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Nikon D5100 DSLR Camera

16 Megapixels16 MegapixelsSingle Lens ReflexSingle Lens ReflexHigh ISO: ISO 6400 or more is available at full-resolution.High ISO: ISO 6400 or more is available at full-resolution.Continuous DriveContinuous DriveFull 1080p HD Video: 1920 x 1080 resolution or more but less than 4K.Full 1080p HD Video: 1920 x 1080 resolution or more but less than 4K.Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Hotshoe: Allows external flash units to be attached.Hotshoe: Allows external flash units to be attached.Spot MeteringSpot MeteringAccepts Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), SDHC and SD memory.Accepts Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), SDHC and SD memory.Neocamera detailed reviewNeocamera detailed reviewDiscontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.Discontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.

Digital Camera Description

The Nikon D5100 is a Entry-Level DSLR with an APS-C sensor and a Nikon F lens mount. Its 16 Megapixels CMOS sensor offers an ISO 100-6400 sensitivity range which is expandable to ISO 100-25600. This makes it possible to shoot hand-held in very low-light. With 16 MP of resolution, sharp prints are possible up to at 240 DPI.

This camera features a mechanic shutter that can expose for 1/4000 to 30s. Bulb exposures of an unspecified duration are possible with this camera. With a fastest shutter-speed of 1/4000, fast action can easily be frozen. Night photography is possible using this digital camera due to its long exposure capability. This camera model offers Full Manual Controls.

Nikon D5100

The Nikon D5100 features a 11-point Phase-Detect AF system. Autofocus can continuously adjust according to subject distance. A Real-Time Autofocus Tracking System allows focus to follow a moving subject within the frame. Manual Focus is also available.

A single control-dial on this camera makes it easy to use semi-automatic modes by adjusting the current exposure parameter directly This camera does not feature any seals to protect it against adverse weather, dust and moisture. Care must be taken, just like with most electronics. Framing on the Nikon D5100 is performed via a small reflex optical viewfinder with 0.78X magnification and 95% coverage. This magnification is equivalent to 0.49X on a Full-Frame camera.

Model Specifications

BrandNikon ModelD5100
Sensor 16 Megapixels CMOS Sensor Size 24 x 16mm
Anti-Alias Filter Yes Sensor Aspect 3:2 Aspect-Ratio
Stabilization None Dust-ReductionYes
Sensitivity ISO 100 - 6400 *Expanded range: 100-25600 Shutter-Speed 1/4000 - 30s
Lens MountNikon F No AF-Coupling MountCrop Factor1.5X
Filter DiameterN / A Focus System 11-point Phase-Detect, Assist-lamp *Tracking & Face-Detect available in Live-View.
Viewfinder Type Reflex OVF Viewfinder Size 0.78X - 95% Coverage
Display Attachment Rotating Display Size 920K Pixels 3" LCD 100% Coverage
Exposure ModesP, A, T, M, B Scene Modes16Autumn Colors, Beach+Snow, Blossom, Candlelight, Child, Close-up, Dusk+Dawn, Food, Landscape, Night Landscape, Night Portrait, Party+Indoor, Pet, Portrait, Sports, Sunset
MeteringMulti-Segment, Center-Weighed, Spot Bracketing 3 Shots ±2 EV
Exposure Compensation ±5 EV, 1/3 or 1/2 EV Flash Compensation -3..+1 EV, 1/3 EV
White Balance Auto , Presets, Custom White Balance Tuning 2 Axis
Continuous Drive 4 FPS, 100 JPEG, 16 RAW Self Timer Yes *2s, 5s, 10s, 20s
Command Dials 1 DOF Preview No
Protection Dust Reduction Yes
Digital Level Tripod Mount Yes
Remote Trigger Infrared Eye-Start Sensor No
HDR Yes Orientation Sensor Yes
Interval Timer No Multiple Exposure No
Image Formats JPEG RAW Flash Ports Hot-Shoe
Built-In Flash YesGuide number 12 in Auto mode, 13 in manual. (GN 13) Flash Sync 1/200s
Video Capture 1920x1080 @ 30 FPS 16:9 Sound Input Stereo
Video Format Quicktime H.264 WiFi No
Memory Secure Digital Extended Capacity GPS No
Battery Lithium-Ion Battery Life 660 *CIPA Standard, 50% flash use.
Introduced 2011-04-05, DiscontinuedYES Construction Standard
Size 127 x 97 x 79mm (W x H x D) Weight 560g

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Nikon D5100 Highlights


SLR digital camera

Sensor-Size: 24 x 16mm

APS-C Sensor

Actual size when viewed at 100 DPI

16 Megapixels DSLRISO 100-25600
Nikon F Mount
1.5X FLM
Shutter 1/4000-30s
95% Coverage
Small Viewfinder
Full manual controls, including Manual Focus
Built-in Dust ReductionCustom white-balance with 2 axis fine-tuning
4 FPS Drive, 100 ImagesSpot-Metering
1920x1080 @ 30 FPS Video RecordingHot-Shoe
3" LCD 920K PixelsStereo audio input
Lithium-Ion Battery
Secure Digital Extended Capacity
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