Been waiting for something new from Nikon? Your wait is over. The camera maker on Tuesday announced its new D5100 Digital SLR with a 16.2 megapixel sensor. Nikon says it packed the D5100 to the brim with "new and innovative features aimed at giving photographers the tools to shatter creative constraints." It also boasts the ability to shoot HD video.
"Now more than ever, consumers want to pack only one device with them when traveling on excursions both far away and close to home," said Lisa Osorio, general manager of marketing at Nikon Inc. "By providing consumers with a simple path to creative freedom for both stills and movies, the Nikon D5100 is designed to become an essential camera for capturing all of life’s occasions."
Billed as a camera for photographers of all skill levels, the D5100 features a 3-inch "super sharp" 921,000 dot Vari-angle LCD screen, 1080p video recording, in-camera effects that can be applied to both photos and videos, 100-6400 ISO (expandable to 25,600), Nikon's Active-D lighting feature, Nikon's EXPEED 2 image processing engine, ME-1 microphone, and more.
Nikon says the D5100 will ship in the U.S. in mid-April for $800 for the body only, and $900 for the body and lens outfit (AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens).