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Nikon D100 Digital camera Review

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 Large (3,008 x 2,000)
Medium (2,240 x 1,488)
Small (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)

RAW : approx 9
TIFF: approx 5
FINE: approx 28
NORMAL: approx 55
BASIC: approx 106

Shooting Modes Single frame shooting (S) mode,
Continuous shooting (C) mode: approx. 3 frames per sec. (up to 6 consecutive shots with JPEG or TIFF format, 4 shots with RAW format),
Self-timer mode: time duration can be set
White Balance Auto (TTL control using image sensor),
Manual (6 settings with fine tuning),
Preset
White Balance Bracketing Captures images at three different white balance settings
Color Modes 3 modes available
Color Adjustment +3 to-3 step for each colour setting
LCD Monitor 1.8-in., 120,000-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-CAM900 autofocus module with AF-assist illuminator (approx. 0.5m to 3m); Detection range: EV -1 to EV 19 (ISO 100 equivalent, at normal temperature: 20C)
Lens Servo Single Servo AF (S),
Continuous Servo AF (C),
Manual focus (M)
Focus Area One of five focus areas can be selected
AF Area Mode Single Area AF,
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 AF Nikkor, D-type Manual-Focus Nikkor, AI-P Nikkor; Non-CPU is usable in [M] mode (camera's built-in exposure meter does not work); IX-Nikkors cannot be used.
Picture Angle Approx. 1.5x focal length in 35mm [135] format equivalent
Exposure Metering Exposure Metering
3D Matrix Metering with 10-segment SPD,
Centre-Weighted Metering
(approx. 60% of meter's sensitivity concentrated on the 8mm-dia. circle),
Spot Metering (3mm-dia. circle, approx. 2% of entire frame)
Exposure Metering Range Matrix Metering: EV 0-21,
Centre-Weighted Metering: EV 0-21,
Spot Metering: EV 3-21 (at normal temperature, ISO 100 equivalent, f/1.4 lens)
Exposure Modes


[P] Auto-Multi Program (Flexible Program possible),
[S] Shutter-Priority Auto,
[A] Aperture-Priority Auto,
[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 Front-Curtain Sync (normal sync), Red-Eye Reduction, Red-Eye Reduction with Slow Sync, Slow Sync, 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 (20C) 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);
R:MENU Reset
O:Bank Selection
1:Image Review
2:No CF Card?
3:ISO Auto
4:Long Exposure NR
5:File Number Sequence
6:Monitor Off Delay
7:Auto Meter-Off Delay
8:Self-Timer
9:EV Step
10:Easy Exposure Compensation
11:Bracketing Set
12:Bracketing Order
13:Assign Command Dial
14:Assign AE-L/AF-L Button
15:AE Lock Button
16:Illumination
17:Focus Area Select
18:Focus Area Illumination
19:Grid Display
20:Dynamic AF in Single-Servo
21:Dynamic AF in Continuous-Servo
22:AF Assist Illuminator
23:Flash Mode
24:Anti-mirror-shock Mode
25:Battery Pack AF-On Button(with MB-D 100)
26:Playback Volume(with MB-D 100)
Dimensions
(W x H x D)
Approx. 5.7 x 4.6 x 3.2 in.
144 x 116 x 80.5mm
Weight (without battery) Approx. 24.7oz. / 700g
Supplied Accessories Strap, Body cap, Eyepiece cap, LCD monitor cover, Video cable, USB cable, Rechargeable Li-ion battery EN-EL3, Quick Charger MH-18, Nikon View 5 CD-ROM
* Supplied accessories may differ in each country or area.
Optional Accessories Multi-Function Battery Pack MB-D100, Li-ion Battery Pack EN-EL3, Multi Charger MH-19, AC Adaptor EH-5, CompactFlashTM Cards, Speedlight SB-80DX/SB-50DX, "Nikon Capture 3" Software
Nikon View 5 System Requirements
Windows
Macintosh
OS Pre-installed versions of windows XP(Home & Professional), Windows 2000 prefessional, windows Me, Windows 98 Second Edition(SE) Mac OS 9.0 - 9.2(Only built-in USB ports are supported), Mac OSX 10.1.3 or later
CPU MMX Pentium 300MHz or Higher performance CPU iMac, iBook, Power Macin-tosh G3(Blue/White), Power Mac G4 or later, PowerBook G3(Only built-in USB ports supported) or later

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