Creativity from any point of view

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.
Compose great overhead shots with the Nikon D5100's Vari-angle display.>

Vari-angle LCD Monitor

Creativity from any point of view

Take pictures or record movies from a unique viewpoint, the D5100's 3.0 inch, super sharp, 921,000-dot Vari-angle LCD monitor allows for versatile high quality viewing and playback. Explore every angle, with overhead shots, waist level candids, ground level and fun self portraits; you will never miss a shot. This Vari-angle monitor allows you to be creative from any point of view.

Effects mode

More fun and artistic pictures and movies

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 filled with atmosphere 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.
Isolate the vibrant shades of blue in your subject's dress with the D5100's Selective Color effect.

Tell better stories

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. Your D-Movies will come to life thanks to D5100's sound recording capability - get stereo sound with Nikon's optional ME-1 Stereo Microphone.
Create stunning multi-exposure images with the D5100's built-in HDR (High Dynamic Range) capability.

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

Exquisite detail in highlight and shadow

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. D5100 combines two exposures to create an image revealing an extremely wide dynamic range, but with less noise and richer color gradation than ever before.
Capture every detail with remarkable clarity—the D5100 brings image quality in a class of its own.

Stunning image quality

Image quality in a class of its own

Incorporating the latest Nikon D-SLR technologies such as the 16.2MP DX-format CMOS sensor and EXPEED 2 image processing engine, the D5100 delivers outstanding image quality. 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. Handheld shooting and full HD movies come out looking great even in low light.
The D5100's 16.2MP DX-format CMOS sensor
Nikon's EXPEED 2 image processing engine
You won't miss a moment of action thanks to the D5100's high-speed continuous shooting.
Speed and performance that delivers

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.

The D5100's 11-point AF system works together with the Scene Recognition System to keep your subject in focus where it's located in the frame.
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.

Create better portraits—even when shooting outdoors in bright sunlight—with the D5100's built-in pop-up flash.
Brilliance whenever needed

Vital for dark or backlit subjects, the D5100's built-in pop-up flash automatically brightens your subject even when shooting outdoors in bright sunlight. Expect natural looking results thanks to intelligent flash control.

Expand your picture taking capabilities with Nikon's comprehensive lineup of NIKKOR lenses.
NIKKOR lenses expand your vision

From wide angle to telephoto, from prime to Micro, the NIKKOR interchangeable lens lineup offers more choices to see and capture still images and D-Movies of the world from your perspective.

1Special effects video examples were produced using a pre-production D5100 D-SLR.

D5100 Body Only

Price $599.95
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18-55mm VR Lens Kit

D5100 Camera BodyAF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
Price $699.95
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D5100 4.6 5 737 737
Great So Far I have had the camera about a month and taken some really great photos. Easy to use and the learning curve has been minimal. May 29, 2012
Excellent camera in desired range Pros: Good Picture quality, perfect for learners, easy to operate Cons: Nothing as of now May 29, 2012
Amazing video/photo´s I bought Nikon D5100 1month after it came out in store (Sweden). Still got it, i record alot of videos in Full HD 1920x1080. Amazing colors, 30 fps, alot of effects like "selective color" even when you record movies. My wife taking beautiful pictures on our daughter, nature, sports and flowers etc. D7000 doing better pictures but video recording is alot better with D5100 in my opinion. Very good price, half price compare to D7000. Its only one thing to complain about, there is no 60fps 720HD mode. Otherwise its an ultimate cheap camera. May 29, 2012
Super Fine Level Moment Keeper! This is really good to say on vivid and crisp image producer, like no other. For me, whatever camera I pick, does not matter to me at all. Just give me good details of what i need. And Nikon has it equally I have to has it. Finally I've got this camera as my first entry dslr, my own camera that I bought it. (Previously, I just borrowed another entry level from friends to take shots) Then, ... it's worth! easy to use! stunning, creative function like upper class. Lovely tilting lcd monitor and live view is really helpful even sometimes lag and slow... but that's ok. May 27, 2012
my best friend!!!! super and easy ,i love love my d5100 ,my friend have d90 .my camera is super!!!!,more compact and easy to use. May 23, 2012
great overall Great overall, the 4 fps is a little slow for sports but I knew that going in. All of the features that I need are there. I would like a better choice of lenses, but I'm sure that is to follow. May 15, 2012
Exceptional camera value for the price range For the price, this camera is a great value and performer. Granted you can do better, but it costs more. Nice features and effects and really easy to use once you get familiar with it. Menues, controls, tilt/swivel screen are great. Have taken nearly 2000 pictures over the past 6 months, and aside from operator error, the pictures are very good. Bottom line is, this camera makes it easy to take good pictures. May 12, 2012
Nikon D5100. This is a must-have camera My first Nikon digital camera was the d50. While I 've learned to take great photos, I needed something more. Hence, came the D5100. Wow; it can do so much more. I am amazed at its capabilites. On-camera editing, and editing at the turn of any dial. Light handlng-like the D51, and muti-angle viewing. This is a great camera. May 10, 2012
Wonderful, easy to, use. Nikon has done it again. I look forword to more products. May 10, 2012
Powerhouse of a Camera for the Price. Bought it for my 15 year old daughter to teach her photography as a hobby. Ex-Canon owner myself (50D), but loved the features of the D5100 in the store. After playing around with it for a while and a few photographs later, I fell in love with it. Now my daughter enjoys this one, and Im getting the D7000 for myself, the D5100 made me enjoy photography all over again. Great Product, I highly recommend this Camera. My Experience: Taken several DSLR courses, and photography was a great part of my job for almost 15 years. May 10, 2012
Very Nice Camera I upgraded from a D3100 so I could do bracketing for HDR. This camera takes great pictures. It's easy to use, but still has enough bells and whistles for photo experimentation. May 10, 2012
Excellent entry level DSLR camera! The D5100 is an outsanding camera for the price. Loaded with easily accessible features and a very user friendly overall — even my wife can take nice photos with it and she's usually intimidated by camera technology! I also have a D7000, and I like both cameras equally well. The D5100 is a lot of bang for the buck, imho.. May 7, 2012
Great camera This is a great camera. Sensor is the same as D7000, but lighter and cheaper. Comfortable feel. LCD is large and flip-out which is great. But, surprisingly the LCD doesn't swivel in both directions. If not careful, one might damage it !. Has in-camera HDR, which i haven't tried yet. Apart from the regular A, S & Manual modes, has tons of pre-configured modes with various effects (useful for newbies). Great ISO levels without distortion. Built-in flash isnt bad for regular indoor pictures. Menu with tons of options is easily navigable. Battery i am not sure what to compare with, but i could take ~170 pics within in a duration of 5 hours before recharging. (rarely using the in-built flash). I think one can buy this body instead of D7000 and spend the extra money on lenses. Highly recommended. May 7, 2012
Nice upgrade I recently upgraded to this camera from an aged (technologically speaking) and much loved D70. The size/weight difference (to the positive unless you have huge hands) is considerable and I look forward to trying this camera on some day hikes. I'm pleased that there is only small learning curve between the two models (although there is one) despite the vast leap in technology involved. The screen is very clear and makes the camera even more versatile for those "weird angles" that you might need to use for photographing flowers and small objects. The addition of video and the ease with which this can be accessed is wonderful as well. My only caution is to check your lens compatibility if you have invested more lens. I thought it was compatible with my 70-300mm AF Nikkor lens, but is not apparently. I can still use it manually, but would like the autofocus back. May 4, 2012
Think this will work for me I already own the awesome little coolpix P7000 so I was concerned I may not be happy with results of an entry or mid-level DSLR. Happy to report with some reservations that the D5100 will make a nice addition to my photography tools. It is limited by its firmware because some features are left out of the camera that is capable of much more with its hardware than Nikon lets you make use of (they want to push you into more expensive camera's). Anyway, that said, this camera is giving very good results as I am learning how to work around its quirks. Scene modes and Auto give good results. A,S,P,M modes need tweaking in the picture controls sometimes. I need to mention that I bought body only and got a used Nikon 18-70 AF-S IF ED DX lens. Am getting very sharp results.... although the barrel wobbles somewhat in this lens. The image sharpness and focus is worth putting up with the jiggly barrels. I shoot HDR for processing outside the camera with auto exposure bracketing. Nikon representatives told me (2 of them) that this camera would not take all 3 exposures automatically, that I would have to trigger the shutter release 3 times for the exposures. I was most happy to prove them wrong as I would have returned this camera otherwise. AE bracketing must be triggered with the 10s self timer to shoot all three exposures in one continuous sequence. If I can figure out how to upload I will put a couple images up for you. I think you'll agree they are stunning. Overall I can give this camera a high recommendation.. May 3, 2012
My first Nikon Compaired to every camera I have owned. This is a Great camera for a Great Price. Thanks May 3, 2012
So far so good Bought a refurb'ed D5100 as a special splurge, glad I did. Great pictures, lots of functions and capabilities, info DVD is very helpful. Took some time to become familiar with all the extra function and menu (still working on menu actually#, but have enjoyed tinkering very much. Image quality is super, battery life very good #I've used for 1.5hours+ at times, and up to 600 images, still going strong). I'm using a 18-55mm lens. Looking foward to taking the camera on some extensive international travel over the next 6 months. April 25, 2012
Good quality pictures I love my Nikon D5100. I can capture a photo like a PRO, you can choose what scene and effects do you want to use. April 23, 2012
D 5100 Great Camera. Excellent choice. Recommended. Good Buy April 21, 2012
My First DSLR and I am now a Nikon-er for Life This is my first DSLR and I am very quickly quashing the intimidation of all of the features. I have big hands and am still able to correctly hold the camera and take steady shots. I am happy with the overall ability of the camera and the rotating rear display is a must. I am a Nikon customer for life after only a few short weeks with my new camera. April 20, 2012
Refurbished is just as good as brand new! Excellent beginer dslr. You should buy refurbished, same great quality and save money. April 19, 2012
my first and good DSLR... nice camera,it has the same sensor that D7000 owns, and it's noise controlling is amazing. April 19, 2012
Great so far. Okay, I am sort of new to photography. I snapped a few for different people and my mom was into photography. I had a Polaroid back in the Sixties and Early Seventies. One of my friends at that time also had a darkroom etc. I got back into this in October 2010 with the Apple I Pod Touch generation 4. Ok but I wanted more, a lot more. Then it was the I Pad 2 and then the generation 3 with a better rear camera, not so bad. Around the time I bought this I also bought the Canon Power Shot A 3300 IS and I like it too. Next I want to buy the new Nikon D-800E. April 18, 2012
Excellent Camera I grew up a Canon fan...until I took my first picture with a Nikon. I still have my Nikon D5000, but I wanted to upgrade. I purchased the D5100 and could not be happier with it. The photos are crystal clear and all of the built in functions make this camera amazing. The cartoon feature is very neat but the Selective Color is simply amazing. Whether you are a beginner or a professional photographer, I highly reccomend this camera. Very simple to use and the photos are amazing! April 17, 2012
easy operation Have been using for past 3 months without a hitch, good for everyday photography. April 15, 2012
Excellent Camera! This is our first DSLR camera. It's very user friendly! So glad we invested in such a great camera. We've expanded it by purchasing two additional lenses, a shutter release, and more! April 15, 2012
Great Handling this model shares D7000 sensors image quality is excellent but video not good April 9, 2012
Great Camera Great Camera. Excellent choice. Recommended. Good Buy. April 8, 2012
AWESOME I love this camera. It's my first DSLR camera and it's like my baby. I take it every where, and never EVER drop it. It's so great and easy to use. I love it. There is no other camera I could get and like more. I'm in love with a camera :D April 8, 2012
Great upgrade from Nikon Coolpix I always enjoyed my Nikon Coolpix 8800 but this 5100 is just great. All the aspects I kept wishing I had on the Coolpix and so much more. Just as easy to use and not much bigger than the Coolpix. A great camera for a good price, that includes so many features you find on higher end cameras. April 1, 2012
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