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    Nikon Announced New camera, the D5100

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    Very impressive spec, let's see if it's real life performance lives up to it.
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    The review video http://ylovephoto.com/en/2011/04/05/...-now-official/ looks very good...tons of new features.

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    Just read that it doesn't have built-in autofocus motor. The swivel LCD is a plus though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sentinel_006 View Post
    Just read that it doesn't have built-in autofocus motor. The swivel LCD is a plus though.
    It is ok for D5K upgraders like me ..... It should be the range of the current D5K price which will be much more reachable compared to D7K.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sentinel_006 View Post
    Just read that it doesn't have built-in autofocus motor. The swivel LCD is a plus though.
    No surprises in this department, Nikon has always left out the focusing motor from entry level bodies to distinguish them from the non-entry level bodies. Depending on what lenses you will use, that may or may not affect you. Naturally, if you want to use excellent AF-D lenses like the 50/1.8D, 50/1.4D and others, you will be tempted to choose a "better" body like the D7000.

    For existing Nikon users, it may take some time to get used to the button shifting.

    Caution to serious amateurs when buying entry level Nikon bodies (not saying entry level bodies are crap, but these are some things you should take note of, but seldom mentioned in reviews and stuff), from my own experience
    -If you wish to use cheap (and not to mention better built) old AF-D lenses, entry level bodies aren't the best choice. You may think you can just manual focus with the 50 prime or something, but it's not optimal.
    -Entry level Nikon bodies do not support flash high speed sync. I do not know about the D5100, but if they don't change anything, it won't have high speed sync which is very useful for outdoor fill flash especially when using large apertures.
    -If you want to use manual mode a lot, it is not impossible, but with 1 dial, you'll take much longer to adjust your aperture. Most of the time, you don't have to shoot manual, but when you don't, 2 dials allow you to set one to ISO, so you don't have to press a button to change ISO
    -Entry level Nikon bodies do not come with an ISO button. You can program your function button (which is also the button to trigger timer mode), but you lose the timer mode button. Not a big deal for me since I seldom use the timer.
    -Entry level Nikon bodies do not support battery grips (I do not know if the D5100 supports battery grips). If you plan to buy heavy lenses, they may not balance properly on the bodies. You can go for third party grips, but bear in mind they they need a not-so-fancy GPS cable if you want to use the vertical grip's shutter release (not a big issue if you don't mind third party stuff, and if you don't mind not having the vertical shutter release)

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcheong1282 View Post
    It is ok for D5K upgraders like me ..... It should be the range of the current D5K price which will be much more reachable compared to D7K.
    Logically the price shd fall between D7K and D3100. wow, the night vision seems great for some private detective work...
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    most impt thing is it uses the same sensor as D7000 which is comparble to the D700 in some ways...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ovaltinemilo View Post
    Logically the price shd fall between D7K and D3100. wow, the night vision seems great for some private detective work...
    Whether or not the image quality is even usable at ISO 100k remains to be seen

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    I reckon the situation for D5100 v D7K will be similar to D5K v D90 in the past as D5K uses the same sensor as D90 but w/o built in motor so Nikon can differential their range.

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    I feel that it's a great camera for videography. But I would definitely not use it for photography. Not a big fan of the swivel LCD panel
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cowseye View Post
    I feel that it's a great camera for videography. But I would definitely not use it for photography. Not a big fan of the swivel LCD panel
    You can choose not to swivel the screen what, it's still a model that lies between the D3100 and D7000. I have no doubt that it will produce great photos, in fact, seeing that it is using the D7000 sensor. But I have doubts regarding the controls of the camera.

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    OMG D5100 shoots HDR shots too?

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    Their so called "Nightvision" capability will be interesting to see, with an iso102400...
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    Quote Originally Posted by cheesy View Post
    OMG D5100 shoots HDR shots too?
    Yes, new features according to the preview, will take 2 shots with 1 press of shutter & match them ( 1 under expose, 1 normal ) to give a HDR shot from my understanding.

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    Once the specifications out, like to see a compare of D7000 vs D5100. Seems D7000 dun have this HDR 2 shots of the D5100 ?

    Hope high-speed sync, commander control is included in the D5100

    The viewfinder only 0.78x 95% but now is using pentaprism though. The LCD said to be able to produce the whole gamut of sRGB.. that's GREAT!

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    wah this HDR feature is really great.

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