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Nikon D5100 Specifications

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Model Name: Nikon D5100 
Check Prices: Check Now!
Photo Gallery URL: Photo Gallery
Device Forum URL: Forum
Manufacturer URL: Mfr. Website
General
Model Number: D5100 
Camera Format: SLR 
Currently Manufactured: Yes 
Retail Price: $899.95
Street Price: $544.66
Date Available: 2011-04-17
Tripod Mount: Yes (Metal)
Weight: 29.2 oz (829 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Weight With Batteries? Yes
Weight Includes Kit Lens? Yes
Size: 5.0 x 3.8 x 3.1 in.
(128 x 97 x 79 mm)
Waterproof: No
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS 
Sensor Manufacturer: Sony 
Total Megapixels: 16.9
Effective Megapixels: 16.2 
Sensor Format: APS-C 
Sensor Size (dia.): 1.11"
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.5
Color Filter Type: RGBG 
Self-Cleaning: Yes 
Sensor-shift Stabilized: No 
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4928 x 3264 (16.1 MP, Other),
3696 x 2448 (9.0 MP, Other),
2464 x 1632 (4.0 MP, Other)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.3), NEF (RAW), 14-bits 
Video Capture
Movie Mode: Yes 
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080, 1280x720, 640x424
Movie Frame Rate: 30/25/24, 30/25/24, 30/25
Movie Audio: Yes 
Movie File Format: MOV H.264/MPEG-4 
Optics
Lens Mount: Nikon F mount 
Kit Lens: NIKKOR AF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G DX VR
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 27 - 83 mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.00x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 -22 (W), f/5.6 -36 (T) 
Normal Focus Range: 28 cm to Infinity
11.0 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:  
Optical Image Stablization: Yes
Digital Zoom: No 
Digital Zoom Values: n/a
Filter Thread: 52mm
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Type: 11 point TTL phase detection with 3D focus tracking by Nikon Multi-CAM 1000; Single-point, Dynamic and Auto Area modes. One cross-type sensor. 
Face Detection: Yes 
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes 
Manual Focus: Yes 
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical 
Viewfinder Type: SLR type; eye-level pentamirror, ~95% coverage, ~0.78x magnification (50mm f/1.4 lens and infinity, -1.0m^1), 17.9mm eyepoint (-1.0m^1), -1.7 to +0.7 diopter 
Display
LCD Viewfinder: Yes 
LCD Size (inches): 3.0
LCD Resolution: 921,600 dots
Touchscreen: No 
Articulating LCD: Yes 
Max Playback Zoom: 31.0x
Exposure
ISO Settings: 100-6400, Hi-1=12800, Hi-2=25600
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Incandescent, Fluorescent (7), Direct Sunlight, Flash, Cloudy, Shade, Manual 
Shutter Speed Range: 30 - 1/4000
Bulb Mode: Yes 
Exposure Compensation: +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 3D Color Matrix Metering II (420-pixel RGB), Center-weighted (75% given to 8mm circle in the center), Spot (3.5mm circle (2.5%) centered on selected focus point) 
Program AE: Yes 
Aperture Priority: Yes 
Shutter Priority: Yes 
Full Manual Exposure: Yes 
Creative Exposure Modes: Portrait, Landscape, Child, Sports, Close up, Scene (Party/indoor, Beach/snow, Sunset, Dusk/dawn, Pet portrait, Candlelight, Blossom, Autumn colors, Food, Night portrait, Night landscape), Special Effects (Stills or D-movies: Silhouette, Selective Color, Night Vision, High Key, Low Key, Miniature Effect, Color Sketch). 
Self Timer: 2, 5, 10, 20 seconds
Time Lapse:  
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes 
Flash Modes: Auto, auto with red-eye reduction, auto slow sync, auto slow sync with red-eye reduction, fill-flash, red-eye reduction, slow sync, slow sync with red-eye reduction, rear-curtain with slow sync, rear-curtain sync, off; 18-300mm coveraqge 
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 12.0 m / 39.4 ft.
Flash Range Description: Lens dependent 
Max Flash Sync: 1/200 
Flash Exp Compensation: -3 to +1 EV in 0.3EV steps
Ext Flash Connection: Hot shoe 
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC 
Memory Included (MB):  
File System: FAT32 
DCF Compliant: Yes 
Connectivity
Composite Video Out: Yes 
NTSC/PAL Switchable: Yes 
Video Usable as Viewfinder: Yes 
HD Video Out: Yes 
HD Video Connection: HDMI 
Built-In Wi-fi:  
Computer/Printer: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes 
DPOF Compliant: Yes 
Remote Control: Yes 
Remote Control Type: Optional ML-L3 IR Remote or MC-DC2 Remote Cord 
Other Connection: HDMI Out (with CEC), Accessory Terminal for Wired Remote (MC-DC2) or GPS (GP-1), 3.5mm Stereo Mic Jack; DC-input via dummy battery AC adapter. 
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary EN-EL14 
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable 
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary EN-EL14 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included: Yes 
CIPA Rating: 660
Software
Included Software: ViewNX 2 CD-ROM 
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS 
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: 3" Vari-angle 921K-dot LCD, Full HD Videos (up to 1920x1080@30fps), In-camera Special Effects, Night Vision mode, HDR, Active D-Lighting, 3.5mm External Stereo Mic socket.