The Nikon D5100 DSLR Camera

With Canon releasing its EOS 500D DSLR camera, Nikon Corporation is proud to announce the release of its new D5100 entry-level Digital SLR camera. This newly released product is an enhanced version of the Nikon D5000 DSLR camera. There are several new significant enhancements included in this new DSLR camera including 14-MP Nikon sensor, D5000-like camera framework and camera controls but with a D3100 sensor, and EN-EL14 Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery. When Nikon D5000 was launched a few months ago, it was meant to be the successor to the Nikon D60 DSLR camera that employed the latest trends of modern DSLR cameras featuring 720p – 24 fps HD movie and live viewing. Nikon D5000 and its enhanced version, Nikon D5100, are more favored than D60, not only because of the added HD movie capability and live-view features that they have, but also because Nikon has made significant improvements to their features and specifications, which are not found in D60, such as special imaging effect capability and enhanced sensor resolution and autofocus system. Furthermore, the official price of both Nikon D5000 and D5100, which in the market is valued at around $800, is practically affordable for entry-level DSLR camera users.

The aforementioned three significant enhancements which are included on the Nikon D5100 are not the only factors that make it surpass the Nikon D5000. In this new enhanced version, Nikon has also added special effect enhancement capabilities. The Nikon D5100, with its special effect enhancement capability, helps photographers maximize their image taking and producing creativity without having to use additional graphic processing applications on their computer to reprocess the image that they have taken. One of those special effects that can be considered quite interesting is the Selective Color effect. By using this effect, the photographers can choose up to three colors that are desired to appear in the image and convert the remainder of the colors in the image to grayscale.

Other special-effect enhancements that may be favored by photographers include a graphical capability to produce colorful sketch drawings from still images or stop-motion movie and miniature effects that can be used to produce images and videos with mini-scaled nuances. The Nikon D5100 also includes a night vision capability which enables photographers to take a still image or shoot a video in an environment in which very little reliable light is present. In general, the Nikon D5100 shows superb imaging capability even with the maximum ISO level of 25,600, equivalent to that of Nikon Pro SLR, which enables photographers to take photos at an ISO level of 102,400. With all enhancements and quality performance features that are included in this camera, the Nikon D5100 is the best choice for camera lovers who want an affordable, high-quality and versatile personal DSLR camera.