Who It’s For:
The Nikon D5100 is Nikon’s upper entry level HD DSLR. This camera is meant for amatures who need a little more control over their final image than the Nikon D3100.
What We Like:
Flip Out Screen: This feature allows you to take photos as well as shoot video from odd angles without difficulty.
In-Camera HDR: Some people might think this is a bit of a gimmik, but the Nikon D5100 simplifies the process of creating an HDR image.
External Mic Jack: This allows you to record higher quality audio with a microphone plugged directly into the camera. Allowing you to shoot without the use of an external sound recorder.
What We Don’t:
No Focus Motor: Because the D5100 lacks an internal focus motor, all lenses without a motor will have to be manually focused. Most new lenses will not be affected by this, but older D lenses will need to be manually focused.
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