Nikon D5100

  • Nikon D5100
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Based on 46 scores, 74 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    21
  • Good:
    25
  • Average:
    0
  • Bad:
    0

Pros:

  • Quality 16-megapixel images.
  • 3-inch vari-angle LCD (921K pixels).
  • ISO range of 100 to 25,600.

Cons:

  • Kit lens is just a starting point.
  • Awkward control system.

Expert reviews and ratings

By TechRadar on 80

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...

By CIOL on

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

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

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 100

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...

By itreviews.com on 100

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...

By Macworld UK on 80

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...

By Stuff.tv on 80

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...

By mashable.com on

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 85

The Nikon D5100 takes solid photos and videos, offering the response shutterbugs demand as they move from point-and-shoots to “real”...

By RegHardware on 80

The D5100 is evidence of Nikon fine-tuning its entry-level range for a users that demand increasingly more complex, all-round DSLRs but expect greater ease of use and creative extras too. While I thoroughly enjoyed shooting with the D5100, the camera...

By Photography Bay on

All in all, I absolutely love the Nikon D5100. It’s an easy-to-carry and easy-to-use entry-level DSLR. The image quality is impressive and Nikon’s growing line of AF-S lenses for use with the D5100 moves it to the top of my recommendation...

By The Lobe and Mail on

So you’ve used your entry-level consumer DSLR avidly for a few years and want to take your picture popping pastime one step further. You don’t have the budget for a proper professional camera, but you’d still like something a little...

By Photo Answers on 100

The D5100 is Nikons latest mid-level D-SLR and is the successor to the D5000. Rather than inheriting the ageing 12.3Mp sensor from the D5000, the Nikon D5100 shares the same 16.2Mp chip and 4928x3264 pixel resolution as Nikon’s enthusiast D7000....

By Digital Arts Online on 80

The latest addition to Nikon's expansive DSLR line , the 16Mp Nikon D5100 , fits neatly between the entry-level D3100 (£445) and the more sophisticated D7000 (£999). An update to the 12Mp Nikon D5000 , this new £658 model offers some...

By Videomaker on

Feature rich, excellent image quality and great low light performance make the Nikon D5100 a strong contender in the sub-$1,000 price range.Nikon Inc. 1300 Walt Whitman Road Melville, NY 11747...

By The Imaging Resource on

16.20MegapixelsNikon F mount3.0 inchLCDPay Less! $841.60 That's the average, click to find the BEST price! Nikon D5100 Hands-on Preview by Shawn Barnett, Mike Tomkins,and Zig WeidelichHands-on Preview Posted: 4/5/2011Initial Test: 05/30/2011 The...

By Camera Gear Guide on 80

Two years in the making, the Nikon D5100 isn’t a revolutionary change to its predecessor, but in this rare case, just on image quality alone, and especially with the addition of the excellent 921K vari-angle LCD, the D5100 sure seems like a much,...

By PCWorld on 80

The latest addition to Nikon’s expansive DSLR line, the 16-megapixel D5100 fits neatly between the entry-level D3100 and the more sophisticated D7000....

By DigitalCameraInfo on

In many ways the Nikon D5100 is what the Nikon D5000 should have been: an evolution of the D90, made lighter and cheaper, with video recording capabilities that stretch beyond gimmickry. While the D7000 is more closely the direct replacement for the...