- Jan 24, 2012
- Reaction score
- Orange County, CA
- Can others edit my Photos
- Photos NOT OK to edit
Here’s a brief review of my Nikon D5100 DSLR camera. I’ve been using upper-end point and shoot cameras (latest Nikon s8100) for a long time and finally decided to kick it up a notch! While the D5100 is not the top of the line $6000 DSLR, it’s a beast of a camera for $750 including a kit lens.
- Newest in Nikon mid-range DSLR lineup, at least for now.
- It has a bad-ass sensor! 23.6 x 15.6mm, CMOS, 16.2 effective pixels
- 1080p video at 30 FPS (frames per second)
- Swivel LCD
- Excellent in low-light situations using higher ISO
- Smaller, lightweight, ultra-portable body
- Doesn’t break the bank
- Manual adjustments during video recording sucks
- Not enough dedicated hard buttons
- Grip is small for people with big hands
Sample images and video:
Video: Click here and scroll down.
Street Photography (my favorite type of photography):
What a drag: It would be nice if the camera had more hard buttons to make adjustments faster without going into the menus. I have to go into the menus to change the ISO, White Balance, and Exposure Compensation. Yes, I can program one of them to the function button but, that means you give up the shutter release button and have to go into the menu for that. Also, the function button is right under the flash pop-up button and is constantly mistaken for that. Even though I am accustomed to the camera, I still accidentally hit the flash button instead of the function button and it sucks when you’re in the middle of taking a picture.
Recommendation: If you’re looking at camera’s in this price range, buy this one. If you’re about to buy this camera, don’t buy it with the kit lens. Buy the body only along with the 35mm f/1.8 lens. You will love that setup and it will give you more versatility and higher quality pictures.