Nikon D5100 16.2 MP Digital SLR Camera - Black (Kit w/ AF-S VR 18-55mm Lens) Reviews
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Nikon D5100 16.2 MP Digital SLR Camera - Black (Kit w/ AF-S VR 18-55mm Lens)

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  • Nikon D5100 SLR digital camera 16 MP: A great SLR camera for the money

    Aug 29, 2011 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Interchangeable lens, easy to use, lots of features, takes movies and photos, works  in darkness.
    Cons: Price, only 16 mega-pixels, no internal motor, only one control wheel instead of 2.

    Summary: This is a 16 mega pixel SLR camera. You have the option to change lens, customize many setting, and you get higher quality pictures as an end product. It is also a faster camera than most point and shoot’s available. I do not have the lag between ... read more

  • Great Go To Camera

    Jan 6, 2014 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: 16.2 MP images, swivel monitor for great angles, DSLR capabilities
    Cons: A newer model always comes out right after you buy yours!

    Summary: I bought my Nikon D5100 about a year ago to have as a backup camera when I wasn’t shooting with my D5000. I love that this camera has 16.2 MP vs. the D5000, which only has 12.3 MP.  I shoot with my D5100 for everyday purposes, and even shoot ... read more

  • BEST CAMERA IN THE WORLD!!!!!!

    Oct 11, 2013 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Clear Image
    Easy timer access
    16mp
    3in LCD display
    Gps port 
    Cons: Slow shot in dark lights
    Confusing modes
    No live Histogram 

    Summary: Let me start by saying I have used the Nikon D5100 for 1 year and half now and had no problems period. The pictures are sharp and responsive. It works great in bright or dim light and is always up for the task of close ups. First let me comment on the ... read more

  • Nikon D5100 - The Camera You Need!

    Jun 1, 2013 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent Image Quality
    High Resolution Images
    Variety of Options
    Comfortable/Ergonomic
    1080P HD Video Recording
    Cons: No Focus Motor

    Summary: This is a review of the Nikon D5100 DSLR camera with a kit 18-55mm lens. Here you will read about my personal experience and why I LOVE this camera.Basic Specifications: 3-inch, 921,000-dot Super-Density horizontal type ... read more

  • The Nikon D5100 Stands Out!

    May 31, 2013 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Mic Input, Flip Out Screen, Lots of Scene effects, HD Video,
    Cons: No Autofocus while recording video, Bulky, Needs a different lens

    Summary: The Nikon D5100 comes with a lot of useful features. Although the camera is slightly heavy but with a little bit of playing around with the camera and getting use to it, it feels great in the hand of any photographer. This is a great camera for the ... read more

  • Fantastic beginner's camera

    May 26, 2013 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Battery
    Rotating Screen
    Continuous Shutter and Buffer 
    Cons: Grainy above 1000 ISO
    18-55 kit lens is only okay 

    Summary: I've been an owner of this camera for about 10 months, and it has really been an amazing experience. I had previously used a D3100 and D40, so for me moving to the D5100 brought the higher resolution of 16 megapixels, the higher quality screen, and the ... read more

  • This Camera Is a Beast

    Nov 1, 2012 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Good product for the price
    Easy to use
    Shoots great video
    Works in the dark
    Cons: No auto-focus engine
    Flash is not really good

    Summary: I really like this camera, I am a Canon user but it was easy to adjust to this camera, it works amazingly, the lens is decent for macro, better than I expected. I would recommend this camera to serious photographers.I've had a pretty good ... read more

  • I Could Nikon and On About This Camera .......

    Sep 13, 2012 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Vivid Colors, Clarity, Light Versatility , Sharpness, In-Camera Editing Options
    Cons: Can't think of any.

    Summary: My first SLR was a Nikon D90.  It was certainly a step up from what I had and within my price range.  Time passed and my want of more from my camera increased.  A sale for Nikon's 16.2 megapixel D5100 with lens and camera bag did ... read more

  • Best bang for the buck in APS-C DSLR cameras

    Dec 19, 2011 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Best bang for the buck DSLR camera in its price/size bracket
    Cons: Flash lacks commander mode capability

    Summary: My user experiences are marked in italics.The Nikon D5100 is a DSLR camera ("digital single lens reflex" so what you see through the optical viewfinder or on the LCD screen is what you get in the photo; you are literally ... read more

  • Disappointment

    Nov 28, 2011 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: great quality;live view;special effects;flexible pull-out screen;movie quality rocks;easy to use
    Cons: faulty shutter;bad customer service;not dependable

    Summary: I don't want to give anyone the wrong idea. Nikon is a respectable brand and one that my family trusts and has used for many years. Whether it be the specific camera I received or the d5100 in general, I'd have to say I am very disappointed. I ordered my ... read more

  • Express Customer Reviews

  • It's a great camera...

    Oct 16, 2013 by
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    Pros: Reliable
    Viewing Screen rotates
    Easy to use and understand
    Easy to change lenses
    Cons: Photos not as sharp as Canon ones
     

    Summary:      I bought my Nikon D5100 last October, and it was my first major purchase. I had used my parent's DSLR in the past but was ready to upgrade, and get my own. I was torn between this and the Canon Rebel, but I decided to get the Nikon ... read more

  • Never buying Nikon cameras ever again!

    Apr 11, 2012 by
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    Pros: When it was working, it did take beautiful pictures.  
    Cons: Bad customer service, faulty shutter problem, extremely expensive to fix 

    Summary: I bought my camera in September of 2011 and like the most recent review on this page, I too ended up with a shutter problem and tried to send it for repairs.  In the end the Nikon customer service tells me that it was "damaged" and that it would ... read more

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