Summary: I debated a long time between the F100, Nikon F5, Canon EOS 3, and Minolta 8i. The F100 won out due to the number of features which actually HELP me take pictures. The F100 is a great (albeit, pricey) point and shoot camera; but, for the advanced amateur, it has the NEEDED features to go out and...
Summary: This is an excellent professional quality camera. It has every necessary feature for general portrait photography, and most features necessary for other purposes. The lack of mirror lockup is most detrimental for those doing a lot of tripod work, night photography, etc., but I can live without it.
Pros: pro quality, Nikon reliability, almost all the features of F5 but about 1lb. lighter & cheaper
Summary: This is without a doubt the most user-friendly 35mm camera I've ever used in 40 years of photography. This is a camera that will provide many years of quality, reliable service. The arrangement of the controls is clear and logical. The design fits easily in the hand.
Pros: ergonomics, quietness, quality of construction, thoughtful design, system integration, feel
Extremely tough, versatile and compact equivalent to an F5
J. Hill, Amazon
1 June 2010
Summary: This is an extremely pleasant camera to use without the bulk of the drives of an F5, simple to set to suit, great for B&W and everything is just in the right place for the hand. I've had it for 4 years now and it's always reliable. It's not quiet but it's solid ! Maybe becoming a classic !
Excerpt: The thing that strikes you about the camera when you first hold it is the weight and build quality. It feels like it has been hewn from a lump of concrete, but has the balance and handling that you would expect from a precision instrument.
Summary: I recently got hold of this camera and now I know why Nikon themselves call it a "professional" camera. It's basically an F5 made to look like a normal SLR. It is bigger than your average run-of-the-mill camera to the extent that I would call it manly, robust!
Excerpt: I have owned a Nikon F100 for over a year, using it in a professional capacity as well as for personal use. Having owned several Nikons including an F4 it can honestly say it is the best Nikon I have used.
Excerpt: Первый из автофокусных пленочных , который появился в моём арсенале.От данного аппарата получаешь удовольствие во всем.качество материала,продуманность аэргономики,надёжность.позже у меня появился ф5,не могу сказать,что намного лучше чем ф100.советую всем,да и цена сейчас не кусачая!