really? can you post an example? do you shoot NEF?
I am amazed at the number of people on this discussion group who are having problems getting good color, exposure, sharpness, contrast... There must be something wrong with Nikon QA, or else a lot of people are having problems getting the camera to perform well.
For comparison sake, here is an image that I shot 30 minutes ago.
Nikon D100, v1.0 firmware, NEF format, ISO 200 Nikkor 60mm 2.8d, manual focus Aperture priority, f/25, 1.3sec, 0 EV (exactly what the camera meter said) Tone comp: Auto, White balance: Incandescent Sharpening : Normal (doesn't matter with NEF anyway) Noise Reduction: On Color Mode: II
I used a single incandescent bulb held over the subject, obviously camera was on a tripod.
I didn't change anything to the image, just added a border, resized, and saved as JPG. The results are pretty consistent with what I get whenever I shoot. I always shoot NEF, and recommend it if you haven't tried it yet.