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Camera Showcase: Nikon D5100 Reviews, Specifications, Price | PixelBing

Camera Showcase: Nikon D5100 Reviews, Specifications, Price

Nikon has come up with a new mid range DSLR, the D5100, which can be called an improvement over the existing D5000. Compared to D5000, this new crafted piece has a 16.2 megapixel power, a new sensor chip which is far more powerful and capable of taking shots, and a great variety of new features.

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One of the features includes the vari-angle LCD Screen which allows you to shoot from different angles.

The special attraction of the camera includes the special effects mode, which allows you to add special effects to the photos while shooting in the camera itself, such as the selective color mode, the miniature mode, night mode, sketch mode, etc. and accompanied by 16 special scene modes.

Along with these features, the camera is also capable to shot Full HD videos. The D5100 comes with 11 focus points, out of which only the central one is cross type. The controls are less complex on the camera, and hence the entire thing goes user friendly. It provides ISO sensitivity range from 100-6400, and more expandable upto 25600. Image quality upto 1200 ISO are smooth, hassle free, but entry of a bit noise begins at higher ISO range.

The camera comes with a medium range 18-55mm kit lens, and is priced at Rs. 37,450 (Body only) and at Rs. 42,950 (including the lens) (In India), and $849 (in USA)

Other descriptions and specifications have been mentioned below.

Type of Camera Single-lens reflex digital camera
Effective Pixels 16.2 million
Image Sensor Nikon DX format (23.6 x 15.6 mm) CMOS sensor
Image Size (Pixels) 4,928 x 3,264 [L]3,696 × 2,448 [M]2,464 × 1,632 [S]D-movie:1920 x 1080 / (30fps, 25fps, 24fps)1280 x 720 / (30fps, 25fps, 24fps)640 x 424 / (30fps, 25fps)
Sensitivity ISO 100 to 6400 in steps of 1/3, 1/2, or 1 EV, plus HI-0.3, HI-0.5, HI-0.7, HI-1, HI-2 (expandable upto ISO 25600)
File Format NEF (12 or 14-bit lossless compressed or compressed RAW)JPEG (Baseline-compliant)MOV movie (H.264/MPEG-4 AVC compression format with Linear PCM sound; Stereo sound with external microphone)
Storage Media SD memory card*1 (SDHC and SDXC compliant)
Shooting Modes 1) Single frame2) Continuous: 4fps3) Self-timer4) Delayed remote5) Quick-response remote6) Silent shuttle release7) D-Movie
White Balance Auto (TTL white-balance with main image sensor and 420-pixel RGB sensor)IncandescentFluorescent ( 7 types )Direct SunlightFlashCloudyShadepreset manual
LCD Monitor 3.0″, 921,000-dotlow-temperature polysilicon TFT LCD allows up to 170-degree viewing anglehorizontal opening type vari-angle LCD
Playback Function 1.) Full-frame2.) Movie Playback3.) Thumbnail (4/9/72, calendar) playback4.) playback zoom5.) Faces detected during zoom6.) Slide show7.) Histogram display8.) Highlights

9.) Auto image rotation

10.) Image comment

Delete Function Single imageSelected imagesimages taken on a selected dateAll images (except protected images)
Interface USB 2.0 (High-speed)Video outputHDMI output (Type C mini-pin connector)new 10-pin remote terminalConnector for external microphone
Picture Angle (in 35mm [135] format equivalent) Approx. 1.5x lens focal length
Viewfinder Eye-level pentamirrorbuilt-in diopter adjustment (-1.7 to +0.7m-1)
Focusing Screen Type B Brite View clear matte screen Mark VII screen
Viewfinder Frame Coverage/Magnification (with 50mm lens at infinity; -1.0 m-1) Approx. 95% / Approx. 0.78x
Autofocus TTL phase detection11 focus points (1 cross-sensor) by Nikon Multi-CAM 1000 autofocus moduleDetection range: -1 to +19 EV (ISO 100 at 20°C/68°F)
Focus Modes 1) Autofocus (AF)Single-servo AF (AF-S)Continuous servo AF (AF-C)Auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A)2) Manual focus (MF) can be selected from 11 focus area
Exposure Metering System 1) 3D color matrix metering II (type G and D lenses) color matrix metering II (other CPU lenses)2) Center-weighted (weight of 75% given to 8-mm circle in center of frame)3) Spot metering (meters 3.5-mm circle centered on selected focus point)
Exposure Metering Range (at normal temperature [68°F/20°C], ISO 100 equivalent, f/1.4 lens) 1) Matrix or center weighted metering: 0 – 20 EV2) Spot metering: 2 – 20 EV (ISO 100, f/1.4, 20°C/68°F)
Exposure Control 1) Digital Vari-Program (Auto, Auto [Flash Off] )2) Scene ( portrait, landscape, close up, sports, night portrait, child, auto (flash off), night landscape, party/indoor, beach/snow, sunset, dusk/drawn, pet portrait, candlelight, blossom, autumn colors, food, silhouette, high key, low key)3) Programmed Auto [P]4) Shutter-Priority Auto [S]5) Aperture Priority Auto [A]6) Manual [M]7) [Special effects modes] Night vision, color sketch, miniature effect, selective color, silhouette, high key, low key.
Auto Exposure Bracketing Exposure bracketing: 3 frames in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV
Shutter Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter
Sync Contact X-contact only; flash synchronization at up to 1/200 s or slower
Flash Control 1) i-TTL flash control by 420-segment RGB sensor; i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR, standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR
Flash Sync Modes 1.) Fill-flash2.) slow sync3.) auto slow sync4.) red-eye reduction5.) auto with red-eye reduction6.) slow sync with red-eye reduction7.) auto slow sync with red-eye reduction8.) rear-curtain sync

9.) rear-curtain with slow sync

Self-Timer 2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1-9 exposures
Depth of Field Preview Button No
Remote Control Via Wireless Remote Control ML-L3 (optional)
GPS Via GP-1 GPS Unit (optional)
Supported Languages 22 languages: Arabic, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional)Czech, DanishDutch, EnglishFinnish, FrenchGerman, IndonesianItalian, JapaneseKorean, NorwegianPolish, Portuguese

Russian, Spanish

Swedish, Thai


Power Requirements Rechargeable Li-ion EN-EL14 battery 1030 mAhEH-5a AC adapter (available separately; requires optional EP-5A power connector )
Battery Life (on a fully charged battery) Approx 660 shots
Tripod Socket 1/4 in. (ISO1222)
Dimensions Approx. 128 x 96.9 x 78.7 mm (5.0 x 3.8 x 3.1 in.)
Weight (without battery, memory card or body cap) Approx. 509 g (1 lb. 2 oz.)
Supplied Accessories (may differ by country or area) Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL14Battery Charger MH-24Audio Video Cable EG-CP14USB Cable UC-E6Eyepiece Cap DK-5Rubber Eyecup DK-20Strap AN-DC3Accessory Shoe Cover BS-1

Body Cap BF-1B

ViewNX 2 CD

Other Features Expeed 2 Image Processing EngineD-Movie (Full HD recording; external stereo microphone input; in-camera movie editing)Full-time servo AF (AF-F) movie recordingVari-angle LCD monitorSpecial effect mode

Specs Source: Nikon Official