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Horizontal swing-out, vari-angle LCD monitor that gives new viewpoints from flexible angles
Approx. 921k-dot, wide-viewing-angle (170°), 7.5-cm (3-in.) vari-angle LCD monitor. Horizontal swing-out monitor makes it easy to operate even when shooting with a tripod.
More beautiful and easier movie recording in full HD (1,920 x 1,080/30p) format: D-Movie
You can enjoy recording full HD movies only digital SLR cameras can realize utilizing a variety of exchangeable lenses. Stereo recording is available with the optional stereo microphone.
Image reproduction with high resolution and rich tonal gradation, equivalent to those of a higher-class model
The D5100 employs an image sensor equivalent to that of the higher-class model, D7000. Furthermore, image processing engine "EXPEED 2" achieves high image quality, high-speed image processing and multiple functions.
Special effects mode that enables various creative effects in still images and movies. [NEW]
16.2 effective megapixels. Nikon DX-format CMOS sensor.
Image processing engine "EXPEED 2" that achieves high image quality, high-speed image processing and multiple functions.
Wide sensitivity range of ISO 100 to 6400, expandable to Hi 2 (ISO 25600 equivalent) delivers sharp images with reduced blur caused by camera shake even in dark lighting situations and sports scenes.
Fast and accurate 11-point AF system that captures even moving subjects.
Live View shooting function that lets you focus on a desired point within the frame.
Scene Auto Selector that automatically selects the most appropriate scene mode according to the shooting scenes or subjects.
16 options of Scene Modes enable you to select the most appropriate mode according to your shooting scenes or subjects.
HDR (High Dynamic Range) that allows you to shoot easily even in a difficult high-contrast scene. [NEW]
Lightweight and compact, user-friendly body with superior operability.
Easy-to-use in-camera image-editing functions such as NEW (RAW) processing, filter effects and edit movie
Changes your photographic expression with unique angles —
shooting with the vari-angle LCD monitor
The D5100 incorporates an approx. 921k-dot, 7.5-cm (3-in.), wide-viewing-angle, vari-angle LCD monitor that realizes comfortable movie and Live View shooting. The LCD monitor opens horizontally from 0° to 180° and flips up and down from +180° to -90°. Highly improved operability when shooting from a high or low angle allows you to shoot with a stable posture while confirming composition even if shooting from ground level. You can enjoy new, creative expressions by shooting from various angles and discover unique points of views.
The LCD monitor is protected from dirt or damage because it can be stored when not in use.
Various scenes captured taking advantage of the vari-angle LCD monitor
It is easy to shoot from a high angle holding the camera with an outstretched arm, even if there are many people standing in front of you.
You can compose your image precisely by checking the LCD monitor facing you.
The horizontal swing-out LCD monitor makes it easy to shoot with a tripod. Remote close-up shooting is available using the rear infrared receiver to prevent image blur caused by camera shake.
Allows you to compose your photograph precisely and focus on a desired point viewing the LCD monitor — Live View shooting
Live View shooting gets the most out of the vari-angle LCD monitor. You can shoot while confirming your subject with the large, easy-to-view, 7.5-cm (3-in.) VGA (approx. 921k-dot), wide-viewing-angle (170°), 100% frame coverage LCD monitor. The dedicated Live View switch realizes simple, smooth switching from shooting with the finder to Live View shooting. Also, contrast-detect AF lets you focus on a desired point within a frame.
Three focus modes — selectable according to your subject
-Single-servo AF (AF-S)
Suitable for a stationary subject such as landscapes, architecture or flowers.
-Full-time-servo AF (AF-F)
Convenient for shooting a moving subject which is usually difficult to focus on, such as a child or pet. Available in both Live View mode and movie recording. Camera focuses continuously, after shooting starts.
-Manual focus (MF)
Manual focusing. Suitable for a subject for which autofocus is difficult, such as an animal in a cage or a person in the shade with the sun in the background.
Four AF-area modes — automatically focus on someone's face or a moving subject
Suitable for focusing on someone's face such as for a commemorative photo.
Suitable for handheld shooting such as for a landscape. AF area can be moved to a desired point within the frame.
Convenient for shooting with pin-point focus such as for a close-up of a flower. Using a tripod is recommended for more precise focusing.
After focusing is activated, AF area tracks the subject automatically. Suitable for a moving subject such as a child or pet.
Recommended combination of focus mode and AF-area mode
Single-servo AF and wide-area AF
Suitable for a stationary subject
Full-time-servo AF and subject-tracking AF
Suitable for a moving subject
Records movies more beautifully and easily —
full HD movie-recording function: D-Movie
The D5100 offers high-image-quality full HD movie recording at 1,920 x 1,080/30p. You can shoot creative movies easily, not only taking advantage of shallow depth of field, high ISO sensitivity performance and a variety of interchangeable NIKKOR lenses of digital SLR cameras but also utilizing the vari-angle LCD monitor and special effects mode of the D5100.
Contrast-detect AF is possible and if you set full-time-servo AF (AF-F) for focus mode and subject-tracking AF for AF-area mode, focus point tracks even a moving subject continuously and three-dimensionally.
Optional Stereo Microphone ME-1 compatible
In addition to monaural recording with the built-in microphone, the D5100 lets you record stereo sound with optional Stereo Microphone ME-1. Using Stereo Microphone ME-1 also reduces noise caused by lens vibration being recorded during autofocus shooting.
Furthermore, you can select the sensitivity level for either the built-in microphone or Stereo Microphone ME-1, choosing from auto, high, medium or low according to shooting conditions. Select low for scenes in louder environments, such as a concert hall; high for quieter environments, with more delicate sounds, such as a murmuring stream.
In-camera movie editing functions
You can edit your movie easily without a PC. It is possible to delete unwanted parts by choosing the start or end point in single frame units, and save a selected frame as a JPEG image with the same image size as that of the selected movie frame.
Customer Reviews (1)
- Nikon D5100Review by Nicholas Ang
Rate This Product
The D5100 has a very similar 16.2MP as the D7000 but, understandably, loses out on that camera's high-end build and feature-set. So there's no wireless flash control, magnesium alloy build or 39-point AF system but the underlying image quality is all but identical.
As it has become standard for a Nikon at this price point, the Nikon D5100 offers a single control dial, penta mirror viewfinder and no built-in auto-focus motor. However, it gains 1080P video capability compared to its older model.
These changes resolve two rather awkward aspects of Nikon's existing lineup: if the Nikon D5100 and the Nikon D7000 end up being neighboring models it will avoid the inelegant overlap that existed between the Nikon D5000 and the Nikon D90. It also ensures a more elegant appearance to the models themselves.
Last but not least, the camera is suited for amateurs or professionals. It's white balance, is the most amazing part of the Nikon D5100 as what you see is what is taken by the camera. (Posted on 12/3/2013)