Nikon Releases DSLR D5100

Nikon Releases DSLR D5100

Nikon is pleased to announce the release of the Nikon D5100, a Nikon DX-format digital-SLR camera equipped with a new horizontal vari-angle monitor, and Nikon’s latest CMOS image sensor and the new EXPEED 2 image-processing engine that enables high-resolution rendering and rich expression of tones.

The D5100 is a member of the popular D5000 series, which was the first Nikon digital-SLR camera series equipped with the vari-angle monitor that allows users to enjoy photo shooting from a wide variety of angles. The vari-angle monitor adopted for the D5100 has been enlarged to three inches and now utilises a side hinge that enables better flexibility during hand-held shooting or when mounted on a tripod. The camera is also equipped with the D-Movie function that supports recording of full-HD (1920 × 1080p, 30p) movies, as well as a Special Effects mode with which a variety of special effects can be applied to still images and movies.

The D5100 was designed to respond to the needs of a broad range of users, from those using a digital-SLR camera for their first time, to those looking for one that allows them to express their individual sense of creativity through high quality images and the ability of HD movie creation.

D5100 Primary Features

  1. A high-resolution Nikon DX-format CMOS image sensor with an effective pixel count of 16.2-million pixels, an image-processing engine that provides superior image quality and rich expression of tones, and the new High Dynamic Range (HDR) function
  2. 3-in., approximately 921k-dot vari-angle monitor with wide viewing angle and increased visibility
  3. D-Movie for recording and editing of Full-HD movie
  4. The first Nikon digital-SLR camera to offer Special Effects mode

Favorite Special Effects

  • Selective color
  • Color sketch
  • Miniature effect
  • Night vision

Additional Features and Functions

  • High-speed continuous shooting at up to approximately 4 fps and a very precise and durable shutter unit that has passed testing for 100,000 cycles
  • Equipped with Quiet shutter-release mode for shooting in situations in which quieter shutter
    operation is desired
    Infrared receivers for remote control operation on the front and back of the camera enable wireless control over the shutter from both in front of and behind the camera (optional ML-L3 wireless remote control supported)
  • Equipped with 16 scene modes that enable the simple capture of beautiful photos of the desired scene with automatic optimization of camera settings
  • Built-in HDMI-CEC compatibility enables control over playback of still images and movies using the television's remote control when the camera is connected to a high-definition TV via the HDMI connector.
Type Single-lens reflex digital camera
Lens mount Nikon F mount (with AF contacts)
Effective pixels 16.2 million
Image sensor 23.6 × 15.6 mm CMOS sensor
ISO sensitivity ISO 100 - 6400 in steps of 1/3 EV. Can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.7, 1, or 2 EV (ISO 25600 equivalent) above ISO 6400; auto ISO sensitivity control available
Monitor 3-in., approx. 921k-dot (VGA), vari-angle low-temperature polysilicon TFT LCD with 170 degrees viewing angle, approx. 100% frame coverage, and brightness adjustment
Power source Battery : One rechargeable Li-ion EN-EL14 battery AC adapter : EH-5b AC adapter; requires EP-5A power connector (available separately)
Dimensions 128 x 97 x 79mm
Weight (approx.) 510 g without battery, memory card, or body cap
560 g with battery and memory card but without body cap
Major supplied accessories EN-EL14 rechargeable Li-ion battery, MH-24 battery charger,
AN-DC3 strap, EG-CP14 audio/video cable, UC-E6 USB cable, DK-5
eyepiece cap, BS-1 accessory shoe cover, DK-20 rubber eyecup,
BF-1B body cap, ViewNX 2 CD-ROM



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