Nikon D100 PDF User Manual
Did you lose or misplace the instruction manual that came with your Nikon D100? It happens all too easily, but fortunately Nikon makes a soft copy available that you can browse through online, print out, or download (see the pdf file below). It is certainly good practice to carefully familiarize oneself with the many different functionalities and options that the D100 offers, and the official user manual is without doubt an authoritative and comprehensive source of respective information.
That said, the instruction booklet can be a dry read, so that a dedicated camera guide book from a professional photographer that illustrates the camera's core functions in a real life photography context can be a very helpful complement. Yes, getting one of these camera guides (see here at amazon) would involve an additional expense, but if that book helps to exploit the camera's potential to the full, the (small) additional investment may well be worth it.
In any case, the D100 is an advanced imaging tool, whose many features merit serious attention. This DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) camera was officially introduced on February 21st, 2002, which means that, as of today, the camera is 7639 days old (young?). The camera has meanwhile been discontinued and was succeeded by the Nikon D200 as a replacement in the same line of cameras.
Nikon's user manual for the D100
The camera's user manual is 212 pages long. The pdf version is embedded below. As you browse through, you will hopefully find the information you are looking for. You can also print out a hard copy by right clicking on the manual and then choosing the respective menu option. For convenience, a summary of the key specs of the D100 is included towards the bottom of this webpage.
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Nikon D100 FAQ
Below are some additional questions and answers concerning some particular features of the D100.
What type of imaging sensor is used in the D100?
The camera has a CCD (Charged Coupled Device) sensor at its core.
What is the ISO sensitivity range of the D100?
The camera has a native sensitivity range from ISO 200 to ISO 800.
What is the life expectancy of the shutter in the Nikon D100?
Nikon mentions a shutter rating of 50 000 actuations for the D100. This number represents a Mean Time before Failure, that is an average value. The shutter might fail earlier, or it might last longer. Anyway, in order to exhaust the expected shutter life of the D100 over, say, three years, one would have to take about 50 pictures each and every day.
Does the Nikon D100 feature an autofocus assist light?
Yes, the camera has a lamp built-in that can illuminate the subject and improve autofocus in low-light settings.
What is the fastest shutter speed that can be used with flash?
The D100's flash sync speed is 1/180 sec.
Which battery does the D100 use?
Is there a vertical grip available for the D100?
Yes, Nikon offers the MB-D100 as an optional accessory to facilitate shooting in portrait orientation and to provide additional battery power.
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Core camera specifications
Here is a list of the main features and technical characteristics of the Nikon D100.
|Camera Model||Nikon D100|
|Camera Type||Digital single lens reflex|
|Camera Lens||Nikon F mount lenses|
|Launch Date||February 2002|
|Launch Price||USD 1 999|
|Sensor Format||APS-C Sensor|
|Sensor Size||23.7 x 15.6 mm|
|Sensor Area||370 mm2|
|Sensor Diagonal||28.4 mm|
|Sensor Resolution||6 Megapixels|
|Image Resolution||3 008 x 2 000 pixels|
|Pixel Pitch||7.85 μm|
|Pixel Density||1.63 MP/cm2|
|Moiré control||Anti-Alias filter|
|Movie Capability||no Video|
|ISO Setting||200 - 800 ISO|
|ISO Boost||200 - 1 600 ISO|
|Viewfinder Type||Optical viewfinder|
|Viewfinder Field of View||95%|
|Top-Level Screen||Control Panel|
|LCD Size||1.8 inch|
|LCD Resolution||118k dots|
|LCD Attachment||Fixed screen|
|Touch Input||No touchscreen|
|Focus System||Phase-detect AF|
|Manual Focusing Aid||no Peaking Feature|
|Maximum Shutter Speed||1/4000s|
|Continuous Shooting||3 shutter flaps/s|
|Shutter Life Expectancy||50 000 actuations|
|Silent Shooting||no E-Shutter|
|Time Lapse Photography||no Intervalometer|
|Fill Flash||Built-in Flash|
|Storage Medium||CF cards|
|Single or Dual Card Slots||Single card slot|
|USB Connector||USB 1.1|
|HDMI Port||no HDMI|
|Wifi Support||no Wifi|
|Battery Type||EN-EL3 power pack|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||370 shots per charge|
144 x 116 x 81 mm
(5.7 x 4.6 x 3.2 in)
|Camera Weight||780 g (27.5 oz)|
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