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Nikon D5100

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Overall 9
9.0

Nikon D5100 Review

reviewguidelines.com
11 September 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Nikon D5100 DSLR Review

About.com
26 April 2013
  • Excerpt: The Nikon D5100 is the manufacturer's latest edition to its consumer DSLR lineup. Replacing the D5000, the camera sits neatly inbetween the entry-level D3100 and the high-end D7000. The camera is clearly aimed at attracting enthusiasts who have outgrown their basic entry-level DSLRs.
  • Pros: Excellent image quality, Articulated LCD screen, Sophisticated AF system for the price
  • Cons: Odd placement of some controls, Movie mode is inconsistent, and prone to "bugs", Sluggish AF in Live View and Movie Mode
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Nikon D5100: A Lightweight, 16MP APS-C D-SLR

Shutterbug
1 February 2013
  • 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 compact camera bag. The grip on the D5100 was a little smaller than what I was used to, but I soon grew accustomed to it.
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D5100 Review

By Thom
10 January 2013
  • Excerpt: minor fixes: 7/28/2011 update: 10/12/2012 Nikon D5100 Review The "Just Right" Model? Add a comment or send Thom feedback on this article. Update: we're more than halfway through the D5100's expected life, with a new version likely in spring 2013. With the recent appearance of the 24mp sensor in the D3200, I suspect Nikon will update the D5100 sooner rather than later, as the D3200/D5100 are basically the same body, with the D5200 getting a swivel LCD and a few additional...
  • Pros: Film SLR owner who hasn't gone digital. The D5100 has some nice aspects that'll make you very happy, but if you've got a lot of older lenses, you won't be happy. The manual focus ones won't meter and the old autofocus lenses won't focus. You really need to step up to the D7000., Consumer DSLR owner that's upgrading (D40, D40x, D50, D60, D70, D70s, D80, D3000). For all these folk the D5100 is a lot more. It's a bit like trading in your old CRT-based TV for a nice new L...
  • Cons: Film SLR owner who hasn't gone digital. The D5100 has some nice aspects that'll make you very happy, but if you've got a lot of older lenses, you won't be happy. The manual focus ones won't meter and the old autofocus lenses won't focus. You really need to step up to the D7000., Consumer DSLR owner that's upgrading (D40, D40x, D50, D60, D70, D70s, D80, D3000). For all these folk the D5100 is a lot more. It's a bit like trading in your old CRT-based TV for a nice new L...
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Overall 9
8.9

Canon T4i vs Nikon D5100 vs Pentax K-30

pentaxforums.com
31 October 2012
  • Summary: We've found that each camera has its pros an cons, and none of them are perfect.  The one that's right for you depends on your needs!
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Expert Review

PhotoRadar
21 June 2012
  • Conclusion: Great for both enthusiasts and novices looking to take the next step forward, the Nikon D5100 offers a lot of versatility, opportunity for creativity and quality results. However, the bar appears to have been raised by the Canon 650D which has a touch-sensitive articulated screen, 18-million effective pixels and a new hybrid AF system that enables faster focusing in Live View and Video mode.
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Nikon D5100 HDSLR Camera Review

Videomaker
19 November 2011
  • Summary: Feature rich, excellent image quality and great low light performance make the Nikon D5100 a strong contender in the sub-$1,000 price range.
  • Pros: External microphone port, Supports optional geotagging, User selectable focus points, Great color reproduction, Strong low light performance
  • Cons: Onboard microphone picks up everything, Dedicated ISO button would be a plus
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Nikon D5100

consumersearch.com
16 November 2011
  • Summary: In addition to its swiveling screen, the D5100 boasts exposure bracketing and an Effects mode. The DSLR can shoot three photos -- one regular exposure, one slightly higher and one slightly lower -- just in case the regular exposure isn't quite right, then you can choose from several Effects options such as Color Sketch, Miniature, Selective Color or Night Vision.
  • Pros: Terrific image quality, even in low light, Compact and lightweight, Swiveling LCD screen
  • Cons: Sluggish autofocus in Live View and Movie mode
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HDSLR, Part 3: Enter the new Nikon D5100

Gear Diary
15 November 2011

Camera Test: Nikon D5100 DSLR

Pop Photo
4 November 2011
  • 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 shooting situations.
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