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Nikon D5100 Officially Announced, Offers Night Vision and Special Effects

Nikon officially announced their new D5100 DSLR today, replacing the D5000 in the entry-level category. The 16.2 megapixel camera with a 1.5x crop factor has a 3-inch swiveling LCD screen, 4fps continuous shooting, an ISO range from 100 to 6400 (which you can boost to 25600), 1080p video recording at 30fps, and built in sensor cleaning.

In addition to these standard features, Nikon also decided to bake some fun features into the camera for those jumping into the DSLR game — the camera has a number of effects modes that users can play with, including Selective Color, Night Vision (the equivalent of ISO 102400), and Miniature Effect (provides a tilt-shift effect).

Here’s a sample “Miniature Effect” photo:

There’s even an HDR mode built into the camera, which merges two exposures into a single image that many will love (or hate).

The camera body will cost $800 when it arrives on April 21st, and the kit with a bundled 18-55mm VR lens will cost $900.


 
 
  • bri

    Selective colour!?!? seriously Nikon? seriously?

    puke

  • Fastactingrelief

    So we’re down to gimmicky point and shoot features. The D5200 will come in red.

    Can we please have a mirrorless compact camera system Nikon?

  • Matt

    As much it pains me to say it, this is the future of entry level dslrs. Gimmicky features galore. As long as the pro levels stay true to being cameras, then I can live with that. Just consider that this will help the camera companies make enough to continue producing they’re niche level pro cameras.

  • Matt

    As much it pains me to say it, this is the future of entry level dslrs. Gimmicky features galore. As long as the pro levels stay true to being cameras, then I can live with that. Just consider that this will help the camera companies make enough to continue producing they’re niche level pro cameras.

  • http://www.myvouchercodes.co.uk/ online stores uk

    Because of the lack of focus motor in the D5100.I’m going to be stuck getting the D7000, D7000 is getting reviewed as the best digital camera ever made

  • Farmhandbadguy

     As a consumer looking for an entry level camera, it looks very capable.   How does this one compare to the pro level cameras out say five years ago?  I imagine the build quality is not as good.  Call me a sadist but I’m enjoying your pain:) 

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  • http://www.facebook.com/johnsmiddy.smith John Smiddy Smith

    ive owned one now for about 2 weeks and must say i love it. yes its got oodles of gimmicks and enough “features” to give someone new to DSLR a taste of what will no doubt later be accomplished in the correct form. i for one love the tilt shift effect feature as i live on high ground overlooking a harbour. but, and here’s the true praise… its also a very capable 16.2 mp DSLR that blows away any of the gimmick laiden superzooms available and is more than enough of a “step up” from that point and shoot market. build quality is good, the camera isnt overly light and has a nice ergonomic feel to it with all button layouts very similar to the d5000 and other nikon models. all in all, early results have impressed and image quality is almost of D7000 standard (shares same sensor) so quite the little package considering the price now is under 440 gbp inc lens. anyone looking to buy a DSLR after owning a superzoom or compact would find this camera a perfect learning place for their new photographic direction. kind regards, john,from Ramsgate, kent, uk