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Horizontal swing-out, vari-angle LCD monitor that gives new viewpoints from flexible angles
Approx. 921k-dot, wide-viewing-angle (170°), 7.5-cm (3-in.) vari-angle LCD monitor. Horizontal swing-out monitor makes it easy to operate even when shooting with a tripod.
More beautiful and easier movie recording in full HD (1,920 x 1,080/30p) format: D-Movie
You can enjoy recording full HD movies only digital SLR cameras can realize utilizing a variety of exchangeable lenses. Stereo recording is available with the optional stereo microphone.
Image reproduction with high resolution and rich tonal gradation, equivalent to those of a higher-class model
The D5100 employs an image sensor equivalent to that of the higher-class model, D7000. Furthermore, image processing engine "EXPEED 2" achieves high image quality, high-speed image processing and multiple functions.
  • Special effects mode that enables various creative effects in still images and movies. [NEW] ...more
  • 16.2 effective megapixels. Nikon DX-format CMOS sensor. ...more
  • Image processing engine "EXPEED 2" that achieves high image quality, high-speed image processing and multiple functions. ...more
  • Wide sensitivity range of ISO 100 to 6400, expandable to Hi 2 (ISO 25600 equivalent) delivers sharp images with reduced blur caused by camera shake even in dark lighting situations and sports scenes. ...more
  • Fast and accurate 11-point AF system that captures even moving subjects. ...more
  • Live View shooting function that lets you focus on a desired point within the frame. ...more
  • Scene Auto Selector that automatically selects the most appropriate scene mode according to the shooting scenes or subjects. ...more
  • 16 options of Scene Modes enable you to select the most appropriate mode according to your shooting scenes or subjects. ...more
  • HDR (High Dynamic Range) that allows you to shoot easily even in a difficult high-contrast scene. [NEW]
  • Lightweight and compact, user-friendly body with superior operability. ...more
  • Easy-to-use in-camera image-editing functions such as NEW (RAW) processing, filter effects and edit movie. ...more