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VR Image Stabilization

VR image stabilization technology detects vertical and horizontal movement and offsets it by…

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Action Control

Swing camera in the air to control settings.

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Zoom Lens Maximum Aperture: Fixed and Variable Apertures

Zoom lenses can have either a fixed maximum aperture or a…

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Subject Tracking

Subject Tracking enhances your shooting experience by automatically adjusting focus as it follows the…

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Vibration Reduction

Vibration Reduction (VR) is an image stabilization technology that minimizes blur caused by camera…

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Effects Mode

The D5100 offers special effects that can be used when recording still images or D-movies. They can be found…

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Using legacy NIKKOR lenses with the Nikon Df

How to set the Df to accept legacy Non-Ai or Ai lenses

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Vari-angle LCD

An LCD monitor that folds out from the camera body, making it easier for the user to compose, record and…

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Scene Recognition System and Advanced SRS

Nikon's SRS and Advanced SRS recognize the position, color, tones and…

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Taking Great Portraits with COOLPIX Cameras

See how COOLPIX technologies let you take great portraits

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GPS

Embed GPS data in your images and track where you've been.

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Advanced Wireless Lighting

Advanced wireless lighting is the use of multiple Speedlights set up for wireless remote…

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Active D-Lighting

Active D-Lighting optimizes high contrast images to restore the shadow and highlight details that are…

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51-Point Autofocus System

The 51-point AF system positions 51 points of focus within the frame to allow photographers to…

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Prime Lenses

What is a prime lens? Well, it's a lens that isn't a zoom. A prime lens has a fixed focal length which means…

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Nikon Electronic Format (NEF)

Nikon's RAW file format contains all the image information captured by the camera's sensor.

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Smart Portrait System

Nikon’s Smart Portrait System incorporates into COOLPIX cameras a series of automatic functions,…

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CX Format Image Sensor

Nikon 1 digital cameras utilize the Nikon CX-format super high speed AF CMOS imaging sensor.

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Live Image Control

Live Image Control lets you preview how certain settings will affect your final image

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Slow View

Slow View technology helps you capture an exact moment in time

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3D Color Matrix Metering II

This system of evaluating light determines the best possible exposure for a particular…

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Nikon 1 Technology: Creative Palette

Creatively alter your images while shooting with Creative Palette

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Nikon 1 Advanced Camera with Interchangeable Lens System

Revolutionary camera system designed for today’s picture taker.

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In-Camera HDR

When shooting with the In-Camera HDR (High Dynamic Range) mode, the camera automatically combines two…

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Live View Shooting Modes

Live View Shooting Mode enables you to view and compose the shot without looking through the…

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ISO Control

For digital photography, ISO refers to the sensitivity of the camera's sensor. The ISO setting is one of…

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Extra-low Dispersion Glass

ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass is the result of an alternative glass manufacturing technology…

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Easy Panorama Mode

The Easy Panorama Mode combines multiple shots into a seamless 180- or 360-degree panoramic picture.

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3D Mode

Capture images in 3D for viewing on 3D compatible HDTVs and computers.

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3D Focus Tracking

3D focus tracking automatically shifts the focus point to follow the movement of the subject. With the…

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What is a Lens MTF Chart & How Do I Read It?

MTF charts plot the performance and quality of a lens

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Motion Detection

Motion Detection helps you take sharper pictures

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Wired and Wireless File Transfer

Wired or wireless options lets you transfer image files from the camera to computer when…

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Nikon F-Mount

The Nikon F-mount makes a host of lenses available to photographers.

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Remotely taking photographs

Flexible wired & wireless remote shooting options expand your photo taking capabilities

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D-Movie Mode

Nikon advances D-Movie functionality with groundbreaking technologies.

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Nikon Photo Contest 2014-2015

Call for entries opens September 15, 2014

The Nikon Photo Contest nurtures an aspirational community that supports photographers and filmmakers who wish to share important stories and influence the way people think through images. Call for entries is open from September 15 through December 15, 2014.