- Focal Length: 18 - 55 mm
- Resolution: 16.2 MP
- Sensor size: 23.6 x 15.6 mm
- Screen size: 3 inch
- Sensor type: CMOS
- Type: DSLR
- Built-in Flash: Yes
- Red Eye Reduction: Yes
- Battery Type: Lithium
- LCD Info Display: TFT LCD
Nikon D5100: Featuring a 16MP Sensor, 3 Inch Screen and Bundled Lens Kits
Nikon unveils its latest camera in D5100, featuring a wider repertoire of exceptional features. This offering from the company is ideal for clicking photos and capturing videos alike with the specs sheet detailed as follows:
The D5100 boasts of a 16MMP CMOS sensor working together with the Expeed 2 image processor. The APS-C sensor measures 23.6mmx15.7mm in terms of dimensions and offers a maximum resolution of 4928x3264 pixels. Aspect ratio in 3:2 is supported by this image sensor. This camera boasts of an ISO sensitivity range of 100-6400 which is expandable up to 12800 and even 25600 with boost. 12 white balance presets are supported in addition to 5 custom white balance modes. RAW format is supported by this camera in addition to the Fine, Basic and Normal JPEG quality levels. The D5100 boasts of the pre-existing Nikon F lens kit with focal length multiplier of 1.5X. Both autofocus and manual focus modes are supported in addition to 11 focus points. Digital zoom is missing but multiple autofocus modes in Contrast Detect, Multi-area and many more, make up for the omission.
Photography and Videography
The D5100 offers a shutter speed range of 30-1/4000 sec in addition to the aperture and shutter priority modes. This camera also features the manual exposure mode in addition to the built-in flash with a range of 12.00m, at ISO 100. External flash is also supported via Hot Shoe in addition to the multiple flash modes like Auto, Rear Curtain and many more. Burst shooting mode is also supported at 4fps. The D5100 comes with 3 metering modes, working in unison with AE and WB bracketing. Self-time with a 20 sec limit is also included.
In terms of video recording, the D5100 Full HD or 1080p captures at 30 frames per second. Other resolutions in HD and 424p are also supported. This camera supports MPEG-4 in terms of the video formats and works together with the Mono microphone. Time-lapse recording is also supported by this camera.
In terms of the working interface, the D5100 boasts of a fully articulated LCD panel that measures 3 inches. In terms of resolution the TFT LCD monitor boasts of 921K dots. Features like Live View in addition with Contrast Detect and subject tracking are supported as well. Optical Penta-Mirror is featured as the viewfinder with 95 percent coverage area and 0.78X as the magnifying limit.
Connectivity and Storage
The D5100 supports USB 2.0 with 480Mbit/Sec as the file transfer speed. Mini HDMI port is supported and the camera is also Eye-Fi connected. Optional remote control is also feared. In terms of storage, the D5100 supports SD, SDHC and SDXC digital cards, for expanding the built-in limit.GPS support is optional but the camera includes the Orientation sensor.
Design and Battery
The D5100 measures 128mmx97mmx79mm in terms of dimensions and weighs 560g. Powering the handset is a Li-Ion EN-El14 battery module.
The D5100 is bundled along with AF-S 18 - 55 mm VR and AF-S NIKKOR 50 mm F/1.8G Lens kits. The former supports autofocus in addition to Vibration Reduction and lens aperture of f/3.5-5.6. The latter packs in the NIKKOR mount, supporting autofocus, FX, DX and a wider coverage area.