Nikon D100 Specifications and Features

In this Nikon D100 you may find interesting features and every manual control you could dream of. D100 is a Single-lens reflex digital camera with 6.1 Megapixel CCD and interchangeable lenses. And these are the compatible lenses for D100:

  • D-type/G-type AF Nikkor: All functions possible
  • PC Micro Nikkor 85 mm F2.8D: All functions except autofocus supported
  • Other AF Nikkor: All functions except 3D multi-sensor balanced fill flash for digital SLR supported.
  • AI-P Nikkor:  All functions except autofocus, 3D matrix metering, and 3D multi-sensor balanced fill flash for digital SLR supported.
  • Other: Can be used in exposure mode M, but exposure meter does not function; electronic range finder can be used if lens has a maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster.

The camera is equipped with 3D Digital Matrix Image Control for optimum results; Built-in pop-up Speedlight features D-TTL flash operation; ISO 200 – 1600 (ISO 1600 available through CSM); 1.8˝ TFT LCD with brightness adjustment; Viewfinder: Optical fixed pentaprism; built-in diopter adjustment; electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter; and many more.

nikon d100You can also find other features such as: Five-Area Autofocus with Dynamic AF operation; Three color modes offered for different workflow environments; Plug-and-play USB 1.1 interface for quick computer connection; high-speed image processing provided by new one-chip system LSI;  shooting modes; Self-timer mode; and exposure modes. The camera also includes Nikon View 5.1 software for easy transfer and viewing of images on your computer.

For the storage it is compatible with CompactFlash™ cards Type I and Type II including 512 MB / 1 GB IBM MicroDrive. And the power source includes the EN-EL3 Li-ion rechargeable battery; MB-D100 multi-function battery pack (available separately) with one or two rechargeable Nikon EN-EL3 lithium-ion batteries or six LR6 (AA) alkaline or lithium batteries; and EH-5 AC adapter (available separately).

Width 5.7 in. (114.78mm)
Height 4.6 in. (116.84mm)
Depth 3.2 in. (81.28mm)
Weight: 24.7 oz. (700.2g) – camera body only

Nikon D100 Reset Guide to Restore Default Settings

Restore your Nikon D100 digital camera settings by performing “two-buttons reset”. While Custom Settings can be restored to default values by selecting ON for Custom Setting R (MENU Reset).

Two-Button Resetimage

The camera settings listed below can be restored to default values by holding theimage andimagebuttons down together for more than two seconds. This kind of reset will not change any Custom Settings.

Option Default

Focus area
AF-area mode
Flexible program
Exposure compensation
Autoexposure lock
Flash sync mode
Flash compensation

Single-area AF
Front-curtain sync

The following shooting-menu options will also be reset. Only settings in the bank currently selected using the shooting menu Bank Select option will be reset. Settings in the remaining bank are unaffected.

Option Default

Image quality
White Bal
White balance adjustment


Note that a "two-button reset" can only be performed when the function dial is set to P, S, A, or M.

MENU Reset

image MENU Reset is used to restore custom settings to their default values. To exit without changing settings, press the MENU button or highlight OFF and press the multi selector to the right. To restore custom settings to the default values shown below, highlight ON and press the multi selector to the right. Only the settings in the bank currently selected in the Bank Select menu (see opposite) will be reset; settings in the other bank are unaffected.

Reset Switch for Troubleshooting Errors

image In extremely rare instances, unusual characters may appear in the control panel and the camera may stop functioning. First, turn the camera off, remove and replace the battery, and turn the camera on again, or, if you are using an AC adapter (available separately), disconnect and reconnect the adapter and turn the camera on again. If the problem persists, open the interface connector cover and use a fine-tipped object, such as a mechanical pencil, to press the Reset Switch in the small square hole located above the interface connectors.