Nikon D5100 - The Sequel is Better

Launch SRP: S$1199

Image Performance I

Image Performance I

The D5100 improves upon the D5000's ISO performance, taking after the D7000's lead in this area. It produces quite clean images up to ISO 1600, and even though ISO 3200-5000 produces more usable noise, the images still look workable. The images return approximately 2000 x 1800 LPH (horizontal x vertical) on our resolution chart, almost (but not quite) as detailed as the D7000's 1800 x 2200 LPH. Above ISO 6400 into the Hi settings, image noise becomes overwhelming. Auto-focus is fast and accurate, and makes shooting with the camera fun and easy.

ISO100. 100% crop of our test scene, click for the full resolution image.

ISO200. 100% crop of our test scene, click for the full resolution image.

ISO400. 100% crop of our test scene, click for the full resolution image.

ISO800. 100% crop of our test scene, click for the full resolution image.

ISO1600. 100% crop of our test scene, click for the full resolution image.

ISO3200. 100% crop of our test scene, click for the full resolution image.

ISO4000. 100% crop of our test scene, click for the full resolution image.

ISO5000. 100% crop of our test scene, click for the full resolution image.

ISO6400. 100% crop of our test scene, click for the full resolution image.

100% crop of our resolution chart test.

100% crop of our resolution chart test.

9.0
Overall rating 9/10
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Performance
9
Design
8
Features
9
User-Friendliness
9
Value
9.5
The Good
Impressive high ISO performance
High quality images
Quick and accurate auto-focus
Higher-resolution LCD screen
The Bad
New Live View lever and Record button inconveniently placed

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