Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 664
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nikon Assistant It's Excellent
It's Beautiful, professional, Excellent.
It has high quality, new Nikon style, new effects and ...
Rated 5 out of 5 by vJ Power in hands
This camera has awesome features with full of features, its been 1 year I've been using this.. Still lot more to explore about the features..
Rated 1 out of 5 by daoud45 No manual mode for video
Returning camera. Extremely disappointed that Nikon doesn't believe that manual exposure control is needed for video.
Rated 2 out of 5 by sholugo D5100 video controls and dead pixels
I´m verry disapointed with the video function of the D5100 camera, instead of "desing" those silly effects they should try to give us full manual control for the video, if you (nikon)don´t know why so many customers has change their systems to canon that is it.
i just purshased the D5100 because all my lenses are nikon and don`t want to start again buying canon gear) and it has a dead pixel and the camera don`t have any utillity to repair this issue.
Nikon don`t let us down!!! make an update for the manual controls on video mode pls.
P.S excuse my english i`m from Mèxico
Rated 4 out of 5 by shutter finger Very Close
I am using a 18-200 VR II and a SB700 flash.
The pictures are amazing..the camera layout needs
work..focus lock should be standard..why Nikon
does not make a Battery Grip, is beyound me.
Other then that, buy it.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Lyks excellent!
so easy to use. good/simple design. the swivel screen is useful for me. nice colors and very sharp images.
Rated 5 out of 5 by DSLR when I got this I was stunned the quality of pictures was amazing even withe basic lens it came with. This DSLR is the best for its price.
Rated 5 out of 5 by AdvancedUser69 Fantastic features and benefits on this camera!!!!
I started taking photo's right out of the box with the kit lens and have not been disappointed! With 16 mega-pixels every photo has been clear, crisp, and precise!! I have not had to touch up any of my photo's at all. I switched to my standard lens that I use, Nikkor 18-135 and 70-300. The images are just stunning!!!
I love the "Affects" mode! I have come up with some very creative photo's there too!
Definitely an awesome DSLR!!!!!!!!!
Rated 5 out of 5 by PIAC The Best
Great product ! A camera which everyone can use, and it feels like being a professional while taking pictures with this beauty. New added functions are really great, and a very strong camera. Buy it, and play with it and make your life more enjoyfull.
10 Stars !
Rated 5 out of 5 by Phillyphil66 Great Pics Low Price
I was shooting with a Canon 5D Mark II and had to struggle to get good Pictures The Video was great but just never was satisfied with the feel of the Canon, I was reading about the Nikon D5100 and liked what was offered, I bought one as soon as they arrived, I started shooting with it as soon as the battery was charged, I got great results and it was fun to use, Nice extras and quick response, its smaller than the so called semi pro and Pro models and is 16+ Mega Pixels The 5D was 23+ I think the Pictures from the Nikon look better and I did not have to struggle to get the shots I wanted. The the Lens that comes with it a Nikor 18-55 1:3.5 is not a very good Lens a better lens is a must. This is like a D7000 with out the Price plus you get Auto focus in Video mode that the D7000 does not offer, being in the Broadcast industry I was impressed with the Video shot in HD, I know some reviews complain about the Auto focus but when used in the right situation it fine.
Rated 5 out of 5 by fammu great dslr camera
what a nice camera. stunned with its image and video quality. features are great especially its vari- angle lcd. i will recommend this camera for all dslr lovers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nikon Professional Phenomenal
The new D5100 has everything you could possibly ever find in an SLR camera, the picture quality is incredible, and the movies are astonishing. Very much recommended.
Rated 5 out of 5 by NEW LIFE one of the best DSLRs
i tried the DSLR d5100 and it is great,easy,light and am fully satisfied with it
Rated 5 out of 5 by whitewi First time buyer
Hi. As the first time buyer of SLR camera I was worrying about if I made right choice. And I can tell you that I am more than happy that I bought D5100. It is very easy to get going on shooting nice looking pics. It has beautiful lcd display which helps you to understand if you got the shot or not. It has plenty of pre-set settings for beginner and plenty of manual settings if you are willing to learn . Camera itself feels very good in hands and it's not heavy either. It has 1080p HD video recording up to 20 min long which is nice. Overall it feels like very sturdy build camera. If you are not tight on budget and just a beginner or starting amateur you would love this cam. Thanks
Rated 5 out of 5 by bmark29 WOW! Great ease of use and great options!
I have done a lot of research on the DSLRs, and found the D5100 to be one of the best, user friendly, cameras I have found. I have done some shooting with a C rebel, so I can honestly say that the D5100 is a more intuitive DSLR. As a novice, I like how all the settings show an example of what that setting does. The D5100 takes amazing photos too.
Rated 4 out of 5 by TheDew Nice Upgrade from D5000
I upgraded from the D5000 to this one and its a nice change. The only downfall that I see is that the pricing is a bit too high... Other than that the colors are nice and the camera shoots quickly without issues.
Rated 5 out of 5 by ksmrtn69 The D5100 has "SUPERB" features and quality!!!!
I love this camera!!! I can't believe the quality, superb!!!! Excellent features from beginners to the advanced users.
Rated 5 out of 5 by STAVROS THE BEST CAM I HAVE NEVER SEEN
This is a wonderful camera it have all i need! i recomenden!
Rated 4 out of 5 by dyezak Great Camera
I’m new to photography having been a point and shoot person for years. Recently I have decided to step up and be able to take some better photographs for personal enjoyment. After looking at many DSLR cameras I decided on the D5100 for a variety of reasons. Supposedly it heavily borrows from the D7000 camera, with better versatility due to the articulating screen and smaller size. The articulating screen with excellent image quality is one of the main things I was looking for. I have pets and take off angle/odd shots to capture them. The articulating screen allows me to position the camera appropriately for the shot, and still frame the shot correctly. The other thing the articulating screen does for me is allow me to take advantage of the movie mode and the excellent 1080p/30fps recording.
I like that this camera is set up well for transitioning from point and shoot to DSLR. It is advertised as being Nikon’s “advanced beginner” DSLR. I didn’t want to grow out of my first DSLR too quickly…and I don’t feel that I will with this camera. However, this is still an entry DSLR, and as such it’d be nice if Nikon included a DVD tutorial on how to get the most out of stepping into the DSLR realm. I have taken some excellent photo’s with it in full auto mode, and started playing with some of the manual settings to capture pictures of things I could never get with a point and shoot. But it would be nice to have the myriad of functions explained in a tutorial DVD.
The only problems I’ve experienced with the camera is poor documentation (for someone new to photography like this camera is being marketed to this is inexcusable). The user guide is pathetic. Sorry Nikon, but I can figure out where to stick the battery and SD card, that’s common sense. But please explain to me the HDR settings, the F-Stops, etc that aren’t even mentioned in your “guide”. And lastly the first few times I have shot video I have encountered a “Video is interrupted” error (after only 3-4 sec). I’m not sure why, and again, the user manual doesn’t explain anything about this error message.
Due to the lack of documentation, and odd error (that is also undocumented), I can only give this 4 stars. This isn’t a professional camera, but it’s enough to overwhelm the beginner and give them satisfying results with minimal setup. As such I’d definitely recommend this camera to anyone looking for a DSLR (with an accompanying book, if I can ever find one).
Rated 5 out of 5 by Photo Taker Phil Pretty Banana Crazy AWesome!!!!!!!
Do. Buy. This. Product.
Just. Cause. That. Is. Why.
Rated 5 out of 5 by mgauss This will be Nikon's bestseller by far
Compact, 921K screen, D7000 performance in a non intimidating size. Screen flips like James Bond moves. Quiet, quality, great menus, special effects. This is the first time Nikon offers 6400 ISO in a small camera with a 921K screen. Excellent pictures. Video is 30 fps, better than D7000.
Rated 5 out of 5 by nikoninja this product has everything .
This camera has everything that a photographer needs.It has high iso range and good night mode which will thrill new photograhers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by j its simply light and nice
camparing price is a hot cake, its like you can capture picture and movie with fun.
Rated 5 out of 5 by DP Liked It
good to try it love to bye this once and look for good shots where i travel
Rated 5 out of 5 by cool oneo it is awsome
no bad features all are great. it works so great when i bought it.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Hitachi This product is the best amatir Camera
This Nikon D5100 has a large pixel and speed continous available for amateur photographer
Rated 5 out of 5 by John Park Awesome Camera!
This camera is totally worth it. It's a mixture of a 3100 and 5000, but for sure totally better! It provides an awesome fps and a great amount of megapixels! Hope you buy this camera!
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jack AUA Could not be any better!Excellent design.
Great camera ever made!At the heart of the image...stands competition to no other brands.
Rated 4 out of 5 by PauloFeitosa Great for video, travel light, dark interiors
I liked very much my D5000 (check my D5000's and D7000's reviews), and simply love the D7000 that replaced it - but I'm so impressed with this new D5100!
It's being hyped for quite a while, and we already knew that it would be an updated D5000, but the main differences make it so good, that it might be *better* than a D7000 in at least two cases: video, and travelling light.
The D5100 is a hot rod: a great sensor in a small body. Killer combination for travelling light, and taking pictures in dark and discrete places like churches' and museums' interiors. You're all set for most trips with just the kit lens: It's a very good all arounder.
1. Horizontally swiveling back display. The D5000's swiveled vertically, making it difficult to see while on a tripod or taking pictures of yourself. Now you can frame yourself perfectly, and use tripods with no fear.
2. Same outstanding sensor of the D7000. Simply the best sensor in any Nikon bellow US$7000. Specially incredible under very very low light.
3. New, enhanced video mode. It's actually better than the D7000's, not just for the new in camera effects, but for the ability to do movies at ISO 102,400 (if you don't mind the noise - still better than losing the shot). To put it simple, at the time of this review, the D5100 is the best Nikon DSLR for video - at any price. Attach an external microphone, and you'll also have professional quality stereo audio.
1. Still no 30fps @ 1080p. <:-(
2. Could have an internal stereo microphone.
3. Lack of internal CLS commander internal flash.
I understand that some of the D7000 goodies like in-body focusing motor (necessary to focus the excellent Nikkor 10.5mm, only DX fisheye lens at the time of this review, and one of the main reasons I bought my D7000) and the 100% pentaprism viewer would have made the D5100 as large and heavy as the D7000, missing it's point.
But I would like to see an internal flash with CLS commanding capability (I love to hand held Nikon Speedlites), a value that probably wouldn't increase neither size or weight by very much - if at all.
The D5100 is a significant upgrade over the great D5000. May lack some of the D7000's in-body resources, but has the same sensor, in a smaller and lighter body, making it an excellent camera to travel, and take discrete pictures in dark interiors. It has a much improved video mode (although it still lacks 30FPS @ 1080p), and a very practical horizontally swiveling display, making it the best Nikon DSLR for video at time of this review.
Accessories I recommend:
Nikon CF-DC2 Semi-soft case
Nikon ML-L3 Wireless Remote Control
Rated 1 out of 5 by gatih pui
what's wrong of this product, i can't use my old lens on it~ is's difficult to put a focus motor inside???