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Nikon D100 - specifications update

By dpreview staff on Apr 23, 2002 at 12:57 GMT

We have just received an updated specifications document for the D100 D-SLR from Nikon Europe. This new document adds and updates several important specifications. HOWEVER, this document does note that these specifications are as "expected to be..." Some of the more notable additions are continuous shooting (3 fps, max 6 JPEG's), the camera will output EXIF 2.2 (EXifPrint) compatible image files. UPDATE: Confirimed, Nikon Capture 3 will not be included with the camera (optional extra).

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Nikon D100 specifications (expected to be...)


Updated specifications are highlighted in green

Sensor CCD, 23.7 x 15.6 mm
Sensor total pixels 3110 x 2030 (6.31 megapixel)
Sensor effective pixels 3026 x 2018 (6.11 megapixel)
Final image size 3008 x 2000 (RAW images are recorded as 3034 x 2024)
Sensor CFA Primary (GRGB)
Pixel pitch 7.8 µm x 7.8 µm
Analog to digital converter 12-bit
Optical filter IR cut & Optical LPF (uses LiNB)
Sensitivity  • Auto (200 - 800) - enabled via custom func.
 • ISO 200 - 1600 (ISO 1600 available through CSM)
Image sizes  • 3008 x 2000 (L)
 • 2240 x 1488 (M)
 • 1504 x 1000 (S)
Image formats  • JPEG (EXIF 2.2)
 • TIFF (EXIF)
 • Uncompressed RAW (12-bit per pixel)
Recorded pixels  • JPEG/TIFF - 3008 x 2000
 • RAW - 3034 x 2024
Color mode  • I (sRGB)
 • II (Adobe RGB)
 • III (sRGB - more green for colourful landscapes)
Lens mount Nikon F mount (with AF coupling & AF contacts)
Lens compatibility  • 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 [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.
Field of view crop 1.5x (also known as focal length multiplier)
Autofocus TTL phase detection, Nikon Multi-CAM900 autofocus module; Detection range: EV -1 to EV 19 (ISO 100 equivalent, at normal temperature: 20°C/68°F)
AF Area mode  • Single Area AF
 • Dynamic AF (Closest Subject Priority is available)
Focus area One of five areas can be selected
Lens servo  • Single Servo AF (S)
 • Continuous Servo AF (C)
 • Manual focus (M)
Focus lock Focus is locked by pressing AE-L/AF-L button or lightly pressing shutter release button in (S) AF
Metering  • 3D Matrix Metering with 10-segment SPD
 • Center-Weighted Average
 • Spot
Metering range  • Matrix: 0 - 21 EV
 • Center-Weighted Average: 0 - 21 EV
 • Spot: 3 - 21 EV
(Normal temperature with F1.4 lens)
Exposure mode  • [P] Auto-Multi Program (Flexible Program possible)
 • [S] Shutter-Priority Auto
 • [A] Aperture-Priority Auto
 • [M] Manual; shutter speed/aperture adjustable in 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps
ISO Automatic Control Mode (Custom setting) is available in any exposure mode (P, S, A, M)
Exposure compensation +/-5 EV in 0.3 or 0.5 EV steps
AE Lock Detected exposure value locked by pressing AE-L/AF-L button
AE Bracketing  • Number of shots: two or three
 • Compensation steps: 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1 step
Shutter type  • Electronic controlled vertical slide FP shutter
 • Speed: approx. 6.3 m/s (equiv. to 24 mm)
 • Curtain direction: bottom to top
 • Number of blades: 4 blades each (front & rear)
 • Blade material :aluminium
 • Blade color: Front: Grey (50% +/-5%), Rear: Black
Shutter speed Bulb, 30 sec - 1/4000 sec (1/3 EV steps)
Depth-of-field preview Button, stops-down lens aperture
X-Sync shutter speed Up to 1/180 sec
Shooting modes  • Single frame (S)
 • Continuous shooting (C)
 • Self-timer mode
Continuous mode  • 3 frames per second
 • JPEG/TIFF -max 6 frames
 • RAW - max 4 frames
Self-timer  • 2 sec
 • 5 sec
 • 10 sec (default)
 • 20 sec
White balance  • Auto
 • Incandescent *
 • Fluorescent *
 • Sunlight *
 • Flash *
 • Cloudy *
 • Shade *
 • Preset
* Can be fine tuned +/-3 levels
White balance auto bracketing Yes
Sync contact X-contact only
Flash control  • D-TTL (Automatic Balanced Fill-Flash controlled by five-segment TTL Multi Sensor ) with built-in Speedlight and external Speedllight such as SB-80DX/28DX/50DX: three modes available
 • 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, GN: 11/36 (ISO 100, m/ft.)
 • Sensitivity range: ISO 200 - 1600 equivalent
 • Sync flash system with external Speedlight: Not available
 • Ready light indicator inside viewfinder
Viewfinder Optical-type fixed-eye level pentaprism; built-in diopter adjustment (-2 to +1 m-1)
Viewfinder eyepoint 24 mm (at -1.0 m-1)
Viewfinder frame coverage Approx 95%
Viewfinder magnification Approx. 0.8x with 50mm lens set to infinity and -1.0 m-1
Viewfinder information Focus indicator, Metering mode, AE Lock, Shutter speed, Aperture value, Exposure indicator, Exposure compensation, Flash output level compensation, frame count etc.
Focusing screen B-type Bright View Clear Matte screen II
Focusing screen information  • Focus frame
 • Grid lines
 • Center-weighted metering area
Image sharpening  • Auto
 • Normal
 • Low
 • High
 • None
Tone compensation  • Auto
 • Normal
 • Less contrast
 • More contrast
 • Custom
Hue adjustment  • -3 to +3 in 1 increments
Settings memory banks Two: A & B
Storage CompactFlash Type I/II
Microdrive compatible Yes
LCD monitor 1.8" 118,000 pixel TFT (100% frame coverage)
Compliance  • DCF
 • DPOF
 • ExifPrint (EXIF 2.2)
Playback functions  • Single image
 • 4 or 9 thumbnails
 • Magnified playback
 • Slide show
 • Histogram indication
 • Highlight point display
Custom functions • 28 functions
Video output NTSC or PAL selectable
Connectivity USB 1.1
Voice memo Only with optional multi-function battery pack
Remote control Only with optional multi-function battery pack
Power  • Lithium-Ion battery pack EN-EL3 (7.4V, 1400 mAh)
 • AC Adapter EH-5
 • Multi-function battery pack MB-D100
Dimensions 144 x 116 x 80.5 mm (5.7 x 4.6 x 3.2 in)
Weight (no battery) 700 g (1.5 lb) - approx.
Included Software Nikon View 5
Optional accessories Multi Function Battery Pack MB-D100, Li-ion Battery Pack EN-EL3, Charger, MH-18/19, AC Adapter EH-5, CompactFlash™ Cards, Speedlight SB-80DX/SB-28DX/SB-50DX, Semi-Soft Case CF-D100, Nikon Capture 3
MB-D100 Battery pack functions Additional function: Sound record/play, 10pin terminal
Operating buttons: Shutter Release button, Lock-lever, Main command dial, Sub command dial, AE/AF-L button & Focus area selection button, Sound record/playback button, Battery chamber cover, Attachment wheel
Display: Sound record/playback display LED

** We are awaiting absolute confirmation from Nikon on the inclusion of Nikon Capture 3

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