Stimulate your creativity.
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.
What It Is And Why You Need It
- The Nikon D5100 and its included AF-S 18-55mm VR lens offer a host of new photographic and video tools.
- Get a 16.2 MP DX-format CMOS sensor, 4 fps continuous shooting and breathtaking Full 1080p HD Movies with full time autofocus.
Vari-angle LCD Monitor 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.
Effects mode 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.
Tell better stories 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.
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.
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.
Stunning image quality
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.
NIKKOR lenses expand your vision
From wide angle to telephoto, from prime to Micro, the NIKKOR interchangeable lens lineup offers more choices to see and capture still images and D-Movies of the world from your perspective.
A Closer Look
NIKON D5100 16MP Digital SLR Camera
Camera Type: Digital SLRs
Exact Megapixels: 16.2MP
Size: 23.6 x 15.6mm
Image Resolution: 4928 x 3264
Focal Length: f= 18 – 55mm
Focus Mode: Manual focus
Auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A)
Single-servo AF (AF-S)
Optical Viewfinder: TFT color LCD
LCD Monitor: 3.0-inches
LCD Pixels: 921,000 pixels
LCD Coverage: 95%
Shutter Speed: 1/4000 to 30 sec.
Light Metering Method: TTL
Exposure Modes: Auto
Auto (flash off)
Programmed Auto with flexible Program (P)
Shutter-Priority Auto (S)
Exposure Compensation: ±5 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV
ISO Speed Range: ISO 100 – 6400
White Balance Control: Auto
Fluorescent (7 types)
Shooting Modes: Standard
Continuous Shooting: 4 fps
Auto image rotation
Highlight point display
Self-timer: 20 to 2 sec.
Movie Mode: 30 fps
Movie Image Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Movie Audio: Mono
Video Definition: High
Storage Media: SDHC
Compressed Format: DCF
Computer Interface: USB
Video Out: HDMI
Battery Form Factor: Lithium-Ion
Height: 3.8 inches
Width: 5.0 inches
Depth: 3.1 inches
Weight: 19.7 oz
Features: GPS Geo-tagging