Nikon D5100 Digital SLR with 18-55mm VR Lens


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The Nikon D5100 is a high performance, light weight, and easy to use DSLR aimed at photographers wanting to develop the creative side of their still images and movies. The Nikon D5100 offers professional technologies at a level suitable for enthusiast photographers, including the combination of a 16.2 megapixel CMOS digital sensor and EXPEED 2 image processor which provides staggering image quality. Its focus system features 11 individual focusing points, while a fast continuous shooting rate captures up to 4 frames per second. The 3 inch vari-angle screen makes it easy to capture full HD (1080p) movies in Live View mode. The D5100 possesses a new special-effects feature which offers a variety of digital filters that can be used to add creativity to images. In addition, High Dynamic Range imaging delivers exquisitely detailed stills of high-contrast scenes.

The Key Features

  • 16.2 MP
  • DX format sensor
  • High ISO 100-1600, ext to 25600
  • 3.0" LCD screen
  • Full HD movie recording
  • 11-point AF system
  • 4 fps
  • Special Effects mode
  • 16.2 megapixel DX-format CMOS image sensor: delivers lifelike images with vivid colours, reduced noise and smooth tonal gradations.
  • High ISO (100-6400) light sensitivity: manually extendable up to 25600 using the Hi2 setting. Enables faster shutter speeds for finely detailed images with minimal noise when you shoot fast-moving subjects or take pictures in low light. Features an Auto ISO setting.
  • EXPEED 2 image processing engine: optimizes the camera's technologies for superior performance and maximum image quality.
  • 7.5 cm (3-in.), 921k-dot vari-angle LCD monitor with wide viewing angle: lets you capture unique shots from any angle. Boasts a side opening mechanism that makes it easy to shoot self-portraits or use a tripod.
  • D-Movie – full HD (1080p) movie clips: a dedicated movie-record button right next to the shutter-release makes it easy to keep the camera steady when you switch between recording stills and movies. AF-F mode keeps everything in focus, and the camera's vari-angle monitor and Special Effects mode enable unique shots. The camera supports use of an external microphone and offers 30p, 25p and 24p frame rates.
  • Live View with Scene Auto Selector: makes it easy to compose images using the vari-angle LCD monitor. Scene Auto Selector will select the best mode for the scene and subject you want to capture. Boasts easily selectable AF modes, including Face Priority AF that detects and tracks faces within the frame.
  • Razor-sharp 11-point AutoFocus system: offers fast and precise autofocus coverage across the frame. Four AF-area modes, including 3D-tracking AF, deliver sharp results, whether your subject is off-centre, moving fast or completely unpredictable.
  • 4 fps continuous shooting: enables you to capture fast-moving action at four frames per second.
  • Special Effects mode: lets you shoot distinctive still images and movies using a special effect. Offers a range of effects, including Colour Sketch, Miniature effect, Night Vision and Selective Colour that lets you emphasize up to three colours of your choice and turns the rest of the image to monochrome.
  • Scene Modes: automatically adjust camera settings, including Picture Controls and active D-Lighting, to take the guesswork out of tricky photo situations and deliver optimal results. Simply turn the mode dial to SCENE to access the most commonly used modes. Sample photos appear on the display to help you select the right mode.
  • HDR (High Dynamic Range) imaging: delivers exquisitely detailed shots of high-contrast scenes. Takes two shots within a single shutter release to create an image with an extremely wide dynamic range, low noise and rich colour gradation.
  • Extensive in-camera Retouch Menu: lets you edit and enhance photos and movies in the camera. Offers a range of effects and filters including Perspective Control, Soft Focus and Colour Outline, which transforms your photo into a line drawing.
  • Dual Integrated dust reduction system: Image Sensor Cleaning and Airflow Control systems keep dust away from the camera’s image sensor for clear, spot-free images.
  • HDTV compatibility: camera features a built-in HDMI connector with HDMI-CEC support so you can view your photos and movies on any HDTV and control playback features using your TV’s remote control.
  • Infrared front and back receiver: helps prevent image blur when shooting close-ups and self-portraits.
  • Stereo sound: designed specifically for D-SLRs, Nikon’s optional Stereo Microphone ME-1 lets you record movie clips in high-quality stereo sound, with no AF noise. Comes with windscreen and soft case accessories.

Nikon 18-55mm VR Lens

Popar zoom lens with high quality optics designed for use with Nikon DX Format SLRs. Its 3X zoom provides superb versatility in a wide variety of shooting situations. Equipped with Nikon’s exclusive Silent Wave Motor (SWM) for super-quiet operation.

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.

Nikon D5100 Advert

Nikon D5100 - 2 Year Warranty
Nikon 2 Year WarrantyTo take advantage of the extended warranty you are required to register the product within 30 days of purchase. The camera or kit must have been distributed by Nikon UK & Republic of Ireland, through an official UK retailer such as Wex Photographic.

For details on how to register your product online please click here. Alternatively you can complete the in-box warranty slip or telephone 0800 408 5060 (Nikon UK).

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Product Specification

Included Accessories EN-EL14 rechargeable Li-ion battery (with terminal cover), MH-24 battery charger, AN-DC3 strap, EG-CP14 audio/video cable, UC-E6 USB cable, DK-5 eyepiece cap, BS-1 accessory shoe cover, DK-20 rubber eyecup, BF-1B body cap, ViewNX 2 CD, User,s Manual
Lens Mount Nikon F
Sensor Format DX (APS-C)
Size (mm) 128 x 97 x 79 mm
Weight (g) 560
AEB (Bracketing) Exposure bracketing: 3 frames in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV White balance bracketing: 3 frames in steps of 1 Active D-Lighting bracketing: 2 frames
Autofocus points 11
Autofocus system 11-point TTL sensor
Battery model EN-EL14
Connectivity Hi-Speed USB, NTSC, PAL, Type C mini-pin HDMI connector
diopteradjustment -1.7-+0.7 m-1
Exposure compensation -5 - +5 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV
Exposure modes Auto, Program, Shutter-Priority, Aperture-Priority, Manual, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait, Colour Sketch, Selective Colour, Miniature effect, Silhouette, High Key and Low Key
File formats NEF (RAW), JPEG, MOV: H.264/MPEG-4
Flash guide number 13
Flash metering TTL exposure metering using main image sensor
Flash sync speed 1/200 sec
flashtypes Built-in pop-up
Frames per second 4
Image processor Expeed 2
Integrated cleaning Yes
ISO max 6400
ISO min 100
Live view Yes
Megapixels 16.2
memorycardformat SD, SDHC, SDXC
Metering system TTL metering
Operating environment 0 - 40 ?C (+32-104 ?F)
Screen resolution 921000
Screen Size 3.0
Sensor size 23.6 x 15.6 mm
Sensor type CMOS / DX
Shutter speed fast 1/4000 sec
Shutter speed slow 30 sec
tiltrotatescreen Yes
viewfindercoverage 95%
Manufacturer Link Nikon
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