Nikon D100 Review

Nikon D100 Review

Those who have always dreamed of continuing to use their existing Nikon equipment – and especially the lenses – in the digital age, but could not afford a D1, D1X or D1H, are now served by the Nikon D100. This symbolizes the relatively inexpensive entry into the top class of digital cameras. And this with a resolution of 6 megapixels.


Almost one and a half to two months after the EOS D60 of the competitor Canon is available in stores, the Nikon D100 is now (since the beginning of July) also available in the shops. The waiting time was certainly short enough so that nobody would be tempted to change brands. What faithful Nikon fans – and those who want to become fans – expect, we have tried out for this report.

Thanks to the Nikon F-compatible bayonet, the Nikon D100 can use a considerable number of lenses from the Nikon series. Depending on whether you have modern AF-Nikkore (type D or G), D-Nikkore with manual focus, other AF-Nikkore or Nikkore without CPU, there is a more or less limited support for these lenses.

However, up to 40 different lenses (not including lenses from other manufacturers) are connected to the Nikon D100, according to Nikon. The same applies to the system flash units, with the greatest compatibility with D-TTL-controlled Nikon flash units such as the SB-80DX (guide number 56 with ISO 100 and 105 mm focal length), which was introduced at the same time as the Nikon D100.

A 1.5x focal length extension factor applies to the use of the lenses, as the CCD sensor of the Nikon D100, which is equipped with 6.1 million pixels and measures 23.7 x 15.6 millimeters, is somewhat smaller than a 35mm film.

Images are delivered in a resolution of a maximum of 3,008 x 2,008 pixels; optionally in uncompressed TIFF format, in space-saving JPEG format or in unprocessed raw data format (NEF-RAW). The images are stored on CompactFlash removable memory cards of type I and II, whereby microdrives can also be used.

For exposure and focusing, Nikon uses a proven technology developed in-house. According to the Nikon D100 specifications, the autofocus sensor is probably a Multi-CAM 900 AF module, which is derived directly from the Multi-CAM 1300 module of the Nikon F-100 and Nikon F-5 and is used in the F-80.

This module features five individually selectable, cross-shaped focusing areas and AF sensor sensitivity ranging from -1 EV to 19 EV. AF mode offers a choice of single AF or continuous AF with a dynamic focus on moving subjects; manual focus is also possible.

Exposure metering, in turn, is performed by Nikon’s typical 3D matrix metering cell, which is divided into ten fields and takes into account the brightness and contrast of the subject as well as the distance and location of the subject in the image. The distance to the main subject is transmitted by the lens (if it is an AF-D type); the position of the main subject in the picture determines the active autofocus range.

The flash metering cell is divided into five sections and also takes the distance to the main subject into account. In order to keep the exposure as precise as possible, the camera electronics compare the measuring data of the flash metering cell with those of the continuous light metering cell.

For “lateral entrants” from the 35 mm range, features such as the bracketing function, the coupling for a mechanical cable release attached to the shutter release, the exposure-measuring button, the mechanical shutter (1/4,000 to 30 s; flash sync speed 1/180 s), the SLR with diopter adjustment and the built-in miniature flash (LZ 11) should be familiar.

The latter is especially useful for brightening up or when you don’t have an external flash at hand. The Nikon D100 has no replaceable viewfinder screens, but a grid can be displayed on the color LCD screen or viewfinder. Not to forget the hot shoe (with TTL transmission) and the exposure programs (P/S/A/M).

Among the Nikon D100’s digital camera-specific features: the aforementioned color LCD screen has a diagonal screen size of 1.8 inches, a resolution of 118,000 pixels and can display useful information such as a histogram or the distribution of lights in addition to the images themselves. For white balance, you can either rely on the automatic mode, use one of the six presets (which can still be fine-tuned), or perform white balance by saving the measured values.

Extremely interesting and so far also unique is the possibility to call up three different color space settings. When setting the sensitivity, the user can choose between ISO 200 and 1,600. The Nikon D100 is equipped with a USB 1.1 interface and a switchable PAL/NTSC video output.

The Nikon D100 gets its power from a 7.2-volt EN-EL3 lithium-ion battery; in stationary operation, the power can also be obtained from the wall socket using an EH-5 mains adapter.

Otherwise, you can also get the optionally available battery pack MB-Nikon D100, which can take either two lithium-ion batteries or six AA/Mignon cells. The MB-Nikon D100 also provides convenient portrait shooting (thanks to its shutter-release button and dial), access to voice memos, and a 10-pin connector for special accessories (such as a multi-function electric remote shutter release).

This would only explain the most important functions of the Nikon D100; the camera can do a lot more. So now let´s go into more detail.

Nikon D100

Ergonomics and Workmanship Of The Nikon D100

A completely different “caliber” than the compact and all-in-one digital cameras for the amateur market is the digital SLR cameras with interchangeable lens system.

The Nikon D100 cannot deny its close relationship to Nikon’s F-series 35mm SLR cameras. Not that the Nikon D100 should not be suitable for amateurs, because the price of the Nikon D100 is already within the financial reach of some amateurs and the Nikon D100 does not claim to outshine the professional D1 class.

But for an attractive 2,800 dollars (without lens, of course) you can get a camera that has more in common with analog SLR cameras in terms of possibilities, handling, image quality – and also weight – than any digital compact camera. The body alone, i.e. the “naked” camera without object v, weighs around 830 grams. And then, of course, an interchangeable lens is added. In this respect, Nikon is well served. The customer can choose from a huge range of lenses.

From a purely theoretical or mechanical point of view, the Nikon D100 could accommodate all Nikkor lenses with F bayonet. In practice, however, “only” newer AF-D lenses will be used due to electronic incompatibilities or limitations. That’s still quite a lot of lenses for every imaginable purpose and then there are still not the Nikon-compatible lenses of other manufacturers (Sigma, Tamron and Tokina, among others). Depending on which lens you choose, the calculation and the total weight of the equipment will increase more or less abruptly.

We carried out our test completely with an AF-S Nikkor 28-70 mm/F2.8 D, which cost almost 2,000 dollars. Only for most of the pictures in this field report did we prefer to mount a 50-millimeter lens so that you can see something of the Nikon D100 in the photos.

The “S” in the Nikkor zoom lens designation stands for “Silent Wave” and means that the focusing is done by an ultrasonic motor; the “D” stands for “Distance Integration” and means that the distance to the subject is taken into account when measuring exposure. With a full weight of about one kilogram, the test lens is heavier than the camera itself.

The focal length specified must be multiplied by a factor of 1.5 for the Nikon D100 because of the different size ratios between CCD and 35mm film. Thus, in our test configuration, the resulting image angle corresponded to the one of a 42 to the 105-millimeter lens in case of 35mm film, thus it provided less zoom range than one knows from any 3x zoom compact camera.

Nikon D100

The narrower angle of view is the first thing that a person switching from analog 35mm photography has to get used to. Otherwise, switching from 35mm to digital on the Nikon D100 is no big deal because of the KB-SLR-typical handling.

But if you move up from the compact digital camera class to a digital SLR camera like the Nikon D100, you’ll have to get pretty used to it. Gone are the days when you could see the picture on the LCD viewfinder even before taking the picture.

On the Nikon D100, the rear 1.8″ color LCD screen is used exclusively for setting camera functions and playing back recorded images. Because of the SLR architecture with oscillating mirror and lamella focal plane shutter, a live histogram can be forgotten as well.

The worse you can judge the exposure and white balance of a true digital SLR camera in advance, the better you can judge the sharpness. A true SLR viewfinder is unsurpassed in brightness and detail; the Nikon D100 viewfinder also offers 95% viewfinder image coverage, diopter adjustment (-2 to +1 dpt.), and an exit pupil of 20 mm (this information should be of particular interest to eyeglass wearers).

One glance through the viewfinder reveals five AF areas; the active AF area is highlighted in black. Unlike Canon, however, this only happens when the field is selected manually.

If you leave the AF area to the camera automatically, the camera will not show you at which point the focus has been set. Very practical, however, is the possibility to fade in a grid frame on the screen using a special function. This is partly a consolation because the screens are not replaceable.

Furthermore, the viewfinder provides visual indicators for the measuring circle of the center-weighted area in the integral metering, for the focus confirmation (the well-known “green dot”), for the exposure mode, shutter speed, aperture, exposure program, deviations from the exposure determined by the camera (via a scale), for exposure compensation, frame counter (including a display of the remaining buffer memory) and flash readiness.

Like any SLR camera that’s a bit of a hobby, the Nikon D100 has an anti-glare button. Pressing this button closes the aperture to the set value and you can judge the depth of field in the viewfinder. However, the use of the dipping button must be learned, as the viewfinder is darkened so much during dipping that it is difficult for an untrained person to see anything in the viewfinder.

What would an SLR camera be without a hot-shoe? Of course, the Nikon D100 also has one. Unlike its little sisters from the Coolpix series, the Nikon D100 supports all-flash functions.

So the four electrical contacts (one center contact plus three manufacturer-specific contacts) are not only there to “look good” with the Nikon D100, but also have a function.

In addition to controlling the flash (D-TTL flash control), these functions include motorized adjustment of the zoom reflector to the focal length set on the lens and the activation of the AF auxiliary light on the flash unit in low light conditions or with low subject contrast.

Incidentally, the AF auxiliary light only works when the AF mode is set to single-frame advance (S). With a focus tracking (C) set, the AF auxiliary light must be omitted. The SB-80DX flash provided to us has further extras, such as wireless flash control, a pilot light function, a stroboscope mode, an automatic mode (as with older flash units) and a built-in special diffusing lens for focal lengths from 14 mm.

If you put the standard diffuser on the reflector, the flash can see this thanks to the small switch on the bottom of the reflector. These are little sweets that the professional user will appreciate. No replacement for an external flash, but a kind of “helper” is the Nikon D100’s built-in miniature flash.

The flash, which has a guide number of 16 at ISO 200 (which corresponds exactly to the manufacturer’s specification of LZ 11 at ISO 100), jumps out of its “lurking position” in the prism housing at the push of a button.

Both the built-in flash and the external flash can be reduced or increased in output, can be switched to manual flash control and synchronize even with slow shutter speeds. With the SB-50DX, even internal flash and external flash can be used simultaneously. This is not possible with the SB-80DX because of its conventional design.

If you want to connect a studio flash unit or older flash units to the Nikon D100, you will unfortunately not find a PC sync socket. But this can be retrofitted in the form of a cheap adapter by putting such an adapter on the hot shoe. However, professionals are usually not enthusiastic about such handicrafts.

Both the internal and external flashes (provided you use a Nikon TTL compatible flash) use Nikon’s D-TTL flash control, which uses a separate metering cell divided into five metering zones for flash metering and takes the distance to the subject (so-called 3D metering) into account when calculating the correct exposure. The latter, however, requires a lens of the D or G series, because only these are able to transmit this information to the camera.

This configuration produces flash images with a good balance between flash and ambient light, but with an underexposure of the main subject. The Nikon D100’s tendency to expose the images tightly is even more noticeable in flash photography than in daylight photography. Maybe a future firmware update will solve this problem; in the meantime, you can get help with flash exposure correction (on the camera or flash unit).

Nikon D100

The Nikon D100 behaves and operates as an analog 35mm camera. The Nikon D100 is switched on by the rotating ring around the shutter release.

By the way, the release is provided with a thread for the connection of a mechanical cable remote release. There is hardly a cheaper and easier way to release the camera remotely.

Near the shutter-release button is a button for the flash mode and a button for entering exposure compensation. The program selector wheel on the other side of the housing is divided into two parts. One half summarizes the exposure modes (P, S, A, M). The other half has positions for the following settings, which are selected with the thumb using the rotary wheel:

  • Sensitivity (ISO 200 to 1,600 in one-third EV and uncalibrated ISO 3,200 and ISO 6,400),
  • White balance (automatic + 6 presets + manual white balance + white balance bracketing),
  • Image quality (3 resolution levels and 5 compression levels or file formats),
  • AF measuring mode (manual or automatic control of the measuring fields).

Below the program dial, there is a slide switch for setting the frame rate (single frame, continuous, self-timer). While this slide switch is protected against accidental adjustment by a release button, the program selector wheel is not.

This is all the more regrettable as the individual positions of the program selector wheel do not engage clearly enough. It is not uncommon to assume that you are shooting in program mode, for example, when you are actually in aperture priority or another exposure mode. Fortunately, the viewfinder shows you what exposure program you’re in, so a quick look at the Nikon D100 is highly recommended.

Below the lens release button on the front of the camera is a switch for setting the AF mode (single-frame advance, focus tracking, manual focus). On the back of the camera, there are buttons and dials for the metering mode (center-weighted integral, matrix, spot), AE lock, bracketing, flash compensation, LCD screen, and camera menu operation. Typical for Nikon are the key combinations.

For example, pressing the flash-compensation button and the upper LCD illumination button simultaneously and for a long time (more than 2 seconds) will allow the memory card to be formatted without using the camera menu. If the bracketing button and flash mode button are pressed and held simultaneously for more than two seconds, the camera returns to the factory defaults.

Nikon D100
Nikon D100

Two dials, one on the front of the handle below the shutter release button and one on the back of the camera at thumb position, are used to select the sub-functions or set the exposure parameters.

Depending on the set exposure mode, one turn of either wheel (the manual exposure mode requires both separately) is sufficient to vary the shutter speed and/or aperture. Shutter speeds from 1/4,000 to 30 seconds (incl. bulb position) are available, as well as various apertures depending on the mounted lens – each in third or half aperture steps.

Unlike compact digital cameras, which have a central shutter, the Nikon D100 (like just about every SLR camera) has a focal-plane shutter. Accordingly, the Nikon D100 has a flash sync speed of 1/180 second, which may be longer (e.g. 1/60 s) but not shorter (e.g. 1/200 s). Unfortunately, the Nikon D100 does not support the high-speed or FP flash sync function of some flash units. If you leave the Nikon D100 in one of the automatic or semi-automatic exposure modes, you can expect perfectly exposed images in most cases. The 3D matrix cell with 10 individual measuring fields can hardly be misled. However, the Nikon D100 exposes a little tightly (half to a full f-stop).

This is probably intentional, as digital cameras tend to outshine the lights due to their low exposure latitude and/or contrast range (comparable to that of a slide film). Due to the intentional underexposure, one makes sure that there are still some details in the lights visible; the remaining parts of the image can be brightened later if needed by means of an image processing program.

Otherwise, there is nothing to criticize about the pictures. The Nikon D100 is the only one of the SLR cameras that has a conventional CCD image converter. Canon relies on CMOS technology for the EOS D60, Fujifilm for the FinePix S2 Pro on its own SuperCCD recipe and Sigma for the SD-9 on the – almost mythical – Foveon X9 sensor. Nevertheless, the CCD of the Nikon D100 delivers first-class images.

Both in terms of exposure and noise, resolving power, blooming and color fidelity. The direct competitors of Canon and Fujifilm (and probably Sigma, too) are a bit better; however, this is in the barely noticeable range.

Image Quality Of The Nikon D100

In any case, the Nikon D100’s image quality surpasses that of all consumer digital cameras (which are already very good today) and the 6.31 megapixels really don’t need to hide behind other cameras. The camera achieves excellent image quality even at high sensitivities.

In this context, it is particularly interesting that the lowest sensitivity of the Nikon D100 starts at ISO 200 instead of ISO 100 as usual. Up to ISO 800, image noise is kept very low – thanks to excellent noise reduction algorithms.

From ISO 1.600 on, it gets a bit more and not for nothing Nikon has classified the levels of ISO 3.200 and ISO 6.400 as “uncalibrated”. Against another “annoying companion”, namely the dust on the CCD sensor, only a regular cleaning of the CCD helps.

Nikon D100

With the function switched on and the power supply connected, the Nikon D100 raises the mirror and gives access to the CCD or its preceding low-pass filter. With a bellows or a dust brush, you can then get rid of the dust.

The images the Nikon D100 delivers may not appeal to everyone. Apart from the fact that the Nikon D100 exposes a little too tightly, the image sharpness may seem too “soft” to some people. This is typical for a camera with professional demands, whose developers assume that the images will be post-processed later anyway.

If you still want to “focus” your Nikon D100, you will find a function in the camera menu for adjusting the camera’s internal focus.

Other fine-tuning or options to customize the image result are available for image contrast, color saturation, exposure (via exposure corrections, auto bracketing, etc.), white balance, and color space. The latter allows the Nikon D100 owner to choose the sRGB-I, AdobeRGB or SRGB-II color space.

While sRGB-I is designed to emphasize skin tones and sRGB-II is designed to emphasize blue and green tones (for landscape images), the AdobeRGB color space is always the first choice when the images are sent to a printer or prepress company unprocessed.

For those who cannot commit to a typical camera setting, the above image parameters can be stored in two different memories for user settings. And for those who prefer to take “virgin” pictures, which then get the “finishing touches” on the PC, it is best to take pictures in RAW/NEF format.

No matter if and how you parameterize the Nikon D100: If the Nikon D100 is set up to give you pictures to your taste, you’ve only done half the work. It is much more important to capture the right moment with the camera. And a fast camera can help a lot.

A prerequisite for good snapshots is a short switch-on or standby time. The Nikon D100 is ready for operation in approximately 1.6 seconds; the value may vary long/short depending on the memory card used. The shutter release delay is also pleasantly short: It is only 0.1 seconds. If you add the focusing time of 0.5 seconds on average, you get a total delay of 0.6 seconds.

Nikon D100

As you can see, the autofocus is extremely fast – even though our test shots were taken indoors. This is due to two facts: firstly, the sensitivity of the MultiCAM-900 AF sensor, which already responds at -1 IL. This AF sensor is derived from the MultiCAM-1300 sensor of the F5 or its digital adversary D1 and already performs well in the analog F80 and F65. On the other hand, the AF speed is also due to the Silent Wave technology of our test lens.

Not all Nikon lenses are equipped with such ultrasonic focusing motors, so the use of an AF-Nikkor with conventional focusing drive might be slightly detrimental to the AF speed.

Unlike Canon’s direct competitor, the EOS D60, the Nikon D100 can also focus on off-center subjects when shooting in portrait mode. Because to the middle, right and left AF-field are added an upper and lower AF-field. As mentioned at the beginning of this report, the selection of the AF field is both automatic and manual.

The camera focuses automatically either every time the shutter-release button is pressed halfway or continuously. If the light or subject contrasts become so faint that even the excellent sensitivity of the MultiCAM 900 sensor is no longer sufficient, the white-dazzling AF auxiliary light on the Nikon D100 will illuminate, which also serves the purpose of a red-eye correction lamp. With the auxiliary flash attached, the Nikon D100 uses the flash’s much more discreet red AF auxiliary light.

The Nikon D100 is not only capable of capturing a snapshot as a single image, but also an entire image series. The generously dimensioned buffer memory and its ingenious management ensure that the shutter release is released immediately after the picture is taken – regardless of whether you are in single or continuous shooting mode.

According to Nikon, the Nikon D100 can shoot up to three frames per second in continuous shooting mode. But this is a value that can only be achieved under ideal conditions. But at least we managed to get the Nikon D100 to “rattle” at 2.7 frames per second.

There is theoretically no maximum number of consecutive images in continuous-advance mode. As soon as there is enough space in the buffer memory for another image, the Nikon D100 releases the shutter again. Very well thought out is the display of the remaining buffer memory in the viewfinder and on the LCD display. As soon as you press the shutter button, you get an estimate of how many images there is at least space for in the buffer memory.

The camera always starts with the smallest possible number of images; there are no nasty surprises. At the highest resolution and in JPEG format, the trigger blocked after five to seven consecutive images. It takes much longer for the camera to stop working because the batteries are exhausted.

Since the largest power consumer in digital SLR cameras, namely the LCD color screen, is not in operation in recording mode and the focal length adjustment is not electrical but manual via a rotating ring, digital SLRs make do with relatively little energy. And the lithium-ion battery in the Nikon D100 even has a lot to offer. The EN-EL3 battery, which is very similar in shape and size to Canon BP and Panasonic/Leica batteries, has a voltage of 7.4 V at 1,400 mAh.

This gives a rich 10.4 Wh or – expressed in images – at least 600 images. With careful handling of the LCD color screen and the built-in flash, you should easily be able to take at least 800 pictures. Afterward, it only takes about two hours on the included MH-18 quick charger to fully recharge the battery.

Nikon D100

Twice the number of images can be captured with the optional MB-Nikon D100 battery handle. This not only ensures that the Nikon D100 sits even better in the hand and looks more professional, but also accommodates two EN-EL3 batteries or alternatively six mignon batteries. The additional handle also has everything you need to operate the camera comfortably in portrait mode: a portrait shutter release, an AF memory button, and two additional dials.

A microphone and speaker on the MB-Nikon D100 adds the ability to record voice memos to the Nikon D100, and a 10-pin dedicated connector allows a remote shutter release or other external control devices to be connected – all of which, as mentioned, is not on the camera itself but on the optional MB-Nikon D100 battery handle, which costs around 400 dollars.

The camera itself only offers a switchable PAL/NTSC video output, a power supply connection and a USB interface. As already with the Canon EOS D60, we have to criticize Nikon’s choice of a simple USB interface.

Even though most Nikon D100 owners will use an external card-drive anyway, the Nikon D100 should be able to scoop the 6-megapixel files, which after all “weigh” between 2.4 and 17 MBytes (JPEG-Fine; TIFF), onto the hard drive fairly quickly even without accessories.

The transfer of for example 30 images in RAW/NEF format (with an average of 9,3 MByte per image in the midfield between TIFF and JPEG) via the USB interface takes more than three minutes. Maybe not fast enough for a “roving reporter”. At least USB 2.0 Hi-Speed or Firewire (as with the Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro) should be a given with a 3.000 $ camera like the Nikon D100. Apart from that, there is hardly anything else to criticize about the Nikon D100.

Conclusions: Is The Nikon D100 Worth It?

Both the limited exposure and the relatively slow USB 1.1 interface and other points of criticism highlighted in this field report can be overcome with a little bit of brains, patience and/or accessories. So the Nikon D100 is worth a recommendation without restriction.

This is especially true for those who already own high-quality Nikon lenses of a newer design and would like to continue using them – taking into account the focal length extension factor.

Anyone shooting fast-moving subjects will also be attracted to the Nikon D100; even though the gap between compact digital cameras and digital SLRs with the latest all-in-one generation of compact cameras (Minolta Dimage 7i, Fujifilm FinePix S602 Zoom) is no longer so striking in terms of AF speed and shutter release delay.

With nice extras such as the thread for a mechanical remote release, the included clip-on display protector or the grid that can be superimposed in the viewfinder, the Nikon D100 is absolutely practical and is one of the most versatile and interesting digital SLR cameras on the market.

Nikon D100 Datasheet


Sensor CCD sensor APS-C 23.6 x 15.8 mm (crop factor 1.5) 6.1 megapixels (physical) and 6.1 megapixels (effective)
Pixel pitch 7.8 µm
Photo resolution
3.008 x 2.000 pixels (3:2)
2.240 x 1.488 pixels (3:2)
1.504 x 1.000 pixels (3:2)
Image formats JPG, RAW, TIF
Color depth 36 bits (12 bits per color channel)
Metadata DCF Standard


Lens mount
Nikon F

Focus Of The Nikon D100

Autofocus mode Phase comparison autofocus
Autofocus functions Single autofocus, continuous autofocus, manual

Nikon D100 Viewfinder and monitor

SLR viewfinder Mirror reflex viewfinder (prism viewfinder), dioptre compensation (-2.0 to +1.0 DPT), interchangeable focusing screens, grids can be inserted
Monitor 1.8″ TFT LCD monitor with 118,000 pixels, transreflective
Info display additional information display (top)


Exposure metering Center-weighted integral measurement, matrix/multi-field measurement over 10 fields, spot measurement
Exposure times 1/4,000 to 30 s (Automatic) Bulb function
Exposure control Programmed automatic, Shutter priority, Aperture priority, Manual
Exposure bracketing function Bracketing function with a maximum of 2 shots, 1/3 to 1 EV increments
Exposure Compensation -5.0 to +5.0 EV with a step size of 1/3 EV
Photosensitivity ISO 200 to ISO 1,600 (automatic) ISO 200 to ISO 1,600 (manual)
Scene modes No scene modes are available in this camera
White balance Automatic, Manual
Self-timer Self-timer with 2 or 20 s interval
Recording functions Live histogram

Flashgun Of The Nikon D100

Flash built-in flash (flip up) Flash shoe: Nikon, standard center contact
Flash range Flash sync speed 1/180 s
Flash code Guide number 11 (ISO 100)
Flash functions Auto, fill-flash, flash on, flash off, slow sync, flash on second shutter curtain, red-eye reduction

Equipment And Features

Image stabilizer no optical image stabilizer
CF (Type I, Type II)
Power supply unit Power supply connection
Playback functions Image index, slide show function
Connections Data interfaces: USB
AV Connections AV output: HDMI output Micro (Type D)
Tripod thread 1/4″
Special features and miscellaneous Playback
zoom highlight highlightingEyepiece exit pupil
: 20 mm focus area
: 95 %Focus magnification
: 0.8×5 point autofocus
with single-frame or focus tracking AF lock E Metering memory Exposure compensation also possible in 1/2 incrementsSpeech notes
with optional battery pack Text are input Adjustment functions

Size and weight

Dimensions W x H x D 116 x 144 x 81 mm
Weight 730 g (ready for operation)


standard accessory Standard Battery Pack/RechargerVideo


Nikon View 5 for Windows (98/2000/Me/XP) and for Macintosh

additional accessories Nikon Capture 3 SoftwareNikon
CF-Nikon D100 Camera CasePIXO
EN-EL3 Special BatteryPower Adapter
EH-5Battery Charger
MH-18/19 Removable Memory CardPC Card Adapter(for Notebook)
PC Card Drive Kit (for Desktop PC)
Camera Case Cleaning Cloth

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