Nikon has now declared the new addition to entry level DSLR lineup, the amazing D5100. This 16.2 MP camera is featured with easy to adjust LCD display, maximum ISO 25600, constant auto focus mode, 16.2 MP camera as well as the Special Effects mode that has 4 filters which work on the still images as well as movies.
The D5100 is the update to D5000 which was released originally in the year 2009. The latest Nikon addition falls between the D3100 and D7000 in the present lineup of the brand. The camera blends in well the features from both these models and even throws some amazing beginner useful filters and modes into the blend.
The Nikon D5100 is featured with similar ISO range as well as 16.2 megapixel camera, 23.3x 15.6 mm of CMOS sensor just like the D7000. In the continuous shooting feature, the camera can easily capture about 4 frames in every second. Weighing at just 18 ounces, the Nikon camera’s body is very light and compact like D3100.
The latest features on D5100 are mainly aimed at the users who wish to shoot movies using the DSLR. The camera has the capacity to capture 720p and 1080p movies at around 30fps. The 921,000 dot, 3 inches LCD display can even be flipped out as well as tilted to 170 degrees that helps to use the movie and Live View modes.
The Special Effects Mode added in the camera offers the users the facility of 4 filters which can be used with movies and still images: Color Sketch, Night Vision, tilt shift effect, Selective Color and the ISO 102400.
The Nikon D5100 is even packed with the capability to auto focus continuously while in the movie mode, which is the feature that has made debut in D3100. However a drawback of this particular feature is that it contributes in generating loud noise which is picked up by the microphone attached in the camera. To overcome this problem, though at extra cost, Nikon has released the latest external microphone known as the ME 1 which fits well into the hot shoe mount as well as plugs of the camera into mic input port. The external microphone is designed specially to compensate for the noise that is created by lens auto focus. This ME1 microphone will be available for sale separately from April and will cost around $180.
If you are a Nikon D5100 user, do let us know your review. One of CallingAllgeeks member is using Nikon D 5000 and according to him, it’s one of the best DSLR camera for entry level photographer.