The Nikon D5100, is a member of the popular series meant for the entry level enthusiastic photographer. You can not only take great pictures with it, but you can also record videos in Full-HD mode at 1920 x 1080 p.
The Nikon D5100 is equipped with a variety of features that can help during photography sessions spanning a range of conditions and situations. Functions like the Horizontal Swing mode add a level of flexibility to the abilities of a photographer.
Swivel that Monitor
The viewing screen of the camera is designed in such a manner that it allows for a variable angle of swing. This gives you ample opportunities to take pictures no matter how and where the subject is located.
Special Effects Mode
Photography is all about creativity and self expression, which is a fact as seen by the images that get captured by passionate lensmen. The Nikon camera can also augment the pictures with a host of special effects that can be configured on it through the special effects mode. Some of these effects can be, Selective Color, Color Sketch and also the Miniature Effect.
High Speed Shooting
When you come across that perfect shot, there are instances where you know instinctively that one picture just won’t cut it. Use the camera’s High Speed Continuous Shooting mode to capture the whole series of events in high quality details.
This camera by Nikon is also equipped with a revolutionary new Silent Shutter mechanism that greatly reduces the sound made by the mechanical shutter commonly used by DSLR cameras. The lack of loud sounds associated with the shutter release will allow for better photography thanks to less distractions and miniscule vibrations caused by the excess noise, as sound after all, is derived from vibrations.
This Nikon camera is equipped with a high quality DX format CMOS image processing Sensor that is capable of taking high quality images thanks to the camera’s excellent lenses. The CMOS image sensor is also more advanced than previous forms of sensors used by Nikon as it allows for greater details and colour reproductions.
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Taking pictures at multiple angles is one of the hardest things to do with cameras that have a fixed LCD monitor. However, the Nikon D5100 DSLR has a vari-angle LCD monitor that allows you to take multiple images at different angles. This 3-inch, 921,000-dot LCD monitor gives you high quality viewing and playback as well. You can now take overhead, ground level and waist level shots with ease.
The Nikon D5100 DSLR incorporates a 16.2 Megapixel DX-format CMOS sensor as well as an EXPEED 2 image processing engine that delivers amazing image quality. Its CMOS sensor has a wide ISO range which enables you to capture stunning scenes at rapid shutter speeds without any blurring. You will also be able to capture great pictures even in low lit areas.
The Nikon D5100 incorporates an electronically controlled vertical travel focal plane that gives a shutter speed of 1/4000 to 30 seconds. Some of the other features that the shutter has includes a continuous shutter mode, delayed remote, self-timer and single frame mode.
The main reason why this camera is so popular among creative people is due to the multiple modes that it has. These special effect modes can be used when taking the picture or while recording a high definition video. Some of the modes include miniature effect, color sketch, high key and night vision. You can use these effects in different conditions to create the perfect scene for your photo.
The Nikon D5100 is one of the few cameras out there that can take both images and videos in high definition. The camera is both quick and responsive and can take continuous shots at 4 frames per seconds. There also a bunch of preset modes available which allows you to control the quality of the picture such as Landscape, Monochrome and Portrait.
The Nikon D5100 has an Audio/Video out, a Type C mini-pin HDMI connector, NTSC, Stereo Microphone for video recording and a hi-speed USB port. The camera is also Eye-fi compatible. Eye-fi is company that produces SD memory cards that have Wi-Fi capabilities. The camera has a slot for SD, SDHC and SDXC memory cards.
The Nikon D5100 uses a single EN-EL 14a rechargeable Li-Ion Battery which gives you a long battery life.