What You Need to Know About the Nikon D5100

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Are you thinking about purchasing a Nikon D5100?  Well, read on to learn What You Need to Know About the Nikon D5100.

On April 5, 2011 Nikon announced the release of the Nikon D5100.  This 16.2 megapixel DX-format DSLR F-mount camera is the replacement for the D5000.  I have been shooting with this camera since 2014 and I really enjoy using this camera.  

One of the features I especially like is the 3.0-inch (76 mm) articulated 921,000-dot LCD.  This LCD screen will swivel out allowing you to view it from various angles.  This comes in very handy when recording video or when showing the screen to a client.  

It Does Video!!

Most DSLRs today will have a video option.  When recording video, the Nikon D5100 will record in 1080p with frame rates of 24, 25, or 30 fps (frames per second).  This is an improvement over previous Nikon DSLRs which were limited to 24 fps.  

The 16.2 megapixel Nikon DX-format CMOS sensor is a Sony IMX071 sensor with 16.2 million effective pixels (23.6 x 15.6 mm CMOS DX Format).

Additional features of the Nikon D5100:

  • Built-in sensor cleaning system (vibrating low pass filter)
  • ISO sensitivity 100 to 6400 and up to 25600 with boost
  • ISO sensitivity with monochrome Night-vision up to ISO 102400 equivalent
  • Active D-lighting
  • Built-in High Dynamic Range (HDR) mode
  • Quiet shooting mode
  • Nikon EXPEED 2 image/video processor
  • HDMI HD video output
  • 11 AF Points (with 3D tracking)
  • 4 fps continuous shooting
  • In-camera effects for stills and video modes 
  • Image Sizes:
    • 4928 x 3264 (16.2 MP)
    • 3696 x 2448
    • 2464 x 1632
  • Weight:
    • No Battery:  1.1 lb. (510g)
    • With Battery:  1.2 lb. (560g)

I hope you’ve learned what you need to know about the Nikon D5100.  If you have any questions, feel free to comment below and don’t forget to subscribe to this blog for future articles.

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