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.
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