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Nikon D5100

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Key specs

  • CMOS
  • APS-C
  • 23.6 x 15.6 mm
  • 16 megapixels
  • 4928, 3264 px
  • Nikon F, Nikon DX, Nikon FX
  • Contrast Detect (sensor), Phase Detect, Multi-area, Center, Selective single-point, Tracking, Single, Continuous, Face Detection, Live View
  • 3 in
  • no
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Nikon D5100 Full Specifications

Sensor

CMOS
DX
23.6 x 15.6 mm
16 Mpx
3:2
4928, 3264
3696x2448, 2464x1632
Expeed 2

Image

Yes
100
25600
25600
4928, 3264
12
Auto, Cloudy, Direct sunlight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Manual, Shade
Yes
JPG, RAW
Black&White, Neutral, Vivid
No
No
16:9
RAW
Yes
Yes

Optics and focus

Nikon F
3 x
1.5 x
2.8
Lamp
Auto
Yes
Yes
Yes
1.5×
Continuous Auto Focus, Servo Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus
Yes
Yes
Auto
Yes
11
11
Lens based only
2.83 in
Yes

Screen and viewfinder

3.00 in
Fully articulated
LCD
921000
No
100 %
Yes
Optical
95 %
0.78 x
Yes
1.7, 0.7
0.70 in
No

Photography features

Aperture priority, Auto, Manual, Movie, Program, Scene, Shutter priority
Electronic
30 sec
1/4000 sec
Yes
Yes
Yes
3
5
-5
1/3, 1/2
Yes
1/3, 1/2
Yes
2, 5, 10, 20
Yes
3
Yes
Yes
1/200s
Yes
472.44 in
Flash OFF, Redeye Reduction, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
Yes
4.0 fps
Backlight, Beach, Candlelight, Children, Close-up , Dawn, Dusk, Food, Landscape , Night landscape, Night portrait, Party , Pet, Portrait, Snow, Sports, Sunset
Yes
Multi, Center-weighted, Spot
Yes
2, 5, 10, 20
4 fps
4 fps
0.3 - 0.5±EV

Videography features

1920, 1080
Yes
640 x 424, 1280 x 720, 1920 x 1080
Full HD
H.264, MOV, MPEG-4
NTSC
Highlights, Movie, Single image, Slide show, Thumbnails
1920x1080
30 fps
30 fps
30 fps

Audio features

Yes
Mono
Yes
Stereo
LPCM
Yes

Design

SLR
Plastic
Black
Yes
No

Dimensions

1.12 lb
5.00 in
3.80 in
3.10 in

Storage

4098 mB
SD, SDHC, SDXC
Yes
1
SD, SDHC, SDXC
DCF 2.0, DPOF, Exif 2.3

Power

Battery
660
Lithium-Ion
Yes
1
Y

Connectivity

Yes
1
Mini
2.0
Yes
Eye-Fi Connected
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
No

Other features

Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Multi
Yes
ARA, CHI , CHI , CZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, IND, ITA, JPN, KOR, NOR, POL, POR, RUS, SWE, THA, TUR
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Nikon D5100 Online reviews


Like the Canon 600D, the D5100 also boasts a flip-out LCD, plus rugged construction and built-in effects modes to broaden...Read more


The arrival of the D5100 appears to signal the completion of Nikons refresh of its non-pro DSLR lineup. Its feature set and pricing mean that it sits very comfortably between the beginner-friendly D3100 and the high-end D7000 - it's clearly aimed to attract the attention of enthusiast photographers without cannibalizing sales of is sister models. A camera maker can judge the success of its market positioning by seeing how many people are wondering 'which model is right for me?' on discussion forums - and we think a D3100/D5100/D7000 progression would minimize such doubts. The official line is that the D90 maintains its position in the range, but both its naming and overlap with other models suggest that its role is now more one of historical interest than future significance.Read more


Nikon has stirred up the camera crowds once again with its newly released D5100, filling the industry with the buzz of a new high-resolution articulati...Read more