Nikon D5100

Announced Apr 5, 2011 •
16 megapixels | 3 screen | APS-C sensor
dpreview44
 

Since I am a fan of this website for so long but only decided to register recently, I thought I would give a short review of my first Nokia camera - D5100. Back then, I was really hoping to get a D7000 because of the ergonomics and great praise from every review, especially from the awesome Kai Wong of DigitalRev. Funds are very hard to come by and I ended up with just the Canon 500D. I wasn't happy with the quality compared to my friends who shoot nikon and luckily someone online traded his ...

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baloo_buc

A camera with one flaw (the viewfinder). It is underexposing by default so less highlights get blown. 200 mm, f/5.6, 1/400 s, ISO 100 The battery life is not as my main camera (D90) but it is OK. It's a good camera to have especially at the clearing prices.

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The Nikon D5100 produced images of outstanding quality, both JPEGs and RAW files. It produces noise-free JPEG images at ISO 100-1600, with ISO 3200 also looks pretty good. ISO 6400 only shows a little noise. The Full HD video quality is also quite good, though the results can be tarnished by a finicky and noisy autofocus. It has a tendency to search too long, which is accentuated by the noise of the servo motor. Shutter speeds is up to 30 seconds and has a Bulb mode as well for exposure times ...

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sky12
 

Size : Compact, but the grip may be a bit too small depending on how big your hands are. Images : Just great. Not really far behind it's newer brothers. Video : Meh, kinda sucks. For better video, go to other brands or to higher end models. Personally I dont mind since I don't shoot a lot of videos anyway. Menu system : Nicely organized. Plus: gotta love that "My Menu" which allows one to add items that are usually accessed, to lessen the time spent on digging up options. Button placement : ...

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The D5100 is rather old news now. People are either ogling the m4/3 cameras (I know I am) or looking at Nikon's new models such as the D5200. However, I recall, when the D5100 first came out, and I was the owner of a D40, I badly wanted the high ISO performance and the video. Well, enough time has passed that the D5100 is now at a sweet price point (especially the refurbished ones) that I did get myself one. There are tons of comprehensive D5100 reviews out there, this will be a short ...

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paulluaq
 

i love this camera! easy to use.

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arpikusz
 

I bought this camera a few months ago as my first DSLR (I have used film SLRs in the past). All in all it is a fantastic camera and I love to use it, but there are some annoying things about it , wich would make me choose a second hand D7000 over the D5100 the next time. First of all the flip-screen is only interesting for a month. After a month I used it less then 1% of the time. The 4 way controller on the back can be pushed by accident moving the focus point. And I still can't get used to ...

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Tudor Nculaescu
 

I own this machine 9-10 months and prefer to leave you to decide: p You can join my site to see some of what I did with it. www.fotobooks.ro I have a 18-105 lens

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This camera is a complete package for those who is looking for a very good camera now and wants to upgrade with additional lenses in future. Cannot say 649$ is cheap but its definitely worth every cent. Pros: Proper keys in place makes it easy to handle. When compared to canon 550d this is really fast even with flash and i never saw it showing "Busy" because of flash getting heated up. Auto-focus is just awesome than any other cameras in this range. 11 dots. Fast enough. Cons: Max shutter ...

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ushibaba
 

Switching over to a DSLR from Point and shoot can be a bit difficult, lets face it; you have to learn to crawl before you stand up and walk. This is my First DSLR Camera, Before this Camera I was Using some Sony and Olympus Point and Shoot camera's for any kind of family event or gatherings and even before that I used a Minolta SLR XG-9 Camera, which My dad gave as a gift to me.. So before switching over to a Canon EOS 550D (Rebel T2i / Kiss X4) or Nikon D5100, I had the chance to use a Canon ...

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