136, 2400 x 1600, 1600 x 1064 3024x2016, 2304x1536, 1440x960  3024x2016, 2304x1536, 1440x960 3000x2000, 2250x1500, 1125x750 3000x2000
2250x1500
ADC Bit Depth 12 bit 12 bit 12 bit 12 bit 12 bit 12 bit 12 bit 12 bit 14 bit 12 bit 12 bit
Raw File Formats Compressed NEF only NEF, Compressed NEF NEF, Compressed NEF NEF, Compressed NEF NEF, Compressed NEF NEF, Compressed NEF NEF, Compressed NEF RAF RAF DCR DCR
Other File Formats JPEG JPEG, TIFF JPEG, TIFF JPEG, TIFF JPEG, TIFF JPEG, TIFF JPEG, TIFF JPEG, TIFF JPEG JPEG, JPEG/ERI JPEG, JPEG/ERI
Auto Rotation Yes No No No No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Color Spaces sRGB, Adobe RGB, sRGB+ sRGB, Adobe RGB, sRGB+ NTSC sRGB, Adobe RGB, sRGB+ sRGB, Adobe RGB, sRGB+ sRGB, Adobe RGB, sRGB+ sRGB, Adobe RGB, sRGB+, sYCC sRGB sRGB, Adobe RGB    
Storage CF Type I or II CF Type I or II CF Type I or II CF Type I or II CF Type I or II CF Type I or II CF Type I or II CF Type I or II, SmartMedia CF Type I or II, xD CF Type I or II, SD/MMC CF Type I or II, SD/MMC
Max Write Speed ~5500 Kbps ~2100 KBps  ~950 KBps  ~2500 KBps  ~2500 KBps  ~5200 KBps  >5200 KBps? ~2000 KBps  ~2200 Kbps ~3150 KBps   
Max Buffer Size 14 JPEG, 4 RAW 6 JPEG, 4 RAW    9 JPEG, 6 RAW 40 JPEG, 26 RAW 40 JPEG, 20 RAW  15 RAW @ 12.4mp, 26 RAW @ 6.8mp 7 RAW 3 or 7 RAW, 6 to 12 JPEG   19 RAW or JPEG
Connectivity (see note at bottom) USB 2.0 FULL USB 2.0 FULL Firewire Firewire Firewire USB 2.0 HIGH USB 2.0 HIGH USB 2.0 FULL, Firewire USB 2.0 FULL, Firewire Firewire Firewire
TV Support NTSC and PAL NTSC and PAL NTSC and PAL NTSC and PAL NTSC and PAL NTSC and PAL NTSC and PAL NTSC or PAL NTSC and PAL  NTSC and PAL NTSC and PAL
Lens Support (metering) all AF, AI-P all AF, AI-P all, AF, AI-P, AI and AI-S (no matrix) all, AF, AI-P, AI and AI-S (no matrix) all, AF, AI-P, AI and AI-S (no matrix) all, AF, AI-P, AI and AI-S all AF, AI-P, AI and AI-S all AF, AI-P all AF, AI-P all, AF, AI-P all, AF, AI-P
Autofocus Module CAM900 (5 sensor) CAM900 (5 sensor) CAM1300 (5 sensor) CAM1300 (5 sensor) CAM1300 (5 sensor) CAM2000 (11 sensor) CAM2000 (11 sensor) CAM900 (5 sensor) CAM 900 (5 sensor) CAM900 (5 sensor) CAM900 (5 sensor)
Autofocus Modes Single, Dynamic, CSP Single, Dynamic, CSP  Single, Dynamic, CSP   Single, Dyn amic, CSP  Single, Dynamic, CSP  Single, Dynamic, Group Dynamic, CSP  Single, Dynamic, Group Dynamic, CSP  Single, Dynamic, CSP  Single, Dynamic, CSP  Single, Dynamic, CSP  Single, Dynamic, CSP 
AF Assist Yes (white lamp) Yes (white lamp)  (flash only) (flash only)  (flash only) (flash only) (flash only)  Yes (white lamp)  Yes (white lamp) Yes (white lamp)  Yes (white lamp) 
Metering Color matrix, centerweight (variable), spot Matrix, centerweight, spot Color matrix, centerweight (variable), spot Color Matrix, centerweight (variable), spot Color matrix, centerweight (variable), spot Color matrix, centerweight (variable), spot Color matrix, centerweight (variable), spot Matrix, centerweight, spot Matrix, centerweight, spot Matrix, centerweight, spot Matrix, centerweight, spot
Exposure Modes PSAM + 7 Scene PSAM PSAM PSAM PSAM PSAM PSAM PSAM PSAM PSAM PSAM
Exposure Compensation +/- 5 stops, 1/3 or 1/2 stop +/- 5 stops, 1/3, 1/2 stop  +/- 5 stops, 1/3, 1/2, 1 stop  +/- 5 stops, 1/3, 1/2, 1 stop  +/- 5 stops, 1/3, 1/2, 1 stop  +/- 5 stops, 1/3, 1/2, 1 stop  +/- 5 stops, 1/3, 1/2, 1 stop +/- 3 stops, 1/2 stop  +/- 3 stops, 1/2 stop +/- 3 stops, 1/2 stop  +/- 3 stops, 1/2 stop 
Exposure Bracketing Yes, 2 or 3 frames Yes, 2 or 3 frames Yes, 2 or 3 frames Yes, 2 or 3 frames  Yes, 2 or 3 frames Yes, 2-9 frames  Yes, 2-9 frames Yes, 2 or 3 frames  Yes, 2 or 3 frames Yes, 2 or 3 frames  Yes, 2 or 3 frames 
ISO 200-1600, AUTO 200-1600, AUTO, HI1, HI2 200-1600, HI1, HI2 125-800, HI1, HI2 200-1600, HI1, HI2 200-1600, AUTO, HI1, HI2 100-800, HI1, HI2, AUTO 100, 160, 200, 400, 800, 1600 100, 160, 200, 400, 800, 1600  80-800 6-800 calibrated, 1000-1600
White Balance Auto, bracketed, custom, 6 predefined with fine tuning Auto, bracketed, custom, 6 predefined with fine tuning Auto, custom, 6 predefined with fine tuning  Auto, custom, 6 predefined with fine tuning  Auto, custom, 6 predefined with fine tuning  Auto, bracketed, custom (3), 6 predefined with fine tuning, direct Kelvin  Auto, bracketed, custom (5), 6 predefined with fine tuning, direct Kelvin Auto, 6 predefined, 2 custom  Auto, 6 predefined, 2 custom Auto, custom (not limited), 4 predefined with fine tuning  Auto, custom (not limited), 4 predefined with fine tuning 
Image Settings Sharpening, Tone, Color, Hue Sharpening, Tone, Hue  Sharpening, Tone, Hue  Sharpening, Tone, Hue  Sharpening, Tone, Hue  Sharpening, Tone, Hue  Sharpening, Tone, Hue Sharpening, Color, Tone  Sharpening, Color, Tone, film simulations, dynamic range Sharpening, Noise Reduction, Look  Sharpening, Noise Reduction, Look 
Color LCD 1.8", 130,000 pixels 1.8", 120,000 pixels  2", 130,000 pixel  2", 130,000 pixel  2", 130,000 pixel  2.5", 210,000 pixel 2.5", 235,000 pixel 1.8", 110,000 pixels  2", 235,000 pixels 2", 130,000 pixels  2", 130,000 pixels 
Image Review Histogram, Highlights Histogram, Highlights Histogram, Highlights Histogram, Highlights Histogram, Highlights Histogram, Highlights Histogram (RGB), Highlights Histogram (color channels) Histogram (color channels), Highlights Histogram (EV display), Highlights Histogram (EV display), Highlights
Continuous Shooting Speed 3 fps 3 fps  3 fps  3 fps  5 fps  8 fps 5fps @ 12.4mp, 8fps @ 6.8mp 2 fps   2.5 fps 1.7 fps  1.7 fps 
Shutter Speeds 30s to 1/8000, bulb 30s to 1/4000, bulb 30s to 1/16000, bulb 30s to 1/16000, bulb 30s to 1/16000, bulb 30s to 1/8000, bulb 30s to 1/8000, bulb 30s to 1/4000, bulb 30s to 1/4000, bulb 30s to 1/4000, bulb 60s to 1/4000, bulb
Mirror Lockup No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No  Yes Yes
Flash Sync Speed 1/500 1/180 1/500 1/500 1/500 1/250 1/250 1/125 1/180 1/125 1/125
Flash Type I-TTL D-TTL D-TTL D-TTL D-TTL I-TTL I-TTL TTL D-TTL D-TTL D-TTL
Internal Flash Yes GN 15m Yes GN 17m No No No No No Yes GN 12m Yes GN 12m Yes GN 12m Yes GN 12m
PC Sync No (via optional AS-15) No ( via optional AS-15) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Flash Compensation -3 to +1EV -3 to +1EV on flash only on flash only on flash only on flash only on flash only -3 to +1EV -3 to +1EV  -3 to +1EV -3 to +1EV
Flash Options Red Eye, Slow Sync, Rear Sync, Flash Lock Red Eye, Slow Sync, Rear Sync Red Eye, Slow Sync, Rear Sync Red Eye, Slow Sync, Rear Sync Red Eye, Slow Sync, Rear Sync Red Eye, Slow Sync, Rear Sync, Flash Lock Red Eye, Slow Sync, Rear Sync, Flash Lock Red Eye, Slow Sync, Rear Sync Red Eye, Slow Sync, Rear Sync Red Eye, Slow Sync, Rear Sync Red Eye, Slow Sync, Rear Sync
DOF Preview Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Remote Control ML-L3 IR (optional) Threaded cable, 10-pin via MB-D100 10-pin 10-pin 10-pin 10-pin 10-pin Threaded cable Threaded cable, 10-pin Threaded cable, 10-pin Threaded cable, 10-pin
Size 5.5 x 4.4 x 3.1" (140x111x78mm) 5.7 x 4.6 x 3.2" (144x116x80.5mm)  6.2 x 6.1 x 3.4" (157x153x85mm) 6.2 x 6.1 x 3.4" (157x153x85mm)  6.2 x 6.1 x 3.4" (157x153x85mm) 6.2 x 5.9 x 3.4" (157.5x149.5x85.5mm)  6.2 x 5.9 x 3.4" (157.5x149.5x85.5mm)  5.6 x 5.2 x 3.1" (141.5x131x79.5mm)  5.9 x 5.3 x 3.2" (148x135x80mm)  5.2 x 6.2 x 3.5" (131x158x89mm)  5.2 x 6.2 x 3.5" (131x158x89mm) 
Weight 21 ounces (595g) 25 ounces (700g)    40 ounces (1.1kg)  40 ounces (1.1kg) 38 ounces (1070g)  38 ounces (1070g)  26.8 ounces (760g) 29.5 ounces (835g)  32 ounces (907g)  32 ounces (907g) 
Battery EN-EL3 EN-EL3 EN-4  EN-4  EN-4 EN-EL4 EN-EL4 4 AA, 2 CR123A (optional)  4 AA only Pro 14n Lithium, CR2032 coin cell Pro 14n Lithium, CR2032 coin cell
Other significant ML-L3 infrared remote control, PictBridge  MB-D100 (includes vertical release), voice annotation    Vertical release, GPS support  Vertical release, GPS support Vertical release, Wireless transfer option, High Speed Flash Sync, voice annotation, AI lenses Vertical release, Wireless transfer option, High Speed Flash Sync, voice annotation, AI lenses, GPS support, multiple exposure, layered images Multiple exposure, voice annotation   Vertical release, PictBridge, Live Image display, multiple exposure Vertical release, GPS support, upgrade path to Pro 14nx Vertical release, GPS support 
  D70

D100

D1 D1x D1h D2h D2x S2 Pro S3 Pro Pro 14n Pro SLR/n

A Note on USB: People keep telling me that the D70 and D100 aren't USB 2.0. Unfortunately, the USB organization has now put forth specifications that allow a camera manufactuer--but not a drive manufacturer--to claim USB 2.0 support if they support what is known as USB 2.0 FULL speed (12Mbs), which was the older 1.1 "fast" transfer rate; USB 2.0's HIGH transfer rate is 480Mbs. Since Nikon is now using those terms in their marketing, so I've elected to use them here for consistency across cameras specs.
Version History:
2/5/04: Added S3 Pro, vertical release info, fixed D1 color space, PC Sync for D70/D100, clarified USB terminology (not really, but tried to explain what the USB organization now means).
2/6/04: Added bit depth, started adding PictBridge where known.
2/7/04: Filled out additional S3 Pro info based upon preliminary Fujifilm spec sheet.
? indicates guess. Fixed header information (title, description, keywords).
2/8/04: Fixed Fujifilm connectivity speed.
2/12/04: Added Kodak Pro SLR/n. Added camera names at bottom of table.
5/31/04: Corrected D70 ISO, added buffer sizes, changed D1x speculation.
8/18/04: Updated D2x and S3 information based upon latest rumors/press releases
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9/9/04: Updated S3 Pro information.

9/16/04: Updated D2x information.
9/17/04: Minor fixes on S2 Pro information.
2/4/05: Minor fixes on S3 Pro information.

   

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