Nikon is pleased to announce the release of the Nikon D5100, a Nikon DX-format digital-SLR camera equipped with a new horizontal vari-angle monitor, and Nikon’s latest CMOS image sensor and the new EXPEED 2 image-processing engine that enables high-resolution rendering and rich expression of tones.
The D5100 is a member of the popular D5000 series, which was the first Nikon digital-SLR camera series equipped with the vari-angle monitor that allows users to enjoy photo shooting from a wide variety of angles. The vari-angle monitor adopted for the D5100 has been enlarged to three inches and now utilises a side hinge that enables better flexibility during hand-held shooting or when mounted on a tripod. The camera is also equipped with the D-Movie function that supports recording of full-HD (1920 × 1080p, 30p) movies, as well as a Special Effects mode with which a variety of special effects can be applied to still images and movies.
The D5100 was designed to respond to the needs of a broad range of users, from those using a digital-SLR camera for their first time, to those looking for one that allows them to express their individual sense of creativity through high quality images and the ability of HD movie creation.
|Type||Single-lens reflex digital camera|
|Lens mount||Nikon F mount (with AF contacts)|
|Effective pixels||16.2 million|
|Image sensor||23.6 × 15.6 mm CMOS sensor|
|ISO sensitivity||ISO 100 - 6400 in steps of 1/3 EV. Can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.7, 1, or 2 EV (ISO 25600 equivalent) above ISO 6400; auto ISO sensitivity control available|
|Monitor||3-in., approx. 921k-dot (VGA), vari-angle low-temperature polysilicon TFT LCD with 170 degrees viewing angle, approx. 100% frame coverage, and brightness adjustment|
|Power source||Battery : One rechargeable Li-ion EN-EL14 battery AC adapter : EH-5b AC adapter; requires EP-5A power connector (available separately)|
|Dimensions||128 x 97 x 79mm|
|Weight (approx.)||510 g without battery, memory card, or body cap
560 g with battery and memory card but without body cap
|Major supplied accessories||EN-EL14 rechargeable Li-ion battery, MH-24 battery charger,
AN-DC3 strap, EG-CP14 audio/video cable, UC-E6 USB cable, DK-5
eyepiece cap, BS-1 accessory shoe cover, DK-20 rubber eyecup,
BF-1B body cap, ViewNX 2 CD-ROM