The D100 is a digital SLR (DSLR ) with 6 - megapixel image sensor in the Japanese manufacturer Nikon DX format. It was introduced in July 2002 and replaced by the successor model D200 in December 2005.
General information on D100
From the equipment and processing, the camera is aimed at professional photographers and advanced amateurs. The camera is in the semi-professional segment below of the model to classify Nikon D1 ( D1X, D1H ), even if it is technically further developed. So it lacks the so-called " scene modes " of the following entry-level cameras. Nevertheless, it has a built in pop-up flash. Professional features such as the stop-down button, the mirror lockup and cable release connection.
The technology of the D100 on the analog model Nikon F80 on as a demanding amateur camera. It has therefore not the appearance of a camera with special strong metallic housing, as it offers only the successor models D200 and D300.
The D100 was the first semi-professional DSLR from Nikon, while competing manufacturer Canon two months earlier already his second model EOS D60 introduced, the technically similar to the D100. Your purchase price was at launch about 2800 euros and was the sellout phase in June 2006 at approximately 1000 euros (housing without lens).
Compared to the D1 does not work the exposure when no CPU Nikkor lens ( Ai- P, AF, AF -D, AF-S, AF -G) is attached. The focusing screen can not be changed as well; However, it has a faded grid line network. Later Auswechselscheiben followed by other manufacturers.
An original accessory is the battery grip MB -D100, which has a vertical shutter release and two other dials. The handle takes on 2 batteries EN- EL3 or six AA batteries. It also provides a 10-pin connector for electronic remote release.