Saturday, 29 December 2012

Nikon D100 6MP Digital SLR Camera Review

As digital imaging continues to make inroads into the world of professional photography, Nikon's release of the D100 proves that far from being a flash in the pan, digital SLRs really can make a valuable contribution.

Styled around the more traditional N80, the D100 has a full-featured body, is nicely weighted and considerably lighter than you might expect, given the amount of technology that's packed into it. The controls are nicely situated, and navigating through the settings using the provided four-way movement pad becomes second nature very quickly. Picture preview comes courtesy of the built-in 1.8-inch LCD screen, which allows for a cursory check of any pictures taken. Unlike earlier Nikon products, it's not possible to use the screen on the D100 as an alternate viewfinder, restricting its use in tight situations, but the results through the "traditional" viewfinder are perfectly adequate.

Product Features

  • Built around a 23.7 x 15.6mm RGB CCD, the D100 captures images with an incredible, film-rivaling 6.1
  • Pictures are amazingly detailed and color-rich, with resolutions up to 3008 x 2000 pixels
  • 3D Matrix Metering
  • 5 Area Dynamic Autofocus with Focus Tracking and Lock-on
  • Built-in Speedlight featuring D-TTL flash control capability + standard ISO-type hot shoe

Nikon D100 - The best camera I have ever used
I have been buying various digital cameras for the past 4 years, starting with the 2 megapixel Olympus C-2020, then trading up to the C-3030 and eventually the 3 mp C-4040. Although these cameras take wonderful photos and are a great form factor for travelling, etc, they all suffered from one significant shortcoming: shutter lag. So, I was inspired to pay the higher price for a digital SLR.

I now have the Nikon D100 with a variety of lenses and I can enthusiastically say that it is the best camera I have ever used -- digital or film. In program mode, it is nearly impossible to take a bad photo with it. It does an amazing job of focusing - fast and accurately. (In order to get full autofocus capabilities, you can use any Nikon "D" or "G" type lenses) And it feels and works just like a film SLR camera. No shutter lag at all.

Also, the user interface is sensible and easy to use. This is especially important for this camera since there are so many customizable features.

My only disappointment with this camera is that in order to get the 10-pin connector (which allows the use of remote controls, for example), you have to pay (Money) for the battery pack. That is a lot of money to spend and a lot of size and weight to add to the camera in order to get access to a tiny but useful connector.

This camera and the Canon D60 seem to be the begining of a whole wave of amazing digital SLRs, as I see that Kodak, Canon and others have new ones coming out with even higher resolutions. But I think that my D100 will keep me happy for several years.

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