The Nikon D5100 is Nikon’s newest camera. It offers the same technical image quality of the unbeaten Nikon D7000 in a smaller, lighter, less expensive package.The D5100 has a very similar 16.2MP CMOS sensor to the excellent one seen in the D7000 but, understandably, loses out on that camera’s high-end build and feature-set. So there’s no wireless flash control, magnesium alloy build or 39-point AF system but the underlying image quality is all but identical. The Nikon D5100 can record Full HD movies at 1920×1280 pixels / 25fps with stereo sound. A high-resolution 3-inch vari-angle LCD monitor makes it easier to compose your shots from difficult angles, while the extensive ISO range of 100-25600 should cope with virtually all lighting conditions. A 4fps burst shooting mode, 11-point autofocus system with 3D Focus Tracking, High Dynamic Range mode, Active D-Lighting and seven different special effects for stills and movies complete the Nikon D5100’s headline specs.
Nikon D5100 Key Features:
- 16.2 megapixel DX-format CMOS sensor
- Side-articulated 3.0″ LCD monitor (920,000 dots)
- 11 AF points (with 3D tracking)
- IS0 100-6400 range (Up to 25,600 equivalent when expanded)
- HD movies (1080p, 720p or WVGA)
- 4 fps continuous shooting
- In-camera effects filters in both stills and video modes
This section contains some videos on youtube that you should know how to use and optimizing the Nikon D5100.
Nikon D5100 Hands-on Review from DigitalRev TV
Nikon d5100 review from CNET
Nikon d5100 Basic Control
Nikon d5100 in Camera HDR tutorial
In addition, Nikon D5100 comes with an articulated LCD screen. This articulated LCD is similar to its competitor, Canon EOS 600D. In order to optimize the function of this articulated LCD screen, you can read tips and trick article on the previous post HERE. So…Why not Try and see the world from a different angle? Go out into the world and experiment for yourself. Experiment with different angles, settings, and lens types. Your results may surprisingly be quite pleasing.