Price $899.95 +
If you want the ability to do more than just take pictures in Program Mode, Nikon D5100 digital SLR camera is perfect for you. The still image and HD quality is strong. Setting it up is so simple that you wouldn’t need to read the manual in details. This digital camera also feels great in my hands and the weight is not too heavy.
The only downside is its limited lens compatibility, and you may find that the HDR is not as significant as the manual suggests.
To check how to use Nikon D5100, download a copy of Nikon D5100 User Manual . This user manual is from Nikon USA support group and you must have Adobe Reader to read the full text.
Nikon D5100 Digital SLR Camera Features
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.
Vari-angle LCD MonitorCreativity : You can take 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 and you will never miss a shot. This Vari-angle monitor allows you to be creative from any point of view.
Nikon D5100 Digital SLR Camera 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 Sound: Nikon D5100 Digital SLR Camera delivers exceptionally high-quality movie performance due to its full HD capability while the latest in Full-time autofocus. It takes the guess work out of tracking your subjects while in motion. With D5100's ergonomically placed Live View and Movie start button, D-Movies come to life with its sound recording capability.
HDR (High Dynamic Range)Exquisite detail in highlight and shadow : In 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. Nikon D5100 Digital SLR Camera combines two exposures to create an image revealing an extremely wide dynamic range, but with less noise and richer color gradation than ever before
Incorporating 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.
With 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.
Nikon D5100 Digital SLR Camera’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.
Vital for dark or backlit subjects, the D5100's built-in pop-up flash automatically brightens your subject even when shooting outdoors in bright sunlight. So you can expect natural looking results with this digital camera’s intelligent flash control.