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A professional level DSLR camera that works with a 16.2 megapixel DX format CMOS sensor and the EXPEED 2 image processor.

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Walmart Nikon D5100 16.2MP Black (Body Only) DSLR Camera 3.0... $598.00

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Pros

This works with a 16.2 megapixel DX format CMOS sensor for high resolution images

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It can record 1920 by 1080p high definition video

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This is a professional quality camera that can work with automatic or manual modes for beginners or experts

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Does not include the lens

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This Nikon D5100 16.2 MP Black (Body Only) DSLR Camera is a professional level DSLR camera that works with a 16.2 megapixel DX format CMOS sensor and the EXPEED 2 image processor. It captures full 1920 by 1080p high definition video and has a tilting three-inch LCD screen to view photos and video. This camera includes a variety of manual and automatic modes to choose from. Lens not included. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • D5100 vs. D7000, what other major deficits might one face now that the sensor what other major deficits might one face now that the sensor in the D5100 is the same as the D7000?

    yeah the D5100 is a better deal if you aren't too picky. If it got the same sensor as the D7000 (which it seem) then it is better then the Canon in low light and higher ISO.

    Well the D7000 vs D5100
    6fps vs 4fps: advantage d7000
    Fixed screen vs tilt: D5100
    Maganisum body vs. plastic: D7000
    More manual controls vs menus: D7000
    1080p 24fps vs 1080p 30fps: D5100
    Sensors: tie (if it is the Sony cmos like the D7000, D3100 used Nikon Cmos)
    Lenses selection: D7000, the D5100 still lack th ebody motor for older Nikkor lenses.
    Nikon CLS wireless flash: tie, both have it I not sure if the 3100 does (for speedlight without buying a trigger and using i-ttl off camera).
    39 vs 11: D7000, but I only use the single point focusing (like manual on the camera) so no really advantage unless you do thing fully automatic. Or focus and recenter, same thing.

    All in all the D5100 is a better deal for consumer. For enthusiast the body and control of the D7000 is much better and faster to change settings to get a good shot.

    The d7000 defaults were soft and designed for portrait. You have to use the submenu to jack up the sharpness and contrast to look vivid on the D7000 to look like the unnatural Canon defaults.

  • I need a wide angle lens with a large aperture f2.8 or wider for Nikon D5100, any suggestion?

    AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G: Not a wide angle lens, but for the price ($200) you really cannot beat it for speed (f1.8), weight, and sharpness. I have much more expensive lenses but the 35mm lives on my camera body at least 50% of the time.

  • If I buy the Nikon D5100 body only is the battery included?

    Yes, it is. You will have everything you need except a lens.

  • With point-and-shoot cameras you can adjust the light of the image in the screen by simply pressing a +/- button. Does the Nikon 5100 do that?

    Yes, the D5100 has an Exposure Compensation button and it will adjust the view in the screen (live view) to match what the photo will look like with higher or lower exposure. The D5100 can be almost as easy as a point & shoot or you can get very creative. It looks intimidating but it really is not. I've shot over 1000 frames just trying things out. Thank goodness we no longer rely on negatives to be processed to see the results.

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What's Included

  • Rechargeable Li-ion battery
  • Quick charger
  • Rubber eyecup
  • USB cable, AV cable
  • Camera strap
  • Eyepiece cap
  • Shoe cover
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Image Quality

This includes a 16.2 megapixel DX-format CMOS sensor, an EXPEED 2 image processor and a 420-pixel  3D color matrix metering system. 

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Lighting

The camera includes a flash that can automatically or manually pop up with a speedlight with i-TTL. The Active D-Lighting gives control and the camera has a wide ISO range of 100 to 6400 for faster shutter speeds to create images in low light. 

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Editing in the Camera

Features editing functions like resizing, filter effects, quick retouch, and distortion control within the camera. 

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Setting and Effects

Features manual and automatic settings like standard, vivid, monochrome, portrait, landscape, and auto selector for the camera to choose the best setting. Effects with images like miniature perspective, high key for brightness, low key to make dark images or a silhouette.

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Video

The camera shoots full 1920 by 1080p high definition movies. The autofocus and exposure control settings can be used to enhance videos and you can edit the video within the camera. 

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Supported Languages

Arabic, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish

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Compatible Lenses

  • Autofocus is available with AF-S and AF-I lenses
  • Autofocus is not available with other type G and D lenses
  • AF lenses (IX-NIKKOR and lenses for the F3AF are not supported) and AI-P lenses
  • Non-CPU lenses can be used in mode M but the camera exposure meter will not function
  • The electronic rangefinder can be used with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster
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Specs

  • Typ:  Digital SLR with Interchangeable lenses
  • Focus mode: Single-servo AF (S), Continuous-servo AF (C), Manual Focus (M)
  • Display screen: 3.0" Rear Screen Pivoting LCD (921000)
  • Remote control: MC-DC2 & ML-L3 (Optional)
  • Metering methods: 3D Color Matrix Metering, Center-weighted average metering, Spot metering
  • Exposure modesModes: Aperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
  • White balance modes: Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Natural White), Fluorescent (White), Fluorescent H, Incandescent, Manual, Shade
  • Max sync speed: 1 / 200 sec
  • Continuous shooting: Up to 4 fps
  • Video file size and frame rate: 1920 x 1080: 30 fps, 25 fps, 24 fps
  • Focus during video: Auto Manual Continuous Auto
  • Audio recording: With Video, Mono, Via Optional External Mic
  • Self-timer: 2 sec, 5 sec, 10 sec, 20 sec
  • Connectivity: 1/8" Microphone, AV Output, HDMI C (Mini), USB 2.0
  • Battery: 1x EN-EL14 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.4VDC, 1030mAh
  • AC power adapter: EH-5a/5b - requires Power Connector EP-5A (available separately) (Optional)
  • Operating temperature: 32 to 104 °F (0 to 40 °C)
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