Photo enthusiasts with Nikon's new SLR or a few high-end compacts now can use their cameras' raw photos in iPhoto and Mac OS X.
The raw-image editing and cataloging software supports Nikon's newest SLR, adds tethering options, and automatically corrects problems with 18 Pentax lenses.
Though it doesn't rank first based on any individual aspect of the camera, the Nikon D5100 delivers a solid combination of image quality, performance, features, and design that puts it out in front if you're looking for a well-rounded option under $1,000.
The D5100's generally well-designed body is streamlined for shooting both stills and video.
The D5100 has very good photo quality, with an excellent noise profile.
The replacement for the D5000 features a 16-megapixel sensor and upgrade to 1080/30p video, among other things.
According to Nikon Rumors, the D5000's replacement is scheduled to be announced tonight.
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The K-30 has the promise of speed and great photos, plus it's dust-and-weather sealed and ready for sub-freezing temperatures.