Creativity from any point of viewStimulate your creativity. The NIKON D5100 offers a host of new photographic and video tools that deliver superior performance and exceptional image quality with surprising versatility. With 16.2 megapixels, a swivel Vari-Angle LCD monitor, full HD movie capabilities, new EFFECTS Mode and new HDR setting, you hold the power and performance to capture beautiful moments and the freedom to get creative.
Compose great overhead shots with the Nikon D5100's Vari-angle displayTake pictures or record movies from a unique viewpoint, the D5100's 3.0 inch, super sharp, 921,000-dot Vari-angle LCD monitor allows for versatile high quality viewing and playback. Explore every angle, with overhead shots, waist level candids, ground level and fun self portraits; you will never miss a shot. This Vari-angle monitor allows you to be creative from any point of view.
More fun and artistic pictures and moviesThe D5100 incorporates an amazing array of special effects for use when taking still pictures or recording D-Movie Full HD movies. Selective Color isolates any color within the scene; capture details in places too dark for your own eyes using Night Vision; create bright, glowing images filled with atmosphere with High Key; emphasize the mood of a scene using Low Key; Miniature Effect makes a scene look like a miniature scale model; and Color Sketch creates color outlines of the subject that are played back as a series of stills in a slide show.
Full HD 1080p D-Movie with SoundThe D5100 delivers exceptionally high-quality movie performance due to its full HD capability while the latest in Full-time autofocus takes the guess work out of tracking your subjects while in motion. Effortless moviemaking is at your fingertip thanks to D5100's ergonomically placed Live View and Movie start button. Your D-Movies will come to life thanks to D5100's sound recording capability - get stereo sound with Nikon's optional ME-1 Stereo Microphone.
Exquisite detail in highlight and shadowIn scenes with extreme contrasts, such as bright, sunlit clouds and a foreground deep in shadow, it was once quite difficult to render the textures of both equally. Not any more. D5100 combines two exposures to create an image revealing an extremely wide dynamic range, but with less noise and richer color gradation than ever before.
Image quality in a class of its ownIncorporating the latest Nikon D-SLR technologies such as the 16.2MP DX-format CMOS sensor and EXPEED 2 image processing engine, the D5100 delivers outstanding image quality. Its CMOS sensor offers a remarkably wide ISO range (ISO 100 to 6400) with reduced noise which enables you to shoot at faster shutter speeds and capture scenes and subjects with less blur. Handheld shooting and full HD movies come out looking great even in low light.
Nikon's EXPEED 2 image processing engineYou won't miss a moment of action thanks to the D5100's high-speed continuous shooting.
Speed and performance that deliversWith high-speed continuous shooting at approx. 4 frames per second, you'll never miss a moment and with D5100's large optical viewfinder providing accurate and realistic composition, you'll get a precise view and focus in every situation.
Capture your subjects preciselyD5100's 11-point AF system provides flexibility to compose the shot you want ensuring your subject is captured sharply wherever it's located in the frame. Working together with the Scene Recognition System, the camera can keep your main subject in focus even if the composition changes using Nikon's exclusive 3D-tracking.
Brilliance whenever neededVital for dark or backlit subjects, the D5100's built-in pop-up flash automatically brightens your subject even when shooting outdoors in bright sunlight. Expect natural looking results thanks to intelligent flash control.Expand your picture taking capabilities with Nikon's comprehensive lineup of NIKKOR lenses.
NIKKOR lenses expand your visionFrom wide angle to telephoto, from prime to Micro, the NIKKOR interchangeable lens lineup offers more choices to see and capture still images and D-Movies of the world from your perspective.
Dimensions: Width 5.0 in. (127mm) Height 3.8 in. (96.5mm) Depth 3.1 in. (78.7mm)
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By erin g
About Me Casual Photographer
Comments about Nikon D5100 DX-format Digital SLR Body w/ 18-55mm VR Lens and 55-300mm VR Lens:
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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My New D5100
By The Family Guy
from New Haven, CT
I am very pleased with the overall operation and usefulness of this product.
Easy to use and takes FANTASTIC photos.
from Upstate NY
About Me Photo Enthusiast
This is my first SLR digital camera, and it is beautiful! Easy to use and takes FANTASTIC photos. I have a feeling that I am going to be very happy with this camera for a very long time.
from Zumbro Falls MN
I am very happy with this camera. It has so many neat features.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
from Jacksonville, FL
I just like to take pictures and decided to get a decent camera. This camera and the lenses meet all my expectations.
(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Love this, Excellant purchase!
By Fellers Girl
I love to use this camera to take pictures of my family and our pets.
from Columbus Ohio
About Me Photography Student
Upgraded and happy
By Capturing Life for you
from Charlotte, NC
About Me Semi-pro Photographer
I finally upgraded from a much older Nikon and can't believe I waited this long. I love this camera both in the ease to use as well as the quality in the pictures. Amazed at how well it does inside and out. Love love love this camera. Well worth the money,since I also purchased the price was higher, but I could not be happier. I have only begun to use all the features.
very useful for travel
from North Wales, PA
About Me Pro Photographer