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Digital SLR cameras enhance the enjoyment of shooting with a variety of interchangeable lenses. NIKKOR lenses, highly praised by photographers around the world, cover a wide range of focal lengths and provide an extensive lineup of fixed focal length, zoom, fisheye, micro and PC-E models.

Note: The D5100 is exclusively designed for use with NIKKOR AF-S and AF-I lenses that are equipped with an autofocus motor.

Approx. 5.5x zoom lens with super-telephoto reach

AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR
Approx. 5.5x compact and lightweight super-telephoto zoom lens that covers an angle of view equivalent to a focal length of up to 300 mm. Suitable for getting closer to distant subjects or capturing them in a natural way without distracting or disturbing them in situations such as sports and wildlife shooting. Vibration Reduction (VRII) offers an effective vibration reduction function for comfortable super-telephoto shooting.

Versatile DX micro lens for close-up, portrait and landscape shooting

AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 85mm f/3.5G ED VR
This compact and lightweight micro lens employs Vibration Reduction (VRII) that reduces blur caused by camera shake effectively. You can enjoy close-up shooting easily expressing the texture and presence of a subject dynamically. Usable for daily scenes such as portraits and landscapes utilizing natural perspective and beautiful blur.

Lightweight and compact Nikon DX-format standard lens providing the beautiful blur that only a fixed focal-length lens can offer

AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G
It enables you to carry out handheld shooting even in low-light situations such as indoors with a maximum aperture of f/1.8. Shooting utilizing beautiful blur is also available. Suitable for candid or landscape shooting capturing subjects naturally.

Ultra-wide-angle zoom lens that fully captures the scene

AF-S DX NIKKOR 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED
2.4x ultra-wide-angle zoom lens covering 109° angle of view. Come closer to a subject to capture the scene with wide background and dynamically described subject. It is also available as a standard lens because it includes an angle of view suited for candid shooting, etc. Furthermore, close-up shooting is possible at telephoto position. Optimal for situations such as interiors with limited space, architecture and landscapes, or when you want to emphasize perspective.

Nikon's original Vibration Reduction (VR) that even compensates blur in the viewfinder image

Vibration Reduction reduces blur caused by camera shake of still images and movies effectively in conditions when it is likely to occur such as at dusk or in low-light indoor situations*1, even when you are using a micro or telephoto lens. Nikon offers built-in Vibration Reduction function in lens*2. Unlike the vibration reduction mechanism employed in a camera body, it compensates even blur in the viewfinder image during shooting, therefore it is easy to capture a subject in a focus point achieving precise focus.

  • *1Reduces image blur and provides the vibration reduction effect equivalent to shutter speeds approx. three stops faster with VR and approx. four stops faster with VRII. (Nikon measurements; effects vary with the user and shooting conditions.)
  • *2Vibration Reduction function is only available with VR lenses.

Built-in flash and optional Speedlights

Adjusts the light automatically — pop-up type built-in flash

When you shoot in low-light, backlit or shaded conditions, the D5100 detects the situation of the subject, pops up the built-in flash automatically and fires*. An optimal amount of light for the scene realizes naturally reproduced images.

  • *When shooting mode is set to Auto, Portrait, Child, Close up, Night portrait, Party/indoor, Pet portrait or Color sketch.

Lets you enjoy shooting with flash easily — optional Speedlight

If light with the built-in flash is insufficient, it is recommended to use an optional Speedlight. Bounce flash operation, which bounces the flash light off the ceiling or a wall, is made possible with a Speedlight. It fills your shooting scenes with soft light, minimizes unnatural shadows caused by direct flash light and produces a more natural-looking image.

Speedlight SB-400

Compact and lightweight. Flash head (light emitting section) can be tilted in four steps vertically for bounce flash operation. Recommended as a first Speedlight because of its simple, useful functions and operability.

Speedlight SB-700

Flash head (light emitting section) can be tilted both vertically and horizontally. You can take advantage of a variety of bounce flash operation. The latest functions are condensed in this Speedlight to enable a wide range of users from entry to advanced level to enjoy flash shooting.

Embeds location information on an image — GPS Unit GP-1 (optional)

The D5100 is compatible with GPS Unit GP-1 that is able to embed location information on an image. Latitude, longitude and altitude of a shooting location are recorded as Exif data. Images with location information can be displayed on a GeoTag workspace of ViewNX 2 (supplied with the D5100). Also, Nikon's image sharing and storage website my Picturetown, online image sharing services and commercially available digital mapping software enhance your photographic enjoyment.

Enables playback of still images and movies on High-Definition TV —
HDMI supported

The D5100 supports HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) that allows you to play back still images and movies with High-Definition TV*1. HDMI mini connector (Type C) is employed as the interface. Also, the D5100 is compatible with HDMI-CEC (Consumer Electric Control) that enables remote operation of the camera using a TV's remote control*2.

  • *1Requires optional HDMI connection for playback.
  • *2With remote control of HDMI-CEC supported TV.
HDMI-CEC enables remote operation of multi selector and OK button of the D5100 using a TV's remote control.

Exclusive Nikon software — expand your creativity

Your Imaging Toolbox — ViewNX 2 (supplied)

This simple and intuitive software helps you get the most out of your images and movies. ViewNX 2 provides importing and browsing capability while also incorporating image-editing functions such as Resize, Brightness, Crop, Straighten and NEF (RAW) image processing. Its movie-editing functions help you create your own original movies quickly and easily, and Nikon's own image storing and sharing service, my Picturetown, works smoothly with ViewNX 2, allowing you to log in directly from the software for easy uploading without activating a browser.

Quick and simple image-editing software with intuitive operation — Capture NX 2 (optional)

Capture NX 2 delivers superior operability and a variety of image-editing functions empowered by U Point® technology. Achieve a vast array of image-editing techniques easily by just placing various types of Control Points on your image and adjusting the sliders. Selection Control Points enable you to apply numerous enhancements such as D-Lighting and brightness to a designated area at any level you desire.

Smart photo sharing and storage service — my Picturetown

Nikon's own image-sharing website, my Picturetown, allows you to easily store, manage and share your images with your family and friends worldwide. Membership is free and permits storage of up to 2 GB of photos and/or movies. And with an additional paid registration, you can expand your capacity to 200 GB*! Enjoy my Picturetown anytime, anywhere.

  • *Fees and availability may vary by country.