Nikon has unveiled a new addition to its DSLR lineup, the D5100. The 16.2-megapixel camera comes embedded with an adjustable LCD screen, a maximum ISO of 25600, continuous auto-focus in movie mode as well as a brand new special effects mode packed with four filters which are operative on movies as well as still images.
The $800 D5100 is a refurbished version of the $630 D5000 that was initially released in April 2009. The D5100 is introduced between the current lineup of the D3100 ($700) and D7000 ($1200). Both the camera features are amalgamated in the new one along with some beginner-friendly modes and filters.
If you are working in continuous shooting mode, the D5100 has an ability to capture up to 4 frames per second (fps). It weighs 18 ounces and is as light and small as the D3100.
The newest and freshest introduction of features is targeted at those users who aim to shoot movies with DSLR. It captures 1080p and 720p movies at 24 or 30 fps. The 3-inch, 921,000-dot LCD screen is capable of spinning and tilting up to 170 degrees.
You will get Nikon D5100 in mid-April and this will cost you $800 for only the body, or $900 with a kit 18-55mm VR lens.