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Nikon D5100 Kit DX18-140 VR

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Nikon D5100 Kit DX18-140 VR Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Nikon D5100 Kit DX18-140 VR number 363 across all digital cameras.
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Reviews
22 Reviews + 18 Awards
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Features
Fully-Featured
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Age
4 Years Old
75
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 75?

It has good expert reviews and outstanding user reviews with an average overall rating of 87%, based on 22 reviews. This digital camera has received five awards including a "Recommended" award from PhotographyBlog.com plus two other sites and a "Highly Recommended" award from Ephotozine. Praktica cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However this Nikon digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2018.
Customers report design, good picture quality and excellent technical features. However they also report unacceptable noise level.
The D5100 Kit DX18-140 VR has some great features:
Over 90 Different Nikon Lenses Available
Razor-sharp 11-point autofocus system: offers fast and precise autofocus coverage across the frame. four af-area modes, including 3d-tracking AF, deliver sharp results, whether your subject is off-center, moving fast or completely unpredictable.\
Infrared front and back receiver: helps prevent image blur when shooting close-ups and self-portraits.\
HDTV compatibility: camera features a built-in HDMI connector with HDMI-CEC support so you can view your photos and movies on any HDTV and control playback features using your tv\'s remote control.\
Dual integrated dust reduction system: image sensor cleaning and airflow control systems keep dust away from the camera\'s image sensor for clear, spot-free images.\
Extensive in-camera retouch menu: lets you edit and enhance photos and movies in the camera. offers a range of effects and filters including perspective control, soft focus and color outline, which transforms your photo into a line drawing.\
HDR (high dynamic range) imaging: delivers exquisitely detailed shots of high-contrast scenes. takes two shots within a single shutter release to create an image with an extremely wide dynamic range, low noise and rich color gradation.\
4 fps continuous shooting: enables you to capture fast-moving action at four frames per second.\
7.5 cm (3-in.), 921k-dot vari-angle LCD monitor with wide viewing angle: lets you capture unique shots from any angle. boasts a side opening mechanism that makes it easy to shoot self-portraits or use a tripod.\
4928 x 3264 pixels image resolution
EXPEED 2 image processing engine: optimizes the camera\'s technologies for superior performance and maximum image quality.\
High ISO (100-6400) light sensitivity - manually extendable up to 25600 using the hi2 setting. enables faster shutter speeds for finely detailed images with minimal noise when you shoot fast-moving subjects or take pictures in low light. features an auto ISO setting.\
16.2 megapixel dx-format CMOS image sensor: delivers lifelike images with vivid colors, reduced noise and smooth tonal gradations.\
Superb double super-zoom VR lens kit. includes the d5100 camera, the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm VR wide-angle zoom lens and the powerful AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm 5.5x zoom lens with super-telephoto reach for stunning close-ups.\
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
Higher than average megapixels
Stereo sound: designed specifically for d-slrs, nikon\'s optional stereo microphone me-1 lets you record movie clips in high-quality stereo sound, with no AF noise. comes with windscreen and soft case accessories

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is excellent for wildlife photography, ranking number 9999999 in wildlife photography cameras. It is also excellent for sports photography, ranking number 9999999 in sports photography cameras as well being excellent for portrait photography, ranking number 9999999 in portrait photography cameras.
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How Big is the Nikon D5100 Kit DX18-140 VR?

The Nikon D5100 Kit DX18-140 VR is 128mm wide and 97mm tall. It is 79mm deep and weighs 510g.

Nikon D5100 Kit DX18-140 VR front dimensions
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Nikon D5100 Kit DX18-140 VR In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Five Industry Awards

The writers at websites PhotographyBlog.com, Pcauthority.com.au and Alphr.com all endorse this digital camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

This camera received a "Highly Recommended" award from website Ephotozine who thought that this Nikon camera was very good.

The editor of one additional expert review site concluded that this Nikon digital camera was very good. This was from Computeractive.co.uk who gave it an "Buy It".

Good Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this camera is 80 out of 100 based on 22 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, T3.com and Digicam Buyer.co.uk.

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Users Report Nice Design

35 customers mentioned in their reviews that it was good looking, four owners considered that it was well designed and two people who reviewed it agreed that it was neat.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

166 people thought it was able to produce good images, eight customers reckoned that the product had a good picture resolution and six owners considered that the product was good in low light. four people mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good image sensor and two customers agreed that it was able to produce clear pictures.

Customers Report Unacceptable Noise Level

Two owners mentioned in their reviews that it was noisy.

Users Report Excellent Technical Features

48 customers who reviewed it concluded that it had good features.

Customers Report That it is Easy to Use

86 customers reckoned that the product was easy to use, 17 customers concluded that it was easy to use the menus and seven people who bought this digital camera reckoned that it was comfortable and easy to hold. two customers wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to handle.

Users Report Superior Product Quality

57 customers who purchased the Nikon D5100 Kit DX18-140 VR said that it was good quality.

Users Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

14 owners thought the Nikon D5100 Kit DX18-140 VR had a good screen and two customers who reviewed the product thought it had a good viewfinder.

Nikon Digital Cameras Have Very Good Reviews

Based on 40,636 owner and expert reviews (including 10,692 verified purchases), Nikon has very good ratings for its digital cameras. 96% of those that bought a Nikon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report a Good Flash

Five owners who purchased the product thought it had a good flash.

Customers Report Good Video Capture

28 customers who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was good for video recording.

Users Report That it is a Good Size

12 owners who purchased the product thought it was compact, six customers who purchased the product wrote that it was a good body shape and six owners wrote that it was lightweight.

Users Report Superior Technical Guidance

Three customers who purchased it reckoned that it had good technical guidance.

Customers Report Superior Battery Life

Seven people reckoned that this digital camera had a good battery life.

Users Report That it is Robust

13 owners who purchased the Nikon D5100 Kit DX18-140 VR reckoned that it was well made.

Customers Report That it is Fairly Priced

27 owners thought the Nikon D5100 Kit DX18-140 VR was good value for money.

Customers Report Good Lens Quality

17 owners who reviewed the product concluded that it had a good lens, 13 people who reviewed the Nikon D5100 Kit DX18-140 VR thought it had a good autofocus and four people reckoned that it had a good zoom.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

Nikon released the D5100 Kit DX18-140 VR in February 2014.

Features

Over 90 Different Nikon Lenses Available

Nikon offers over 90 own brand lenses for their SLR cameras including macro, fixed focal length and zoom lenses allowing for huge creative versatility. More lenses that fit Nikon SLR cameras are available from third party manufacturers such as Tamron and Sigma.

Nikon lens range

4928 X 3264 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest image resolution of the D5100 Kit DX18-140 VR is 4928 x 3264 pixels. That's 1% higher resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found resolution. Across all digital cameras the worst resolution is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 8256 x 6192 pixels.

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Higher Than Average Megapixels

The megapixels of the D5100 Kit DX18-140 VR of 16.2MP is in the highest 35% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. The megapixels of digital cameras range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the optical zoom depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of optical zooms are possible with this camera. Nikon offers hundreds of lenses ranging in optical zoom from approx 0.5x (10mm focal length) to approx 50x (800mm focal length).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Higher Than Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The maximum ISO sensitivity of the D5100 Kit DX18-140 VR of 25,600 is higher than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 17% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. Digital cameras have ISO sensitivities (max) of between 200 and 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 14,000.

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum aperture numbers are possible with this camera. Nikon offers lenses with apertures ranging from F/1.4 to F/6.3.

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Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

This camera has interchangeable lenses so whether this camera has an image stabilizer depends on the lens being used. Nikon offers a wide range of lenses with built in image stabilisation.

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Heavier Than Average

Cameras have weights of between 50g and 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g. The weight of the Nikon D5100 Kit DX18-140 VR of 510g is heavier than average when compared to most other cameras. It is heavier than 83% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The D5100 Kit DX18-140 VR has a built-in flash, as do 68% of digital cameras.

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Wide Range of Minimum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

This Nikon camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

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4928 X 3264 Still Image Resolution

The D5100 Kit DX18-140 VR supports a maximum still image resolution of 4928 x 3264. That's over five times the resolution of a 1712 x 1712 camera, which is the most common resolution supported by digital cameras. Cameras resolutions range from 384 x 480 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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Has an External Flash Connector

The Nikon D5100 Kit DX18-140 VR has an external flash connector, which is unusual. 86% of digital cameras do not have an external flash connector.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The D5100 Kit DX18-140 VR features flash exposure compensation. 78% of cameras do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Supports Custom Colours

The Nikon D5100 Kit DX18-140 VR supports custom colours. 94% of cameras do not support custom colours.

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Has a Headphone Output

The Nikon D5100 Kit DX18-140 VR has a headphone output, unlike 93% of cameras which do not have a headphone output.

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Has a Microphone in

The D5100 Kit DX18-140 VR has a microphone in, which is unusual. 88% of cameras do not have a microphone in.

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Wide Range of Maximum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

This Nikon camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Nikon D5100 Kit DX18-140 VR supports Wi-Fi. 69% of cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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Has a Carrying Case

The D5100 Kit DX18-140 VR has a carrying case, which is unusual. 88% of cameras do not have a carrying case.

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Smaller Than Average Image Sensor Size

Across all the cameras the image sensor sizes range from 0.25" to 1.5", and the average image sensor size is 0.47". The image sensor size of the D5100 Kit DX18-140 VR of only 0.429" is in the smallest 11% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Wide Range of Maximum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This Nikon digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum aperture numbers are possible with this camera. Nikon lenses range in aperture from F/1.4 to F/6.3.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The D5100 Kit DX18-140 VR has a shoe mounting point. 89% of cameras do not have a shoe mounting point.

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Dustproof

The Nikon D5100 Kit DX18-140 VR is dustproof. 93% of digital cameras are not dustproof.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Nikon D5100 Kit DX18-140 VR supports Full HD video. 76% of cameras do not support Full HD video.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080|1920 x 810|1280 x 720|640 x 480|640 x 424 pixels, which is the most commonly supported resolution on cameras.

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Has a Self-Timer

The D5100 Kit DX18-140 VR has a self-timer, which is unusual. 82% of cameras do not have a self-timer.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most other cameras, the D5100 Kit DX18-140 VR does not have a GPS (satellite). 89% of cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Has a Tripod Mount

The D5100 Kit DX18-140 VR has a tripod mount, which is unusual. 73% of cameras do not have a tripod mount.

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Features Calendar

The D5100 Kit DX18-140 VR features calendar, unlike 87% of cameras which do not feature calendar.

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Has an Anti-Dust Function

The D5100 Kit DX18-140 VR has an anti-dust function, unlike 90% of cameras which do not have an anti-dust function.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Nikon D5100 Kit DX18-140 VR has an HDMI port. 72% of cameras do not have an HDMI port.

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Features Noise Reduction

The D5100 Kit DX18-140 VR features noise reduction, which is unusual. 91% of cameras do not feature noise reduction.

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660 Battery Life

The Nikon D5100 Kit DX18-140 VR is a digital camera that takes 660 shots battery life.

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Supports Dioptic Correction

The Nikon D5100 Kit DX18-140 VR supports dioptic correction, which is unusual. 90% of digital cameras do not support dioptic correction.

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Supports Live View

The D5100 Kit DX18-140 VR supports live view, unlike 83% of cameras which do not support live view.

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Energy Star Certified

The Nikon D5100 Kit DX18-140 VR is Energy Star certified, unlike 98% of cameras which are not Energy Star certified.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the D5100 Kit DX18-140 VR of 3" is relatively standard compared to most other cameras. It is larger than 17% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Higher Than Average Display Resolution

The average display resolution of all cameras is 620,000 pixels, with the lowest being 23,000 pixels and the highest being 6,300,000 pixels. The D5100 Kit DX18-140 VR's display resolution of 921,000 pixels is in the highest 28% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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3D

The D5100 Kit DX18-140 VR is 3D, unlike 90% of digital cameras which are not 3D.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Nikon D5100 Kit DX18-140 VR supports video capability, unlike 67% of cameras which do not support video capability.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The D5100 Kit DX18-140 VR has a vari-angle LCD display, which is unusual. 83% of cameras do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Smaller Than Average Eye Relief

Across all the cameras the eye reliefs range from 8mm to 27mm, and the average eye relief is 19mm. The eye relief of the D5100 Kit DX18-140 VR of only 17.9mm is smaller than average when compared to most other cameras. It is smaller than 76% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Nikon D5100 Kit DX18-140 VR features brightness adjustment. 78% of cameras do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

nikon w1855mm, nikon 13073, nd5153

Barcodes:

00018208130733, 00018208254781, 00018208885114, 00018208885121, 00018208885138, 00018208885145, 00018208892372, 00018208892389, 00018208919758, 00018208919796, 00018208919802, 00182088851214, 00182088851450, 00182089197588, 00182089197960, 00616348080422, 01115371505227, 02011365327976, 03610170007739, 03610170025771, 03610170029489, 03610170846154, 03662362018528, 03662362023607, 03662362023638, 05052711415517, 05053313942654, 05053973533919, 05055189001022, 05711045229312

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