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In my opinion, this camera is more a collectible item rather than a day to day shooting camera, don’t get me wrong this is still a fully functional DSLR camera that was used by professional photographers and advanced enthusiasts back in the day, but for my today’s standard using old DSLR this camera is just too old and too slow in my opinion.

Plus the D100 does not have any special image characteristics for creative shooting stile like B&W or some special color profile that can be used or downloaded to the camera if you want to use the pictures straight out of the camera without editing.

Nikon D100 is good for shooting all-natural colors and skin tones and many photographers have talked about that using the D100 D70 D70s D50 and D40 all using the same 6.1 sensors.

Nikon Corp. made Nikon D200 as a replacement for the Nikon D100, the D200 is a much greater camera and I could easily use that camera for a professional photo session now in 2020 (which I did in Jan 2018) there is a night and day difference between those two cameras.

Nikon D100 is more like the D40 and D3000 just bigger and has autofocus motor for AF-D lenses, D40 is much better in my opinion, and more user-friendly.

Effective pixels

6.1 million

Image sensor

23.7 x 15.6mm RGB CCD; 6.31 million total pixels

Image size

L (3,008 x 2,000) / M (2,240 x 1,488) / S (1,504 x 1,000)


ISO equivalency 200 to 1,600

Storage media

CompactFlash(CF) Card (Type I/II) MAX Size 4GB.

Color setting

3 modes available

LCD monitor

1.8-in., 120,000-dot, low-temp. polysilicon TFT LCD with LED backlighting

Exposure metering

Matrix, Center-Weighted, and Spot; EV 0-21 at ISO 100 equivalent with f/1.4 lens (EV 3-21 with Spot Metering)

Exposure modes

Auto-Multi Program (Flexible Program possible) [P]

Shutter-Priority Auto [S]

Aperture-Priority Auto [A]

Manual [M]



Power requirements

Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL3, Quick Charger MH-18, Multi Charger MH-19, AC Adapter EH-5, Multi-Function Battery Pack MB-D100

Dimensions (W x H x D)

Approx. 144 x 116 x 80.5mm (5.7 x 4.6 x 3.2 in.)


Approx. 700g (24.7 oz.) without battery and storage media

Estimated shutter count

About 100.000 but there is no way of knowing from this camera, the shutter count cannot be found in the D100 file info.


 Built-in pop-up Speedlight features D-TTL flash operation.

Flash sync speed up to 1/180 sec.

HSS not supported.

Compatible Lenses.

 D-type/G-type AF Nikkor: All functions possible; P-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 a lens with a maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster; IX-Nikkors: cannot be used.

Nikon D100 Review 2020