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D5100 Digital SLR Camera Kit with 18-55mm Lens

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Nikon's D5100 Digital SLR Camera With 18-55mm VR Lens delivers a galaxy of professional features in a consumer digital camera. A high-resolution 16.2MP DX format CMOS sensor and an EXPEED 2 image processing engine guarantee superb quality and high performance. The 3" vari-angle tilting LCD monitor allows you full freedom in composition with sparkling 921,000-dot resolution. Full 1920 x 1080p video with full-time autofocus (for tracking subjects in motion) and stereo sound (using optional microphone) is always available with in-camera editing and creative controls to bring out your inner director.

The AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR lens is an ultra compact, lightweight standard zoom lens that has a 3x focal zoom range and is ideally suited to compact Nikon digital SLR cameras with the DX size sensor. Vibration Reduction, engineered specifically for each VR Nikkor lens, enables handheld shooting at up to 3 shutter speeds slower than would otherwise be possible. This lens offers the most basic zoom range in the DX lens series, an equivalent focal length in 35mm terms of 27-82.5mm. It will conveniently cover everything from landscapes to tight indoor portraits to standard snapshots.

The D5100's Effects mode provides a dazzling array of special effects for putting your own individual stamp on all of your images--still photos or video. Selective Color, for instance, isolates any color within a scene, and Night Vision captures details in places too dark for your own eyes. High Key effect will create bright, glowing images filled with atmosphere and mystery, or you can emphasize the mood of a scene using Low Key, or Miniature Effect--which produces a scene that looks like a miniature scale model.

With sensitivity ranging from 100 to 6400 ISO, you'll be able to make photos and videos that are amazingly rich, even in low light. In-camera HDR (High Dynamic Range) mode will tame high contrast situations by automatically capturing multiple exposures of the scene and combining them for vastly improved contrast and low noise. A blazing fast 11-point autofocus system and split-second shutter response mean that you won't miss photo opportunities waiting for your camera to catch up. The built-in speedlight has i-TTL for accurate, well-balanced flash every time.

With the Scene Recognition system, 420-pixel RGB 3D Color Matrix Metering II, 16 automatic exposure scene modes, and Active D-Lighting, your control over your photos and movies will be more precise and simple to carry out than ever. The automatic image sensor cleaning prevents dust from ruining any of your images.

  • 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

  • SanDisk - 32GB SDHC Extreme Class 10 UHS-1 Memory Card
  • Lexar Media - 16GB SDHC Memory Card Professional Class 10 400x UHS-I
  • Hoya - 52mm NXT/ UV Haze Filter
  • Hoya - 58mm NXT/ UV Haze Filter
  • Promaster - EN-EL14 XtraPower Lithium Ion 7.4 V Battery for Nikon
  • Nikon - EP-5 Power Supply Connector
  • Nikon - SB-700 Speedlight Shoe Mount Flash
  • Nikon - GP-1 GPS Unit
  • Nikon - ME-1 Stereo Microphone
  • Nikon - GP-1-CA90 Accessory Cable for GP-1 GPS Unit
  • Phottix - BG-D5100 Battery Grip for Nikon D5100 Camera
Digital SLRs Information
Effective Megapixels 16.2
Megapixels 16 Megapixels
Sensor 23.6 x 15.8mm
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 yes
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
Max Flash Sync Speed Up to 1/200 sec.
  • 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
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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Rick M. from Mckinney, TX on December 29, 2012:
Great camera at a great price. Now I have to learn how to use a newcamera.
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Joseph B. from Chesterton, IN on December 22, 2012:
Great Camera and a Great Price. Looking forward to learning how to use every option on it.
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Deborah M. from Whittier, CA on December 20, 2012:
The D5100 is a great camera with more features than the point and shoot digital; however it is simple to use and comfortable for both men and women with the shape of the camera.
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