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42 Reasons For

Fifteen Industry Awards

Camera experts rave about this camera and have given it fifteen awards.

This Nikon camera was given a "Recommended" award by What Digital Camera, Trusted Reviews, M3.idg.se and Akam.no all of whom thought that this SLR digital camera was good.

The editors of Ephotozine, PhotographyBlog.com and Camera Labs all thought that this camera was great and gave it their "Highly Recommended" award.

PC Mag, CNET.com.au and Photoreview.com.au all concluded that this digital camera was excellent and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

An other two expert review sites liked this camera. The reviewer at DP Review wrote that this SLR digital camera was very good and gave it a "Silver" award and it received an IT Reviews.com "Best Buy" award.

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Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on sixty-three expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, DP Review and CNET.com the average expert rating of this Nikon camera is 83 out of 100.

User Reviews Are Excellent

On average, based on 668 user reviews this camera has a brilliant overall user rating.

Easy to Use

A number of Nikon D5100 owners said in their reviews that it was easy to use. David De Miguel said “It is easy to use without being too much for beginners! I was doubtful between Canon” in his review of the Nikon D5100. Four years ago expert review site Techtree.com mentioned “Full manual control along with a host of options coupled with high speed” in their Nikon D5100 review and gave the Nikon D5100 a score of 70 out of 100. Expert review site T3.com said in their review “Feature-rich, manufacturers are trying to make them easier to use”.

A number of people who purchased it agreed that it was easy to handle.

Some Nikon D5100 reviewers wrote in their reviews that the product was comfortable and easy to hold. Techtree.com mentioned four years ago “Nice and easy to hold lightweight”. Five years ago expert website Cnet.com.au said “The D5100 encapsulates this gradual refinement, with a comfortable in-hand feeling”.

One person who bought it said that it had a good experience. Unknown said on Amazon “For a 15 year old boy to start his photography experience it is perfect!” in their review of the Nikon D5100 and gave this digital camera a score of 5 stars.

One Nikon D5100 owner mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good interface.

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Nice Design

A few Nikon D5100 owners who purchased the product reckoned that it was neat. Expert website Macworld.com said “The 16 megapixel D5100, fits neatly between the entry-level D3100 ($700 with kit lens)” in their review and gave it a rating of 4 stars. Pcadvisor.co.uk rated this digital camera 4 stars and said in their Nikon D5100 review “The 16Mp Nikon D5100, fits neatly between the entry-level D3100 (£445)”. Expert review site Macworld.com.au said in their review of this digital camera “The 16 megapixel D5100, fits neatly between the entry-level D3100 ($849 body only)” .

Two Nikon D5100 reviewers who purchased this digital camera concluded that it was a good design. Techtree.com said “Good design and handling” in their review of this digital camera and rated the Nikon D5100 4 stars. Neocamera.com wrote “It produces superior-quality images using a similar design with a less efficient interface” .

Two customers who bought it concluded that it was good looking. Expert website Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Takes beautiful photos and videos”. Expert review site Amateurphotographer.co.uk rated the product 4 stars and wrote “As technology filters down from professional models, some pretty stunning features can appear in a consumer-level camera” in their review.

One Nikon D5100 owner who bought it thought it was ergonomic. One Nikon D5100 reviewer who purchased this digital camera thought it was smooth.

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Good Video Capture

Several Nikon D5100 owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was good for video recording. Two years ago Reviewify.co.uk mentioned “An error has occurred while attempting video playback” and scored it 4 stars. Five years ago Ephotozine.com rated this digital camera 5 stars and said in their Nikon D5100 review “The is a newly designed camera improving on the Full HD video of the D5000”. Expert website Digitalcamerainfo.com mentioned in their review of the Nikon D5100 “An evolution of the D90, made lighter and cheaper, with video recording capabilities that stretch beyond gimmickry”.

Good Quality Lens

A number of Nikon D5100 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had a good autofocus. Whatdigitalcamera.com mentioned “Nikon D7000-like quality for less cash and a more advanced live view focusing mod”. Techtree.com mentioned in their Nikon D5100 review “The 510 has trouble focusing at the telephoto end” and gave it a rating of 70 out of 100. Techtree.com also mentioned “Fast autofocus in good light near wideangle”.

Some customers mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good lens. Phil gave it a rating of 5 stars and he said in his review of this digital camera “The sport mode with multiple shots per second inconjuntion with the 55-200 lens caught some fantastic expressions on faces that i would have never seen”. Four years ago Techtree.com mentioned “Zoom lens stays steady for crisp shots” in their Nikon D5100 review and rated the Nikon D5100 70 out of 100.

Some Nikon D5100 reviewers who purchased the product agreed that it had a good image stabiliser. Techtree.com wrote in their Nikon D5100 review “Good image stabilization for still photography”. Techtree.com also wrote “Optical stabilisation could be better”. Techtree.com also mentioned “Extremely effective stabilization”.

Three Nikon D5100 owners who reviewed the product concluded that it had a good zoom. Techtree.com mentioned in their review of the Nikon D5100 “Monster optical zoom with versatile focal range” and scored the product 4 stars.

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Good Quality Pictures

Some Nikon D5100 owners thought it was able to produce good images. Mike C said in his review “This takes great pics.”. Reviewify.co.uk said “I was very pleased when photos I'd taken of a friends wedding were actually liked by the bride more than the photographer on the day” in their Nikon D5100 review. Unknown wrote “They have taken some amazing pics with it”.

Seven Nikon D5100 owners who reviewed the product agreed that it had a good picture resolution. Ephotozine.com wrote “The camera also appears to out-perform the Canon EOS 600D in a number of areas such as more focus points, HDR mode, quicker continuous shooting” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a score of 5 stars. Photographyblog.com wrote on expert website PhotographyBlog.com “The D5100 also offers an ISO range of 100-25600, 4fps continuous shooting” and gave the product a score of 5 stars. Techtree.com said “Backed by very fast shooting performance and excellent lowISO photo quality”.

Several Nikon D5100 reviewers who reviewed it mentioned that it had a good image sensor. Expert review site Photographyblog.com rated the product 5 stars and wrote in their review of the Nikon D5100 “The Nikon D5100 is a new mid-range DSLR camera that features a 16.2 megapixel sensor, vari-angle LCD screen”. Photographyblog.com also wrote “The more complex D7000, with the latter's fantastic 16 megapixel sensor being the icing on the proverbial cake”. Four years ago expert website Ld2.ciol.com said “The new D5100 has a 16.2 megapixel sensor, same as the one on the D7000” in their review of this digital camera.

Two Nikon D5100 reviewers who reviewed the Nikon D5100 wrote that it was good in low light. Four years ago Techtree.com mentioned “Low light without flash isn't impressive” in their review of this digital camera. A number of customers who purchased it thought it had a good ISO range. Expert website Tipa.com wrote “With its 16.2 MP sensor, image quality at high ISO sensitivity and the excellent definition of the rear screen”.

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Good Size

Some Nikon D5100 reviewers reckoned that this digital camera was a good body shape. Techtree.com wrote four years ago “Small body, huge zoom range, vibration reduction image stabilisation technology, extra value in features such as GPS”. Five years ago Hardwarezone.com.sg mentioned “The body is smaller, lighter and easier to grip” and rated it 5 stars.

Some customers who reviewed it thought it was compact. Five years ago Ephotozine.com said on expert website Ephotozine “A new more compact body, that is 10% smaller than the D5000”. Expert website Shutterbug.com said “The similarly compact kit lens” in their Nikon D5100 review.

Several customers wrote in their reviews that the product was lightweight. Expert website Shutterbug.com said “The new Nikon D5100 D-SLR is a compact and lightweight DX-format camera” in their Nikon D5100 review.

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Good Product Quality

Seventeen Nikon D5100 owners who reviewed it concluded that it was good quality. Jorge Nunez scored it very highly and he mentioned in his review of this digital camera “Very good camera, very good quality”. Expert website Videomaker.com wrote “Feature rich, excellent image quality and great low light performance make the Nikon D5100 a strong contender in the sub-$1,000 price range”. Techtree.com mentioned in their review of the Nikon D5100 “Massive optical zoom, advanced specification, good image quality”.

Good Technical Features

A number of Nikon D5100 reviewers thought it had good features. Videomaker.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The Nikon D5100 DSLR camera is jam-packed with some very nice features, great in-camera effects”. Expert website Pcmag.com gave the product a rating of 5 stars and mentioned “Video-recording quality, along with plenty of features including top-notch in-camera effects” in their review. Expert review site Dcresource.com said “Offers some genuinely useful new features compared to its predecessor (the D5000”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Some Nikon D5100 reviewers who purchased this digital camera reckoned that it had a good screen. Ephotozine.com wrote on Ephotozine “The Nikon D5100 builds on the success of the D3100, with Full HD, swivel screen” in their review of this digital camera. Four years ago Techtree.com gave the product a rating of 70 out of 100 and said in their review of the Nikon D5100 “Tilt screen”. Techtree.com also said “Build quality not the best, tiltable LCD screen could be better”.

Reasonably Priced

Some Nikon D5100 reviewers wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was good value for money. Jorge Nunez said in his review of this digital camera “For the price super value” and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Phil said in his review of the Nikon D5100 “The price is great and performance wont let you down.i totally recommend it” . Expert website Whatdigitalcamera.com mentioned in their review of the Nikon D5100 “The D5100 succeeds in delivering top image quality from an affordable mid-level body, married with ease of use” and gave it a score of 4 stars.

One customer said in their reviews that the product was a bargain for the price. Techtree.com wrote “The camera feels cheaply constructed”.

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Nikon Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

We calculated the average reviews for all Nikon digital cameras and also specifically for Nikon SLR digital cameras and found that in both cases Nikon had good reviews compared to other brands.

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Robust

Five people agreed that the product was well made. Cnet.com gave the product a score of 77 out of 100 and wrote “The Nikon D5100 delivers a solid combination of image quality, performance, features” in their Nikon D5100 review. Expert website Digitaltrends.com said in their review of this digital camera “The Nikon D5100 takes solid photos and videos, offering the response shutterbugs demand as they move from point-and-shoots to “real” cameras” . Expert review site Techtree.com rated the product 4 stars and wrote “The build quality is very solid and ergonomics have been taken well care of” in their review of this digital camera.

One Nikon D5100 reviewer reckoned that the Nikon D5100 was strong and durable. Techtree.com said in their review of this digital camera “Rugged build” and gave the product a rating of 4 stars.

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Good Support

Several people who bought the product reckoned that it had good technical guidance. Techtree.com wrote “EVFLCD switch is manual, not automatic” and rated the product 70 out of 100.

Acceptable Noise Level

A number of Nikon D5100 owners concluded that the Nikon D5100 was noisy. Techtree.com rated the product 4 stars and said in their Nikon D5100 review “Noise levels increase noticeably at ISO 800”. Expert review site Kenrockwell.com mentioned “Powered directly through the camera Attaches to the hot shoe and has noise dampening c”.

One customer concluded that the Nikon D5100 was quiet.

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Good Flash

One customer who purchased this digital camera concluded that it had a good flash.

Good Connectivity

One customer who purchased the Nikon D5100 concluded that it had gps. Four years ago Techtree.com said in their review of this digital camera “GPS and builtin effects”.

Supports WiFi Connectivity

The Nikon D5100 supports WiFi connectivity, unlike most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the D5100 which do not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras which support WiFi connectivity and we think because of it's better review score, the Nikon D750[plb_2497138_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a GPS

The Nikon D5100 has a GPS, unlike most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the D5100 which do not have a GPS.

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3D Compatible

The Nikon D5100 is 3D compatible. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age are not 3D compatible.

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Supports Video Recording

The Nikon D5100 supports video recording. Most of the other SLR digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the D5100 also support video recording.

Alternative cameras which also support video recording that you might want to look at include the Canon EOS 550D[plb_1446732_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5[plb_1773329_price].

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Supports Full HD Video

Like most of the other SLR digital cameras that were released around the same time as the D5100, the Nikon D5100 supports Full HD video.

We compared all the other digital cameras which support Full HD video to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Nikon D750[plb_2497138_price] is also worth considering.

It is worth also looking at other digital cameras which also support Full HD video including the Canon EOS 550D[plb_1446732_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5[plb_1773329_price].

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Nikon D5100 has a built-in flash. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years also have a built-in flash.

There are a number of alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might want to consider including the Nikon D750[plb_2497138_price] which has better reviews.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a built-in flash and we think the Canon EOS 550D[plb_1446732_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5[plb_1773329_price] is also worth considering.

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most commonly supported memory card on digital cameras of a similar age and type to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If the memory card type of this camera is not good enough for you then you might also want to look at the Sony Alpha A58[plb_1611460_price] (MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC and cheaper).

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This camera has an Electronic camera shutter, which is the most commonly found camera shutter on comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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4928 X 3264 Still Image Resolution

The Nikon D5100 has a 4928 x 3264 still image resolution which is higher than the 1920 x 1080 still image resolution found on most cameras of a similar spec and age to it. In addition, this camera have a still image resolution of 3696 x 2448 and 2464 x 1632. The still image resolution of all SLR digital cameras that have been around for more than two years ranges from 480 x 480 to 6000 x 4000.

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Supports One Audio Format

The number of audio formats supported by the Nikon D5100 is more than most similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as it. This Nikon camera supports a PCM audio format, which is the most frequently supported audio format supported by SLR digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the D5100.

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Has Three Photo Effects

The number of photo effects found on the Nikon D5100 is more than most SLR digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This camera has a Neutral photo effect, which is the most commonly found photo effect found on cameras of a comparable age and type to the D5100. The photo effects "Black&White" and "Vivid" are also found on this Nikon camera.

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± 5EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This camera has a ± 5EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is typical of many digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it.

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Has One Image Editing Mode

The number of image editing modes found on the Nikon D5100 is more than most digital cameras that are a similar age to it. This Nikon camera has a Rotating image editing mode, which is the most frequently found image editing mode found on cameras of a comparable type and age to the D5100.

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2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Short

The heights of SLR digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the D5100 range from 34mm to 160mm. The Nikon D5100 is fairly short (only 79 millimeters) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as the D5100.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Has Four Light Exposure Modes

The number of light exposure modes found on the Nikon D5100 is more than most cameras of this age and type. This camera has an Auto light exposure mode, which is the most frequently found light exposure mode found on similar spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the D5100. The light exposure modes "Aperture priority AE", "Manual" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this Nikon camera.

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Has a Mini HDMI Connector

The Nikon D5100 has a greater number of HDMI connector types than most SLR digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This Nikon digital camera has a Mini HDMI connector, which is the most commonly found HDMI connector found on SLR digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the D5100.

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Supports Seven ISO Speeds

The Nikon D5100 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most comparable spec cameras that have been available for more than two years. This camera supports a 100 ISO speed, which is the most commonly supported ISO speed supported by SLR digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. The ISO speeds "200", "400", "800", "1600", "3200" and "6400" are also supported by this digital camera.

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H.264 Video Format

This camera supports a H.264|MOV|MPEG4 video format, which is the most commonly supported video format on SLR digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Features Four Auto Focus

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Nikon D5100 is more than most cameras of a similar type and age to it. This Nikon digital camera features a Single Auto Focus auto focus, which is the most frequently featured auto focus featured on SLR digital cameras that were released around the same time as the D5100. The auto focus "Continuous Auto Focus", "Multi Point Auto Focus" and "Servo Auto Focus" are also featured on this digital camera.

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B Shutter Speed Setting

This camera has a B shutter speed setting, which is the most frequently found shutter speed setting on SLR digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Auto Focus

This camera has an Auto focus, which is the most commonly found focus on digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it.

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11 Reasons Against

Not Waterproof

The Nikon D5100 is not waterproof. Most of the other digital cameras that have been around for more than two years are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The Nikon D5100 does not have an image stabiliser. Most of the other SLR digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the D5100 also do not have an image stabiliser.

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Only Features Six Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Nikon D5100 is more than most SLR digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This Nikon camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on similar spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the D5100. The flash modes "Fill-in", "Flash off", "Manual", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Nikon digital camera.

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Very Big Maximum Aperture

At only 3.5, the Nikon D5100 has a fairly big maximum aperture compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the D5100. Across all the comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago the maximum apertures range from 3 to 38, and the average maximum aperture is 19.

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Quite Short Maximum Focal Length

With a maximum focal length of only 82.5 millimeters, the Nikon D5100 has a fairly short maximum focal length compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age. Across all the cameras that have been available for around the same time as the D5100 the maximum focal lengths range from 3mm to 320mm.

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Only Has Seven Shooting Modes

The number of shooting modes found on the Nikon D5100 is more than most SLR digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This digital camera has a Manual shooting mode, which is the most commonly found shooting mode found on SLR digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. The shooting modes "Aperture priority", "Auto", "Movie", "Program", "Scene" and "Shutter priority" are also found on this camera.

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Only One Aspheric Element

The Nikon D5100 is a one aspheric element digital camera.

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Quite Small Eye Relief

With an eye relief of only 17.9 millimeters, the Nikon D5100 has one of the smaller eye relief amongst similar spec cameras of this age. Across all the digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the D5100 the eye relief range from 15mm to 27mm.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The Nikon D5100 has a greater number of supported image formats than most SLR digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This Nikon digital camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by SLR digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Thick

Similar spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years have depths of between 29mm and 130mm, and the average depth is 75mm. At 97 millimeters, the Nikon D5100 is quite thick compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the D5100.

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Fairly Large Closest Focusing Distance

At 0.45 meters, the Nikon D5100 has a quite large closest focusing distance compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the D5100. Across all the digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the D5100 the closest focusing distances range from 0.18m to 0.5m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.32m.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Nikon D5100

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this digital camera was released.

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the Nikon D5100 has a pretty average screen size compared to most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the D5100.

If this SLR digital camera screen size is not large enough for you then you might want to consider the Nikon D750[plb_2497138_price] (3.2") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 510 grams, the Nikon D5100 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to the D5100.

Digital cameras with a heavier weight that might be worth looking at include the Sony Alpha A58[plb_1611460_price] (492g) which is also cheaper.

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Average Megapixel Count

The Nikon D5100 has a fairly average megapixel count (16.2 megapixels) compared to most of the other SLR digital cameras that are a comparable age to the D5100.

If this SLR digital camera megapixel count is too low for you then you might also want to consider the Nikon D750[plb_2497138_price] (24.3MP) which is also higher rated.

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1/2.33"" Optical Sensor Size

The Nikon D5100 has a maximum optical sensor size of 1/2.33"". That's 1% less optical sensor size than the most common optical sensor size of 1/2.3"".

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many cameras of a similar age and type to it.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including a cheaper camera such as the Sony Alpha A58[plb_1611460_price] or you might consider a better rated camera such as the Nikon D750[plb_2497138_price].

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Full-Frame Sensor Size
Total Megapixel Count
Design
Colour
Lens System
Focal Length Range
Lens Mount Interface
Lens Mount
Focusing
Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
Auto Focus Point
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Auto Exposure Lock
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Flash Sync-Speed
Flash Exposure Compensation
Flash Exposure Correction
Shoe Mounting Point
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Resolution and Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Format
Voice Recording
Audio System
Memory
Memory Card
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Lens Magnification Ratio
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
Microphone in Socket
HDMI Connector
USB Version
Camera
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Calendar
Histogram
Dioptre Correction
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Live View
Tripod Mount
Playback Mode
Brightness Adjustment
Diopter Adjustment
Eye Relief
Scene Mode
Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
Operational Conditions
Operating System/software
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
AC Adapter Included
Included Battery Charger
Technical Details
Self-Timer
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Certificates
Other Features
Built-In Flash
Special Features

15 Awards

dinside.no/data Best in Test CNET.com.au Editor's Choice IT Reviews.com Best Buy Camera Labs Highly Recommended DP Review Silver Trusted Reviews Recommended Magnus.de Buying Tip PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended tipa.com Technical Image Press Association Award What Digital Camera Recommended photoreview.com.au Editor's Choice PC Mag Editor's Choice M3.idg.se Recommended Akam.no Recommended

Expert Reviews

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26 May 2014

Thank you for searching out the review of the Nikon D5100 that was originally published in Camera Magazine, Issue #4 2011.This review of this camera is currently available only as a low-resolution... Read more…

31 October 2012

In this comparative review, we take a look at three attractive intro- to mid-range APS-C DSLR cameras available as of October, 2012: the Canon Rebel T4i (EOS 650D), Nikon D5100, and Pentax K-30.... Read more…

21 June 2012

The only real downside for enthusiast photographers is that there are few direct controls over image parameters. However, most features such as the white balance, drive mode and sensitivity...

21 June 2012

Nikon is aiming the D5100 at relatively novice photographers who want to take their hobby more seriously and want a versatile camera that will enable them to take more creative images. The Nikon...

1 June 2012

Right from the moment I held the Nikon COOLPIX P510, it felt to be a cut above the rest. The build quality is very solid and ergonomics have been taken well care of. Full manual control along with...

Good colour reproduction and image quality
1080p video recording
Electronic view finder
42x optical zoom
Rugged build
Noise at ISO 400 and higher
Focusing issues for distant objects while zooming
GPS has random problems locking to coordinates
EVF is too small
Battery life is a little on the low side
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User Reviews

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Reviewed 27 February 2012 by Sweet33
Sweet33 would recommend the Nikon D5100

This camera is amazing!!! takes beautiful pictures! i would reccomend to anyone interested buy this camera!

Reviewed 29 June 2014 by Unknown
(Verified Purchase)

This is the exact model wanted as a present and so I purchased it. The person loves it and they have taken some amazing pics with it. I am sure a professional photographer could pick it to pieces... Read more…

Reviewed 7 June 2014 by Scwinn
Scwinn would recommend the Nikon D5100

I have been an avid nature photographer since I was 10 years old. So far I am really impressed. I have had this Nikon for 6 months, but I only started using it recently. I was always a fan of... Read more…

Reviewed 27 March 2014 by 559Sold

Takes very good pictures compare to some higher end models of other brands. Video quality is a BIG NO NO. The video quality is too choppy and not very smooth when compared to other brand. Not... Read more…

Reviewed 11 January 2014 by Reviewify.co.uk "Mark"
(Verified Purchase)

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