Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Nikon Releases D5100

After releasing the D3100 last year, Nikon officially announces the release of Nikon D5100 this April. The D5100 that succeeds D5000 is a Nikon DX-format digital-SLR camera equipped with a vari-angle monitor, and a CMOS image sensor and the EXPEED 2 image-processing engine.

Nikon D5100's predecessor, D5000, was the first Nikon Digital-SLR to be equipped with the vari-angle monitor that allows users to enjoy flexible shooting from a wide variety of angles.

Primary Features
  1. High Resolution image sensor with 16.2 megapixels resolution and also features the new High Dynamic Range (HDR) Function.
  2. 3-in., approximately 921000-dot vari-angle monitor with wide viewing angle.
  3. D-Movie for recording and editing of Full-HD movies.
  4. The first Nikon digital-SLR camera to offer Special Effects mode:
  • Favorite Special Effects Selective color
  • Color sketch
  • Miniature effect
  • Night vision
Added Features and Functions
  • High-speed continuous shooting at up to approximately 4 fps*,and a very precise and durable shutter unit that has passed testing for 100,000 cycles
  • Equipped with Quiet shutter-release mode for shooting in situations in which quieter shutter operation is desired
  • Infrared receivers for remote control operation on the front and back of the camera enable wireless control over the shutter from both in front of and behind the camera (optional ML-L3 wireless remote control supported).
  • Equipped with 16 scene modes that enable the simple capture of beautiful photos of the desired scene with automatic optimization of camera settings
  • Built-in HDMI-CEC compatibility enables control over playback of still images and movies using the television's remote control when the camera is connected to a high-definition TV via the HDMI connector.
Nikon D5100 is set to be released in UK on April 21 with price tag of £ 669.99 (USD 1080) for the body and £ 779.99 (USD 1257.00) with 18-55 mm VR Kit. You do the math to get it in PHP price and expect Philippine release within 3rd quarter of the year.

You may check the D5100's full specification here and the product detail here.


  1. another top of the line, entry level camera. suited for HDR lovers!

  2. actually nde na siya entry level sa tingin ko. mid level na yang specs niya

  3. may upgraded version na pala ang dati kong cam. ayus.

  4. good thing your in SG, there's a possibility it will be released there earlier kesa dito sa Pinas

  5. Looks promising!..

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