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Nikon D5100

Ilse Jurrien
CES report
Wednesday 6th, April 2011
Posted by: Ilse Jurrien

Nikon has introduced the Nikon D5100 Digital SLR camera designed for those ready to artistically express themselves and need a versatile SLR camera that can keep pace creatively. The Nikon D5100 SLR camera houses a host of new and innovative features aimed at giving digital photographers the tools to shatter creative constraints and tell stories with amazing photo quality and stunning HD videos. The new Nikon D5100 Digital SLR camera includes features designed to enhance the shooting experience, including an impressive new 3 inch, sharp and clear 921,000 dot Vari-angle LCD screen and full HD (1080p) movie recording with full-time auto focus.

Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100
The Nikon D51000 wide ISO range of 100-6400 (expandable to a staggering 25,600 ISO), allows photographers to shoot confidently in outdoor and indoor low-light situations, even handheld with low noise. In challenging lighting conditions such as when a subject is backlit, Nikonís Active D-lighting feature helps to keep shadows and highlights consistent for even exposures. With these functions you will be able the get the best pictures out of your Nikon D5100 SLR camera. The Nikon D5100 camera captures 1080p full HD movies with full-time auto focus and manual exposure control. Nikon D5100 users can quickly switch focus modes to stay with the action through a variety of AF functions, including face priority which can track up to 35 human faces, subject tracking and normal or wide area auto focus. The 16.2-megapixel Nikon D5100 Digital SLR camera is also the first Nikon SLR to provide in-camera effects that can be applied to both photos and movies to deliver even more creative expression.

Nikon D5100 SLR camera
The Nikon D5100 allows digital photographers of all levels to confidently execute new and creative ways to tell stories with amazing color and clarity. Whether shooting high over crowds or down low to a toddlerís point of view, the Nikon D5100 swing out style Vari-angle LCD screen makes it easy to compose and share great pictures. Displaying even the most subtle details with clarity, the super sharp LCD has a 1000:1 contrast ratio and 921,000-dot resolution, with the ability to rotate 180 degrees horizontally and vertically.

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Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100 video functions
The Nikon D5100 SLR camera offers variable frame rates and resolutions for movies, and can record 1080p at a cinema-like 24 or 30fps, or a web-friendly 720p resolution at either 24 or 30 fps for up to 20 minutes per clip, in the AVC-HD H.264 codec. Once recorded, movie clips can be edited and trimmed in the Nikon D5100 camera to save time in post production. Whether utilizing a wireless or hot shoe mounted microphone such as the new Nikon ME-1, sound can be recorded via the stereo microphone input for professional audio results. Captured movies with the new Nikon D5100 camera can be easily shared using the HDMI output, and controlled remotely with HDMI CEC compatibility.

Nikon D5100 camera scene recognition
Whether shooting lush wilderness landscapes or an urban skyline, the Nikon D5100 camera utilizes Nikonís exclusive Scene Recognition System to analyze subject information from a database containing more than 30,000 photos to optimize focus, exposure, i-TTL flash exposure and white balance. To assist in creating amazing imagery, the Scene Recognition System reads data from the 420-pixel 3D Color Matrix Meter RGB sensor that examines the sceneís brightness and color data then optimizes the Nikon D5100 cameraís performance prior to the actual exposure.

Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100 camera lenses
An entirely greater world of creativity will open up to Nikon photographers when adding versatile AF-S NIKKOR lenses to the equation. With a wide range of focal lengths and versatile features, AF-S NIKKOR lenses help to create a variety of photo perspectives to images and movies such as the ability to isolate subjects with a shallow depth of field or zoom close to the action from afar. Combining the Nikon D5100 SLR camera with NIKKOR lenses also delivers the sharpness essential for HD movies, and Nikonís innovative Vibration Reduction (VR) 2 technology helps to eliminate the effects of camera shake.

Nikon D5100 picture control
To further unleash creativity, the Nikon D5100 features the Nikon Picture Control system that affords users the choice for Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, or Landscape settings to apply a personal look and feel to their pictures. Additionally, the versatile Scene Mode select them choose from Portrait, Landscape, Child, Sports, Close-up or Night Portrait and more for stunning results in just about all possible lighting conditions.

Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100 price
The Nikon D5100 SLR camera will be available throughout the United States beginning mid April 2011 at an estimated selling price of $799.95 for the body only, and $899.95 for the Nikon D5100 body and lens outfit that includes the Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens. The new Nikon Nikon ME-1 microphone will be available in April 2011, and will retail at an estimated selling price of $179.95.

Nikon D5100

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