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Nikon D100

alaTest has collected and analyzed 925 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the usability and portability. The lens and performance also get good feedback, but many are less positive about the viewfinder and exposure. There are some mixed opinions about the sensor and screen.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital SLR Cameras the Nikon D100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Nikon D100


Long battery life ; Rich feature set ; Excellent image quality

Accessing some features can be awkward

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Nikon D100


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Nikon D100


The D100 enters that new segment of the digital camera market which was created when Canon released the EOS-D30. It's the middle ground between the high end $1,000 prosumer digital cameras and professional D-SLR's. This years PMA saw the announcement...

Excellent resolution, good colour, tonal balance tends to be more 'contrasty ; Superb 3D matrix metering ; Selection of output colour space (however JPEG files not tagged correctly) ; Very nice ergonomics, good feel, balance and control layout ; Wide...

Lacking in-camera sharpening leads to 'soft' looking images (to keep noise down?) ; Internal / external D-TTL flash metering problem ; Higher noise levels from images converted from RAW through Nikon Capture 3 ; Nikon View Editor RAW conversion has...

Nikon started the current D-SLR revolution. Yes, we saw digital SLR's before the D1 but that camera in particular was a breakthrough. It broke down price barriers and announced the fact that the traditional camera manufacturers were serious about...


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Nikon D100 SLR


The Nikon D100 is a high-performance yet affordable digital SLR camera with a 6.1 effective megapixel CCD imager. The D100 provides high-end amateurs and professionals with a compact and lightweight camera that is compatible with the majority of Nikon's 3

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Nikon D100 Digital Camera Review: Intro and Highlights


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Nikon D100 Review Round-Up


The D100 enters that new segment of the digital camera market, it's the middle ground between the high end The D100 enters that new segment of the digital camera market, it's the middle ground between the high end $1,000 prosumer digital cameras and...

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Lens Test: Nikon 20mm f/2.8D AF


What you should know: If any optic in Nikon's extensive lens line can be called a standard ultrawide, it's the long-running 20mm f/2.8D AF Nikkor. Covering an impressive 94- degree angle, it's also pleasantly compact and fast enough for available-light...

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Nikon D100 review test


Just pass on the D100, save yourself some money and get a superior D70s. Get a spare battery for it so you always have a fully charged one ready to go in the field. You can get them here.

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Nikon D100: Everything Old is New Again


With its quick response time, full metering controls, and interchangeable lens system, Nikon's D100 low-cost digital SLR camera marks a coming of age for digital photography. How good is it? Just look.

Unfortunately, this also means that wide-angle lenses are magnified, so a 17-35mm zoom lens has the effective field of view of 25-50mm lens. Getting a boost from your telephoto lens is tolerable, and may even be seen as a benefit. For example, my 60mm...

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Nikon D100


Every few months I have the enviable task of reviewing expensive digital SLRs. The latest one here at the DCRP Labs is the Nikon D100 ($1999), which has a whopping 6.1 Megapixel CCD and every manual control you could dream of

SLR-style camera body ; Very good photo quality ; Great shot-to-shot, focus, shutter lag speeds ; Very low noise, even at high ISOs ; Every manual control ever conceived ; CompactFlash Type II slot -- Microdrive works great ; Handy backlit LCD info...

It's still expensive, especially once you start buying lenses ; Images soft at JPEG, auto sharpening setting ; Underexposed most of my images at 0.0EV ; Not easy to learn (but easier than D1X) ; USB rather than FireWire ; Nikon Capture should be free...

Like all of the D-SLR's I've tested (which isn't very many), the Nikon D100 is a superb camera that does whatever you ask of it. Resolution and color is excellent, performance is amazing, and it has nearly every manual control you could dream of. On...

Product Specifications

Developed to meet the growing needs of the advanced digital SLR market, Nikon D100 digital SLR camera provides compact and lightweight design, and is loaded with exciting high performance features. Taking its place along side the successful D1H and D1X models, the D100 appeals to customers ranging from advanced amateurs who enjoy both great pictures and the process of making them, to people with needs for photography in their business profession. Nikon D100 features sophisticated digital image control technology. Included among its many advanced features are: CCD with 6.1 effective megapixels, advanced image-processing algorithm, and an enhanced Auto White Balance system. The D100 inherits exclusive, high-performance Nikon features such as 3D Matrix Metering, Five-Area Dynamic Autofocus with Focus Tracking and Lock-on, plus the convenience and performance of a new built-in Speedlight which features D-TTL flash control capability. And of course, D100 provides full compatibility with more than 40 AF Nikkor lenses, as well as numerous other Nikon accessories, including a new Multi Function Battery Pack and a new Nikon Capture 3 software. Capture 3, together with the Multi-Function Battery Pack, will enable remote control of the camera body, and Nikon Electronic File (NEF) format images are available for superior image management and outstanding quality. All of these features are packed in a stylish, com-pact and lightweight body for convenient and comfortable handling. With so many innovations in such a practical design, the Nikon D100 is certain to attract countless new digital SLR users to the world of Nikon digital SLR photography.

Audio Input

Type: None

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Pop-up flash

Digital Camera

Digital Camera Type:SLR
Supported Flash Memory:CompactFlash

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:1.8in
Diagonal Size (metric):4.6cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Nikon

Lens System

Lens for SD:Body only
Type: None



Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:15.6 x 23.7mm
Optical Sensor Size (metric):15.6 x 23.7 mm
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:6.1Megapixel

Optical Viewfinder

Type:Fixed eye-level pentaprism

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

ISO (Max):1600
Light Sensitivity:ISO 1000 / ISO 1250 / ISO 1600 / ISO 200 / ISO 250 / ISO 320 / ISO 400 / ISO 500 / ISO 640 / ISO 800
Still Image Format:JPEG / RAW / TIFF
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type:Optical