When Nikon released it’s D5000 DSLR, it no doubt piqued the interests of professional, enthusiast and novice photographers alike as it offered a body with better capabilities than it’s lower end brother, the D3000. An uncommon sight especially with regards to Nikon’s line of DSLRs. Today, Nikon unveils the refresh to the D5000, the Nikon D5100.
The Nikon D5100 is aimed at the mid-range market for those looking forward to upgrade from their entry-level camera (in Nikon’s case, the D3100). It is equipped with a a 16.2MP CMOS sensor derived from it’s bigger, prosumer brother the D7000, n 11-point AF system, built-in HDR support, 4fps burst shooting, 1080p D-Movie capabilities and of course video autofocus.
Oh, and what’s more, they finally managed to attach the articulating LCD in the right place.
Nikon D5100 Features
- 16.2 megapixel DX-format CMOS sensor
- Expeed 2 image processing engine
- 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
- Dual IR receivers (front and rear)
- 14-bit NEF (Raw) mode
- In-camera effects filters in both stills and video modes
The Nikon D5100 will start shipping later this month. Prices for the SKUs are listed below:
- D5100 Body only: $799.95
- D5100 kit (with 18-55mm VR): $899.95