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Reliability/Operability

Inspires your feelings of security —
lightweight and compact body with an aura of affinity and friendliness

The rounded body of the D5100 projects a soft and friendly image. Special rubber material is used for its grip so you can hold the camera stably when shooting with the vari-angle LCD monitor.

Dimensions: Approx. 128 (W) x 97 (D) x 79 (H) mm/5.0 x 3.8 x 3.1 in.
Weight: Approx. 560 g/1 lb. 3.7 oz. (including battery and SD memory card, without body cap)
Approx. 510 g/1 lb. 2 oz. (body only)

Superior durability, accuracy and operability — reliable shutter

The D5100's shutter unit is tested for 100,000 cycles with the shutter actually loaded to prove its high durability. High-speed continuous shooting at approx. 4 fps* is achieved. Also, the D5100 employs quiet shutter-release mode that is convenient when you want to shoot with reduced shutter-release sound for occasions such as a school play or when taking pictures of wildlife, insects, or a sleeping child.

  • *Manual focus, mode M or S, shutter speed 1/250 s or faster, and other settings at default values.

Selectable according to your applications —
extensive playback functions and information display

The D5100 incorporates convenient playback functions for searching and checking images. And easy-to-see information display functions allow easy setting change.

Versatile playback functions

The D5100 gives you a variety of playback display options that take advantage of the large 7.5-cm (3-in.) monitor. The number of images displayed at one time can be selected from 1, 4, 9 and 72, and calendar display arranges images in chronological order. You can also display histograms of a magnified area of an image and check the focus using playback zoom of face.

Information display options

You can show various kinds of shooting information in the information display. The design of the display can be selected from both classic and graphic.

-Selectable information display (shooting information)
Classic (blue)
Classic (black)
Classic (orange)
Graphic (black)
Graphic (green)
Graphic (brown)

Pressing the information edit button when shooting information is displayed gives you direct access to the menu of the setting you would like to alter.

Long-life battery due to energy-saving design —
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL14

The D5100's efficient energy-saving design allows you to shoot approx. 660 shots per charge* with the Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL14.

  • *Based on CIPA Standards.
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL14 (supplied)

Double countermeasures to reduce image-degrading dust —
Image Sensor Cleaning function and Airflow Control System

The D5100 comes equipped with Image Sensor Cleaning function and Airflow Control System to prevent dust from degrading images.

Image Sensor Cleaning function

Vibrations at multiple different resonant frequencies are used to reduce dust on the OLPF (optical low-pass filter). It is automatically activated each time the camera is turned on and off. Can also be activated from the menu.

Airflow Control System

This controls the flow of air using small ducts near the lens mount, preventing internal dust from sticking to the low-pass filter in front of the image sensor.

Transmits taken images from the camera to a computer wirelessly —
Eye-Fi compatible

The D5100 supports IEEE 802.11b/g/n and can transmit taken image data (JPEG) from the D5100 to a computer wirelessly. You can also use online image sharing services such as " my Picturetown " and transmit images to a computer automatically.

Note: The D5100 can turn Eye-Fi cards on and off, but may not supports other Eye-Fi functions. Direct any inquiries to the manufacturer.
Eye-Fi cards are for use only in the country of purchase (As of January, 2011). Observe all local laws concerning the use of wireless devices.