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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.
The Nikon D5100 is commonly used for Family photos, Landscape/scenery, Low light, Sports/action, Travel, Video, Weddings, Wildlife and more.The Nikon D5100 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Casual photographer, Photo enthusiast, Photography student, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Nikon D5100 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Nikon D5100: Easy to use, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Fast shutter speed, Good image quality, High ISO performance, Image stabilization, Large clear LCD, Lightweight, Quiet and Tilt /swivel LCD
Most Liked Positive Review
Purchased this camera for my son as his first DSLR. I currently own three Nikon bodies, a D200, D7000 and a 8008s film camera. I must say that I am impressed with this product. The image quality is excellent. High ISO perfomance is good. VR works very well and the 18-55 lens, while of consumer grade, renders very good images. I had never purchased a Factory refurb before and was somewhat apprehensive about doing so, but was immediately impressed when I opened the box. There is not a nick, diView full Review
Purchased this camera for my son as his first DSLR. I currently own three Nikon bodies, a D200, D7000 and a 8008s film camera. I must say that I am impressed with this product. The image quality is excellent. High ISO perfomance is good. VR works very well and the 18-55 lens, while of consumer grade, renders very good images. I had never purchased a Factory refurb before and was somewhat apprehensive about doing so, but was immediately impressed when I opened the box. There is not a nick, ding, scrape or wear mark anywhere to found, and I looked hard. The 90 day warranty vs the standard 12 mo. warranty may be of concern to some, but so far I have no complaints. Another thought regarding refurbs is that full warranty cameras are sample tested off of a production line. So, individual cameras probably have not been looked at by a human whereas refurbs are bench tested and restored to like new condition. If the price savings for refurb vs new is attractive to you, then don't hesitate on this one. Recommended highly.
Most Liked Negative Review
It is deceiving
This should be classified as a deal review. I bought this camera which was specified as refurbished. I contacted Adorama before I bought it to ask how many actuations the camera had. I was told different stories. They went from there is not actuations on this camera to, we don't have a way to know. Well, I checked when the camera arrived and it happened to have almost 5k. Therefore, I had to returned it and get a refund. Adorama customer service is sub par, their customer service representatiView full Review
This should be classified as a deal review. I bought this camera which was specified as refurbished. I contacted Adorama before I bought it to ask how many actuations the camera had. I was told different stories. They went from there is not actuations on this camera to, we don't have a way to know. Well, I checked when the camera arrived and it happened to have almost 5k. Therefore, I had to returned it and get a refund. Adorama customer service is sub par, their customer service representatives doesn't know what they are doing or talking about in relation to their product. So, having said that, if you are ok with buying an used item (which is what refurbish in this case means), then you should buy one of these. But if not, then pay the extra money and get it new.
Reviewed by 189 customers
Bought this for my wife. I feel the 16mp sensor is really a sweet spot for DX in terms of image quality, high ISO performance, and reasonably sized files. Camera is wonderfully compact and light, making it a joy to carry around all day. My wife loves the articulated display, I couldn't care less about it. The built in auto lens distortion control is a God-send for correcting distortion in all the zooms and wides. Only thing I really dislike is the smaller, darker viewfinder, which is the norm for a cropped sensor camera. Overall, a great little camera with awesome image quality.
I bought a refurbished D5100. I have had it for 6 months. Love it. I would buy a refurbished product from Adorama again. Will be shopping for refurbished lens zoom lens next.
lives up to its reputation
This the third refurbished item I've purchased and I'd do it again without hesitation.
Very happy with this purchase. The newer d5200 didn't seem worth the price.
I bought this camera with the 18 - 55mm kit lens and 50mm fixed lens for portraits. I haven't put it down yet. This is the best DSLR I have owned. Even an amateur can take professional photos.
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 $.
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.
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.
This camera is a great way to get to get out and take pictures. I was checked out by nikon and checked out unlike many of the out of the box ones that dont get checked, the price was great and the camera worked good, I bought three other refurbed item here too !!!