Nikon D5100 Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm NIKKOR VR Lens, & Nikon 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED IF AF-S DX VR II Lens - U.S.A. Warranty

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About Nikon D5100

Nikon's D5100 Digital SLR Camera (Body Only) delivers a galaxy of professional features in a consumer digital camera. A high-resolution 16.2MP DX format CMOS sensor and an EXPEED 2 image processing engine guarantee superb quality and high performance. The 3" vari-angle tilting LCD monitor allows you full freedom in composition, with sparkling 921,000-dot resolution. Full 1920 x 1080p video with full-time autofocus (for tracking subjects in motion) and stereo sound (using optional microphone) is always available, with in-camera editing and creative controls to bring out your inner director.

The Effects mode provides a dazzling array of special effects for putting your own individual stamp on all of your images-still photos or video. Selective Color, for instance, isolates any color within a scene, and Night Vision captures details in places too dark for your own eyes. High Key effect will create bright, glowing images filled with atmosphere and mystery, or you can emphasize the mood of a scene using Low Key, or Miniature Effect-which produces a scene that looks like a miniature scale model.

With sensitivity ranging from 100 to 6400 ISO, you'll be able to make photos and videos that are amazingly rich, even in low light. In-camera HDR (High Dynamic Range) mode will tame high contrast situations by automatically capturing multiple exposures of the scene and combining them for vastly improved contrast and low noise. A blazing fast 11-point autofocus system and split-second shutter response mean that you won't miss photo opportunities waiting for your camera to catch up. The built-in speedlight has i-TTL for accurate, well-balanced flash every time.

With the Scene Recognition system, 420-pixel RGB 3D Color Matrix Metering II, 16 automatic exposure scene modes, and Active D-Lighting, your control over your photos and movies will be more precise and simple to carry out than ever. The automatic image sensor cleaning prevents dust from ruining any of your images.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Image stabilization (71),Good image quality (57),Easy to use (54),Large clear LCD (45),Fast / accurate auto-focus (43),Tilt /swivel LCD (43),Fast shutter speed (37),High ISO performance (37),Quiet (30)
Cons:
Short battery life (4)
Best Uses:
Family photos (50),Landscape/scenery (50),Travel (45),Low light (40),Wildlife (35),Sports/action (29),Weddings (19),Video (18)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (33),Casual photographer (10),Semi-pro photographer (9),Pro photographer (5)

Nikon D5100 Features

  • 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
  • Take 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
  • The D5100 incorporates an amazing array of special effects for use when taking still pictures or recording D-Movie Full HD movies
  • The 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
  • In 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
  • 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
  • Incorporating 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
  • With 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
  • D5100'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
  • Vital 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

Nikon D5100 Specifications

Lens Mount Nikon
F bayonet mount
Picture Angle
Effective picture angle 1.5x (Approx.) conversion factor (Nikon DX format)
Effective Pixels
16.2 million
Sensor Size
23.6 x 15.6mm
Image Sensor Format
DX
Image Sensor Type
CMOS
Total Pixels
16.9 million
Dust-reduction system
Image sensor cleaning
Image Area (pixels)
DX-format:
(L) 4928 x 3264
(M) 3696 x 2448
(S) 2464 x 1632
File Format
Compressed 14-bit NEF (RAW)
JPEG (Baseline Compliant)
MOV
Picture Control
Landscape
Monochrome
Neutral
Portrait
Standard
User-customizable SettingsVivid
Storage Media
SD
SDHC
SDXC
Card Slot
1 Secure Digital (SD)
File System
Compliant with DCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0
DPOF (Digital Print Order Format)
EXIF 2.3 (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras
Viewfinder
Eye-level pentamirror single-lens reflex viewfinder
Viewfinder Frame Coverage
95% Approx.
Viewfinder Magnification
0.78x Approx.
Viewfinder Eyepoint
17.9mm
Viewfinder Diopter Adjustment
-1.7 to +0.7 m
Focusing Screen
Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VII screen
Reflex Mirror
Quick-return type
Lens Aperture
Instant-return type
Lens Compatibility at a Glance
AF-S Lens Required for Autofocus
Compatible Lenses 1
AF-S, AF-I: All functions supported
AI-P NIKKOR: All functions supported except 3D color matrix metering II
IX NIKKOR lenses can not be used
Compatible Lenses 2
Non-CPU: Can be used in mode M, but exposure meter does not function; Electronic Rangefinder can be used if maximum aperture is f/5.6 or faster
Other AF NIKKOR (Excluding lenses for F3AF): All functions supported except 3D color matrix metering II
Type G or D AF NIKKOR not equipped with an autofocus motor: All functions supported except autofocus
Type D PC NIKKOR: All functions supported except autofocus and some shooting modes
Shutter type
Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane
Shutter Speed
1/4000 to 30 sec. in steps of 1/3 EV
Flash Sync Speed
Up to 1/200 sec.
Bulb Shutter Setting
Yes
Shutter Release Modes
Continuous
Delayed remote
Quick Response Remote Mode
Quiet shutter-release
Self-timer mode
Single-frame [S] mode
Top Continuous Shooting Speed
4 frames per second (At full resolution)
Self-timer
2, 5, 10, 20 sec. Timer duration electronically controlled
Exposure Metering System
TTL exposure metering using 420-pixel RGB sensor
Metering Method
Matrix: 3D color matrix metering II (type G and D lenses); color matrix metering II (other CPU lenses)
Metering Range
0 to 20 EV (3D color matrix or center-weighted metering)
2 to 20 EV (spot metering)
Exposure Meter Coupling
CPU
Exposure Modes
Advanced Scene Modes
Aperture-Priority (A)
Auto
Auto (flash off)
Manual (M)
Programmed Auto with flexible Program (P)
Shutter-Priority Auto (S)
Special Effects Mode
Advanced Scene Modes
Autumn Colors
Beach / Snow
Blossom
Candlelight
Child
Close-up
Dusk / Dawn
Food
Landscape
Night Landscape
Night Portrait
Party / Indoor
Pet Portrait
Portrait
Sports
Sunset
Exposure Compensation
±5 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV
Exposure Bracketing
3 frames ±2EV in 1/3 steps
Exposure Lock
Yes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO 100 - 6400
Hi-0.3
Hi-0.7
Hi-1 (ISO 12,800)
Hi-2 (ISO 25,600)
Lowest Standard ISO Sensitivity
100
Highest Standard ISO Sensitivity
6400
Highest Expanded ISO Sensitivity
HI-2 (ISO 25,600 equivalent)
Long Exposure Noise Reduction
Yes
High ISO Noise Reduction
Low
Normal
High
Off
Active D-Lighting
On
D-Lighting Bracketing
2 exposures
Single-point AF Mode
Yes
Dynamic AF Mode
Number of AF points: 11 (3D-tracking)
Auto-area AF Mode: Yes
Autofocus System
Nikon Multi-CAM 1000 autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection
Lens Servo
Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); continuous-servo AF (AF-C); auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A); predictive focus tracking activated automatically according to subject status
Focus Point
Can be selected from 11 focus points
Focus Lock
Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF)
Focus Modes
Auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A)
Continuous-servo (AF-C)
Face-Priority AF available in Live View only and D-Movie only
Full-time Servo (AF-A) available in Live View only
Manual focus (M): Electronic rangefinder can be used
Normal area
Single-servo AF (AF-S)
Wide area
Maximum Autofocus Areas/Points
11
Autofocus Sensitivity
-1 to +19 EV (ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)
Built-in Flash
Yes
Guide Number
Approx. 39/12, 43/13 with manual flash (ft/m, ISO 100, 68°F/20°C)
Flash Control
Auto aperture: Available with SB-900/SB-800 and CPU lens
Distance priority manual: Available with SB-900, SB-800 and SB-700
i-TTL Balanced fill-flash, standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR
Non-TTL auto: Supported flash units include SB-900, SB-800, SB-80DX, SB-28DX, SB-28, SB-27, and SB-22S
Flash Sync Modes
Front-curtain sync (normal)
Slow sync
Rear-curtain sync
Red-eye reduction
Red-eye reduction with slow sync
Flash Compensation
-3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
Accessory Shoe
Yes
Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS)
CLS Supported
White Balance
Auto
Cloudy
Direct Sunlight
Flash
Fluorescent (7 types)
Incandescent
Preset Manual
Shade
White Balance Bracketing
2 or 3 exposures
Live View Shooting
Yes
Live View Lens servo
Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time-servo AF (AF-F)
Live View AF-area mode
Face-priority AF
Wide-area AF
Normal-area AF
Subject-tracking AF
Live View Scene Auto Selector
Auto mode
Movie Metering
TTL exposure metering using main image sensor
Movie Frame size (pixels) and frame rate
640 x 424 (24p): 24 fps (23.976 fps)
1280 x 720 (24p): 24 fps (23.976 fps)
1280 x 720 (30p): 30 fps (29.97 fps)
1920 x 1080 (24p): 24 fps (23.976 fps)
1920 x 1080 (30p): 30 fps (29.97 fps)
Movie Maximum recording time
20 min.
Movie File Format
MOV
Movie Video Compression
H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Movie Audio recording format
Linear PCM
Movie
HD 1,920x1,080 / 30 fps
HD 1,920x1,080 / 24 fps
HD 1,280x720 / 30 fps
HD 1,280x720 / 24 fps
VGA 640x424 / 30 fps
Movie Audio
Built-in microphone, monaural
Optional external stereo mini-pin jack (3.5mm diameter)
Monitor Size
Super Density 3.0 in. diagonal
Monitor Resolution
921,000 Dots
Monitor Angle of View
170-degree wide-viewing angle
Monitor Adjustments
Brightness, 7 levels
Playback Functions
Auto image rotation
Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images or calendar)
Highlights
Histogram display
Image Comment
Movie Playback
Playback with zoom
Slideshow
In-Camera Image Editing
Color Balance
Color Outline
Color Sketch
D-Lighting
Distortion Control
Edit Movie
Filter Effects
Fisheye
Image Overlay
Miniature Effect
Monochrome
NEF (RAW) Processing
Perspective Control
Quick Retouch
Red-eye Correction
Resize
Side-by-Side Comparison
Straighten
Trim
Image Comment
Yes
Interface
Audio/Video out
HDMI output: Type C mini-pin HDMI connector
Hi-speed USB
NTSC
Stereo Microphone Input
WiFi Functionality
Eye-Fi Compatible
GPS
GP-1 GPS unit
Total custom Settings
20
Supported Languages
Arabic
Chinese (Simplified and Traditional)
Danish
Dutch
English
Spanish
Finnish
French
Italian
German
Indonesian
Japanese
Korean
Polish
Portuguese
Russian
Spanish
Swedish
Czech
Norweigan
Thai
Turkish
Date, Time & Daylight Savings Settings
Yes
World Time Setting
Yes
Battery / Batteries
EN-EL14 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
Battery Life (shots per charge)
660 shots (CIPA)
AC Adapter
EH-5a AC Adapter
Battery Charger
MH-24 Quick Charger
Tripod Socket
1/4 in. (ISO1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
5 x 3.8 x 1.7"/127 x 96.5 x 78.7 mm
Weight
19.7 oz/560g

Nikon D5100 Reviews

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4.6

(based on 61 reviews)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

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  • 4 Stars

     

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Reviewed by 61 customers

 
5.0

Great camera for the dollar.

By

from Buford, Ga.  -  Photo Enthusiast

As an enthusiast, and not a pro , I like this camera& is the second D5100 I bought in the last 8months. It is really fast, has great color accuracy, large viewing screen, shoots from the view finder or the screen, has a lot of easy to use programs. there is a lot of new technology for the money. I have a D70,D200,D7100,but this is my favorite. It is in a cheap plastic housing & has no focus motor, but Im not photographing in Patagonia, and most of my lenses have their own focus motor. Super camera for the $.

 
4.0

A good camera for the price.

By

from Ohio  -  Pro Photographer

I am a pro photographer who uses shoots real estate, architecture, events, and portraits. I bought this used camera as a backup, it is my second D5100. The Camera itself is the second used camera I have bought from Adorama and again the camera was exactly how they described true to Adorama form. The camera is a great camera using the sensor from the D7000 the picture quality is very good and is worth it for the money. I do want to list a couple of Cons about the camera so you are aware of these missing features prior to buying it (They are minor for the features but I wish I had know prior to purchasing) Cons There is no wireless capability for the D5100 (Other than Eye-Fi or other wireless SD Card) As an intermediate camera it is not weather sealed (I used Desiccant Packs and rain guards in wet weather no problem yet) Recent Firmware upgrades disabled the use of some (all?) third party batteries. Battery grips are third party and have a wire that runs from the grip to the shutter due to lack of interface in grip. and last one - There is no fine tune adjustment for lenses that are slightly out. Only has Mono Microphone if your looking to do videos (can plug in a stereo mic though) I have used this camera to shoot low light Dancing at 6400 iso and have been able to get acceptable results after post processing.

 
5.0

Will produce excellent photographs.

By

from Roy, Utah  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I used this camera for macro, landscape, and just about everything. It's lightweight, well built, and can produce award winning photographs if YOU know how to use it. The old adage of it's not the camera, but the photographer is completely correct. This camera will do its part.

 
5.0

Great Value

By

from Atlanta, GA

Great camera, excellent bundle, great 16th birthday gift for my daughter.

 
5.0

Nikon D5100

By

from Philadelphia, PA  -  Pro Photographer

Use for portraits and event photograhpy which give me a nice sharp photo. It's smaller than I'm use to but get the job done. I don't like that it is not compatitable with some of my lens.

 
5.0

WOOW

By

from Dearborn  -  Casual Photographer

Great photographs, easy to use, very happy

 
5.0

Outstanding camera

By

from chester county pa  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Great viewing screen, easy to use. The camera takes great pictures, easy to download. A great value.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Recommended to me by pro photographer

By

from ohio  -  Photo Enthusiast

Heavier than point & shoot but managable good placement of features buttons helpful clear instructions for novice

 
5.0

Good Starter DSLR w/ Great Features

By

from Central PA  -  Photo Enthusiast

I bought the D5100 as an upgrade from my D50 (which had served well for 7 years). I was looking for something that had up to date features, but also would deliver point & shoot when needed. The D5100 is a perfect fit. My wish list for this body includes AF for non-AF-S lenses and a grip (particularly since it is a small body).

 
5.0

Nikon quality as always

By

from WA  -  Photo Enthusiast

Baby's first words were as exactly as expected. Outstanding. Works flawlessly in low light with multi focus points. Haven't had time to go through all programs yet, but WOW!

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arul a  shall i get this in UAE from USA Store?
CALVIN K  Please define what you mean by "UAe". I do not understand this abbreviation.
Shopper  Is this camera ready to go when i receive it or must I buy additional equipment like a memory card or anything additional?
ROBERT W. H  Yes, you will need to purchase a memory card. With this system, you will benefit most by selecting the highest capacity card you can afford especially if you plan to record movies. I purchased a SanDisk Extreme Pro 32GB and have been extremely satisfied with it. My Granddaughter is heavily involved in Varsity Volleyball at a Christian Academy and I have taken tons of movies without a glitch. Also works quite well with "consecutive-shot photography". Just set it up from the menu and hold the shutter release down. Incidentally, you will enjoy the D5100. Bob H.
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