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Nikon D100 Specifications


Type Digital SLR
Body material High-impact plastic / rubber (metal sub-structure)
Price US - $1,999 (Body only, no lens) [check /order]
UK - £2,099 (Body only, no lens) [check /order]
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 - 1600) - enabled via custom func.
 • ISO 200
 • ISO 250
 • ISO 320
 • ISO 400
 • ISO 500
 • ISO 640
 • ISO 800
 • ISO 1000
 • ISO 1250
 • ISO 1600
 • HI-1 (~ISO 3200)
 • HI-2 (~ISO 6400)
Image sizes  • 3008 x 2000 (L)
 • 2240 x 1488 (M)
 • 1504 x 1000 (S)
Image formats  • JPEG (EXIF 2.2) - Fine, Normal, Basic
 • TIFF RGB (EXIF)
 • Uncompressed RAW (12-bit per pixel)
 • Compressed 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 - stronger greens & blues 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)
AF Illuminator Lamp, range 0.5 - 3 m (1.6 - 9.8 ft).
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

 • 3008 x 2000 RAW, 3 fps, max ~3 frames
 • 3008 x 2000 TIFF, 3 fps, max ~5 frames
 • 3008 x 2000 JPEG Fine, 3 fps, max ~6 frames
~ = approximately

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 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
Shooting memory banks  • A
 • B
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 func. memory banks  • A
 • B
Custom functions • 24 functions
Image comment Can be input and automatically attached to image
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 81 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 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
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