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D5100 Digital SLR Camera Body

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The Nikon D5100 Digital SLR Camera Body offers a host of photographic and video tools including a 16.2 MP DX-format CMOS sensor, 4 fps continuous shooting and breathtaking Full 1080p HD Movies with full time autofocus.

  • Creativity from any point of view - 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; 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 movies - The 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 Sound - The 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 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. 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 own - 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.
  • Speed and performance that delivers - 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.
  • Capture your subjects precisely - D5100'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 needed - 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. Expect natural looking results thanks to intelligent flash control.

Essential Accessories

  • Promaster - EN-EL14 XtraPower Lithium Ion 7.4 V Battery for Nikon
  • Nikon - SB-700 Speedlight Shoe Mount Flash
  • Phottix - BG-D5100 Battery Grip for Nikon D5100 Camera
Digital SLRs Information
Effective Megapixels 16.2
Megapixels 16 Megapixels
Sensor 23.6 x 15.6mm
Sensitivity 100-6400 ISO
Storage Media SD Secure Digital
Compatible Memory Card Secure Digital (SD/SDHC, SDXC) Card
Lens Mount Nikon
LCD Monitor Type Rear Screen Pivoting LCD (921000)
LCD Screen Size 3.0"
Connectivity USB 2.0 High Speed & Mini HDMI
Lens Focal Length Multiplier 1.5x
Viewfinder Eye-level pentamirror single-lens reflex viewfinder
Maximum Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec.
Exposure Modes Advanced Scene Modes, Aperture-Priority (A), Auto, Auto (flash off), Manual (M), Programmed Auto with flexible Program (P), Shutter-Priority Auto (S), Special Effects Mode
Built-in Sync Contact Hotshoe
Shutter Speeds 30-1/4000 sec.
Built-in Flash Yes
Battery EN-EL14 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery
Dimensions 5.0 × 3.8 × 3.1 (12.8 × 9.7 × 7.9 cm)
Weight 1 lb. 2 oz. (510 g)
Red Eye Reduction yes
Continuous Shooting Speed 4fps
Weather Proof no
Image Stabilization no
White Balance Auto, incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual, all except preset manual with fine tuning White balance bracketing 3 frames in steps of 1
Video Resolution 1080 HD
  • EN-EL14 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery
  • MH-24 Quick Charger
  • DK-20 Rubber Eyecup
  • UC-E6 USB Cable
  • EG-CP14 Audio Video Cable
  • AN-DC3 Camera Strap
  • DK-5 Eyepiece Cap
  • BF-1B Body Cap
  • BS-1 Accessory Shoe Cover
  • Nikon ViewNX 2 CD-ROM
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Maimu B. from San Clemente, CA on January 05, 2013:
First off I am no expert just a person that likes to shoot pictures. I have a Nikon D70 which has served me very well. It was just time for an upgrade (d70 still works fine). so intially I thought I wanted the D7000, also a great camera and I thought it was my upgraded version. The more I looked at the D7000, D3200, D3100 and D5100 I decided on the D5100. For me I am older and wanted a great camera that was smaller and easier to lug around for travel etc. I already have several lenses. Now that I have the D5100, I am thrilled with my choice. The Swivel moniter is awesome. I used it mostly for the Video recording. I was also amazed how great the video was, Clean picture, Awesome video sound. I now pretty much jump Between The 35mm Lens and my 55-200mm DX Vr nikon lenses. I was able to get some great shots of a whale on a rocking boat just this past weekend. The only thing I might invest in next is perhaps a longer telephoto perhaps a 300. I also invested in a gorgeous adjustable camera strap as I am a woman and it has to be beautiful. Love my camera, and I was able to give my d70 camera to our daughter and we can share all my other lenses.
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