Nikon D5100 (Body Only) reviews and prices: SLR camera

69 customer reviews

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9.0 out of 10 based on 69 reviews.
Nikon D5100 (Body Only): 16.9 MP (Megapixels), SD Card storage, No image stabiliser digital SLR camera. See full product description

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Nicholls, Auckland Experienced amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Great camera for the money. Far nicer feel than the equivalent canons.
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 25 Oct 2012

Ross, preston Keen amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Excellent entry level DSLR. Does everything well.
Bad points:
Really cannot fault this product for the price that I paid for it.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 10.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 20 Nov 2012

Andrei, London Experienced amateur

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Nice, small, entry level DSLR with very good picture quality.(It's shares the same sensor as Nikon D7000). I use it most time with lens 35mm and it gets fantastic results. Could carry with me all the time. For proper holding I use the grip. If you don't need to access to the fast controls this is an excellent example of DSLR camera. I also have D90 camera but mostly use this D5100 as it smaller and produce same high quality pictures.
Bad points:
Video focusing quite noisy and luggy. Would recommend you manual focusing instead.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 7.0
Value for money 10.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 15 Nov 2012

Chris, Aberdeen Keen amateur

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
High spec for low price
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 7.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 14 Nov 2012

norman, Runcorn Keen amateur

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
lightwieght easy to use straight from the box
Bad points:
need to purchase spare battery as the batteries from my D40 do not match this camera a minor point but very frustrating when I have chrgers/batteries that I can no longer use
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 7.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 08 Oct 2012

FELIPE, SALAMANCA Experienced amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Very good image quality and posibility if video image.
Bad points:
It hasn´t focus motor.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 08 Feb 2013

A, Experienced amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Fold out screen
Bad points:
no lens motor in body - requires lenses with AFS motor built in. Means you cannot use older AF Nikon Lenses.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 03 Dec 2012

Product Features

Camera Type SLR
Screen size (Inches) 3
Type of image stabiliser No
Touchscreen No
3D No
Media format SDHC Card
Media format SD Card
PictBridge Yes
Weight (g) 510
Flash Yes
WiFi No
Shortest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/1
Longest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/30
RAW Format Yes
GPS Receiver No
Release date 2011-04-12
Height in mm 9.7
Depth in mm 7.9
Serial Shot Mode Yes
Bluetooth No
Autofocus Yes
Changeable Lens Yes

Also known as: D5100 Body Only, Nikon D5100 Digital, Nikon D5100 Body

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Manufacturer's Description

16.2 megapixel DX-format CMOS image sensor: delivers lifelike images with vivid colors, reduced noise and smooth tonal gradations.
High ISO (100-6400) light sensitivity – manually extendable up to 25600 using the Hi2 setting. Enables faster shutter speeds for finely detailed images with minimal noise when you shoot fast-moving subjects or take pictures in low light.
Features an Auto ISO setting.
EXPEED 2 image processing engine: optimizes the camera’s technologies for superior performance and maximum image quality.
7.5 cm (3-in.), 921k-dot vari-angle LCD monitor with wide viewing angle: lets you capture unique shots from any angle. Boasts a side opening mechanism that makes it easy to shoot self-portraits or use a tripod.
D-Movie – full HD (1080p) movie clips: a dedicated movie-record button right next to the shutter-release makes it easy to keep the camera steady when you switch between recording stills and movies. AF-F mode keeps everything in focus, and the camera’s vari-angle monitor and Special Effects mode enable unique shots. The camera supports use of an external microphone and offers 30p, 25p and 24p frame rates.
Live View with Scene Auto Selector: makes it easy to compose images using the vari-angle LCD monitor. Scene Auto Selector will select the best mode for the scene and subject you want to capture. Boasts easily selectable AF modes, including Face Priority AF that detects and tracks faces within the frame.
Razor-sharp 11-point AutoFocus system: offers fast and precise autofocus coverage across the frame. Four AF-area modes, including 3D-tracking AF, deliver sharp results, whether your subject is off-center, moving fast or completely unpredictable.
4 fps continuous shooting: enables you to capture fast-moving action at four frames per second.
Special Effects mode: lets you shoot distinctive still images and movies using a special effect. Offers a range of effects, including Color Sketch, Miniature effect, Night Vision and Selective Color that lets you emphasize up to three colors of your choice and turns the rest of the image to monochrome.

Scene Modes automatically adjust camera settings, including Picture Controls and active D-Lighting, to take the guesswork out of tricky photo situations and deliver optimal results. Simply turn the mode dial to SCENE to access the most commonly used modes. Sample photos appear on the display to help you select the right mode.
HDR (High Dynamic Range) imaging: delivers exquisitely detailed shots of high-contrast scenes. Takes two shots within a single shutter release to create an image with an extremely wide dynamic range, low noise and rich color gradation.
Extensive in-camera Retouch Menu: lets you edit and enhance photos and movies in the camera. Offers a range of effects and filters including Perspective Control, Soft Focus and Color Outline, which transforms your photo into a line drawing.
Dual Integrated dust reduction system: Image Sensor Cleaning and Airflow Control systems keep dust away from the camera’s image sensor for clear, spot-free images.
HDTV compatibility: camera features a built-in HDMI connector with HDMI-CEC support so you can view your photos and movies on any HDTV and control playback features using your TV’s remote control.
Infrared front and back receiver: helps prevent image blur when shooting close-ups and self-portraits.
Stereo sound: designed specifically for D-SLRs, Nikon’s optional Stereo Microphone ME-1 lets you record movie clips in high-quality stereo sound, with no AF noise. Comes with windscreen and soft case accessories.

Refurbished Nikon D5100 (Body Only) on 09 Dec 2016

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