Nikon D100 SLR Review

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Nikon D100




Menu Screens

Like the D1X the D100 uses the big color LCD to present you with all of the settings in a menu-driven environment. As you will see, it's quite easy to change any of the advanced features while in the field without need of the user's manual.


Nikon D100 SLR

The Playback Menu

    Delete - Selected, All, Print Set

    Folder Designate - Create or select folders for images

    Slideshow - Start auto playback, set Frame Interval time

    Hide Image - Images may be hidden from Playback mode

    Print Set - Embed DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) information.

    Display Mode - Normal (image only), Histogram, Highlights or Both (histogram + highlights)





Nikon D100 SLR

The Shooting Menu

    Bank Select - Shooting settings can be stored in two different banks (A or B)

    Image Quality - JPEG (Fine 1:4, Normal 1:8, Basic 1:16), TIFF RGB, or NEF Raw (Uncompressed or Compressed NEF)

    Resolution - Image size: Large (3008x2000), Medium (2240x1488) or Small (1504x1000)

    White Balance - Auto (4200-7000K), Incandescent (3000K), Fluorescent (4200K), Direct Sunlight (5200K), Flash (5400K), Cloudy (6000K), Shade (8000K), or Preset

    ISO - Sensitivity (200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, HI-1, HI-2)

    Nikon D100 SLR

    Image Sharpening - Auto, Normal, Low, High, None

    Tone Compensation - Auto, Normal, Less Contrast, More Contrast, Custom

    Color Mode - sRGB I (default for as-is use), Adobe RGB (wider gamut of colors than sRGB, good for post-processing), sRGB II (more Vivid for as-is use)

    Hue Adjustment - Hue can be adjusted in the range -9 ° to +9 ° in increments of 3 °. Raising hue above 0 ° (the default setting) introduces a yellow cast, making colors that would be red at a setting of 0 ° appear increasingly orange. Lowering hue below 0 ° will introduce a blue cast, making colors that would be red at a setting of 0 ° appear increasingly purple.





Nikon D100 SLR

Custom Settings Menu (CSM)

    R  Menu Reset - Reset all custom settings to default

    0  Bank Select - Settings can be stored in two different banks (A or B)

    1  Image Review - Enable or disable Image Review after capture

    2  No CF Card - Enable/disable shutter lock if no CF card is inserted

    3  ISO Auto - Off = fixed, On = auto 200-1600 as needed



Nikon D100 SLR

    4  Long Exp. NR - Off or On = noise reduction applied when shutter speed is one second or longer

    5  File No. Seq. - Off or On = number images sequentially. Reset clears file and folder numbers and begins again with lowest number.

    6  Monitor Off - Time the LCD monitor stays on (10s, 20s, 1m, 5m, 10m)

    7  Auto Meter-Off - The time that information is shown on control panel (4, 6, 8, 16 secs, 30 mins.)

    8  Self-timer - Define value for the self-timer (2, 5, 10 or 20 secs)



Nikon D100 SLR

    9  EV Step - 1/3 or 1/2 steps for shutter speed, aperture, exposure compensation, flash compensation, and exposure and flash bracketing settings

    10  Exposure Comp. - Exposure compensation set with button and Command dial or Command dial only

    11  BKT Set - Determine if autoexposure and/or flash exposure change with each shot in Auto Bracketing mode

    12  BKT Order - MTR>Under>Over or Under>MTR>Over

    13  Command Dial - Command dial sets shutter speed or aperture, sub-command dial is vice-versa



Nikon D100 SLR

    14  AE-L/AF-L - Specifies the function of the AE / AF Lock button

    15  AE Lock - AE/AF Lock button locks exposure or the Shutter button

    16  Illumination - LCD illuminates with Lamp switch or when any button is pressed

    17  Focus Area - Off or On = wrap around selection

    18  AF Area Illum - Illuminate active AF area in viewfinder



Nikon D100 SLR

    19  Grid Display - Off or On = display grids in viewfinder

    20  Dyn. AF AF-S - Autofocus on closest subject or user determines the focus area when in Single Servo mode

    21  Dyn. AF AF-C - Autofocus on closest subject or user determines the focus area when in Continuous Servo mode

    22  AF Assist - Off or On = AF-assist illuminator lights automatically

    23  Flash Mode - D-TTL or Full output

    24  Anti-Shock - Delay exposure to prevent mirror vibration





Nikon D100 SLR

The Setup Menu

    Format - Format the CF card

    LCD Brightness - Adjust brightness of the LCD

    Mirror Lockup - Lock mirror up for CCD cleaning

    Video Output - Video signal format (PAL or NTSC)

    Date - Set internal clock

    Language - Menu language (German, English, French, Japanese)

    Image Comment - Identifier text attached to all images






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