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Nikon D5100 16.2 Megapixel DSLR Body

Stimulate your creativity. The NIKON D5100 offers a host of new photographic and video tools that deliver superior performance and exceptional image quality with surprising versatility. With 16.2 megapixels, a swivel Vari-Angle LCD monitor, full HD movie capabilities, new EFFECTS Mode and new HDR setting, you hold the power and performance to capture beautiful moments and the freedom to get creative.Vari-angle LCD Monitor — The D5100's 3.0 inch, super sharp, 921,000-dot Vari-angle LCD monitor allows you to be creative from any point of view. Explore every angle, with overhead shots, waist level candids, ground level and fun self portraits.Effects Mode — The D5100 incorporates an amazing array of special effects for use when taking still pictures or recording D-Movie Full HD movies. Selective Color isolates any color within the scene; capture details in places too dark for your own eyes using Night Vision; create bright, glowing images with High Key; emphasize the mood of a scene using Low Key; Miniature Effect makes a scene look like a miniature scale model; and Color Sketch creates color outlines of the subject that are played back as a series of stills in a slide show. Full HD 1080p D-Movie with Sound — The D5100 delivers exceptionally high-quality movie performance due to its full HD capability while the latest in Full-time autofocus takes the guess work out of tracking your subjects while in motion. Effortless moviemaking is at your fingertip thanks to D5100's ergonomically placed Live View and Movie start button. HDR (High Dynamic Range) — In scenes with extreme contrasts, such as bright, sunlit clouds and a foreground deep in shadow, it was once quite difficult to render the textures of both equally. Not any more. The D5100 can combine two exposures to create an image revealing an extremely wide dynamic range, but with less noise and richer color gradation than ever before. Stunning Image Quality — The D5100 delivers outstanding image quality with the latest Nikon D-SLR technologies such as the 16.2MP DX-format CMOS sensor and EXPEED 2 image processing engine. Its CMOS sensor offers a remarkably wide ISO range (ISO 100 to 6400) with reduced noise which enables you to shoot at faster shutter speeds and capture scenes and subjects with less blur. Speed and Superb Performance — With high-speed continuous shooting at approx. 4 frames per second, you'll never miss a moment and with D5100's large optical viewfinder providing accurate and realistic composition, you'll get a precise view and focus in every situation. Capture Your Subjects Precisely — D5100's 11-point AF system provides flexibility to compose the shot you want ensuring your subject is captured sharply wherever it's located in the frame. Working together with the Scene Recognition System, the camera can keep your main subject in focus even if the composition changes using Nikon's exclusive 3D-tracking.
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Does not work w/ EYE-FI card
PostedOctober 15, 2011
from Texas
Age: 55-65
Gender: male
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While it's a good basic camera, I have trouble navigating to features that should be quick access. I get lost. Basic commands should be easier to find. Guess it will come w/ time.
My big beef: It does not work w/ EYE-FI. Spent 3 weeks loading and reloading software, tons of time w/ EYE-FI customer support. They threw up their hands at the end and said it just doesn't work w/ Nikon. Nikon confirmed. Even though it is "EYE-FI equipped", it doesn't work and there is no fix.
It also does not come w/ any camera control software, only downloading.
Pros: Excellent Image Quality, Great Battery Life, Quick Start-up Time, Good Low-Light Performance
Cons: Complicated Controls/Menu
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