Nikon Announces the D5100 DSLR -- a More Powerful Camera

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B&H Photo is excited to share with you the release of the latest exciting DSLR from Nikon—the D5100—which brings more professional features to meet the needs of hobbyist and enthusiast photographers.

Nikon D5100 DSLR Camera

Nikon D5100 DSLR

According to Nikon, the D5100 is engineered as an ideal balance of durability and functionality. It features a host of new enhancements and updated technologies.

B&H Photo will be one of the first retailers to stock the new Nikon D5100 Digital SLR camera designed to meet the needs of hobbyist and enthusiast photographers who demand outstanding performance, reliability, and unparalleled levels of control and versatility in a compact form factor.

According to Nikon, the D5100 is engineered as an ideal balance of durability and functionality. It features a host of new enhancements and updated technologies, which results in spectacular photos and gorgeous full HD (1080p) movies. The Nikon D5100 contains a new 16.2 MP CMOS sensor with an unprecedented level of low-light ability in a DX-format (APS-C) camera. This is a camera that delivers superior image quality with low noise. The camera’s native ISO range of 100-6400 affords the versatility to photograph in challenging lighting conditions. When needed, it can be expandable to 25,600.

The new Expeed 2 image processing engine powers the enhanced performance of the D5100 along with a new 11-point autofocus (AF) system and pioneering 420-pixel RGB 3D Matrix Metering System to deliver amazing image quality in a variety of shooting conditions.

The Expeed 2 image processing system engine brings a new level of even tonal gradations while managing color, contrast, exposure, and noise resulting in brilliant image quality. Expeed 2 also manages the D5100’s speedy 50-millisecond shutter response, lightning-fast AF speed, and rapid six frame-per-second burst speed for up to 100 images.

The 11-point AF System includes nine center cross-type sensors that operate with more than 60 Nikkor lenses. In addition, there are in-camera HDR, special effects, and a scene recognition system. The D5100 also has automatic image sensor control and built-in speedlight flash control with i-TTL.

Exploiting Nikon’s Scene Recognition System, the camera analyzes subject information from a database containing more than 30,000 images to optimize focus, exposure, and white balance. To assist in creating amazing imagery, the system reads data from a breakthrough 420-pixel 3D color Matrix Meter RGB sensor that examines the scene’s brightness and color data, then optimizes the camera’s performance prior to the actual exposure.

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