New D5100 Kit - a Quick Note

Started May 16, 2011 | Discussions thread
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New D5100 Kit - a Quick Note
May 16, 2011

Just thought I'd share...

I received a new D5100 body and kit lens (18-55) a few days back from Amazon. After several days of testing it out in numerous scenarios, ISOs, AF situations, zoom levels, etc., all I can say is that I'm stunned with the level of image quality that I'm seeing. JPGs are fine as expected, but I almost always shoot RAW, and these RAW images are blowing me away in ACR when initially processed with the default ACR settings, and then with minimal additional work. Hard to believe that I can achieve this level of image sharpness and detail with a kit lens and body that cost me less than $900. I haven't seen this level of image quality since my obsession with pro-level Canon bodies and L-glass a few years back.

I realize that this camera has its limitations, but Nikon seems to have really scored with this one.

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