As well as being compared against other pro DSLRs, the Nikon D100 is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs, mirrorless and super zooms. The Nikon D100's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the D40 and the D300) and Canon (such as the Rebel SL1 and the EOS 60D)

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Nikon D300

Nikon D300
5 years newer
$465 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D300 (vs the D100)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D300 (vs the D100)

  • None found

common strengths of the D300 and D100

  • None found

Nikon D2X

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2 years newer

Significant advantages of the D2X (vs the D100)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D2X (vs the D100)

  • None found

common strengths of the D2X and D100

  • None found

Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D
8 years newer
$555 (body only)

Significant advantages of the 60D (vs the D100)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 60D (vs the D100)

  • None found

common strengths of the 60D and D100

  • None found

Nikon D70

Nikon D70
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the D70 (vs the D100)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D70 (vs the D100)

  • None found

common strengths of the D70 and D100

  • None found

Nikon D3

Nikon D3
5 years newer
$784 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D3 (vs the D100)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D3 (vs the D100)

  • None found

common strengths of the D3 and D100

  • None found

Nikon D1

Nikon D1
2 years older

Significant advantages of the D1 (vs the D100)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D1 (vs the D100)

  • None found

common strengths of the D1 and D100

  • None found

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Nikon D40

Nikon D40
4 years newer
$975 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D40 (vs the D100)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D40 (vs the D100)

  • None found

common strengths of the D40 and D100

  • None found

Canon Rebel SL1

Canon Rebel SL1
11 years newer
$550 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the SL1 (vs the D100)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SL1 (vs the D100)

  • None found

common strengths of the SL1 and D100

  • None found

Nikon D40X

Nikon D40X
5 years newer
$266 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D40X (vs the D100)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D40X (vs the D100)

  • None found

common strengths of the D40X and D100

  • None found

Nikon D90

Nikon D90
6 years newer
$449 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D90 (vs the D100)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D90 (vs the D100)

  • None found

common strengths of the D90 and D100

  • None found

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5
12 years newer
$337 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel T5 (vs the D100)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel T5 (vs the D100)

  • None found

common strengths of the Rebel T5 and D100

  • None found

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
9 years newer

Significant advantages of the T3i (vs the D100)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the T3i (vs the D100)

  • None found

common strengths of the T3i and D100

  • None found

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon D100 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has a viewfinder (pentaprism vs none), much more lenses available (230 lenses vs 62 lenses), has a built-in focus motor and has a built-in flash.

However, on average it doesn't record movies (none vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a much smaller screen (1.8" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (118k dots vs 920k dots), takes slightly lower resolution photos (6 MP vs 14 MP) and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5
8 years newer
$593 (body only)

Significant advantages of the NEX-5 (vs the D100)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.8"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 118k dots
  • Has live view

Significant disadvantages of the NEX-5 (vs the D100)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Pentaprism
  • Much fewer lenses available: 62 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor

common strengths of the NEX-5 and D100

  • None found

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon D100 compared to super zoom competitors include: it has interchangeable lenses, has higher quality type of viewfinder (pentaprism vs none), supports an external flash, has a faster max shutter speed (1/4000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second) and slightly longer exposures (30 seconds vs 4 seconds).

However, on average it has a much smaller screen (1.8" vs 3"), has a significantly lower resolution screen (118k dots vs 921k dots), is slightly larger (large (144×116×81 mm) vs prosumer size (111×76×83 mm)), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and is older (february 2002 vs february 2012).

Nikon Coolpix L810

Nikon Coolpix L810
10 years newer
$277

Significant advantages of the L810 (vs the D100)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.8"
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 118k dots

Significant disadvantages of the L810 (vs the D100)

  • Built-in lens only
  • No viewfinder: None vs Pentaprism
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the L810 and D100

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm) vs Large (144×116×81 mm)
  • Thin: 3.3" vs 3.2"

Nikon Coolpix 5700

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3 months newer

Significant advantages of the 5700 (vs the D100)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 5700 (vs the D100)

  • Much smaller screen: 1.5" vs 1.8"
  • Built-in lens only
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentaprism

common strengths of the 5700 and D100

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (108×102×76 mm) vs Large (144×116×81 mm)
  • Thin: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Each supports an external flash