The D5100 renders professional quality images with consumer-level ease of use. The 16 megapixel sensor and renowned EXPEED 2 image processing capacity combined with the built-in image editing tools, such as High-key, Low-key, and Miniature Effects, delivers beautiful pictures fast. With features such as constant image tracking when shooting HD video, along with Nikons superb still image capability, the D5100 can become a photographers anywhere anytime camera. The D5100 builds on the success of the D5000, yet with even more features, the D5100 is over two ounces lighter, so there is never a reason to leave home without it.
AF-S NIKKOR 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6G lens with Vibration Reduction (VR) Lens
Fine optics are some of many products Nikon is famous for, and the 18-55 VR lens is no exception. The range of the lens is equivalent to 27-82.5 in 35mm. This provides a versatile range from wide-angle through mid-telephoto. The Vibration Reduction technology allows sharp images to be captured at speeds up to three stops slower.
Automatic Scene Selection
With Scene Auto Selector activated, shutterbugs can concentrate on composition and leave the settings to the D5100. The Scene Auto Selector first chooses the best Scene Mode and then chooses specific settings from a huge database of best-shot options. Combined with fast image processing and a suite of in-camera editing tools, the D5100 delivers superb results with every use.
Active D-LightingHigh-contrast scenes are no longer hard to capture. The Active-D Lighting feature analyzes scenes and suggests camera settings so the captured image mirrors what the human eye sees. The feature can remain activated for constant assistance, or it can be deactivated for more creative control.
Selective ColorWith this setting, up to three colors can be shown, yet the rest of the colors in the image will remain in black and white. This and other built-in proprietary editing tools enable users to create memorable images without having to use post-camera editing techniques.
Fast and Reliable AutofocusThe 11-point autofocus system offers choices of autofocus modes. Whether shooting video or still images, the focus is fast and true. Dedicated buttons in easily accessible locations allow the user to toggle between settings such as Live View and video.
ViewNX 2Whether still image files or video, the ViewNX 2 provides powerful editing tools and the ability to upload photos. ViewNX 2 works seamlessly with other included Nikon editing tools and allows transmission and browsing of photo files without the use of a web browser.
Built-in TTL flash
The pop-up flash when not in use is recessed in the camera body, and the ergonomic design is so smooth that it is easy to forget that the D5100 is already equipped with the flash needed for most situations. For other situations, or for the desire to stretch creative control, the D5100 has a hot shoe mount for use with other Nikon speedlights.
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