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Nikon F-100 Technical Specifications

Compared with a Nikon F5 in dimension.

Type of camera   Integral-motor autofocus 35mm single-lens reflex with electronically controlled
focal-plane shutter
Picture format   24mm x 36mm (standard 35mm film format)
Lens mount   Nikon F mount (with AF coupling, AF contacts)
Lenses   D-type Nikkor: Autofocus and all functions possible. AF Nikkor other than D-type: All functions except 3D Matrix Metering possible. AI-P Nikkor: All functions except 3D Matrix. Metering and autofocus possible. Non-CPU Nikkor lenses: Usable in Aperture-Priority Auto or Manual exposure mode, Centre-Weighted or Spot Metering. Electronic Rangefinder usable with lens with maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster.
Viewfinder   Fixed eye-level pentaprism, built-in dioptre adjustment (-3 to +1 DP). Viewfinder frame coverage approx. 96% with Finder magnification approx. 0.76x with 50mm lens set to infinity and 1.0 DP
Eyepoint   Approx. 21mm (at -1.0 DP)
Viewfinder illuminator:   Automatically activates when exposure meter is on
Autofocus area   Wide and Spot selectable
Focus modes:   Autofocus, and Manual with Electronic Rangefinder
Autofocus modes:   Single Servo AF and Continuous Servo AF
Autofocus detection system:   Nikon Multi-CAM 1300 autofocus module
Autofocus detection range:   Detection range: EV -1 to EV 19 (ISO 100, at normal temperature)
Lens servo   Single Servo AF (S), Continuous Servo AF (C), Manual focus (M); Focus Tracking automatically activated in subject's status in Single Servo AF (S) or Continuous Servo AF (C)
Focus area (s)   One of five focus areas can be selected
AF Area mode   Single Area AF and Dynamic AF(Dynamic AF Mode with Closest Subject Priority is available)
Autofocus lock:   Possible once stationary subject is in focus in Single Servo AF
Electronic rangefinder   Available in Manual focus mode with AF Nikkor and other AI-type Nikkor lens with a maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster
Focusing Screen   New B-type BriteView clear Matte screen III, interchangeable with optional E-type screen with grid
Focus tracking:   Focus is locked by pressing button or lightly pressing shutter release button in Single Servo AF
Exposure Modes   : Programmed Auto (Flexible Program possible); : Shutter-Priority Auto; : Aperture-Priority Auto; : Manual
Auto Exposure/Flash Exposure Bracketing   Number of shots: two or three; compensation steps: 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1 steps
Shutter speed/aperture adjustment:   Instant-return type, with depth-of-field preview button
Auto exposure lock:   Available by pressing the AE-L button while the exposure meter is on
Viewfinder information LCD:   Focus indications, metering system, shutter speed lock, AE lock, shutter speed, aperture lock, aperture, exposure mode, electronic analogue display, exposure compensation, frame counter/exposure compensation value, ready-light, five sets of focus brackets (area)
LCD panel information:   (Illuminator built-in) Film speed, DX indication, shutter speed lock, shutter speed, aperture lock, aperture, exposure compensation, Auto Exposure Flash Exposure Bracketing, electronic analogue display, Custom, exposure mode, Flexible Program, flash sync mode, AF area mode, focus area, battery power, frame counter
Metering range   3D Matrix Metering: EV 0-21; Centre-Weighted Metering: EV 0-21; Spot Metering: EV 3-21 (at normal temperature, ISO 100, 50mm f/1.4 lens)
Exposure Metering Switch   auto meter shutoff 6 sec. after power turned on if no operations are performed; activated by lightly pressing shutter release button or pressing AF start button after power is turned on
Metering system   TTL full-aperture exposure metering system; three metering systems selectable (limitations with lens used): 3D Matrix Metering, Centre-Weighted Metering (75% of the meter's sensitivity concentrated on the 12mm dia. circle) and Spot Metering (4mm dia. circle, approx. 1% of entire frame)
Exposure meter coupling   CPU and AI (Automatic Indexing) combined
Exposure compensation   Exposure compensated in + 5 EV range, in 1/3 steps
AE Lock   Detected exposure value locked by pressing button
Film speed Setting   DX or manual selectable (manual setting effective over DX detected film speed)
Film speed range   DX: ISO 25-5000, Manual: ISO 6-6400 in 1/3 steps.
Custom setting:   Yes, 22 custom settings are provided. * See chart provided.
Two-Button Reset    
Shutter   Electro-magnetically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter
Shutter speeds   In , : 30 to 1/8800 sec.; In :30 to 1/8800 sec. (in 1/3 steps); In : 30 to 1/8800 sec. (in 1/3 steps), Bulb
Automatic film advance   Film automatically advances to first frame when shutter release button is pressed once (shutter and reflection mirror not activated. Automatic advance with built-in motor; S, C, Cs selectable Film advance speed (with Continuous Servo AF, Manual exposure mode, shutter speed 1/250 sec. or faster, 36-exposure film) S: One frame advance C: Continuous shooting; Approx. 4.5 fps (AA-type alkaline batteries); Approx. 5 fps (with Multi Power High Speed Battery Pack MB-15) Cs: Continuous silent-low-speed shooting; Approx. 3 fps (AA-type alkaline batteries); Approx. 3 fps (with Multi-Power High Speed Battery Pack MB-15) Film rewind Automatic rewind with built-in motor (activate by pressing two film rewind buttons);
Frame counter   Additive type; counts back while film is being rewound
Film rewind   with 36-exposure film: C: approx. 9 sec., Cs: approx. 19 sec. with 36-exposure film (AA-type alkaline batteries)
10-pin remote terminal   Equipped
Self timer   Electronically controlled; blinking LED indicates self-timer operation; cancelable
Dioptre adjustment:   -1.5 to +1.0 dioptre
Reflex mirror   Automatic, instant-return type
Camera back   Hinged back (removable); AF area mode selector, focus area selector; changeable with Data Back MF-29
Accessory shoe   Standard ISO-type hotshoe contact (sync contact, ready-light contact, TTL auto flash contact, monitor contact, GND), safety lock provided
Flash Control   Controlled by five-segment TTL Multi Sensor; Automatic Balanced Fill-Flash with TTL Multi Sensor: 3D Multi-Sensor Balanced Fill-Flash compatible with SB-28,27 and D-type AF Nikkor lens; Multi-Sensor Balanced Fill-Flash with a Speedlight such as SB-28, 27, 23, 22s and AF Nikkor other than D-type lens; Centre-Weighted Flash: With Speedlights SB-28, 27, 23, 22s and non-CPU Nikkor lens with Centre-Weighted Metering; Film speed range in TTL auto flash: ISO 25-1000
Flash synchronization   X-contact only; flash synchronization up to 1/250 sec.
Sync terminal   Standard JIS terminal, lock screw provided
Flash sync mode   Front-Curtain Sync (normal sync), Red-Eye Reduction, Red-Eye Reduction with Slow Sync, Slow Sync, Rear-Curtain Sync
Flash ready-light   Lights up when flash fully charged with Speedlights SB-28, 27, 23, etc.; blinks (3 sec. after flash) for full output warning
Depth-of field preview button   Stop-down lens aperture by pressing depth-of-field button
Multiple Exposure lever   Activated using film advance mode dial
Batteries/Power Source   AA-type battery holder MS-12 provided (four alkaline or lithium batteries); optional 3V lithium battery holder MS-13 available (for two CR123A or DL123A batteries); optional Multi Power High Speed Battery Pack MB-15 and AA type battery holder MS-15 are also available (for six alkaline or lithium batteries, or optional Ni-MH battery MN-15)
Power switch   Power ON, OFF and LCD panel illuminator on position
Battery power confirmation:   for sufficient power; indicates batteries are nearing exhaustion; blinking indicates batteries are just about exhausted; no indication/symbol appears when batteries are completely exhausted or improperly installed
Body finish:   Silver and Black available
Dimensions (W x H x D):   155 x 113 x 66mm
Weight (body only)   785g

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Usable Number of Film Rolls *: (Approx.)

Battery/ / Temperature

'AA'-type alkaline

'AA'-type Lithium

3V Lithium
(with MS-13)

at 20° C

70

150

60

at -10° C

4

50

40

CHECK:
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* With 36-exposure film for Continuous Servo autofocus operation using an AF Zoom-Nikkor 28-70mrn f/3.5-4.5D lens, in single-frame shooting, covering the full range from infinity to the closest distance and back to infinity before each shot, without intervals between shots, with a shutter speed of 1/250 sec or faster.

With MB-15 Usable Number of Film Rolls *: (Approx.)

Battery/ / Temperature

'AA'-type alkaline

'AA'-type Lithium

Ni-MH (MN-15)

at 20° C

100

180

90

at -10° C

12

90

50

** With 36-exposure film, for Continuous Servo autofocus operation using an AF Zoom-Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8D ED lens, in single-frame shooting, lightly pressing the shutter release button for 8 sec. and covering the full range from infinity to the closest distance and back to infinity before each shot, with a shutter speed of 1/250 sec or faster. After the exposure meter automatically turns off (1 Sec), the same operation follows for the next shot.

Battery/ / Temperature

'AA'-type alkaline

'AA'-type Lithium

3V Lithium
(with MS-13)

at 20° C

25

40

20

at -10° C

1

20

10

With MB-15

Battery/ / Temperature

'AA'-type alkaline

'AA'-type Lithium

Ni-MH (MN-15)

at 20° C

35

60

20

at -10° C

3

25

15


Note: All specifications apply when fresh AA-type alkaline batteries are used at normal temperature (20° C). Specifications and design are subject to change.

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Recommended links to understand more technical details related to the Nikkor F-mount and production Serial Number:
http://rick_oleson.tripod.com/index-153.html by: my friend, Rick Oleson
http://www.zi.ku.dk/personal/lhhansen/photo/fmount.htm by: Hansen, Lars Holst
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http://www.photosynthesis.co.nz/nikon/serialno.html

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