• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 10.0 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 560.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Detailed specifications
  • Canon PowerShot SX1 IS
  • Nikon D5100
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Predecessor:   Nikon D5000
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Successor:   Nikon D5200
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General
Model Number: SX1 IS D5100
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: EVF SLR
Currently Manufactured: No No
Retail Price: $599.99 $899.95
Street Price:   $499.00
Date Available: 2009-04-15 2011-04-17
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 20.6 oz (585 g) 29.2 oz (829 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Size: 5.0 x 3.5 x 3.5 in.
(128 x 88 x 88 mm)
5.0 x 3.8 x 3.1 in.
(128 x 97 x 79 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer:   Sony
Effective Megapixels: 10.0 16.2
Sensor Format: 1/2.3 inch APS-C
Sensor size: 28.0735mm2 (6.17mm x 4.55mm) 368.16mm2 (23.60mm x 15.60mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.69 microns 4.79 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a 1.5x
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 16:9 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter:   Fixed
Self-Cleaning: No Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: No No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score:   80
DxO Color Depth Score (bits):   23.5
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs):   13.6
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso):   1,183
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 3648 x 2736 (10.0 MP, 4:3),
3640 x 2160 (7.9 MP, Other),
2816 x 2112 (5.9 MP, 4:3),
2272 x 1704 (3.9 MP, 4:3),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
1600 x 1200 (1.9 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
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 2.2), RAW JPEG (EXIF 2.3), NEF (RAW) 14-bits, RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 3.8 3.9
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (30)
640x480 (30)
320x240 (30)
1920x1080 (30/25/24)
1280x720 (30/25/24)
640x424 (30/25)
Movie File Format: MOV (Image: H.264, Audio: PCM) MOV H.264/MPEG-4
Composite Video Out: Yes Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder: Yes
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a Nikon F
Lens: Canon Zoom Lens, 13 elements in 11 groups (1 UD and 1 asph.), USM NIKKOR AF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G DX VR
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 28 - 560mm 27 - 83mm
Focal Length (actual): 5 - 100mm 18 - 55mm
Zoom Ratio: 20.00x 3.00x
Aperture Range: f/2.8 (W) - f/5.7(T) f/3.5 -22 (W), f/5.6 -36 (T)
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 50 cm to Infinity
19.7 in to Infinity
28 cm to Infinity
11.0 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 0 - 10 cm
0.0 - 3.9 in
 
Filter Thread: n/a 52.0mm
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes No
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 4x n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detect AF with Face Detection 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.
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: No Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: EVF / LCD Optical / LCD
Viewfinder Type: EVF type; 0.4" color LCD, 148K dots 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
Focus Peaking: No No
EVF Resolution:   n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):   0.52x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):   0.78x
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 2.8 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 230,000 dots 921,600 dots
Touchscreen: No No
Articulating Screen: Yes Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: Yes
Selfie Screen: Yes
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x 31.0x
Top Deck Display: No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native):   6400
Minimum ISO (native):   100
ISO Settings: Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200* (*special scene mode) Auto, 100-6400, Hi-1=12800, Hi-2=25600
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Custom Auto, Incandescent, Fluorescent (7), Direct Sunlight, Flash, Cloudy, Shade, Manual
Shutter Speed Range: 1/3200 - 15 sec 1/4000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode: No Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot, Face Detect AE 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 Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Portrait, Landscape, Night Snapshot, Sports, Stitch Assist, Special Scene (Indoor, Night Scene, Sunset, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Long Shutter, Aquarium, ISO 3200ยน, Color Accent, Color Swap), Super Macro 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: 1 - 30 seconds 2, 5, 10, 20 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):    
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Auto w/ Red-eye Reduction, Flash On, Flash On w/ Red-eye Reduction, Flash Off; FE lock, Safety FE, Slow Synchro 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): n/a 12.0 m / 39.4 ft.
Flash Range Description: 50cm-4.8m (W) / 1.0m-2.6m (T) Lens dependent
Max Flash Sync: 1/500 1/200
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps -3 to +1 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot-Shoe Hot shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:    
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:   UHS-I
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: RAW NEF (RAW) 14-bits, RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format: MOV (Image: H.264, Audio: PCM) MOV H.264/MPEG-4
Included Memory: No memory included No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No No
NFC: No No
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: No Yes
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional wireless Optional ML-L3 IR Remote or MC-DC2 Remote Cord
Connections (extended): HDMI Mini Connector 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.
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 1.52 0.73
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 1.95 0.77
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): Unlimited Unlimited
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):   0.77
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 3.8 3.9
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 14 100
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   4.0
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):   13
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   3.9
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):   9
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.59 seconds 0.27 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele): 0.67 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):   1.28 seconds
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):   0.488 seconds
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.361 seconds 0.248 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 1.03 seconds 0.29 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.065 seconds 0.114 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes):   Optical Viewfinder: Wide-area AF: 0.408s Live View: Full AF lag: 1.28s Prefocused: 0.49s
Startup Time: 2.2 seconds 0.5 seconds
Play -> Record Time: 1.7 seconds 0.4 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power: 10.2 seconds 4.0 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 420 shots (NiMH AA)  
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):   660 shots
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: 4 x AA Proprietary EN-EL14
Usable Battery Types: Alkaline disposeables, NiMH rechargeables Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 4 x AA Alkaline disposeables 1 x Proprietary EN-EL14 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): No Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes
Internal Charging Supported: No
Software
Included Software: Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM (ZoomBrowser EX, ImageBrowser, PhotoStitch) ViewNX 2 CD-ROM
OS Compatibility: Windows XP SP2/Vista, Mac OS Windows, Mac OS
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Optical Image Stabilization, Motion Detection Technology, Face Detection, Vari-angle LCD, 1080p HD. 3" Vari-angle 921K-dot LCD, Full HD Videos (up to [email protected]), In-camera Special Effects, Night Vision mode, HDR, Active D-Lighting, 3.5mm External Stereo Mic socket.