Nikon launches new DSLR – the D5100

5 Apr 2011

Nikon has launched a new Digital SLR camera called the D5100, featuring full HD movie recording and an improved vari-angle screen.

It has a 16.2-megapixel CMOS sensor and the EXPEED 2 image processing engine.

The vari-angle high-resolution LCD screen opens horizontally and provides freer movement than previous models.

The D5100 also has a new special effects mode, offering seven effects, such as selective colour, which lets you choose up to three colours to appear in the photo and a miniature effect.

Its D-Movie button makes switching from shooting stills to movies a lot faster. As it’s located near the shutter release, it allows the user to have a more stable grip on the camera.

It shoots 1,080p HD movies at 24, 25 or 30 frames per second. There are also in-camera movie editing functions.

Users can also connect an optional stereo microphone, the ME-1, which has been designed for D-SLRs.

The camera’s ISO ranges from 100 to 6400 and can be boosted to ISO 25600 at Hi 2.

The Nikon D5100 will be available from 21 April and costs €777 for the body only or €904 for the body and an 18-55 VR lens.