Nikon D5100: Featuring a 16MP Sensor and Bundled Lens Kits
Nikon has recently unveiled the latest D5100 that boasts of an amazing platter of enviable specs. Nothing much has been revealed regarding the global roll out and here is how the specs sheet looks like in detail:
The Nikon D5100 is one compact SLR that features a 16MP image sensor, working together with the Expeed 2 image processor. In terms of aspect ratio, 3:2 is supported. The Nikon D5100 sports the maximum image resolution of 4928x3264 pixels besides supporting other denominations as well. The APS-C sensor measures 23.6mmx15.7mm in terms of dimensions. The CMOS sensor supports 12 white balance presets and features an ISO sensitivity range of 100-6400. This camera also boasts of the Auto ISO mode with an expandable upper limit of up to 12800 and 25600, with boost. 5 custom white balance modes are featured in addition to the RAW image format. In terms of JPEG quality levels, Fine, Basic and Normal modes are supported.
The Nikon D5100 supports both manual focus and autofocus. For the latter, the Nikon D5100 features several selective modes like Phase Detect, Contrast Detect and many more. 11 focus points are available in addition to the Nikon F lens mount. The Nikon D5100 also incorporates a crop limit of up to 1.5X.
The shutter speed range is 30-1/4000 for the Nikon D5100. Both shutter and aperture priority modes can be looked into besides the manual exposure mode. Built-in flash is supported with a range of 12.00m at ISO 100. External flash support is rendered as well in addition to several flash modes like Auto, Rear Curtain and many more. Burst shooting is allowed at 4 frames per second. Self timer is supported by the Nikon D5100. Metering modes like Multi, Spot and Center-weighted are featured as well. Apart from exposure compensation, the Nikon D5100 also features the AE and WB bracketing support.
In terms of vide support, the Nikon D5100 supports Full HD movie recording at 30 frames per second. HD and 424p capturing is also allowed besides the supported video format in MPEG-4. Mono microphone is featured as well for an immersive experience.
The Nikon D5100 boasts of a fully articulated screen that measures 3 inches. Offered resolution is fixed at 921K dots. The TFT LCD monitor boasts of the Live View in addition to the optical Penta-mirror. The featured viewfinder boasts of 95 percent coverage besides the magnification limit of up to 0.78X.
Connectivity and Storage
The Nikon D5100 comes loaded with Eye-Fi support, featuring better connectivity. USB 2.0 is featured as well in addition to the Mini Type C HDMI port. Optional remote access is also provided. In terms of storage, SD, SDHC and SDXC digital cards are supported.
Build and Battery
The Nikon D5100 weighs 560g and measures 128mmx97mmx79mm in terms of dimensions. Supplying power to the Nikon D5100 is a Li-Ion EN-EL14 battery module that is rechargeable in nature.
The Nikon D5100 packs in the AF-S 18 - 55 mm VR Kit and the Nikon AF-S DX VR Zoom lens kits, featuring vibration reduction and better AF capabilities.