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Type of Camera: Lens-interchangeable digital SLR camera Nikon D100
Effective Pixels: 6.1 million
CCD: 23.7 x 15.6mm RGB CCD; 6.31 million total pixels
Image Size: L (3,008 x 2,000); M (2,240 x 1,488), S (1,504 x 1,000)
Sensitivity: ISO equivalency 200-1600 in 1/3 steps (can be boosted to higher ISO equivalency)
Storage: System: Exif 2.2 file (uncompressed TIFF or compressed JPEG); uncompressed RAW (12-bit) or compressed RAW (12-bit lossless compression) Media: CompactFlash™ (CF) Card (Type I/II) and 512MB/1GB IBM Microdrive™ Number of frames per 96MB CF card (Image size: L)

Shooting Modes: 1) Single frame shooting (S) mode, 2) Continuous shooting (C) mode: approx. 3 frames per sec. (up to 6 consecutive shots with JPEG or TIFF format, 4 shots with RAW format), 3) Self-timer mode: time duration can be set
White Balance: 1) Auto (TTL control using image sensor), 2) Manual (6 settings with fine tuning), 3) Preset
White Balance Bracketing: Captures images at three different white balance settings
Colour Modes: 3 modes available
Colour Adjustment: +3 to -3 step for each colour setting

LCD Monitor: 1.8-in., 118,000-dot, low-temp. polysilicon TFT LCD with LED backlighting
Playback Function: 1 frame; Thumbnail (4 or 9 segments); Magnifying playback; Slide show; Histogram indication; Highlight point display
Delete Function:
Card format, All frames delete, Selected frames delete
Video Output: NTSC or PAL (switchable)
Interface: USB 1.1
Viewfinder: Optical-type fixed-eyelevel pentaprism; built-in dioptre adjustment (-2 to +1 m-1);
Eyepoint: 24mm (at -1.0 m-1)

Focusing Screen B-type Bright View Clear Matte screen II
Viewfinder Frame Coverage Approx. 95%
Viewfinder Magnification Approx. 0.8x with 50mm lens set to infinity and -1.0 m-1
Viewfinder Information Focus indications, Metering system, AE lock, Shutter speed, Aperture value, Exposure/Exposure compensation indicator, Exposure mode, Flash output level compensation, Exposure compensation, Number of exposures remaining
On-Screen Information Focus brackets, Grid lines, Reference circle for centre-weighted metering area

Autofocus: TTL phase detection, Nikon Multi-CAM 900 autofocus module with AF-assist illuminator (approx. 0.5m to 3m); Detection range: EV -1 to EV 19 (ISO 100 equivalent, at normal temperature: 20°C)
Lens Servo: 1) Single Servo AF (S), 2) Continuous Servo AF (C), 3) Manual focus (M)
Focus Area: One of five focus areas can be selected
AF Area Mode: 1) Single Area AF, 2) Dynamic AF (Dynamic AF Mode with Closest Subject Priority is available)
Focus Lock: Focus is locked by pressing AE-L/AF-L button or lightly pressing shutter release button in Single Servo AF (S)
Compatible Lenses: 1) D-type/G-type AF Nikkor: All functions possible, 2) D-type Manual-Focus Nikkor: All functions except autofocus possible, 3) AF Nikkor other than D-type/G-type:: All functions possible except 3D Matrix Metering, 4) AI-P Nikkor: All functions except 3D Matrix Metering and autofocus possible, 5) Non-CPU: Usable in [M] 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.


Nikon System Chart
for D100 (as at 11/2004) 82k Gif
Nikkor Lens Compatibility Chart 90k Gif

Picture Angle: Approx. 1.5x focal length in 35mm [135] format equivalent
Exposure Metering: TTL full-aperture exposure metering system; 1) 3D Matrix Metering with 10-segment SPD, 2) Centre-Weighted Metering (approx. 60% of meter’s sensitivity concentrated on the 8mm-dia. circle), 3) Spot Metering (3mm-dia. circle, approx. 2% of entire frame)
Exposure Metering Range: 1) Matrix Metering: EV 0-21, 2) Centre-Weighted Metering: EV 0-21, 3) Spot Metering: EV 3-21 (at normal temperature, ISO 100 equivalent, f/1.4 lens)
Exposure Modes: 1) [P] Auto-Multi Program (Flexible Program possible), 2) [S] Shutter-Priority Auto, 3) [A] Aperture-Priority Auto, 4) [M] Manual Shutter speed/aperture adjustable in 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps; ISO Automatic Control Mode (Custom setting) is available in any exposure mode (P, S, A, M)
Exposure Compensation: Exposure can be compensated in ±5 EV range in 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps
Auto Exposure Lock: Detected exposure value locked by pressing AE-L/AF-L button
Auto Exposure Bracketing: Two or three shots, ± 2 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 steps
Shutter Speeds: 30 to 1/4,000 sec. and Bulb
Sync Contact: X-contact only; flash synchronisation up to 1/180 sec.
Flash Control: 1) D-TTL Flash (Automatic Balanced Fill-Flash controlled by five-segment TTL Multi Sensor) with built-in Speedlight and external Speedlight such as SB-80DX/ 28DX/50DX, three modes available, Sensitivity range: ISO 200 - 1600 equivalent 2) Non-TTL Auto Flash with an external Speedlight
Flash Sync Mode: 1) Front-Curtain Sync (normal sync), 2) Red-Eye Reduction, 3) Red-Eye Reduction with Slow Sync, 4) Slow Sync, 5) Rear-Curtain Sync
Built-in Speedlight: Manual pop-up type; Guide number (ISO 200/ISO 100, m): 17/12 (D-TTL auto) or 18/12.7 (manual full output); Flash coverage: 20mm or longer lens; Recycling time: approx. 3 sec.; Sensitivity range: ISO 200 - 1600 equivalent
Ready-light: Red LED indicator inside the viewfinder
Accessory Shoe: Standard ISO-type hot-shoe contact; safety lock provided
Sync Terminal: Available in optional sync terminal adaptor AS-15
Self-timer: Electronically controlled; timer duration: 2, 5, 10 (default), 20 sec.
Depth-of-field Preview Button: Stop-down lens aperture by pressing depth-of-field preview button (Electronically controlled type)

Voice Memo: Available in optional Multi-Function Battery Pack MB-D100
Letter Input: Multi selector enables inputting of alphanumeric characters (max. 36)
Release Terminal: Available on the shutter release button
Remote Control: 10-pin remote terminal available in optional Multi-Function Battery Pack MB-D100

Battery Life: Approx. 1,600 shots can be taken with a fully charged EN-EL3 * As measured with an AF-S 24 -85mm f/3.5~4.5G lens at room temperature (20°C) under standard Nikon test conditions: M image size, BASIC image quality, continuous shooting mode; continuous-servo autofocus; shutter speed 1 / 250 sec.; shutter-release pressed halfway for three seconds and focus cycled from infinity to minimum range three times with each shot; after six shots, monitor turned on for five seconds and then turned off; cycle repeated once exposure meters have turned off.
Power Requirements: Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL3 (7.4V DC), AC Adaptor EH-5 (100-240V AC), Multi-Function Battery Pack MB-D100 [six 1.5V LR6 (AA-size alkaline) or AA-size lithium batteries or one or two Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL3]
Tripod Socket: 1/4 (ISO1222)
Custom Settings: Can be selected on LCD monitor, 26 settings (28 settings with the MB-D100 attached);

Dimensions (W x H x D): Approx. 144 x 116 x 80.5mm
Weight (Body only): Approx. 700g
Supplied Accessories: * Strap, Body cap, Eyepiece cap, LCD monitor cover BM-2, Video cable, USB cable, Rechargeable Li-ion battery EN-EL3, Quick Charger MH-18, Nikon View 5 CD-ROM
Optional Accessories: Multi-Function Battery Pack MB-D100, Li-ion Battery Pack EN-EL3, Multi Charger MH-18/19, AC Adaptor EH-5, CompactFlash™ Cards, Speedlight SB-80DX/SB-28DX/SB-50DX,, “Nikon Capture 3” or 4.1 Software * Supplied accessories may differ in each country or area.


Nikon View 5 System Requirements:


D100 Firmware Upgrade announced during October, 2004 by Nikon. Download the official release in PDF File (47K)

" ...Nikon Inc. is pleased to announce that Version 2.00 firmware upgrade for the D100 is available to enhance the camera's performance. Your camera's current version is displayed when viewing an image and you have selected the image data display. If Version 2.00 is displayed, there is no need for this upgrade. If an earlier (lower number) version is displayed, then please acquire the Version 2 upgrade service. Please read the following for details about the firmware upgrade's added performance:

1. Remote control operation with Mac® computers: adds PTP protocol and enables D100 under the control of Nikon Capture Control software to operate with Mac® computers that use OS 9.0.4 (requires CarbonLib Version 1.5 or later) OS 9.1.x, 10.1.5 and 10.2.x. Use of PTP protocol will also require Capture upgrade to version 3.5; Version 3.5 is scheduled to become available at the end of November 2002. System compatibility with earlier Apple OS continues unchanged from original specifications, and D100 wil continue to operate with Windows® systems according to original specifications.
2. Improves compatibility of Color Mode II with Adobe Photoshop 7: changes settings to ensure that file will be recognized as an Adobe RGB file.
3. Compatibility with newest Lexar CompactFlash cards: takes advantage of Lexar's new Multi-Card Write Accleration Technology to achieve writing speeds up to 10% faster.
4. Easier organization of image and associated sound file: file names for the WAV files made with MB-D100 will be formatted for easier identification and sorting with the associated image file.

This firmware upgrade will enhance the D100 camera's compatibility and together with the newly planned Nikon Capture 3.5 Upgrader will provide the highest performance. Please read the following for shipping instructions and details. There is no charge for this firmware upgrade although customers will need to return cameras to our Nikon Service Facility at their own cost. ...". Transcript downloaded from Nikon Canada.

Incompatible Accessories and Non-CPU Lenses (The following accessories and non-CPU lenses can NOT be used with the D100 & iothers like D70 etc.:)

TC-16A AF Teleconverter
* Non-Ai lenses
* Lenses that require the
AU-1 focusing unit (400mm f/4.5, 600mm f/5.6, 800mm f/8, 1200mm f/11)
* Fisheye (
6mm f/5.6, 8mm f/8, OP 10mm f/5.6)
2.1 cm f/4 Nikkor-O (old type)
K2 rings
ED 180-600mm f/8 (serial numbers 174041-174180)
ED 360-1200mm f/11 (serial numbers 174031-174127)
200-600 mm f/9.5 (serial numbers 280001-300490)
* Lenses for the F3AF (
80mm f/2.8 AF, 200mm f/3.5 AF, TC-16 Teleconverter)
PC 28mm f/4 (serial number 180900 or earlier)
PC 35mm f/2.8 (serial numbers 851001- 906200)
PC 35mm f/3.5 (old type)
1000mm f/6.3 Reflex (old type) May be the 500mm f/5 as well.
1000mm f/11 Reflex (serial numbers 142361 -143000)
2000mm f/11 Reflex (serial numbers 200111-200310)

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Instruction Manual for Nikon D100 in PDF format (External Link): 15.9 MB Other useful PDF downloads (Instruction Manual(s) for: WT-1 Wireless Attachment (3.2MB) | MH-18 Battery Charger for ENEL3 | MB-D100 (4.8MB) | EH-5 AC-Adapter (D100) | EN-EL3 (D100)

Useful Downloads: PDF Instruction Manual (6.9MB) for Nikon Capture 2.0 | PDF Instruction Manual (12.2MB) for Nikon Capture 3.0
PDF Instruction Manual (11.9MB) for Nikon Capture 4.0 | PDF Instruction Manual (6.0MB) for Nikon Capture 4.1

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