Hi and welcome to the forum. As a Nikon user myself (D300) I just love the way they do the job, so I'm a little biased. I would suggest that you 'Google' the model, D5100, and then through the various links you can read the reviews which have been posted by those who have bought this camera. In my view there's nothing like getting it straight from the horses mouth, so to speak. If after reading the reviews you are favourably disposed towards the D5100 then you're in a much more informed position which will help you in your decision making process. My Nikon is great and never lets me down, but cost much more than the D5100. All the best, Mike.
Originally Posted by Cameragirl
Humility is an endearing quality and gains many friends, whereas arrogance loses them. Mike, 2012