Enjoy creative expression easily within the camera, for both movies and still images — special effects mode [NEW]
The D5100's special effects mode lets you enjoy your creative expression by applying striking effects to your movies and still images easily. Just setting the mode dial to EFFECTS and rotating the command dial will give you what you need to achieve impressive images. There are seven options incorporated in the D5100. The result of an effect is displayed on the LCD monitor in real time, therefore you can set the effects while checking the appearance of your image. The special effects mode greatly expands your creative possibilities in combination with the vari-angle LCD monitor.
The camera detects and colors subjects' outlines to create sketch-style images. Vividness of colors and density of outlines are adjustable. Movies shot in this mode play back like a slide show made up of a series of stills.
Creates beautiful bright images filled with light by intentional overexposure.
Enables night shooting at super-high sensitivity up to ISO 102400 equivalent. Records monochrome (black and white) images.
All colors other than the color(s) you want to emphasize are recorded in black and white. Up to three colors are selectable and the color range can be adjusted.
Distant subjects appear as if they are miniature scale models. The position of focus point remains sharp while the peripheral area is defocused. Miniature effect movies play back at high speed.
Creates dark and somber images to emphasize highlights by intentional underexposure.
Creates dramatic images with silhouettes of subjects against a bright background.
Customizes colors and tones of your movies and images to your preferences before shooting — Picture Control
The D5100 employs six types of Picture Control, selectable according to your subjects and shooting scenes. Selected Picture Control lets you fine-tune sharpening, contrast, etc. to match your own image creation ideas. Changes can be saved as custom Picture Controls and used with image-browsing/editing software ViewNX 2 (supplied) and image-editing software Capture NX 2 (optional).
- Monochrome (black and white)
Adding creativity in-camera after shooting — Retouch menu
The D5100 comes equipped with 19 kinds of image-editing functions. These in-camera functions let you retouch images easily. There are a variety of options such as Fisheye that produces effects similar to those obtained with a fisheye lens and Filter effects that achieve images similar to those taken with a filter. Edit movie allows you to delete unwanted parts by choosing the start or end point, or save a selected frame as a JPEG image.
In each case, duplicate image or movie is created, leaving the original securely intact.
Filter effects (Cross screen)
Retouch menus incorporated in the D5100
D-Lighting Red-eye correction Trim (3:2, 4:3, 5:4, 16:9 and 1:1) Monochrome (Black-and-white, Sepia and Cyanotype) Filter effects (Skylight, Warm filter, Red/Green/Blue intensifier, Cross screen and Soft) Color balance Image overlay NEF (RAW) processing Resize Quick retouch Straighten Distortion control Fisheye Color outline Color sketch Perspective control Miniature effect Selective color Edit movie