Nikon D5100 16.2MP Black DSLR Camera, 18-55mm VR Lens, 3.0" LCD Display

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

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

Nikon D5100 Digital SLR Camera:

  • 16.2 megapixel resolution with high-quality still images and video recordings
  • Featuring 1080p Full HD Movie Recording, Picture Control, Special Effects Modes, Dust-reduction system, Advanced Scene Modes and Optical VR Image Stabilization
  • NIKKOR 18 - 55mm zoom lens

  • With Focus Modes, Auto Focus System, TTL phase detection, Glass Lens
  • 3.0" Vari-Angle LCD display with image editing features

  • Featuring Brightness Adjustment, easy-to-read menu system, color TFT LCD screen, in-camera editing
  • Built-in flash with flash sync modes

  • Additional Features:
  • 1 SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card slot (memory card not included)
  • Rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery up to 600 shots
  • ISO Modes: 100-3200
  • File Formats Supported: NEF (RAW), JPEG, MOV, MPEG-4/H.264
  • 5.0" x 3.1" x 3.8"; 19.7 oz
  • Built-in GPS
  • Eye-Fi compatible
  • Includes ViewNX 2 CD-ROM

  • Compatibility and Warranty:
  • Compatible with PC or Mac
  • 1-year limited manufacturer warranty

  • What's in the Box:
  • Nikon D5100 Digital SLR Camera
  • Battery, charger and power cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • CD with software and digital manual
  • Specifications

    Self-Timer Delay: 10 sec, 2 sec, 5 sec, 20 sec
    Focal Length: 27 - 82.5mm
    Color: Black
    Exposure Modes: Program, bulb, automatic, manual, aperture-priority, shutter-priority, i-TTL program flash ,  Center-weighted, 3D color matrix II, color matrix II, spot (2.5%) ,  3D-tracking AF, Face-priority AF, Subject-tracking AF
    Optical Zoom: 3x
    Display Technology: Display brightness control
    Resolution: 921,000 pixels
    Memory Card Type: SD Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDHC UHS-I Memory Card, SDXC UHS-I Memory Card ,  SD card
    Display Resolution: 1920 x 1080
    Contained Battery Type: Nikon EN-EL14
    Connector Type: 1 x USB 2.0 ? 1 x HDMI output ? 1 x composite video/audio output ? 1 x microphone
    Minimum Shutter Speed: 30 sec
    Model: Nikon D5100 Kit
    Number of Megapixels: 14MP & Up
    Brand: Nikon
    Flash Type: Pop-up Flash
    Maximum Shutter Speed: 1/4000 sec
    Focus Type: Automatic, manual ,  TTL contrast and phase detection
    Shooting Programs: Autumn color, landscape, portrait mode, close-up, party/indoor, beach/snow, night portrait, children, food, night landscape, dawn/dusk, sports mode, sunset, candle, blossom, pet portrait
    Maximum Shooting Speed: EV 0-20 ( ISO 100 )
    Manufacturer Part Number: 25478
    Accessories Included: Eyepiece cover, battery charger, dust cap, body cap, lens cap, neck strap, USB cable, eyecup, shoe cap, audio / video cable
    Sensor Resolution: 16.2 Megapixel
    Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 5.00 x 5.00 x 3.10 IN
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    I need a camera that is fast. What I mean is, is that I have only a short period of time to take pictures while flying over a place, and the camera I have now takes forever to take another picture one right after another. Also they are sometimes blurry or the zoom is too slow. Are the pictures clear with a lot of zoom? Thank you for your answers.
    by Jess 10/11/2012
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    • A. Since I've had this camera for such a short time, it's a little hard to answer your question, however, if I had to make a guess, I'd say it would be great. I would, however, purchase a good-quality UV/haze filter to help cut through the normal haze you encounter when taking photos from the air. Hope this helps.
      by SweetAdeline12/1/2012
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    • A. it takes 4 pictures per second
      by bshgrl11/28/2012
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    • A. This camera can take up to 10fps, It is very fast and can overload writing to the card if you don't use a fast SD card. As far as zoom is concerned, this is a DSLR not a point and shoot. By that I mean if you want to zoom, you have to turn a zoom ring on the lens, it is not motorized. The only thing motorized is the autofocus, but from an aircraft, I would suggest setting it on manual zoom since you will be doing infinity shots snyway. You can get several long zoom lenses to interchange where a point and shot comes with a fixed lens that cannot be changed out. That way you wont have any blurry shots.
      by An anonymous customer12/6/2013
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    • A. If you use the sports feature on this camera, you can take 4 frames per second, so it's pretty fast. Not as fast without changing your settings. There is a manual and auto focus. I find that using the manual focus is better for focusing quick shots
      by Misa740011/9/2012
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    This thing is AWESOME!
    6/13/2013

    Customer review by DILock

    5.0 stars 6/13/2013 by DILock
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    I absolutely LOVE my new camera! I take it everywhere with me! The on time, (from being off to switching on and photo ready), is great, so you won't have to worry about missing those "perfect photo" moments. Lots of customization capabilities and a big perk for me, since I'm a beginner, is that the Auto mode works like a charm! Its great! I'm going to include a couple photos I took while hiking Mt. Mitchell, NC, taken in landscape mode and with the 18-55mm lens that is normally included with this camera. The autofocus is my best friend hahaha, but you've got a choice for manual or auto focus, plus, Nikon has tons of lenses to experiment with! Ahh! So exciting! Overall, I couldn't be happier with my purchase... If you're stuck on the fence between cameras, I highly, highly recommend this camera. Its great for the price and you won't be let down!

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    DILock
    Shelby, NC
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:25 - 34
    Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
    Gender:Male
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    nikon d5100 is a MUST HAVE
    12/16/2011

    Customer review by cruzz903

    4.0 stars 12/16/2011 by cruzz903
    by cruzz903

    I have had this camera for 1 month now with the kit lens. i use it mostly for skating video's for youtube. it was a tough decision between the canon t3i. why? cause of AF-F on d5100 and manual controls on the t3i for video. generally speaking controls isn't such a big deal unless you are in bizarre conditions such as low light or when you want to create an artistic video. i have been begging for a firmware update which enables manual video control. if nikon does this, the nikon d5100 will become a godly camera! i am part of an amateur video production group we all had d5100 (mostly cause of the price, the screen and the AF-F) 5 of my friends in the group already changed to either t3i or 60d. i am the only one sticking with the d5100. the pictures on this baby are just amazing. the batery life is enough bought another battery and it can last me up to 2 hours straight video shoot 1080p the screen is also amazing. compared to the d3100 this screen just destroys the d3100's. also it's fairly light viewfinder is nice but in nightclub's it's just impossible to take a picture.

    cruzz903
    Aruba
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    This product is JUST what I was looking for
    9/8/2011

    Customer review by AMAZING

    5.0 stars 9/8/2011 by AMAZING
    by AMAZING

    I am 14 years old and have been doing photography for the past 2-3 Years. I am currently showing my art in a gallery around where I live. I like to photograph nature and animals-mostly dogs and horses. I horseback ride and when it is time for my shows my dad, who is quite the amateur, is able to take AMAZING pictures. Also, the modes and effects they have are GREAT! I use the color select and silhouette modes the most next to auto. The auto mode has done no wrong for me yet. The only complaint I have is the movie mode. The quality is AMAZING but once you download the movie to your computer there can be a lag in it. That is my own small complaint but over all its a great camera and has amazing qualities.

    AMAZING
    Philadelphia, PA
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Worth the jump
    1/19/2012

    Customer review by Magnum

    5.0 stars 1/19/2012 by Magnum
    by Magnum

    I had a D50 which worked great for me, but before a recent vacation trip I wanted a camera with more resolution and capabilities. Being a Nikon diehard i bought the D5100 and have never been happier. The pictures are sharp, crisp and of course the camera used my lenses I had from my D50. an easy upgrade. On thing I did not count on using much was the 1080p video feature. But it has been a very good feature. Unfortunately I loved the D5100 so much I bought a D7000 for pictures and I take my D5100 as my backup and for video on picture shoots now.

    Magnum
    Huntsville, AL, USA
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Just what I needed
    8/25/2011

    Customer review by Chris

    5.0 stars 8/25/2011 by Chris
    by Chris

    I got the D5100 for a trip to Tanzania because I needed the following features: 1. The ability to take multiple shots rapidly, as soon as I release the shutter, to capture wildlife. I learned from trying to capture whales and bears in Alaska that point-and-shoots can't do it - they have to "think" before each shot and end up missing the action. The D5100 shoots multiple frames per second in the Sports/Action setting and got great shots of a leopard kill, hunting lions, and birds in flight. I never missed a shot because of the camera. 2. High-def video right from the camera - no separate video camera needed. Video quality is amazing. 3. Ease of use for a high-quality camera. I'm not technology savvy, but figured out the basic functions of the D5100 quickly and easily with minimal reading of the manual. I'd recommend the D5100 for all the reasons above, and the battery life was great - over 2 weeks with heavy use the battery lasted for almost 3 days at a time before it needed changing.

    Chris
    Williamsburg, VA
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    First DSLR since my 35mm SLR days
    3/27/2012

    Customer review by GLJ in AZ

    5.0 stars 3/27/2012 by GLJ in AZ
    by GLJ in AZ

    I received this as a Christmas present and have enjoyed learning all the features of this camera, as well as, accessorizing it for my first photo "adventure." So much to learn and relearn (since my SLR days) for it is a new adventure every time I pick up the camera to learn something new. I have been using a point and shoot Coolpix E7900 succesfully for quite a number of years and will continue to do so for those impromptu images. I just added a DX 55-300mm lens w/VR and WOW, will this be fun at the ballpark or looking to get that nature shot that will be suitable for reproducing and framing. My only criticism with the package was that the manual for the unit is woefully inadequate, so I purchased Dave Busch's book. I try to work on something new each weekend. The ability to rely on auto settings while having the flexibility to become "creative" and become a "real" photographer is exciting and encouraging to someone who is again foraging into photography as a renewed hobby. Thanks Nikon!

    GLJ in AZ
    Arizona, USA
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Quality pictures, many features
    8/5/2012

    Customer review by Jimmy G

    5.0 stars 8/5/2012 by Jimmy G
    by Jimmy G

    I only have been using it for a few weeks, but found that all the basic functions allow me to take great pictures. So far I've only used pre-set modes. I was impressed with how the camera night landscape mode produced a stunning photo of our pool at night (using a tripod of course). I put this photo as my laptop's desktop background. One thing I would really love if Nikon included a tutorial of all the advanced features (manual mode) that this camera has. I could not find anything user friendly on Internet. It leaves the user with a choice of self trial and error or going to a photography class. I think it should be beneficial to Nikon to see that the users had a good reference tool to take great pictures using ALL the capabilities this camera offers. Lastly, I've got more than a decent quality video on first try, both motion and sound. D5100 is by far superior to what smart phones could do, it is well worth lugging with you when you need great quality pictures for life memories

    Jimmy G
    Southborough, MA, USA
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Surprisingly good
    2/6/2012

    Customer review by Geezeroid

    5.0 stars 2/6/2012 by Geezeroid
    by Geezeroid

    For years i have been using an Olympus DSLR and have gotten adequate pictures from it. I got the Nikon as a test. Actually i got it from Walmart because of their generous return policy because i did not think there would be much difference. I could not have been more wrong! The picture quality of the Nikon is orders of magnitude better than my Olympus. Spend the extra bucks and get the Nikon. It is really worth it.

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    Geezeroid
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Recently bought this camera. I was in between D7000 and D5100. I'm a happy camper!
    7/29/2012

    Customer review by Photochicken

    5.0 stars 7/29/2012 by Photochicken
    by Photochicken

    I did extensive research on what to buy just to make sure I get the most bang for my buck. And so far I love my camera I recently took it on a trip to North Carolina and I'm so glad I did. I bought mine with the 18-55 mm lens and I felt it was especially good and crisp on this camera. The tilt screen is really handy with doing self portraits or pictures with friends. I am still learning how to use the camera and have had it about a week. So far no complaints! Very user friendly it even shows which setting are best for what you may be trying to shoot right on the screen. With and ISO the same as the D7000 and the camera much cheaper I had more money for another lens. I'm very happy with my purchase. Here are some pictures I have taken on auto mode as I figure out manual on Nikon cameras as I'm not used to it. Though I am not a complete amateur, I have had 2 years of photo classes and have worked with manual on film cameras for over a year. I have been taking photos for 3 years.

    Photochicken
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    outstanding "prothusiast" D-SLR
    5/7/2011

    Customer review by PTNDSLR

    5.0 stars 5/7/2011 by PTNDSLR
    by PTNDSLR
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    First of all, it's important to understand where the D5100 fits in Nikon's capabilities. It is considered a "high-end enthusiast" D-SLR which means that it shares the same image sensor as the high-end D7000 without some of the higher-end features. If you're like me, very few of the D7000's features justify its extra cost and weight. The D5100 offers nearly the same image quality as its bigger brother in a less-expensive, smaller package, while adding a few tricks the D7000 doesn't have including an articulating display that helps you frame hard-to-reach spots. Compared to its lesser-priced but still excellent brother the D3100, the D5100 offers improved image quality, speed, and resolution, along with a higher-resolution articulating display. For me, this is the sweet spot in Nikon's consumer D-SLR offerings. The 18-55VR (3x) f3.5-f5.6 kit lens provides surprisingly good performance and image quality, although you'll likely outgrow it quickly. I have uploaded a few sample images taken with the D5100 and 18-55VR to show its performance and surprisingly good bokeh (pattern of blurred background) in large-aperture and macro shots. For lens upgrades that include an AF-S autofocus motor, if you don't mind changing lenses, the Nikon 55-200VR is an outstanding value with excellent image quality, or consider the Nikon 18-105VR (5.8x) lens included with the D7000. If you don't mind some distortion and image softness, the 18-200 VRII (18x) lens may be your perfect "walkabout" lens. For me, I bought the pricey but outstanding Nikon 16-85mm VRII. Don't forget the Nikon AF-S 35mm f1.8 (if you can find it). Low-light performance is outstanding with this camera, and the level of detail captured by the D5100 is excellent, even at higher ISOs. You're best capturing in RAW or RAW+JPEG mode (three different JPEG compression levels are offered) if you need to go back and fine-tune exposure or other settings after the shot. Nikon also offers "Active D-Lighting" which is a highly effective method for improving dynamic range of a photo to equalize the difference between high and low-light areas of a photo. Interestingly, the improvement in image quality compared to my D5000 isn't dramatic. Given the incredible improvement I saw when upgrading from my Nikon D60 to the D5000 perhaps I had unrealistic expectations for this new sensor. But in most image settings, even low light, the improvement is noticeable but subtle. That speaks more for the outstanding quality and low-light sensitivity of the D5000 sensor (which is shared with the D90) than it speaks against the D5100. With the D5100 you get higher resolution for improved cropping, and the 14-bit RAW images offer greater dynamic range for more flexibility after the shot is taken. Speaking of RAW format, as with any new camera, there is a bit of a wait until updates are available for your favorite camera software. Both Nikon and Adobe have recently added support for the D5100 RAW files, so you can use Nikon View NX2 (v2.1.1 and later), Nikon Capture NX2 (v2.2.7 and later), Lightroom 3 or Photoshop CS5 (via Adobe Camera RAW 6.4 or later). Apple Aperture and iPhoto will have to wait for the next Apple RAW update. Compared to my D5000, Nikon has gone back and addressed most of my concerns on ergonomics and performance: - camera body is roughly 10% smaller and 10% lighter - 16.2 megapixel CMOS DX-format image sensor (shared with D7000) captures 14-bit RAW images and offers +1fs greater low-light sensitivity - ISO 100-6400 range with expansion to 25,600 ISO (D5000 minimum is 200 and expansion to 12,300) - high resolution (920k pixel) display for greater detail in image previews (although I had to bump up the default brightness one notch for accuracy) - side-mounted articulating display no longer interferes with tripod (the D5000 display is inconveniently hinged at the bottom) - dramatically improved (now usable!) LiveView mode with continuous autofocus even in HD video mode (more on that later) - full HD 1080p movie capture without the "jelly effect", in more standard H.264 mode up to 22 min (D5000 is AVI format 720p up to 5min) - slightly better control position (LiveView is now a rocker switch on the mode dial, Video Record is just behind and to the left of the shutter release) - significantly quieter shutter release (plus, a "Quiet Mode" is available although hardly necessary) - faster performance (4 frames per second) - SDXC compliant supports higher capacity cards - remote control sensor on rear now in addition to front-mounted sensor - improved battery life, and an improved battery release - battery charger now has built-in collapsable plug instead of requiring separate power cord - MUCH better eyecap design no longer comes off in my small Nikon camera bag; also an improved diopter (eyeglass) control - additional in-camera editing capabilities, including ability to trim video - new "gimmick" special effects: in-camera HDR, selective color, night vision, etc Let's start with the display - moving the hinge to the side not only makes the articulating display usable with a tripod, it makes the camera body shorter, so that it matches the height of most popular Nikon DX-format lenses and no longer leans forward when set down on a table as the D5000 did. It makes a surprising improvement in shooting comfort also. Nikon has improved the rubberized grip of the body and the thumb rest in the rear, although some have said that the grip is a bit shallow for larger hands. For my average-sized hands it is very comfortable. In summary, I'm quite happy with the D5100. It provides the optimal balance of top image quality (even in low light), lightweight and compact (for a D-SLR) body, articulating display (the only D-SLR from Nikon to have this), and HD video (not perfect) that can leverage the outstanding collection of Nikon lenses (understanding that only AF-S lenses will autofocus). Notable comparison with the higher-end D7000: - same 16.2megapixel image sensor with 14-bit RAW image capture for outstanding dynamic range, low-light performance, and detail - ruggedized plastic body lacks weather seal (it's also smaller and lighter weight) - no builtin focus motor for older lenses (you'll need to buy an AF-S lens if you want autofocus) - fewer autofocus zones (11 vs 39) and lower-resolution matrix meter - pentamirror viewfinder (smaller, not as bright, 95% coverage) vs pentaprism viewfinder (100% coverage) - no flash commander mode (unless you buy an external flash with TTL triggering) - slower continuous performance (4 vs 6fps) - 1 SD card slot instead of 2 - no top-mounted LCD display - fewer dedicated controls for advanced settings (you must use the menu system more frequently) Notable comparison with the lower-end D3100: - higher resolution 16.2megapixel sensor with 14-bit depth - high resolution (920k pixel vs 230k) display, articulating for hard- to-view shots - higher low-light sensitivity - faster performance (4fps vs 3fps) - better battery performance (660 vs 550 images on the same EN-EL14 battery - slightly larger and heavier body

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