Nikon D5100 review

Full specification for Nikon D5100

Sensor 16.2MP APS-C CMOS
Output Size 4928x3264px
Focal Length Mag 1.5x
Lens Mount Nikon F-mount
File Format Raw (NEF), JPEG, Raw + JPEG
Compression Fine/Normal/Low | Large/Medium/Small
ISO 100-6400 (25,600 extended)
Shutter Speeds 30-1/4000th sec (plus Bulb)
Drive Mode Single, Continuous, Self-timer, Remote (Delayed/Quick Response), Quiet Shutter
Viewfinder Type Optical Pentamirror
Field of View 95% approx (0.78x magnification)
LCD 3in, 921k-dot, vari-angle LCD
Live Mode Yes
Movie Mode 1080p HD; 30, 25 or 24fps, H.264 (MOV format)
Built-in Image Stabilisation No, lens-based where applicable
Dust Reduction Image sensor cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data (optional Capture NX 2 software required)
Focusing Modes Single-servo AF (AF-S); continuous-servo AF (AF-C); auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A); predictive focus tracking activated automatically according to subject status Manual focus (MF)
Exposure Modes Auto modes, P, S, A, M, Scene, Portrait, Landscape, Child, Sports, Macro, Effects
Metering System TTL using 420-pixel RGB sensor
Exposure Comp -5 to +5 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps
Colour Space Adobe RGB, sRGB
White Balance Auto, incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual, all except preset manual with fine tuning
White Balance Bracket 3 frames in steps of 1
Colour Temp Control 2000-10,000K
DoF Prview No
Built-in Flash Yes, GN 12 (ISO 100)
Max Flash Sync 1/200th sec
PC Socket No
Cable Release Yes
Memory Card SD/SDHC/SDXC
Power Rechargeable Li-ion EN-EL14 battery
Connectivity HDMI, GPS, USB 2.0, 3.5mm mic jack
Dimensions 128 x 97 x 79 mm
Weight 510g
Other Effects modes, EXPEED 2 image processing engine
AF Points 11-point AF system

Manufacturer website: Nikon

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Design 18/20
Image Quality 18/20
Performance 18/20
Value 17/20
Features 18/20
Overall Score 89%