Nikon D5100 Features

The Nikon D5100 features a flexible LCD screen that flips out from the camera body and rotates for high and low-angle photos and video.

Nikon D5100
Release Date: April 2011
Price With Lens: $550 USD
Available at:
Amazon  •  Adorama  •  B&H Photo Video

If you'd like more functionality than you get with the entry-level Nikon D3100 but don't want to pay the price of the more professional D7000, then the D5100 might be the best Nikon digital SLR for you.

Like its more expensive sibling, the Nikon D5100 features a 16.2 megapixel sensor and an ISO range that goes all the way up to 25600.

But the D5100 also shares some aspects of the D3100: most notable are the shape and size of the camera (it's small and light) and the lack of a built-in lens autofocus motor (which means that if you want to use autofocus you need a lens with its own motor).

Though similar in many respects to other Nikon cameras, the D5100 also stands out in its own special way with a flexible 3 inch LCD screen that flips out from the camera body and rotates.

Flexible LCDs help you take still images from odd angles, and they make video capture significantly easier.

Nikon D5100 Features

StabilizationIn Lens
Memory CardSD / SDHC / SDXC
Max. Shutter Speed1/4000
Max. Photo Capture4 per second
ISO Range100 to 25600
Movie ModesH.264
1920 x 1080p (30, 25, 24)
1280 x 720p (30, 25, 24)
640 x 424 (30, 25)
LCDFlexible 3in (921,000 dots)
ViewfinderPentamirror (95% coverage)
Autofocus11 point
Face Detect AFNo
Sensor Dimensions23.1 x 15.4 (1.5x crop factor)
HDMI PortYes
Live ViewYes
Built-in FlashYes (Sync: 1/200)
Compatible LensesNikon AF-S or AF-I
BatteryEN-EL14 LiIon
Dimensions5.0 x 3.8 x 3.1in
128 x 96 x 79mm
Weight18oz (510g)
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