Summary: This was my first DSLR when I stepped up from a bridge camera. Wonderful - right decision on all counts. Fast, superb image quality - not far off the best if you invest in top quality lenses. 16 mega pixels is just about right for a good balance. (Note how the D4S and Df are 16 MP). Has more than enough pixels for detailed images, enough for a little cropping and the pixels are still large enough for low light performance and high ISO performance, I'm convinced this is...
Summary: Now I been off and on with DSLR Cameras from Nikon and Canon, both good Japanese cameras but Nikon has added the icy on my cake with this DSLR. Yes, it's a 16,2 MP camera and excellent features when comparing to a D3200 switch is a 24.2 MP camera. Both shoot great but there is something about the The D5100 that wins it for me. Light and not to heavy. Shooting in low light and so perfect, specially if you know what you are doing with low light photos.
Summary: I am not a photographer, but many of my photos would leave you thinking otherwise. It has features I haven't learned how to use yet, but the click and point photos are awesome. I love the zoom lens attachment a ton for taking action photos of my children playing sports. Awesome pictures from this camera.
Summary: Great camera. Love it to death. I have two now and use them daily. Would recommend this camera to anyone who likes to be on the go taking pictures. Just another one added to my collection of cameras and Love the shots it takes.