Nikon D100 overview
Nikon D100 is Nikon's Advanced DSLR digital camera initially announced on July of 2002. It includes a 6 MegaPixel, CCD APS-C sized sensor and has a maximum resolution of 3008 x 2000.
The D100 places at #86 out of 91 in Advanced DSLR cameras and all-around #760 out of 1422 for cameras in our collection. Remember to check our Advanced camera filter to get camera results based on your personalized criteria.
Here is a graph of specific criteria used in the scoring system.
Nikon D100 history
The Nikon D100 comes with a history of related cameras. Underneath, you can view all previous and more recent models alongside important specifications.
Nikon D100 Gallery
You can check the D100 from various angles in the gallery underneath.
Nikon D100 Pros and Cons
Below is a selection of advantages and disadvantages of the Nikon D100 based on things that are normally viewed as crucial in a digital camera.
Nikon D100 Sensor details
The spec of the sensor in the Nikon D100 is 23.7mm x 15.5mm (APS-C). The 367 mm² sensor is able to resolve 3008 x 2000 pixels and aspect ratios of 3:2.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
The CCD sensor boasts 6MP and features a standard ISO range of 200 - 1600. RAW format is supported therefore the user has wider margin for error.
The image below illustrates the D100's sensor dimensions in comparison to other popular sizes. The D100 sensor comes with a crop factor of 1.5 and is pointed out in green.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Nikon D100 dimensions
Nikon D100 weighs 1.72 lb (780 grams / 27.51 ounces) and the volume of the camera is 144mm x 116mm x 81mm (5.7" x 4.6" x 3.2"). The weight of normal Advanced DSLR camera is 775 grams so the Nikon D100 is on par in comparison with its competitors.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
Listed below is a photo of the Nikon D100 beside a soft drink so you can have a sense of its scale.
The top view directly below will show the button arrangement on the D100.
Nikon D100 Lens specs
The D100 fits the Nikon F mount and has 308 lenses available to buy. Below is some of the lenses we have in our collection which will work with the D100.
Nikon D100 Connectivity
The D100 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Cameras that contain NFC or Bluetooth compatibility are able to be used wirelessly through smartphones. You can easily send files and sometimes change settings without connecting physically to the camera.
Certain applications even stream a Liveview and click the shutter whenever you aren't near the camera. If the camera has a HDMI out, it can easily be hooked up to an external display. Most cameras will allow you to recharge the battery using the USB port.
Nikon D100 Video specs
Nikon D100 does not take video. In case you are searching for a digital camera to take only pictures, this might not be a concern.
Nikon D100 Weather Sealing
Nikon D100 doesn't include weather sealing so rainy conditions can affect the camera.
Nikon D100 Screen and Viewfinder
The Nikon D100 includes a 1.8 inch fixed screen supporting a resolution of 118 thousand dots.
Please be aware that the screen offers no touch support. The D100 also has a Top screen allowing you to quickly checkout camera settings.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The View Finder specifications regarding Nikon D100 are below:
- ViewFinder Optical (pentaprism)
- Coverage 95%
- Magnification 0.53x
Viewfinders can be really helpful for bright outdoor situations which can make the camera screen washed out and hard to view.
Nikon D100 Shutter specs
Nikon D100 continuous shooting speed is 3.0 frames per second. The highest shutter speed is 1/4000 sec.
Nikon D100 Flash and Hot shoe specs
Nikon D100 has got both built-in flash plus external flash ability. The highest flash sync speed is 1/180 sec.
Nikon D100 Autofocusing specs
Nikon D100 has got both Phase Detect AF along with Contrast Based AF. Phase Detection focusing is a lot quicker & accurate in comparison with Contrast Based focusing.
Nikon D100 has the ability to use manual focusing in case it is needed for low light occasions or you want to have more precise control on focusing.
Nikon D100 Battery life
The general Advanced DSLR camera battery life is 911. Nikon D780 offers the highest possible (2260) battery life for this category of cameras.
Here is a listing of Advanced DSLR cameras with the strongest battery life:
Nikon D100 for varying kinds of photography
The following bar chart indicates a summation of the Nikon D100 for varying kinds of photography. To look at more, visit the specific paragraph below.
Nikon D100 Portrait photography advice
The Nikon D100 has a score of 50 which is decent, meaning that it is fairly suitable to use for portrait images. Taking portrait images favors heavily to sensor size, support for RAW files & potential to use off-camera flash.
Street photography with Nikon D100
Getting a average points total of 52, the Nikon D100 is somewhat appropriate to use in street photography. A very good street photography camera gives a fine balance of image quality plus portability.
Nikon D100 as a Sports photography camera
A subpar sports photography points total of 38 indicates the Nikon D100 is not really suitable for shooting sports. A camera needs great tracking and fast shutter speeds for sports photography.
Nikon D100 Travel photography info
Weight is very critical when selecting a travel camera. Overall, the Nikon D100 gets a subpar 42 as a travel camera which is not really suitable to take on your travels.
Nikon D100 Landscape photography details
For anybody planning to choose a digital camera for landscape pictures, the most critical factor will be image quality. The Nikon D100 with it's subpar grade of 45 for a landscape camera is not really suitable within the current marketplace.
Nikon D100 as a Vlogging camera
A camera for vlogging preferably should have a articulating display screen, mic port and ideally image stabilization. Taking everything into account, the Nikon D100 is not really suitable as a vlog camera as it receives a subpar score of 9.
Nikon D100 Alternatives
If you are searching for replacements to the D100, here is a range of the highest scored cameras which fall into the class of Advanced DSLR.
The line chart listed below provides you a summary of the D100 vs it's highest ranking competitors shown previously.
There are a bunch of cameras you might have a look at as alternatives. To browse through a detailed comparison, go to the "compare" link.