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.
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.
Conclusion: When we reviewed the preceding D5000 model two years ago, we found a lot to like, with a combination of great image quality and a fairly rich feature set, but we found ourselves questioning Nikon's choice of a bottom-mounted LCD articulation mechanism for several reasons. While it made shooting over your head or low to the ground much more feasible than in SLRs with a fixed screen (even those with wide viewing angles), it was unfortunately of relatively little use for...
Pros: Excellent image quality and high ISO performance, very similar to the D7000, Excellent dynamic range, especially from RAW, Compact body, Versatile left-hinged swivel LCD with high resolution, Records 1080p movies at up to 30fps, Dedicated movie record button, Chromatic aberration automatically reduced in JPEGs, Optional Auto Distortion Control, In-camera HDR function with adjustable step size, Active D-Lighting (can be combined with HDR), Interesting filter effects, G...
Cons: Excellent image quality and high ISO performance, very similar to the D7000, Excellent dynamic range, especially from RAW, Compact body, Versatile left-hinged swivel LCD with high resolution, Records 1080p movies at up to 30fps, Dedicated movie record button, Chromatic aberration automatically reduced in JPEGs, Optional Auto Distortion Control, In-camera HDR function with adjustable step size, Active D-Lighting (can be combined with HDR), Interesting filter effects, G...
Conclusion: The Nikon is another well-specified DSLR that, while classed as entry-level, could easily be termed an intermediate model. Its small size and light weight, along with its ease to use and vari-angle LCD is sure to find favour with DSLR newcomers. Its range of features will keep most users happy too and while there may be some who turn their nose up at the creative functions, the wealth of in-camera effects is a real selling point and fun to try.
Summary: The D5100's improvements over its predecessor are concentrated around four headline specifications: first it inherits the excellent 16 Megapixel sensor of the D7000, secondly, it upgrades the size, resolution and hinge mounting of its screen, third, it borrows the core movie capabilities of the D3100 and D7000, while also offering an external microphone input and broader selection of frame rates at 1080p, and fourth, its new EFFECTS mode applies a choice of fun filters,...
Pros: Quality images with good balance of detail and noise., Articulated screen with 3in / 920k panel., HD video at multiple fps with mic input and continuous AF., Fun EFFECTS mode, some of which can be applied to video.
Cons: Continuous movie AF can be visibly and audibly distracting., UI slow for experienced owners., No Live Histogram in Live View., No motor to autofocus older (non AF-S) lenses.
Summary: The D5100 succeeds in delivering top image quality from an affordable mid-level body, married with ease of use and a series of improvements over other Nikon DSLR cameras. Nikon D7000-like quality for less cash and a more advanced live view focusing mode than seen before from the brand are big plus points, as is the high quality movie mode.
Summary: As technology filters down from professional models, some pretty stunning features can appear in a consumer-level camera. This seems to be the case with the D5100, and although on the outside it appears to be a camera for the less-advanced snapper, it possesses some of the technology seen in higher models and is capable of matching the results of these models too.
Excerpt: is a newly designed camera improving on the Full HD video of the D5000 and introducing a new horizontally swivelling 3inch screen, and a new more compact body, that is 10% smaller than the D5000. It also introduces a new "creative effects" mode with 6/7 new filters, as well as a built in "merge to HDR" function, much like the feature you may have used on a computer to merge two (or more) different exposures to create a "High Dynamic Range" photo.
Pros: Excellent video quality, 16.2 megapixel sensor, excellent detail, Excellent ISO performance, Night vision mode - very useful, Great swivel screen, Quite good value for money, Great image quality, Compact, stylish design, 2 year warranty
Cons: Quicker access to options could be provided, Live view frame rate drops when using some of the effects, RAW not available when using effects or HDR mode, Slower than expected focusing speed, Slow shutter response in live view
Conclusion: A Nikon D5100 oferece uma mistura fantástica de qualidade de imagem e vídeo com muitos recursos, incluindo efeitos de câmera incríveis. Esta máquina bem desenhada é uma fácil Escolha do Editor na categoria D-SLR inferiores a US$ 1 mil.
Pros: Qualidade magnífica de imagem e vídeo. Excelente desempenho ao fotografar em baixa iluminação. LCD preciso e articulado. Foco automático contínuo no modo Live View. Diversos efeitos úteis.
Cons: Foco automático do Live View é lento. Certo barulho das lentes ao utilizar o foco automático em Live View. Sem opção de gravação de vídeo em 720p60.