Quality 16-megapixel images.
3-inch vari-angle LCD (921K pixels).
ISO range of 100 to 25,600.
External microphone port.
Supports optional geotagging.
User selectable focus points.
Great color reproduction.
Strong low light performance.
Excellent lowlight/highISO performance.
Full time AF in Live View and video.
RAW image format support.
Kit lens is just a starting point.
Awkward control system.
On-board microphone picks up everything.
Dedicated ISO button would be a plus.
Poor control layout.
Lacks live histogram.
Aperture glitch in live view
Requires AFS lens with built-in AF motor.
Live View and video AF aren't lightning-fast.
No 720p60 video recording.
By TechRadar on June 21, 2012
The only real downside for enthusiast photographers is that there are few direct controls over image parameters. However, most features such as the white balance, drive mode and sensitivity settings are just a couple of clicks away via the Information...80
By CIOL on March 06, 2012
For a camera that falls somewhere between a beginners DSLR and a professional DSLR, the winning points for this is that it features a new horizontal swing, vari-angle monitor, and effects mode that is not available on its competitors.As for full HD...-
By Shutterbug on February 13, 2012
The new Nikon D5100 D-SLR is a compact and lightweight DX-format camera. The body is about two-thirds the size of a D300, recording on SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards. The similarly compact kit lens, an 18-55mm VR, provides good balance, and, along with...-
By Here's How on December 15, 2011
Benefitting from some of the technology developed for Nikon's high-end D7000, this more affordable camera employs a similar 16.2MP sensor and EXPEED 2 processor, but gains a new articulated LCD...-
By G4tv.com on December 08, 2011
Video Review: The Nikon D5100 DSLR comes with a 16.2 megapixel DX-format CMOS sensor, full 1080p HD video recording, new EFFECTS mode and a swivel Vari-Angle LCD monitor. But is it worth the $800 price tag? Kevin Pereira and Candace Bailey take a look...100
By itreviews.com on September 30, 2011
Review date: 30 September, 2011. Review by: Martyn Clayden Nikon's latest entry-level DSLR, the D5100, is an upgrade from the D5000 and is designed to fit snugly between the recent D3100 and the D7000.It's aimed at the growing number of...100
By Macworld UK on September 20, 2011
Nikon’s baby-of-the-range D3100 was our Editors’ Choice at the close of 2010, so we have high expectations of 2011’s addition to the range, the D5100. With just £9 separating this from Canon’s EOS 600D, the Nikon fields a...80
By Stuff.tv on September 01, 2011
A well-rounded package, it ticks all the boxes for a mid-priced DSLR whilst offering some amusing extras and strong picture and movie performance...80
By mashable.com on August 21, 2011
Are you looking for a digital camera that does a better job of taking pictures than your smartphone or point-and-shoot camera? When you’re a blogger looking to step up, it’s probably a good idea to get a digital SLR camera. But maybe there’s another...-
By Digital Trends on August 19, 2011
The Nikon D5100 takes solid photos and videos, offering the response shutterbugs demand as they move from point-and-shoots to “real”...85