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Reviews: Nikon D5100

by PhotoVideoOnline on 09/24/2011

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  • Special effects mode that enables various creative effects in still images and movies. [NEW]
  • 16.2 effective megapixels. Nikon DX-format CMOS sensor.
  • Image processing engine "EXPEED 2" that achieves high image quality, high-speed image processing and multiple functions.
  • Wide sensitivity range of ISO 100 to 6400, expandable to Hi 2 (ISO 25600 equivalent) delivers sharp images with reduced blur caused by camera shake even in dark lighting situations and sports scenes.
  • Fast and accurate 11-point AF system that captures even moving subjects.
  • Live View shooting function that lets you focus on a desired point within the frame.
  • Scene Auto Selector that automatically selects the most appropriate scene mode according to the shooting scenes or subjects.
  • 16 options of Scene Modes enable you to select the most appropriate mode according to your shooting scenes or subjects.
  • HDR (High Dynamic Range) that allows you to shoot easily even in a difficult high-contrast scene. [NEW]
  • Lightweight and compact, user-friendly body with superior operability.
  • Easy-to-use in-camera image-editing functions such as NEW (RAW) processing, filter effects and edit movie.

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While the market of rumors is setting stage for the upcoming Nikon release most probably in form of D4 and D800, here we are looking at the features of the newest member in Nikon DSLR lineup — Nikon D5100. The Nikon D5100 is a 16.2 megapixel DX format DSLR F-mount camera announced by Nikon on April 5, 2011. Looking at the technical specs and list of features the camera offers Nikon D5100 seems to hold good promise for photography enthusiasts.
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If you're not tied into a system, the choice of cameras can seem bewildering.
In this article, I'm going to take a look at the two manufacturers' mid-range consumer DSLR cameras: The Canon T3i and the Nikon D5100.

September, 2011
Nikon D5100 Review
The Nikon D5100 is an upper-entry-level DSLR with a state-of-the-art 16 megapixels CMOS sensor capable of ISO sensitivities from 100 to 25600, plus 2 extra stops for NightVision, and full 1080p HD video recording. It has an electronic-only lens-mount and most features usually found among entry-level digital SLRs.
The D5100 is targeted at novice photographers who want top image-quality in an affordable camera with a simple interface. Since most such people are likely to be upgrading from fixed-lens cameras which can record videos, this DSLR is equipped with the latest video-recording advancements, including continuous autofocus and external stereo sound input.

August 23, 2011
Nikon D5100 vs. Canon Rebel T3i Camera Review
The Nikon D5100 and Canon T3i fit perfectly in between my other two current reviews: more sophisticated than the entry-level T1i and D3100, but not as pricey as the 60D and D7000. Should you consider either of these cameras for your next DSLR purchase? We’ll try to answer that question here.
August 22, 2011
Nikon D5100 vs. Olympus E-P3: Which Camera Is Best For Bloggers?
Are you looking for a digital camera that does a better job of taking pictures than your smartphone or point-and-shoot camera? When you’re a blogger looking to step up, it’s probably a good idea to get a digital SLR camera. But maybe there’s another way to approach this.
We selected a new midrange digital SLR, the Nikon D5100, and compared it to the latest “Micro Four Thirds” camera, an Olympus PEN E-P3. Both represent the best of breed, with the Nikon holding court in the lower end of DSLRs, and the Olympus the latest sensation in the Micro Four Thirds camp.

August 21, 2011
Nikon D5100 Review
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August 19, 2011
Nikon D5100 16.2Mp DSLR
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August 5, 2011
Nikon D5100 Review
The D5100 is a compact DSLR that will easily fit small hands. Nikon generally does well on control layouts and overall camera operation, and the D5100 is no exception. While the grip is a bit on the smallish side, I still found that it worked well with the camera’s control scheme.
July 18, 2011
Nikon D5100
Nikon's followup to the D5000 digital SLR brings a higher-resolution image sensor with improved noise performance and dynamic range, as well as the company's latest-generation image processing algorithms. It also replaces the earlier camera's bottom-mounted LCD articulation mechanism with a side-mounted design that's much more versatile, and brings an expanded selection of consumer-friendly in-camera filter effects, plus a two-shot HDR mode--a first for Nikon's DSLR lineup.
July 14, 2011
Nikon D5100 Review
While nipping at the heels of its top level sibling, the D7000, this baby has a couple of advantages: a smaller size and arguably a less challenging user interface. It is in fact an excellent prosumer or enthusiast camera.
In the hand it’s a practical camera and, at a pinch, could be used single-handed, with the shutter button, mode dial and command wheel within mills of the forefinger and thumb. But you wouldn’t, would you …!
The review camera was supplied with the f3.5/18-55mm kit lens.

June 17, 2011
Review: Nikon D5100 DSLR
The latest addition to Nikon’s expansive DSLR line, the 16 megapixel D5100, fits neatly between the entry-level D3100 ($700 with kit lens) and the more sophisticated D7000 ($1200 body only). An update to the 12 megapixel D5000, this new $800 model offers some features that may entice current D5000 owners to upgrade, including full 1080p HD video, a bigger and better articulating LCD screen, larger burst mode capacity, expanded ISO, full-time autofocus in video and Live View, and special effects for still and video capture.
June 14, 2011
DCRP Review: Nikon D5100
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June 4, 2011
Nikon D5100 Digital Camera Review
The Nikon D5100 is one formidable camera. With full-time autofocus during live view and video recording, the same 16.2-megapixel image sensor as the Sony A55V, Nikon D7000, and Pentax K-5, and a host of new, creative image effects, this is a camera that, quite simply, blows past most of the sub-$1000 competition.
June 3, 2011
Nikon D5100 review
The Nikon D5100 is the company's latest 'upper-entry-level' DSLR aimed at beginners or those wanting a step-up from a basic budget model. Announced in April 2011, it comes exactly two years after its predecessor, the popular D5000. The new D5100 is positioned between the entry-level D3100 and the mid-range D7000, and goes head-to-head against Canon's EOS 600D / Rebel T3i.
May, 2011
Nikon D5100
Nikon's D5100 DSLR arrives just a year after the release of the D5000 it replaces, offering higher resolution, improved video performance and a more adjustable LCD monitor. Slightly smaller and lighter than its predecessor, it's the first Nikon DSLR with built-in special effects. Full HD (1080p) movie recording is also supported.
Perched between the entry-level D3100 and enthusiast's D7000, the D5100 shares features of both cameras and retains the same shutter unit as the D5000, which is rated for 100,000 cycles. The table below compares key features of the three models.

May, 2011
Nikon D5100 In-depth Review
The arrival of the D5100 appears to signal the completion of Nikons refresh of its non-pro DSLR lineup. Its feature set and pricing mean that it sits very comfortably between the beginner-friendly D3100 and the high-end D7000 - it's clearly aimed to attract the attention of enthusiast photographers without cannibalizing sales of is sister models. A camera maker can judge the success of its market positioning by seeing how many people are wondering 'which model is right for me?' on discussion forums - and we think a D3100/D5100/D7000 progression would minimize such doubts. The official line is that the D90 maintains its position in the range, but both its naming and overlap with other models suggest that its role is now more one of historical interest than future significance.
April, 2011
Nikon D5100 review - Can the D5100 see off Canon?
The Nikon D5100 is Nikon’s update of the D5000 that launched in 2009, so has been anticipated for some time. It slots into Nikon’s line of DSLR models above the D3100 and beneath the D7000, both models from the second half of 2010. As such the D5100 falls into a sort of higher entry-level position and sits on a level with Canon’s excellent EOS 600D both in terms of specification and pricing.
April 27, 2011
Nikon D5100 Review
The Nikon D5100 is a new 16.2 megapixel DSLR camera that can record Full HD movies at 1920x1280 pixels / 25fps with stereo sound. A high-resolution 3-inch vari-angle LCD monitor makes it easier to compose your shots from difficult angles, while the extensive ISO range of 100-25600 should cope with virtually all lighting conditions. A 4fps burst shooting mode, 11-point autofocus system with 3D Focus Tracking, High Dynamic Range mode, Active D-Lighting and seven different special effects for stills and movies complete the Nikon D5100’s headline specs. The Nikon D5100 costs £669.99 / $799.95 / €777 body only, or £779.99 / $899.95 / €904 with the 18-55mm VR kit lens.
April 26, 2011
Nikon D5100 review
The Nikon D5100, which serves as the Nikon D5000 replacement, typifies this new era in DSLR evolution.
With its 16.2 million pixels, articulated 3in LCD screen, Special Effects and Scene modes, along with the more advanced PSAM exposure modes, on paper, at least, the Nikon D5100 seems to offer everything the aspiring photographer could wish for. Let's see.

20th April 2011
Nikon D5100 hands-on review
After the unboxing video and size comparison, this will be my last Nikon D5100 post. I will continue to post quick hands-on reviews of the latest Nikon equipment.
My first impressions of the Nikon D5100: the camera is very compact - it handles like a big point and shoot model (think Coolpix P500). The viewfinder is small, it appears even smaller than other DX bodies like the D300s for example. The AF points are actually dots, good that they are illuminated otherwise they will be hard to see. High ISO performance is very good for an entry level model.

18th April 2011
Review Nikon D5100 (with 18-55mm VR lens)
The good: Excellent photo quality with a good noise profile, a streamlined shooting design for both photo and video, and a broad, practical feature set contribute to the Nikon D5100's strengths.
The bad: While it's fast, some aspects of the D5100's performance still lag behind its class.
The bottom line: Though it doesn't rank first based on any individual aspect of the camera, the Nikon D5100 delivers a solid combination of image quality, performance, features, and design that puts it out in front if you're looking for a well-rounded option under $1,000.

15th April 2011
Nikon D5100 Preview
The D5100 model number indicates that this new Nikon DSLR succeeds the earlier D5000, which Nikon has already discontinued in late 2010. The most obvious common feature between the two is the articulated LCD screen, which so far is available on no other Nikon DSLRs besides these two. Otherwise, a lot of the D5100’s features are shared either with the D7000 above or the D3100 below; it is definitely a step up from the D5000.
April 2011
Nikon D5100 Preview
The arrival of the D5100 appears to signal the completion of Nikons refresh of its non-pro DSLR lineup. Its feature set and pricing mean that it sits very comfortably between the beginner-friendly D3100 and the high-end D7000 - it's clearly aimed to attract the attention of enthusiast photographers without cannibalizing sales of is sister models. A camera maker can judge the success of its market positioning by seeing how many people are wondering 'which model is right for me?' on discussion forums - and we think a D3100/D5100/D7000 progression would minimize such doubts. The official line is that the D90 maintains its position in the range, but both its naming and overlap with other models suggest that its role is now more one of historical interest than future significance.
April 2011
Nikon D5100 review
Nikon D5100 review: with price, specs, photo samples and more. With the same sensor and processor as the D7000 at £200 less, is Nikon on to a winner?
The Nikon D5100, which replaces the D5000, typifies this new era in DSLR evolution. With its 16.2 million pixels, articulated 3in LCD screen, Special Effects and Scene modes along with the more advanced PSAM exposure modes, on paper at least, it seems to offer everything the aspiring photographer could wish for. Let’s see.

5th April 2011
Nikon D5100
First impressions: The entry-level D5100 digital SLR is Nikon's follow-up to the D5000, offering 1080p video capture and simplified controls. It looks like a promising camera.
Good: Fold-out screen, Shoots 1080p video at 30 frames per second, Simplified controls
Bad: Scene modes can be confusing

5th April 2011
Nikon D5100 first look hands on review
The camera is 10% smaller than its predecessor, with a new curvier design. It looks almost like a bridge camera, with the kit lens attached and despite the plastic body, still feels solid in the hand. The grip uses an elastic rubber material, which also helps to maintain a solid hold of the camera.
The layout is similar to the D5000 but has been adapted to allow for the vari-angle screen mount to move to the side for horizontal movement and the live view and movie controls have shifted to the top plate.

5th April 2011

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