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Sunday, July 17, 2016

Nikon D5100 Review

The D5100 has a very similar 16.2MP CMOS sensor to the excellent one seen in the D7000 but, understandably, loses out on that camera's high-end build and feature-set. So there's no wireless flash control, magnesium alloy build or 39-point AF system but the underlying image quality is all but identical.

The new Nikon D5100 slots in between the existing D3100 and D7000 models, not only in terms of feature set and functionality, but also in terms of size and weight. It isn't quite as compact and lightweight as the D3100 but neither is it as bulky and heavy as the D7000. In comparison to its predecessor, the D5100 is about 10% smaller and lighter than the D5000. The right-hand grip slightly deeper and therefore slightly more comfortable for photographers with large hands and/or longish fingers than on the D5000. There's also a handy rubberised thumb rest on the back of the body.

Nikon D5100
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The D5000's 12 megapixel CMOS sensor has been superseded by a 16.2 megapixel CMOS chip (the same sensor as used in the Sony A55), capable of providing a Live View feed, recording Full HD video and capturing full-resolution stills at 4 frames per second for around 100 highest quality JPEGs or 20 RAW images.

The Nikon D5100 follows conventional DSLR design in having a shooting mode dial on the top of the camera, which allows you to select either one of the advanced modes like Manual, Aperture- or Shutter-priority, or a number of scene modes. The Exposure Compensation button is thoughtfully positioned next to the shutter release. Hold down this button with your right forefinger and spin the control wheel on the top-rear of the camera with your thumb to adjust its settings - simple and intuitive.

Although the D5100 is listed as having an Expeed 2 processor, it's worth remembering that Nikon doesn't use this naming system to denote any specific components, so the actual chunks of silicon and capabilities aren't necessarily the same as those in the D3100 or D7000. However, in addition to a similarly specced 16.2MP sensor, the D5100 offers the same ISO settings as its big brother - extending up to an equivalent of ISO 25,600. It also inherits 14-bit Raw shooting - one of the factors that helps give the D7000 its impressive dynamic range - which is something Nikon used to offer only on its more expensive models.

The Nikon D5100 is powered by a proprietary EN-EL14 Lithium-ion battery (the same as the D3100), good for 660 shots, and records videos and image files on SD/SDHC/SDXC cards. As we noted in our D5000 review, we would really have liked to see Nikon add a second card slot for Compact Flash cards, so that owners of higher-specified Nikon DSLRs who buy a D90 or D5100 as a second body can use their existing memory cards. It also lacks the dual-SD slots of the D7000. As far as connectivity goes, there are USB/VideoOut and Mini HDMI ports as well as an accessory terminal for the connection of a wired remote or a GPS unit, all sheltered behind a door on the left side of the camera, when viewed from the back.

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.

Auto Focus Technology
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Autofocus Points 11
Color black
Compatible Mountings
  • Nikon F (FX)
  • Nikon F (DX)
Continuous Shooting Speed 4 fps
Digital Zoom 4x
Display Fixture Type Fully-articulated
Display Resolution Maximum 921,000
Display Size 3 inches
Effective Still Resolution 16.2 MP
Expanded ISO Maximum 6,400
Expanded ISO Minimum 100
Exposure Control Type
  • aperture-priority
  • manual
  • shutter-speed-priority
External Memory Included No
File Format raw
Flash Memory Type SD/SDHC/SDXC
Flash Modes Description
  • Auto
  • Flash Override
Flash Sync Speed 1/200_sec
Flash Type Built-in Flash, Hot-shoe
Flash Type Built-In Flash
Focus Description Nikon Multi-CAM1000
Focus Type Automatic with Manual
Form Factor Compact SLR
GPS Optional
HDMI Type Mini Type C
ISO Range Auto, 100- 6400 (plus 12800, 25600 with boost)
Image Aspect Ratio 3:2
Image Stabilization None
Image types RAW
Item Dimensions 3.82 x 3.11 x 5.04 inches
Item Display Weight 509 grams
Price Nikon D5100 From Amazon : $599.00
Price Nikon D5100 From Ebay : $499.95

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