Summary: The Nikon D5100 is the manufacturer's latest edition to its consumer DSLR lineup. Replacing the , the camera sits neatly in between the entry-level and the high-end . The camera is clearly aimed at attracting enthusiasts who have outgrown their basic entry-level DSLRs, and it will be in close...
Conclusion: The Nikon D5100 is a solid entry-level DSLR camera that assumes some knowledge of photography from its users. Its image quality is on par with that of cameras boasting higher resolutions. It also has expanded bracketing of shots, usually found on pricier models.
Pros: Terrific image quality, even in low light, Compact and lightweight, Swiveling LCD screen
Cons: Sluggish autofocus in Live View and Movie mode
Summary: The Nikon D5100 is an important step forward in the history of SLR cameras. Make available, in an entry-level price, features and qualities typical of more expensive models and semi-professional. Just think of the 16 mega pixel sensor and, above all, the high quality in the images it captures.
Pros: Image quality, features and specifications semiprofessional.
Cons: We would have preferred a greater customization of the buttons.
Excerpt: 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 my Nikon SB-900 Speedlight, all fits neatly into a...
Conclusion: The Nikon D5100 offers a fantastic mix of still-image and video-recording quality, along with plenty of features including top-notch in-camera effects. This well-rounded shooter is an easy Editors' Choice for under-$1,000 D-SLRs.
Pros: Superb still image and video quality. Excellent low-light shooting capability. Sharp, articulating LCD. Continuous autofocus during Live View shooting. Lots of useful in-camera effects.
Cons: Continuous autofocus in Live View is slow. Some lens noise when autofocusing in video mode. No 720p60 video recording.
Excerpt: Situated right between the entry-level D3100 and the fantastic D7000, the new Nikon D5100 ($899) packs features from both its brothers making it a worthy alternative to the aging D5000 and still-popular yet dog old D90.
Summary: Conceptually, the Nikon D5100 absolutely fills up the gap in Nikon's line-up between the entry-level D3100 and the much more enthusiast-orientated D7000 - getting married to the ease-of-use of the former with the picture great company's latter.
Summary: If you are stepping up from an older Nikon DSLR, or have film-era Nikon lenses and don’t mind focusing manually with them, the D5100 should please you. Its resolution boost over the D5000, better video capture, and articulated LCD screen make it a great imaging tool well adapted to a wide array of...