Nikon D5100 is based around the same 16.2-megapixel DX-format CMOS image sensor and EXPEED 2 image processing. The Nikon D5100 offers similarly good image quality in a more affordable, approachable body. ISO sensitivity ranges from 100 to 6,400 equivalents by default, but can be extended as high as 25,600 equivalent if desired. Compared to its predecessor, the Nikon D5100 makes a number of important changes, and it also includes several features which are unique among the company’s DSLR lineup.
This model is comparable to other models such as Fujifilm Finepix S2 Pro in terms of taking quality images. Compared to Nikon D5100, Fujifilm Finepix S2 Pro is just slightly larger than competing models from Nikon, Leica and Canon. Weighing in at 26.8 ounces (760 g) without the lens, you’ll definitely want to take advantage of the accompanying neck strap, but the heft is not at all excessive for a SLR. Fuji has happily moved away from their earlier practice of reporting their SuperCCD cameras’ resolutions based on the higher, interpolated figure, but it’s important to note that the interpolated file size does indeed capture additional image information relative to the smaller “native” image size. This is because the diagonal arrangement of the Fujifilm Finepix S2 Pro honeycomb-shaped SuperCCD pixels requires a roughly 1.4x interpolation to extract the maximum image information when converting to the rectilinear pixel array of a standard image file. Fujifilm Finepix S2 Pro focus switch on the front of the camera allows you to change between continuous autofocus, single-shot autofocus, or manual focusing modes. To get this great and amazing features of Fujifilm Finepix S2 Pro.
Despite being the company’s first SLR to feature a side-swiveling LCD display, the Nikon D5100 has a smaller overall body design. Unlike the earlier camera’s bottom-swivel display, the side-swivel of Nikon D5100 is a versatile design that allows the live view feed to be seen when framing self-portraits. The Nikon D5100 is also Nikon’s first SLR to include in-camera high dynamic range (HDR) imaging capability. A single press of the Nikon D5100 shutter release captures two shots, with the first intentionally underexposed, and the second overexposed. To get this exciting features of Nikon D5100, click here.
Here is a summary of Nikon D5100 review from a satisfied customer:
outstanding “prothusiast” D-SLR, solid upgrade from my D5000
As a long-time owner of the Nikon D5000, and former owner of the Nikon D60, I was eager to purchase the D5100 after seeing the announcements and pre-reviews. Being one of the lucky ones to buy the D5100 with 18-55VR kit earlier this week, I’ve had a few days to play with this camera and can honestly say it’s a solid upgrade to the D5000 I’m replacing, and should be on the short list of consideration for any “prosumer” looking to purchase a D-SLR with outstanding image quality, performance, and low-light capability in a lightweight, compact (for an SLR) body. And, unlike the D5000, this D-SLR finally has a usable Live View and HD video capabilities both with continuous autofocus.
Also new for the Nikon D5100 is a Special Effects mode applicable to both still and movie capture. The selection of effects available includes what Nikon is calling Night Vision mode, which allows shooting at ISO sensitivities up to 102,400 equivalent, with a limitation that the resulting image or movie is monochromatic. As well as capturing still images at a rate of four frames per second, the Nikon D5100 can record high definition video at resolutions up to 1,920 x 1,080 pixels, using MPEG-4 AVCHD / H.264 compression. Full-time autofocus is available in the Nikon D5100′s live view and video modes, including a face detection function which can locate up to 35 faces in a scene simultaneously. Note, though, that the Nikon D5100 features an AF-S lens mount, and hence can’t autofocus with screw-drive lenses.
Nikon D5100 has the following features and specifications:
- 16.2 MP DX-Format CMOS Sensor
- 3.0″ Vari-Angle 921K Resolution LCD
- 1080p HD Movies w/Full Time Autofocus
- Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Lens
- 35mm Equivalent: 27-82.5mm Lens
- In-Camera Special Effects Mode
- Fast 11-Point Autofocus System
- In-Camera HDR (High Dynamic Range)
- ISO Sensitivity 100-6400
- Built-In Speedlight Flash With i-TTL
Nikon D5100 has the following Pros and cons:
- Chromatic aberration automatically reduced in JPEGs
- Optional Auto Distortion Control
- In-camera HDR function with adjustable step size
- Active D-Lighting
- Interesting filter effects
- Good battery life for a compact SLR
- Good burst speed
- No support for screw-drive autofocus
- Somewhat weak flash with narrow coverage
- Built-in flash does not support wireless operation
Overall, Nikon 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. Click here to get this exciting features of Nikon D5100.