With the successful series of it Digi-cam nikon is again back with its latest D5100 with some more updations. The cam is available in the US market from 04/2011, price around $900 in bundle with the AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens.
The Nikon D5100 posses many unique and unbeatable features that are easily expected to catch every photography lover’s eye. The cam has a slide-swiveling LCD display, with a smaller overall body design than that of the its counterpart D5000. The D5100 also happens to be Nikon’s first SLR to include in-camera high dynamic range (HDR) imaging capability. With a single press of the camera shutter release captures two shots, both intentionally underexposed and overexposed respectively.
The Special Effect application is included and embedded into this model to facilitate both still and movie capture. The selection of effects is easy to find and includes what Nikon is calling Night Vision mode, which allows video shooting at ISO sensitivities up to 102,400 equivalent, with a limitation of a monochromatic resulting image.
The model doesn’t only aim to satisfy the photographer but it also excels for Videography and can record high definition video at resolutions up to 1,920 x 1,080 pixels, using MPEG-4 AVCHD / H.264 compression. The camera doesn’t fail to give a smooth experience while shooting videos. You need not to adjust focus every time like it was in D600. A Full-time Autofocus is available in the D5100’s live view and video modes, that is enabled with an intelligent face detection function which can locate up to 35 faces in a scene simultaneously according to us that’s huge.
There is an infrared port, for use with a wireless remote control. On Just right of the shutter button there is an AF-assist lamp switch, that enables the self – timer lamp. The model uses a 14-bit analog/digital conversion, and output from the CMOS sensor. The camera is powered by an intelligent EXPEED 2 image processor, as featured previously in the D3100 and D7000. Fortunately cam has a pentamirror viewfinder with a 17.9 mm view.
It’s no doubt that this model launched by nikon is the next generation camera with a high performance, image quality and an excellent dynamic range. If you bring the look of the camera in the spotlight, it’ a well designed compact body with left hand swivels LCD again with high resolution.
With the fascinating design and features there are some flaws that can comment upon the versatility of the camera like there is no support for screw driver Autofocus that becomes a problem for the user. The built in flash is weak and doesn’t support the wireless accessibility. The list doesn’t end here tracing out that there is also an absence of a dedicated ISO button.
However few of the above flaws can be ignored as there is no design in the world that posses perfection. Nikon has made a tremendous effort to bring a change in the world of photography and the cam can be appreciated well ignoring some of the demerits.
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