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Nikon D100

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Reference: Datasheet

Review First Posted: 5/31/2002

Digital Camera Data Sheet:
Nikon D100


Model Name:

Nikon D100 
Model Number: D100 
Camera Format: SLR 
Currently Manufactured: No 
Retail Price:  
Street Price:  
Price Update Date: 2007-02-05
Date Available: 2002-06-30
Remote Control: Yes 
Remote Control Type: See notes 
Tripod Mount: Yes 
Tripod Mount Material: Metal 
Operating System:  
Weight: 24.7 oz (700 g)
Weight With Batteries?  
Size: 5.7 x 4.6 x 3.2 in.
(144 x 116 x 81 mm)
Warranty in Months:  
Waterproof: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 3008x2000, 2240x1488, 1504x1000
Movie Resolution:  
Aspect Ratio: 3:2
CCD Sensor (Megapixels): 6.10
CCD Size (inches): APS-C 
CCD Filter Type: RGBG 
CCD Manufacturer:  
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.50
Movie Audio:  
Quality Levels:  
Focal Length (35mm equivalent):  
Zoom Ratio:  
Digital Zoom:  
Digital Zoom Values:  
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Type: Nikon Multi-CAM 900 TTL Phase Detect: 5 points, 1 cross-type 
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes 
Auto Focus Min Illum:  
Auto Focus Step:  
Manual Focus:  
Manual Focus Steps:  
Normal Focus Range:  
Macro Focus Range:  
Min Macro Area:  
Min Aperture:  
Max Aperture:  
Aperture Range Description: Varies with lens selected 
Aperture Step Size:  
Lens Thread:  
Lens Thread Type:  
Optical Viewfinder: Yes 
Optical VF Type: SLR type; eye-level pentaprism 
Optical VF Accuracy: 97%
LCD Viewfinder: No 
LCD VF Accuracy: n/a
LCD Size (inches): 1.8
LCD Resolution: 118,000 dots
OLED Screen:  
Max Playback Zoom:  
ISO Settings: 200, 400, 800, 1600
ISO Rating Max: 1600
Number of White Balance Settings: 8
White Balance Settings: Auto, 6 presets, hold 
Manual White Balance: Yes 
Longest Shutter Time: 30 
Shortest Shutter Time: 1/4000 
Exp Adj Range: 5.0 EV
Exp Adj Step Size: 0.33 EV
Metering Modes: 3D Matrix with 10-segment SPD; Center Weighted, Spot 
Spot Metering: Yes 
Aperture Priority: Yes 
Shutter Priority: Yes 
Full Manual Exposure: Yes 
Self Timer:  
Internal Flash: Yes 
No of Flash Modes:  
Flash Modes:  
Flash Guide Number (Meters): 13
Flash Range Default ISO (meters):  
Flash Range Description: Lens dependant 
No of Flash "Pops":  
Ext Flash: Yes 
Ext Flash Connection: ISO Hot Shoe, X Contact 
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: CompactFlash Type 1, CompactFlash Type 2 
Other Memory Types: 512MB / 1GB Microdrive 
Memory Included (MB):  
Uncompressed Format: .NEF (RAW), TIFF 
CCD Raw Format: Yes 
Compressed Format: JPEG 
Movie File Format:  
Video Out: Yes 
Video Mode Switchable: Yes 
Video Usable as Viewfinder:  
External Connections: USB 1.1
Other Connection: DC In 
Included Software: Nikon View 5 
OS Compatibility:  
Performance Timing
Startup Time: 0.630 seconds
Shutdown Time: 0.001 seconds
Play -> Record: 0.100 seconds
Record -> Play (max res): 2.100 seconds
Record -> Play (min res):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE: 0.150 seconds
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE: 0.150 seconds
Shutter Lag, Man. Focus: 0.100 seconds
Shutter Lag, Prefocus: 0.100 seconds
Cycle Time Uncompressed Format: 0.480 seconds
Cycle Time Max Res: 0.470 seconds
Cycle Time Min Res: 0.490 seconds
Buffer Frames, Max Res: 8
Continuous Mode Rate (Frames/Sec): 2.880
Movie Mode Rate (Frames/Sec):  
Movie Sec @ Max Res:  
Movie Sec @ Min Res:  
Download speed, KB/second: 715.00
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary EN-EL3 
Usable Battery Types: Lithium Ion 
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary EN-EL3 Lithium Ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included: Yes 
More Information
Notes & Features: Will be available in the second quarter of 2002.Features a new single-chip LSI (Large Scale Integration Circuit) for image processing. Compatible with 40+ AF Nikkor lenses: D-type/G-type AF Nikkor - all functions possible. D-Type Manual Focus Nikkor - all functions except autofocus possible. AF Nikkor other than D-type/G-type - all functions possible except 3D matrix metering. AI-P Nikkor: All functions except 3D Matrix Metering and autofocus possible. Non-CPU - Usable in Manual mode (camera's built-in exposure meter does not work), Electronic Rangefinder usable with lens with maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster; IX-Nikkors cannot be used. Built-in flash is manual pop-up type. Hot shoe has safety lock. Compatible with D-TTL flashes including the SB-80DX, SB-28DX, SB-50DX. Flash sync speed is 1/180 second. Front Curtain Sync, Red-Eye Reduction, Red-Eye Reduction, Red-Eye Reduction with Slow Sync, Slow Sync, Rear-Curtain Sync. Optical viewfinder has built-in diopter adjustment (-2 to +1 diopters). Eyepoint is 20mm at 1.0m-1. Magnification is 0.8x with 50mm lens at infinity and -1.0m-1. Focusing screen is B-Type Bright View Clear Matte screen II. Viewfinder shows focus indications, shutter speed, aperture, exposure indicator, exposure compensation, flash output level compensation, frame count, flash-ready indicator. On-screen info includes focus frame, grid lines, center-weighted metering area. Autofocus detection range is EW -1 to EV19 @ ISO 100. Focusing modes are Single, Continuous or Manual. One of five focus areas can be selected. AF area modes are Single Area AF, Dynamic AF (Closest Subject Priority available). Focus is locked by pressing AE-L/AF-L button or half-pressing shutter release button in Single AF mode. Metering range - Matrix: EV 0 - 21. Center-weighted: EV 0 - 21. Spot metering: EV 3 - 21. ISO Automatic Control Mode available in any exposure mode. Exposure compensation is +/- 5.0EV in 1/2 or 1/3EV steps. Exposure locked by pressing AE-L/AF-L button. Auto-exposure bracketing captures 2 or 3 shots in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1EV steps. Has bulb mode. Has three color-mode options for different color gamuts. Can be further adjusted +/- 3 steps for each color setting. Has Single frame or Continuous shooting modes. In playback mode, can show 1, 4 or 9 frames, also offers playback zoom, slide show, histogram and highlight point display. Can format card in-camera, delete selected frames, or delete all frames. Self-Timer is electronically controlled for 2, 5, 10 or 20 seconds. Has depth-of-field preview button. 10-pin remote control terminal is on optional Multi Function Battery Pack. Nikon Capture 3 camera control and image editing software package available separately. Other options include Hot Shoe Adapter AS15, AC Adapter EH-5, Semi-Soft Case CF-D100, Multi Function Battery Pack MB-D100 which accepts 6 x 1.5V LR-6 (AA alkaline) or two Lithium Ion rechargeable batteries, and features voice-memo function, vertical shutter release button, command and sub-control dials, AF start button and 10-pin remote terminal. 
Review URL: Review
Test Shots URL: Test Shots
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Device Forum URL: Forum
Manufacturer URL: Mfr. Website

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