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Unexpectedly love this camera more than any other!
After borrowing a friend D90 a bunch of times, i knew i wanted my own. After checking out a local camera shop I was torn between the D90 and D5100. I did a...Read complete review
After borrowing a friend D90 a bunch of times, i knew i wanted my own. After checking out a local camera shop I was torn between the D90 and D5100. I did a lot of research and decided on the D5100 as my camera. I really liked the D90 everytime i used it, but now after using the D5100 i would never look back. Its easy to use, has a ton of cool features, and the swivel screen LCD display comes in handy more times than you'd ever imagine.
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Broke after 3 months!
Right now it is at the repair center. After 3 months of light use, it just went blank. Sounded like it was taking photos but the screen in the back was all black,...Read complete review
Right now it is at the repair center. After 3 months of light use, it just went blank. Sounded like it was taking photos but the screen in the back was all black, so were the files downloaded. So, I sent it back for repair. Clearly I was not happy since I had just started a photography class 2 days prior...
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Do-able. I guess, it gets the job done.
Comments about Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f 3.5-5.6G ED VR II Compact Ultra-High Ratio Zoom Lens:
Takes very good pictures compare to some higher end models of other brands. Video quality is a BIG NO NO. The video quality is too choppy and not very smooth when compared to other brand. Not recommending this camera because there are two newer model.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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from NEW ENGLAND
HAD A NIKON DIGITAL BEFORE AND LOVED IT -- NOW WANTED TO TRY THE NEW DIGITAL SLR -- HADN'T USED MY OLD NIKON SLR SINCE I GOT THE DIGITAL---NOW I HAVE 3 OF THEM TO PLAY WITH
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Wow ! this is a great machine....
from Gaborone, Botswana
I have always been taking single click photos... this camera has immediately increased my interest in photography and brings an urge to learn more which i am very sure will happen with Nikon... Cheers to the Nikon team.
Its a professional series.
from Attingal, Kerala, India
In my small experience regarding the photography I recommend Nikon is the best because itâ€™s a user friendly compact and professional with high quality picture.
New to DSLR
I am new to the DSLR world. While I took several photography classes in High School it was during the 35mm days. I did a lot of research before purchasing this camera. I needed a body that I could use while I build a lens portfolio (Want to upgrade to a more Mid level or Semi-Pro body in a few years). Nikon and the D5100 offers me that. Right off I am very impressed with how quick the camera is ready to take pictures. I have yet to click the on switch, lift the camera to my eye and not have it ready to go. The picture and auto-focus is amazing. Plus I love the ability to prioritize one item I control and have the rest be auto (P S A M settings). It is great for times that I don't have 3 min to set everything up. What I learned during my reading online is that between this and the Canon T3i (the other camera I considered) is that this one in almost every review I read takes better pictures. It is a little weaker in the Movie category, but I am buying a camera not a camcorder. As a reinforcement to this I posted several pictures online for family to see and my sister in law (a canon T4i owner) asked what software I was using to get the pictures to turn out so good. In fact, I was not using anything just full auto mode. I wish the body was a little taller because I have large hands and my pinkie finger dangles, but other than that it is a great camera. I can not wait to see what I can do as I build my lens portfolio. I have 5 wonderful children and the pictures I have been capturing of them is priceless.
Nikon's vary angel screen makes it happen for a great DSLR. The Nikon D5100 takes great shots of sports. I like the D7000, as it is more user friendly and has some cool features built in but other then that, the D5100 is the one.
from BogotÃ¡, Cundinamarca, Colombia
I always want it to buy a camera like this one...so when my camera got robbed months ago, I was looking forward to get my hands on a Nikon product, so I looked thru many options and finally decided. Now, I am working to get used to the camera and improve a lot of techniques that for sure I will find in this awesome product... I will be uploading some of my photos soon...
from Oregon, USA
I am a beginner when it comes to a fancy camera and photographer. All I have ever had was a point and click nothing with fancy settings. I am still learning and playing with the settings and angles but I am absolutely in love with the camera. the battery life lasts a very long time unless your taking a super large amount of photos then it will drain fairly fast. I have a lot more to learn about the camera and photography but this is an amazing camera to start out with.
from Wautoma, WI 54982, USA
Fantastic Camera!!! Easy to use, right out of the box; in automatic modes. But, also has many advanced features that would make any advanced photographer happy! I especially love the variable position monitor: it makes it extremely easy to shoot pictures at floor level, or to shoot down on a subject! The virtually unlimited number of lenses available for this camera, is also a wonderful feature. I just purchased a speedlight; which will greatly increase the flash distance I can achieve. I would recommend this camera, and all Nikon products to anyone looking for extreme quality at an affordable price!!!!!!
Great Features, shutter speed could be just a little better.
Shutter speed could be just a little faster. Other than that overall good camera.
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