Nikon has announced a new mid-range DSLR that brings in impressive editing features with good picture and video quality. On the still photography side, the 16.2 megapixel D5100 is equipped with DX-format CMOS sensor, EXPEED 2 image processing engine that helps to take perfect pictures, an 11-point AF system that tracks fast moving objects, full manual control, Scene Recognition System and more.
Moving onto its video prowess, the D5100 is capable of capturing 1080p full HD or 720p HD videos with full time autofocus and manual exposure control at 24 or 30fps. One restriction here is that user can record a single clip for up to 20 minutes only.
To top the feature front, the camera has a 3-inch 921,000-dot Vari-angle LCD screen that can rotated up to 180 degrees; ISO sensitivity going up to 6400 or expandable up to 25,600 ISO; and for the first time, D5100 comes with built-in effects to add that special touch to the image without needing to edit on a PC.
D5100 will be available in United States from mid-April for a price of $800 or $900 with AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens.