Nikon D5100 DSLR Review And overview

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Nikon recently launched the D5100 and it can safely be said that the camera is placed between the already launched D3100 and D7100 cameras. The features and functions, as well as the dimensions, all fall between the two existing models. The Nikon D3100 is very light and easy to carry around, while the D7100 is heavy and quite large in size. The Nikon D5100 is not as light as the D3100, yet not as heavy as the D7100. The grip compartment on the right is relatively deeper in size than the D5000 model. This makes it easier for users with longer hands to carry the camera.

The Nikon D5100 succeeds the D5000 model and a number of changes can be seen in the upgraded model. While the older model had a 12 megapixel CMOS sensor, the upgraded one employs a CMOS chip of 16.2 megapixels. This provides for a number of features like constant feed of the live view, HD video capture, capturing as many as four frames every second for close to a hundred JPEG (high quality) images or about twenty RAW pictures.
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Another interesting feature of the device is the self-cleaning function. The sensor is capable of clearing off dust particles by simple vibrating at a high frequency. This can either happen while the device is starting up or shutting down. You can opt for both or do away with this function altogether. The function doesn’t take up any extra time and the camera switches on and off almost instantly. The camera comes with a 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 VR lens and it attaches well to Continue reading

How to Open RAW pictures taken with your Nikon D5100

Many Nikon D5100 owners who are using the Camera to take pictures using RAW format instead of JPEG are familiar with the following problem:
Windows and 3rd party application ( including old Versions of Nikon applications) will not open the RAW format files.
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Nikon 50mm f/1.8 G

The Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8 G is a product that has taken everyone by surprise. Prior to an unfortunate leak on the Nikon website, no one had a clue that the company was upgrading the old, yet very popular AF-D 50/1.8. There were, rather, many other items in Nikon’s kitty that needed an upgradation over this. Nikon however has a good logic behind this move. Since Nikon’s ordinary lenses are pretty inexpensive, most people buy them as their main, initial lens. As a result, these lenses sell like hot cake.

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Nikkor AF-S DX 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED

The Nikkor AF-S DX 10-24mm F/3.5-4.5G ED is a wide angled zoom meant for the digital SLR cameras of the DX format.
Nikon, for the first time in 2003 offered a DX wide angle lens. Gradually it added to its kitty is the Nikkor AF-S DX 12-24/4 G, a very high quality but slightly expensive wide angle lens. However, with the launch of the Nikkor AF-S DX 10-24mm F/3.5-4.5G ED in 2009, Nikon broke even and reached out to a lot of customers who found it to be very useful and affordable. Priced at €750/$800, it isn’t really cheap, but compared to the F-S DX 12-24/4 G, the price is more reliable. Continue reading

Nikon D5100 firmware upgrade version 1.06 – Distortion control data

Distortion control data are used to correct barrel and pincushion distortion during shooting and editing. They can be loaded into cameras that support distortion control.

Install Procedure

1. Create a new folder on the computer hard drive and name it appropriately.
2. Click I agree – Begin download to download the installer to the folder created in Step 1.
3. Double-click the downloaded file to start the installer.
4. Follow the on-screen instructions to extract the files.
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Nikon Nikkor 18-55VR

The Nikon Nikkor 18-55 VR is a great DX lens. The field-of-view exposure is 27-82.5mm. As a result, it doesn’t have the greatest of speeds but it surely envelops a very good stretch. Even with the presence of VR, the lens is almost as expensive as its precursor, priced at €100 / $130. This, to a great extent proves that there are very few changes in the built-in quality. The plastic used to make the body, including the lens, is of poor quality. However, this isn’t a real problem and can be found in entry level cameras of most companies.

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Nikon D5100 VS D3100

Whether you want a new digital SLR camera or want to buy another camera for your collection, it is always a difficult choice to make. As an old patron of Nikon cameras and also a fan of good quality pictures, I too find this a difficult choice to make. If you too are confused, read this article where the Nikon D3100 and D5100 cameras are compared. Issues like the prices and modern features of both the cameras have been addressed. So take a look at both these wonderful devices and see what they have on offer.
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Nikon Nikkor 18-200VR 2


The Nikon Nikkor 18-200VR2 or the AF-S DX nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6g ed VR II, is an upgraded version of the very well-liked and useful 18-200mm VR lens. It is a super-zoom lens in the DX design. The lens has been upgraded mainly to address the zoom creep problem, which according to users, was the most annoying issue with the earlier lens. The new lens also comes with a switch that locks the zoom while in motion. With a new and better “super integrated coating”, the problems of flaring and ghosting are considerably reduced too. There isn’t any alteration in the size dimensions and the look too is similar to the predecessor. The lens was launched in September 2009 and was at the time sold for £729.99 / €887.00 / $849.95.

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Nikon D5100 external microphone ME-1

Nikon has launched its first stereo external microphone, Nikon ME-1 which is compatibly with Nikon D5100.
This is specially designed so that it can amplify any movie capabilities of cameras like Nikon SLR cameras. These microphones create a clear and crisp sound eliminating any type of unwanted noise that may result while operating. It is an important addition to any knit of a professional videographer, with which he can increases the audio recording quality so that the movies shots by Nikon D5100 is as clear as they may look. It is specially developed to capture stereo sound of high professional quality across many diverse situations. With this one can enhance sophistication of movie. Nikon D5100 is the best alternative available to built-in microphone of a camera. It has been especially designed to be an alternative to the usually disastrous in camera microphone which usually not suitable for the job such as while shooting a D-movie.

Nikon ME-1 Microphone
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