Creativity from any point of viewStimulate your creativity. The NIKON D5100 offers a host of new photographic and video tools that deliver superior performance and exceptional image quality with surprising versatility. With 16.2 megapixels, a swivel Vari-Angle LCD monitor, full HD movie capabilities, new EFFECTS Mode and new HDR setting, you hold the power and performance to capture beautiful moments and the freedom to get creative.
Compose great overhead shots with the Nikon D5100's Vari-angle displayTake pictures or record movies from a unique viewpoint, the D5100's 3.0 inch, super sharp, 921,000-dot Vari-angle LCD monitor allows for versatile high quality viewing and playback. Explore every angle, with overhead shots, waist level candids, ground level and fun self portraits; you will never miss a shot. This Vari-angle monitor allows you to be creative from any point of view.
More fun and artistic pictures and moviesThe D5100 incorporates an amazing array of special effects for use when taking still pictures or recording D-Movie Full HD movies. Selective Color isolates any color within the scene; capture details in places too dark for your own eyes using Night Vision; create bright, glowing images filled with atmosphere with High Key; emphasize the mood of a scene using Low Key; Miniature Effect makes a scene look like a miniature scale model; and Color Sketch creates color outlines of the subject that are played back as a series of stills in a slide show.
Full HD 1080p D-Movie with SoundThe D5100 delivers exceptionally high-quality movie performance due to its full HD capability while the latest in Full-time autofocus takes the guess work out of tracking your subjects while in motion. Effortless moviemaking is at your fingertip thanks to D5100's ergonomically placed Live View and Movie start button. Your D-Movies will come to life thanks to D5100's sound recording capability - get stereo sound with Nikon's optional ME-1 Stereo Microphone.
Exquisite detail in highlight and shadowIn scenes with extreme contrasts, such as bright, sunlit clouds and a foreground deep in shadow, it was once quite difficult to render the textures of both equally. Not any more. D5100 combines two exposures to create an image revealing an extremely wide dynamic range, but with less noise and richer color gradation than ever before.
Image quality in a class of its ownIncorporating the latest Nikon D-SLR technologies such as the 16.2MP DX-format CMOS sensor and EXPEED 2 image processing engine, the D5100 delivers outstanding image quality. Its CMOS sensor offers a remarkably wide ISO range (ISO 100 to 6400) with reduced noise which enables you to shoot at faster shutter speeds and capture scenes and subjects with less blur. Handheld shooting and full HD movies come out looking great even in low light.
Nikon's EXPEED 2 image processing engineYou won't miss a moment of action thanks to the D5100's high-speed continuous shooting.
Speed and performance that deliversWith high-speed continuous shooting at approx. 4 frames per second, you'll never miss a moment and with D5100's large optical viewfinder providing accurate and realistic composition, you'll get a precise view and focus in every situation.
Capture your subjects preciselyD5100's 11-point AF system provides flexibility to compose the shot you want ensuring your subject is captured sharply wherever it's located in the frame. Working together with the Scene Recognition System, the camera can keep your main subject in focus even if the composition changes using Nikon's exclusive 3D-tracking.
Brilliance whenever neededVital for dark or backlit subjects, the D5100's built-in pop-up flash automatically brightens your subject even when shooting outdoors in bright sunlight. Expect natural looking results thanks to intelligent flash control.Expand your picture taking capabilities with Nikon's comprehensive lineup of NIKKOR lenses.
NIKKOR lenses expand your visionFrom wide angle to telephoto, from prime to Micro, the NIKKOR interchangeable lens lineup offers more choices to see and capture still images and D-Movies of the world from your perspective.
Dimensions: Width 5.0 in. (127mm) Height 3.8 in. (96.5mm) Depth 3.1 in. (78.7mm)
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great travel or backup camera.
from Brooklyn NY
About Me Pro Photographer
Comments about Nikon D5100 DX-format Digital SLR Body w/ 3-inch Vari-angle LCD:
Got it as a backup camera. I like that is lightweight, shuutter/ mirrow is quiet. Snappy camera, really good image quality.I wish the viewfinder was larger, that is my main gripe.It does not have too many settings accessible with direct buttons like the D7000. But the rear LCD has a good layout for quickly changing settings.The buttons are hard to see in the dark and the layout is very different than the D7000 which I own so I need to kind of memorize the positions.It is a great light weight camera, great for travel easier to carry than the D7000 but with the same quality. For about half the price you give up weather sealing, viewfinder size, controller mode for the built in flash, and autofocus with older lenses... It is a great combo with the 35mm 1.8 small and great quality images.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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A good camera for KAP
from Centereach, NY
About Me Semi-pro Photographer
I'm using this camera for kite aerial photography because it is one of the lightest DSLR out there but, did not realize its Nikon available prime lenses is limited and expensive because it can only use nikon S lenses. Other than that I do like this camera a lot.
A great camera for the casual user.
About Me Photo Enthusiast
A great camera for the occasional user.
great camera, great lens choices
from Cheyney, Pa
I am serious about my photos. this camera has enough fine detail so that I can print 13 x 19 inch pictures with great clarity. I carry it with me almost all the time, you never know when a great picture will happen. I have not found anything "not so good" about it yet.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Best camera ever bought
from Key West, FL
This camera is amazing. The low light shooting, the quiet shutter release, and the video recording has put this camera far above and beyond any other camera in its class. At first I thought it was going to be a learning curve to use the LCD screen. That was noty the case. It is larger, w/ color and easier to navigate. Knowing how to use my D80 may have been the reason, none the less this camera is a logical progression. Over all, this camera is amazing, the price is great, the qualiy is top notch. Get this camera!
Nikon D5100 review
By Milwaukee Magic
from Milwaukee, WI
Use as a backup to my D90. Wanted the Special effects, HDR and HD movie capabilities. Light weight. Body a little small in my large hand.
Got it all with no compromises
from Wayne, NJ
The advances in technology over my D50 Nikon are numerous and well worth the price. A very comfortable feel for large hands and the swivel LCD screen is invaluable for low and high angle photography. In camera photo editing and shooting effects are stunning additions to the D5100. Very satisfied with all operations. The addition of HD Video to this camera format was a leading factor in my decision to buy. The only drawback, for me, was the obsolescence of some of my older Nikon lenses.
Nikon D5100 great camera comments
By Captain Ev
from Sun lakes, AZ
Wildlife and wildflower photography. Easy learning curve for menu access. Great overall camera for price. No hassle sales crew at BuyDig.
Couldnt ask for a better camera
By Pho- tog!
from Lenoir, NC
This camera is awesome, I am intrigued with the color select and the amazing photos I have captured with it.