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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
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Nikon D5100 Full Specifications

Sensor

Sensor typeCMOS
Image sensor formatDX
Sensor size23.6 x 15.6 mm
Effective pixels16 Mpx
Image ratio w:h3:2
Max resolution4928, 3264
Other resolutions3696x2448, 2464x1632
ProcessorExpeed 2

Image

ISO Auto
ISO minimum100
ISO maximum25600
Boosted ISO maximum25600
Maximum image resolution4928, 3264
White balance presets12
White balance modesAuto, Cloudy, Direct sunlight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Manual, Shade
Custom white balance
Yes
Photo effectsBlack&White, Neutral, Vivid
Image stabilizer
Image stabilization type
Supported aspect ratios16:9
Uncompressed formatRAW
Supported image file formatsJPG, RAW
HDR
AEB/HDR support

Optics & Focus

Lens mountNikon F
Optical zoom3 x
Magnification (Crop factor)1.5 x
Maximum aperture2.8
AF assist (auto-focus assist light)Lamp
Contrast autofocus
Brightness adjustment
Focus adjustmentAuto
Autofocus in recording mode
Focal length multiplier1.5×
AutofocusContinuous Auto Focus, Servo Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) lock
Manual focus
Auto Focus (AF) points selectionAuto
Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Number of focus points11
Max number of AF points (incl. assistant)11
Image stabiliserLens based only
Filter diameter2.83 in
Phase detection autofocus

Screen / viewfinder

Articulated LCDFully articulated
Screen technologyLCD
Screen size3.00 in
Screen dots921000
Touch screen
Field of view100 %
Live view
ViewfinderOptical
Viewfinder coverage95 %
Viewfinder magnification0.78 x
Dioptre correction
Diopter adjustment (D-D)1.7, 0.7
Eye relief0.70 in
Separate info display

Photography features

Shooting modesAperture priority, Auto, Manual, Movie, Program, Scene, Shutter priority
Camera shutter typeElectronic
Minimum shutter speed30 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/4000 sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure mode
Continuous shooting
Number of exposures3
Exposure compensation plus5
Exposure compensation minus-5
Expousure compensation steps1/3, 1/2
Auto exposure lock
AE EV steps1/3, 1/2
Self-timer delay2, 5, 10, 20
Histogram
AE frames3
WB Bracketing
Yes
Subject / scene modes
Flash sync speed1/200s
External flash connectionHot shoe
Built-in flash
Flash range472.44 in
External flash
Continuous drive4.0 fps
Scene modes
Backlight, Beach, Candlelight, Children, Close-up , Dawn, Dusk, Food, Landscape , Night landscape, Night portrait, Party , Pet, Portrait, Snow, Sports, Sunset
Self-timer
Metering modesMulti, Center-weighted, Spot
Flash modesFlash OFF, Redeye Reduction, Slow Sync
Manual settings
Self-timer options2, 5, 10, 20
Speed (JPEG)4 fps
Speed (RAW)4 fps
Exposure bracketing0.3 - 0.5±EV

Videography features

Maximum resolution1920, 1080
Recording resolutions640 x 424, 1280 x 720, 1920 x 1080
HD typeFull HD
Supported video file formatsH.264, MOV, MPEG-4
Analog signal format systemNTSC
Camera playbackHighlights, Movie, Single image, Slide show, Thumbnails
Max resolution (highest frame rate)1920x1080
Max frame rate (highest resolution)30 fps
Max frame rate (regardless of res.)30 fps
Motion JPEG frame rate30 fps
Video recording

Audio features

Voice recording
Audio systemStereo
Supported audio file formatsLPCM
Built-in microphone
Microphone typeMono
Noise reduction

Dimensions

Body typeSLR
Body materialPlastic
Colour of productBlack
Weight1.12 lb
Width5.00 in
Height3.80 in
Depth3.10 in
Environmentally sealed
Anti-dust system

Storage

Memory slots1
Compatible memory cardsSD, SDHC, SDXC
Dual memory card slots
Storage typesSD, SDHC, SDXC
Internal storage4098 mB
Camera file systemDCF 2.0, DPOF, Exif 2.3

Power

Power source typeBattery
Battery life (CIPA)660
Battery technology
Lithium-Ion
Battery level indicator
AC adapter includedY
Number of batteries supported1

Connectivity

USB version2.0
HDMI
yes
HDMI ports quantity1
HDMI connector typeMini
Microphone port
WirelessEye-Fi Connected
DC-in jack
Remote control
NFC
PictBridge
Bluetooth
Wireless network (Wi-Fi)
Firewire

Other features

Orientation sensor
GPS
Calendar
Timelapse recording
Energy Star certified
Frame
Languages supportMulti
Tripod mounting supported
On Screen Display (OSD) languages
ARA, CHI , CHI , CZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, IND, ITA, JPN, KOR, NOR, POL, POR, RUS, SWE, THA, TUR
Image editing modesResizing, Trimming

Nikon D5100 Online reviews

Nikon D5100 review (18-55mm VR Kit) | Expert Reviews
Takes beautiful photos and videos but at this price it needs more accessible controls. We'd stick to the cheaper D3100.Read more

Nikon D5100 review - Tech Advisor
The Nikon D5100 is a solid option for photographers looking for a highly-capable yet (fairly) user-friendly sub-£700 DSLR.Read more

Nikon D5100 review - Macworld UK
The Nikon D5100 is a solid option for photographers looking for a highly-capable yet (fairly) user-friendly sub-£700 DSLR. The D5100 delivers an excellent feature set and image quality that rivals or exceeds the competition.Read more