Stimulate your creativity. The Nikon D5100 offers a host of new photographic and video tools that deliver superior performance and exceptional image quality with class leading 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.
Creativity From Any Point Of View
Designed to take pictures or record D-Movies from unique viewpoints, the large 3? super sharp 920,000-dot Vari-angle LCD monitor allows for versatile high quality viewing and playback. Try a high angle for overhead images, waist level for candid shots or a low vantage point for a look from ground level as well as for the fun of taking self-portraits.
Whether taking still pictures or recording Full HD movies, use the Effects Mode to add a creative touch to your images. Select from the amazing array of special effects such as Selective Color, to isolate any color within a scene or Night Vision to capture details in places too dark for your own eyes. Try High Key to create bright, glowing images filled with atmosphere or emphasize the mood of a scene using Low Key, or Miniature Effect, which makes a scene look like a miniature scale model! There are countless ways to take your imagination and images to the next level. In extreme high contrast light situations, the all-new HDR setting makes sure you get a good photograph by creating a composite image that brings out more details with less noise and richer color gradation. As your skills develop, you will find more ways to not only take incredible pictures and movies, but also make them truly stand out.
Tell better stories
The D5100 delivers exceptionally high-quality movie performance due to its Full HD capability, the latest in Full-time autofocus takes the guesswork out of tracking your subjects while in motion. The camera has ergonomically placed Live View and D-Movie start buttons for 20 minutes of uninterrupted recording time.Take your picture-taking and movie-making potential to impressive new levels with in-camera editing and creative controls. You have the freedom to choose the start and end points of your footage, and sound recording capabilities are also provided ? including stereo (with optional microphone).
Stunning Image Quality in a Class Of Its Own
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 of ISO 100 to 6400 with reduced noise which enables you to take pictures at faster shutter speeds and capture scenes and subjects with less blur. Handheld photographs and Full HD movies come out looking great even in low light.
Speed and Performance That Delivers
With high-speed continuous photos at approximately 4 frames per second, you'll capture the most important moments and with D5100s large optical viewfinder you get accurate and a precise view in every situation. You'll get a precise view in every situation. Plus, the D5100s 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.
3", 921,000-dot Super-Density horizontal type Vari-Angle LCD Monitor
In-camera Special Effects Mode
In-camera HDR (High Dynamic Range)
Stunning Full 1080p HD Movies with Full Time Autofocus
High Resolution 16.2 MP DX-format CMOS sensor
Split-second Shutter Response
Fast 11-point Autofocus System
ISO sensitivity 100-6400, expandable to ISO 25,600 equivalent
EXPEED 2 image processing engine
Scene Recognition System
Nikon 420-pixel RGB 3D Color Matrix Metering II
16 Automatic Exposure Scene Modes
Built-in Speedlight flash with i-TTL
Automatic Image Sensor Cleaning
Efficient EN-EL14 Battery
Built-in HDMI Connection
Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Features
Compact 3x zoom lens covering the most frequently used focal range of 18 to 55mm.
Optical design, optimized for use with Nikon DX-format D-SLRs for superior performance.
High-performance Nikon Super Integrated Coating (SIC) offers superior color reproduction, while substantially reducing ghosting and flare.
Rounded seven-blade diaphragm opening makes out-of-focus elements appear more natural.
Separate zoom and focusing rings ensure responsive operation.
Nikon VR (Vibration Reduction) Image Stabilization - Vibration Reduction, engineered specifically for each VR NIKKOR lens, enables handheld shooting at up to 3 shutter speeds slower than would otherwise be possible, assuring dramatically sharper still images and video capture.
Hybrid aspherical lens element minimizes various types of lens aberration.
Nikon's exclusive Silent Wave Motor (SWM) ensures fast, quiet auto focus operation.
Close focusing distance to 0.9 feet (0.28 meters) throughout the entire zoom range.
Nikon AF-S 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G DX Nikkor ED VR Telephoto Zoom Lens Features
Compact 5.5X DX-format telephoto zoom lens with High Refractive Index lens element. ED glass and VR II image stabilization is Ideal for capturing distant subjects at athletic events, family pictures, dramatic sunsets, travel and more.
5.5X Telephoto Zoom lens
Ideal for capturing distant subjects at athletic events, family pictures, dramatic sunsets, travel and more. Angle of view equivalent to a focal length of 82.5 to 450mm in FX/35mm format D-SLR.
Nikon VR II Image Stabilization
Vibration Reduction, engineered specifically for each VR NIKKOR lens, enables handheld shooting at up to 4 shutter speeds slower than would otherwise be possible, assuring dramatically sharper still images and video capture.
Tripod Detection Mode
Reduces vibration that may occur due to shutter release when mounted on a tripod.
HRI (High Refractive Index) Lens Element
HRI lens element is essential to keeping the lens compact while offering high contrast even at maximum aperture.
2 Extra-low Dispersion (ED) Elements
Effectively minimizes chromatic aberration, even at the widest aperture settings.
Exclusive Nikon Silent Wave Motor (SWM)
Enables fast, accurate and quiet autofocus.
Nikon Super Integrated Coating (SIC)
Enhances light transmission efficiency and offers superior color consistency and reduces flare.
Minimum focus distance to 4.6 feet at all focal lengths
Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
Renders more natural appearance of out-of-focus image areas.
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