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Nikon D5100
7.7 out of 10

Nikon D5100

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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

About
20 March 2015
  • 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...
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Overall 8
8.0

Nikon D5100 DSLR

stuffmideast.com
25 September 2011
  • Summary: 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 [via Stuff UK ]
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Overall 8
8.0

Nikon D5100

neocamera.com
5 September 2011
  • Summary: The Nikon D5100 is the upper-entry-level camera in the Nikon DSLR lineup. Slotting itself just above the D3100 Nikon D3100 , it produces superior-quality images using a similar design with a less efficient interface.
  • Pros: Very low image noise, Excellent white-balance, Reliable metering, Good dynamic range, Accurate autofocus system, Quick shutter-lag, Great shot-to-shoot speed, Instant power-on and off times, Quick to record and stop video, Full HD video with autofocus, Good build quality, Rangefinder MF assistance
  • Cons: Mostly slow autofocus, Uneven color response, Slight image softness, Noise-reduction even when disabled, LCD glare when settings are changed, Live-View not exposure-priority, Microphone records camera noise, Difficulty to setup video framing, Limited external controls, Limited interface control, ...
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Overall 9
8.5

Nikon D5100 Review

Digitaltrends
19 August 2011
  • Conclusion: If you’re in the market for a new DSLR you can hardly wrong with the Nikon D5100. It takes solid photos and videos, offering the response shutterbugs demand as they move from point-and-shoots to “real” cameras. We weren’t too thrilled with the kit lens, however.
  • 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, Video good not great
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Overall 8
7.6

Expert Review

DP Review
24 July 2011
  • Summary: The D5100 sits just above the D3100 in Nikon's product lineup, and as such, it combines its younger sibling's ease of use with a slightly more advanced feature set. The D5100's trump card, however, is its advanced 16 MP sensor, inherited from the D7000.
  • Pros: Excellent image quality, Unintimidating interface, but with plenty of manual control, Articulated, high-res LCD screen, Sophisticated AF system for the price, Easy manual selection of off-center AF points, Unusually fast Live View AF for a low-end DSLR (but still relatively slow compared to mirro...
  • Cons: Sub-optimal placement of some second-tier controls (like live view switch), Movie shooting button 'orphaned' from live view switch, Buggy Live View / Movie Mode (movies aren't necessarily recorded at set aperture), No live histogram in live view, AF still a little sluggish in live view mode, full...
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Overall 8
7.9

Expert Review

reviewed
3 June 2011
  • Summary: The Nikon D5100 is a rock solid performer, and more than a match for other cameras in its class.
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Overall 8
8.0

Nikon D5100

Trusted Reviews
15 January 2014
  • Summary: Nikon’s latest advanced entry-level DSLR offers high-end specs and also benefits from a high-res articulated monitor. Could it be Nikon’s best entry-level DSLR yet?
  • Pros: Hi-resolution articulated monitor, Easy to use, Much improved live view AF
  • Cons: Special Effects a bit limited, No wireless flash control/DoF preview
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Overall 8
8.0

Nikon D5100 review

TechRadar UK
21 June 2012
  • Summary: 16.2 megapixels, articulated screen, fun Special Effects modes and intuitive controls
  • Pros: Very versatile, Great in low light, Articulated screen encourages creativity, Having a high resolution articulated LCD screen is a bonus, because it actively encourages shooting from unusual angles, which makes for more interesting pictures. Those who rubbish the idea of such a device on a DSLR s...
  • Cons: Few controls over image parameters, No depth of field preview, No exposure control in Special Effects, Although the Special Effects are fun, and in some cases very effective, it's a shame that you don't have the opportunity to take some control over the exposure or record simultaneous raw files w...
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Overall 8
8.0

Nikon D5100 DSLR

MacWorld
2 January 2012
  • Excerpt: Well-rounded feature set; top notch image quality (still and video); excellent low light/high ISO performance; beautiful 3-inch, high resolution articulated LCD; new special effects; full time AF in Live View and Video
  • Pros: Well-rounded feature set; top notch image quality (still and video); excellent low light/high ISO performance; beautiful 3-inch, high resolution articulated LCD; new special effects; full time AF in Live View and Video
  • Cons: No dedicated ISO button; requires AF-S lens with built-in AF motor; live View and video AF aren’t lightning fast; special Effects parameters must be set in Live View
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Overall 8
8.0

Nikon D5100 review

Digital Arts
9 December 2011
  • Excerpt: An update to the 12Mp Nikon D5000 , this new £658 model offers some features that may entice current D5000 owners to upgrade, including full 1080p HD video, a bigger and better articulating LCD screen, larger burst mode capacity, expanded ISO, full-time autofocus in video and Live View, and special...
  • Pros: Well-rounded feature set; Top notch image quality (still and video); Excellent low light/high ISO performance; Beautiful 3-inch, high resolution articulated LCD; New special effects; Full time AF in Live View and Video
  • Cons: No dedicated ISO button; Requires AF-S lens with built-in AF motor; Live View and video AF aren’t lightning fast; Special Effects parameters must be set in Live View
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