Nikon has maintained an unwavering commitment to the study of light with the corporate philosophy, �Trustworthiness and Creativity �. But today, as Nikon become ever more global, what is the true value that we have to offer?To answer this all-important question, in 2007,they enacted �Our Aspirations � Meeting needs. Exceeding expectations. � as the new vision to create a new Nikon.Upholding the banner of �trustworthiness and creativity �, Nikon celebrated it �s 90th anniversary in July 2007.Founded in 1917 as Nippon K?gaku; the company was renamed in 1988 as Nikon Corporation.Quite truly, Nikon has evolved as an institution of creativity. Starting with the F mount cameras in 1959, to the Titanium Cameras.Be it space,(Nikon Camera is used by NASA)to the first underwater Nikonos Camera, Nikons technology and innovation is unquestionable.
Nikon presents the Nikon D5100, a member of the popular D5000 series meant for the enthusiastic photographer. The DSLR camera is built with 23.6 x 15.6 mm CMOS image sensor and EXPEED 2 processorgiving you exquisite image quality at 16.2 megapixels . You can record videos in Full-HD mode at 1920 x 1080p(24, 25, 30 fps). The Nikon D5100 weighs 509 g, with dimensions of 128 x 96.9 x 78.7 mm. The camera is compact and has a rounded firm hand grip. The camera has an eye level pentamirror optical viewfinderwith 0.78 x magnification and a 95 percent field of view. This Nikon digital SLR camera's hallmark feature is the vari-angle 3-inch TFT LCD screenwith 921,000 dot pixels for a truly enjoyable Live View at any angle. This articulated LCD opens 170 degrees to the leftand can be rotated up to 90 degrees clockwise. It also moves 180 degrees anti-clockwise for a more comfortable view when your DSLR is tripod bound.
A convenient lever is placed at the top of the DSLR which lets you switch to Live Mode with one easy move. The Video Record buttonis placed next to the shutter release for easy access to record those sudden yet fleeting moments. This SLR camera has a rechargeable Li-Ion EN-EL14 battery with which you can take 660 shotswhen completely charged. As for storage, you can use SD, SDHC or SDXC memory cardsto store your photos and videos in the camera. The D5100 comes with a lens that is fitted on a Nikon F Bayonet mount . The focal length of the lens is 18 - 55 mm and its aperture range of f/3.5 - 5.6. The D5100 comes with 11 point auto focus sensorand 3D tracking facility allows for superior photography. The 3D tracking helps you automatically sharp focus moving objects by predicting its movement.
The ISO sensitivity of the Nikon DSLR ranges from 100 to 6400. You can extended up to a whopping 25600 equivalent to give you better results in dim light situations. The four noise reduction settingsgive you the freedom to shoot good pictures in any lighting. The shutter speed ranges from 1/4000 - 30 sec in, and also includes bulb setting for long exposures. The Nikon D5100 DSLR has built in pop up flashwith several sync modes and a hot shoe for external flash.
This Nikon DSLR comes with anti - dust systemslike image sensor cleaning and airflow control, which gives you spotless images every time and increases the durability of the image sensor. High Dynamic Range (HDR) is another noteworthy feature of the Nikon D5100 camera. With every click of the shutter release, High Dynamic Range (HDR) feature takes two shotsat varying exposures which are combined by the camera to give you a perfectly exposed image.
The D5100 is the first Nikon DSLR camera designed with in-camera filterand editing effects in still and video mode. Special effects like Selective Colour, Miniature Effect, Colour Sketch,Night Vision and the likes enrich your photographs and videos with creativity. The D5100 has the ability to detect 35 faces simultaneouslyfor those memorable group photos. The self-timer setting with options ranging from 2 to 20 sec allows you ample time to be a part of your photographs.
You can get continuous shooting speed of 4 fps and Active D-Lighting with your Nikon D5100 DSLR. The Nikon also has a built in microphone and added provision for an external one. The two IR sensors let you connect your camera wirelesslyvia Wi-Fi. You can save images as either RAW or JPEG and videos is MOV format. The camera has high speed USB 2.0 port. You can also optionally connect your Nikon D5100 to a GPS device to Geotag your photos and videos.The camera is HDMI compatibleand can be connect with an HD output monitor via an optional cable.
16.2 megapixel Camera
CMOS Image Sensor
Full HD Recording
3.0" Low-temperature Polysilicon TFT LCD Screen
ISO 100 - ISO 6400 Sensitivity
Focal Length: 18 - 55