Nikon D5100 Specifications

General

  • Packaged Quantity
    1
  • Sensor Resolution
    16.2 Megapixel
  • Optical Sensor Type
    CMOS
  • Total Pixels
    16,900,000 pixels pixels
  • Effective Sensor Resolution
    16,200,000 pixels pixels
  • Optical Sensor Size
    15.6 x 23.6mm
  • Field of View Crop Factor
    1.5
  • Sensor Dust Reduction
    Yes
  • Sensor Features
    Self Cleaning Sensor Unit
  • Optical Zoom
    3 x
  • Image Processor
    EXPEED 2
  • Image Stabilizer
    optical
  • Auto Focus
    TTL contrast and phase detection
  • Auto Focus Points (Zones) Qty
    11
  • AE/AF Control
    Face-priority AF
  • Digital Video Format
    MOV
  • Image Recording Format
    RAW + JPEG
  • Max Video Resolution
    1920 x 1080
  • AV Interfaces
    composite video/audio
  • Manufacturer
    Nikon Inc.

Exposure & White Balance

  • Light Sensitivity
    ISO 100-6400
  • Exposure Metering
    color matrix II
  • Exposure Modes
    shutter-priority
  • Shooting Programs
    night portrait
  • Special Effects
    Selective Color
  • White Balance
    custom
  • White Balance Presets
    fluorescent
  • Max Shutter Speed
    1/4000 sec
  • Min Shutter Speed
    30 sec
  • Exposure Compensation
    ±5 EV range, in 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps
  • Auto Exposure Bracketing
    3 steps in 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps
  • White Balance Bracketing
    Yes
  • X-sync Speed
    1/200 sec
  • Exposure Range
    EV 0-20 ( ISO 100 )

Lens System

  • Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera
    27 - 82.5mm mm
  • Focus Adjustment
    automatic
  • Min Focus Range
    11 in
  • Max View Angle
    76 degrees
  • Zoom Adjustment
    manual
  • Lens Construction
    8 groups / 11 elements
  • Filter Size
    52 mm
  • Lens System Mounting
    Nikon F
  • Features
    aspherical lens

Lens System (2nd)

  • Type
    4.3 x telephoto zoom lens - 70 - 300 mm - f/4.5-5.6 G IF-ED Nikon AF-S VR
  • Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera
    105 - 450mm
  • Min Focus Range
    5 ft
  • Focus Adjustment
    automatic
  • Lens Construction
    12 groups / 17 elements
  • Filter Size
    67 mm
  • Features
    Silent Wave Motor (SWM)

Camera Flash

  • Camera Flash
    pop-up flash
  • Guide Number (m / ISO 100)
    12
  • Flash Modes
    slow synchro
  • Features
    AF illuminator

Additional Features

  • Continuous Shooting Speed
    4 frames per second
  • Self Timer Delay
    2 sec
  • Flash Terminal
    hot shoe
  • Additional Features
    USB 2.0 compatibility

Viewfinder

  • Viewfinder Type
    Optical - eye-level pentamirror
  • Field Coverage
    95%
  • Magnification
    0.78x
  • Dioptric Correction Range
    -1 to +0.7

Display

  • Resolution
    921,000 pixels
  • Display Features
    rotating

Microphone

  • Microphone Operation Mode
    mono

Connections

  • Memory Card Slot
    SD card

Software

  • Software
    Nikon ViewNX 2

System Requirements for PC Connection

  • Operating System Support
    Apple Mac OS
  • Peripheral Devices
    USB port

Miscellaneous

  • Microsoft Certifications
    Compatible with Windows 7
  • Included Accessories
    lens cap

Battery

  • Battery Type
    Nikon EN-EL14
  • Details
    1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included )

Memory / Storage

  • Memory Card Slot
    SD card
  • Supported Memory Cards
    SDHC Memory Card
  • Video Capture
    MOV - 1920 x 1080 - 30 fps
    MOV - 1920 x 1080 - 25 fps
    MOV - 1920 x 1080 - 24 fps
    MOV - 1280 x 720 - 30 fps
    MOV - 1280 x 720 - 25 fps
    MOV - 1280 x 720 - 24 fps
    MOV - 640 x 424 - 30 fps
    MOV - 640 x 424 - 25 fps

Dimensions & Weight

  • Width
    5 in
  • Depth
    3.1 in
  • Height
    3.8 in
  • Weight
    19.8 oz

Environmental Parameters

  • Min Operating Temperature
    32 °F
  • Max Operating Temperature
    104 °F

Main Features

  • Image stabilizer feature
    Optical stabilization helps prevent blurry pictures, especially for handheld cameras at slow shutter speeds or when using high optical zoom.

General

  • Manufacturer
    Nikon Inc.