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by Brad Soo on April 5 2011

Nikon D5100 digital SLR

Nikon introduced a new digital SLR model today, the D5100, which replaces the successful D5000. The camera brings plenty of changes, most notably the new LCD swivel mechanism (which opens to the side and is more flexible) and new image sensor, as well as several other changes.

  • 16.2 effective megapixels (DX-format CMOS sensor)
  • Nikon F-mount (1.5X crop factor)
  • 3 inch rotating LCD (921,000 pixels)
    Optical viewfinder with 95% coverage and 0.78% magnification
  • ISO speed range of 100 – 6400 (expandable to ISO 25600)
  • Full manual controls with RAW image mode
  • 4 FPS continuous shooting mode at full resolution
  • 11 point autofocus in normal shooting mode
    Face detection and contrast detection AF in live view mode
  • HDR mode takes and combines three photos into one high dynamic range shot
  • Effects mode allows you to select between several photo effects: sketch, miniature, night vision and selective color; usable in movie mode
  • 1080p Full HD (1920 x 1080) movie mode at your choice of 24 or 30 FPS
    Continuous AF available while recording and dedicated start/stop button
    Port available for stereo microphone input
  • Supports SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards
  • Uses a lithium-ion battery
  • Available this month for $800 (body only) or $900 (with 18-55 mm VR lens)

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