Nikon D5100 6.2MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera Review
If you are looking for a quality camera the Nikon D5100 delivers that and more.The D5100 made its entrance into the camera world two years after its predecessor, the popular D5000. It features a redesigned shape which includes a side articulated, full rotating, 3.0” LCD monitor, whose larger size will allow much more detail.
This SLR features live view mode and HD video recording (1080p, 720p, or WVGA) with the movie record button conveniently positioned on the top plate behind the shutter button, yet not in a place where you can accidentally hit it. The Nikon D5100 boasts an impressive 16.2 megapixel sensor. The increase in resolution from former models will allow for more intrusive editing in your photo-editing software of choice, as well as the ability to produce larger prints.
The Nikon D5100 also features a pentaprism viewfinder with approximately 95% coverage of the actual resulting image, an improvement from its predecessor. Additionally, the camera features an ISO range of 100-6400 with great low light performance with minimal noise.
The camera has great capacity for tonal range and color sensitivity as well as a myriad of in-camera special effects and filters including: miniature, silhouette, low and high key, selective color, vivid, night vision, neutral and monochrome. It also boasts a variety of shooting programs such as candle, sports mode, pet portrait, beach/snow, dawn/dusk, autumn color, and several more! Nikon continues its trend of being extremely user-friendly by including a comprehensive database of help screens which is like having a little user manual in the screen!
The D5100 boasts outstanding image quality, performance, features and design. It is an all around excellent and exceptionally affordable camera coming it at under $1000. We hope you have enjoyed this Nikon D5100 review and that you consider making it yours today.