Nikon D5100

Announced Apr 5, 2011 •
16 megapixels | 3 screen | APS-C sensor
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Hi all,I'm interested in learning more about photography & taking more pictures and am looking to get my first camera. I've done lots of searching, reading, research etc. and think I have narrowed it down a little. I'm looking to get something that will certainly be better than a cell phone camera as that's all I currently have. I don't think I want a point & shoot, at least not a basic one. I don't know a whole lot yet but would like to learn so I am looking for a camera that I won't outgrow...
By: Bablu (Oct 28, 2012)
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Which would be a better choice for all-purpose photography (more of might pjotograph with or without flash) ??? Nikon's D3200 or D5100 or J1
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What about hooking up the D5100 a-v cable to a monitor and see the image being recorded and plugging headset into the monitor to verify and listen to the audio?
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I used to have funny microphone cable that allowed me to plug a battery powered microphone into a female plug and also plug in a headset, then another plug to put into my video camera. I think this would allow me to hear the audio from a wired mic plugged into my Nikon... but I can find it and can't find it on line. Anyone have an easy solution that allows you to used a microphone on the talent and hear the audio coming into the D5100?
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Can you lock the AF point in dynamic AF mode on the D5100 So it dosn't alter if you bump the 4 way selector?
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I'm looking at Nikon 70-300mm f/4-5.6G AF Nikkor SLR Camera Lens on Amazon. Because some lenses have motors in them and some don't, I wonder if this lens will be full auto focus and functional on my D5100. Thanks for advice of any kind.
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I have the Nikon D5100 which I love - I have the kit lens as well as the zoom lens.  I've been reading over various entries about the best 'portrait lens' and would appreciate any suggestions.  This is my first DSLR and like many parents, I am running around after a 2 year old and he's helping me practice my craft.  If someone could explain to me, in simple terms, what the difference would be (to me) between a telephoto lens or a fixed focal length lens.  Forgive my basic question - I'm...
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I am looking for a smallish camera with a sensor large enough to take people pictures with relatively good subject isolation (shallow depth of field).  I recently tested out a Nikon D5100 with a 35mm 1.8 prime lens and really loved the photos from it, but I ended up returning it because it's too big and heavy, and I would never be happy traveling with anything that large.  Also, the field of view of that particular lens was a bit too narrow.I have an RX1 on order as I think it will provide...
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I have a Nikon D5100 and was wondering if there is a way to take a picture from a video. I have a Sony video camera that when i watch back the video i can pause it where ever i want and zoom in or out and then take a picture of that image.  Can the same be done with the D5100 as i can seem to find how to do it.
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Hi. I wonder if someone can kindly give me some advice. I am looking set up a budget studio in my home so that I can use it for shooting portraits (families/kids etc). It won’t be a professional set up by any means, but I will be trying to produce as close to pro results as I can. I am wondering which camera I should get so that I can achieve the best results on a tight budget. Before this weekend I thought I would be getting the Nikon D5100 for around £420 with the kit lens (or I might wait...
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