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Nikon D5100

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5266 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the screen and image quality. The price and performance are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed views about the memory and shutter. There are some negative opinions about the water proof and storage.

usability, performance, price, image quality, screen

storage, water proof

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon D5100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : TrustedReviews Staff (

Nikon D5100 Hands-On


We take a closer look at the D5100, Nikon's latest mid-range DSLR.

can hit ISO 12,800 in expanded mode.

May, 2011


Expert review by : Audley Jarvis (

Nikon D5100


Nikon's latest advanced entry-level DSLR offers high-end specs and also benefits from a high-res articulated monitor. Could it be Nikon's best entry-level DSLR yet?

Hi-resolution articulated monitor ; Easy to use ; Much improved live view AF

Special Effects a bit limited ; No wireless flash control/DoF preview

The D5100 provides several notable upgrades over the D5000 making it, in our opinion, a far more attractive package than its predecessor was at launch. Significantly smaller and lighter, it’s also easy to use, offers good performance and is capable of...

May, 2011

Expert review by : Angela Nicholson (

Nikon D5100 review


DSLRs are notoriously difficult to use, often making it impossible for lowly photographers to take the pictures they see adorned all over Flickr, fear not the Nikon D5100 is a versatile step-up DSLR for novices and enthusiasts

Nikon has produced a very capable and versatile camera that is fun and easy to use, its image quality is also superb. While it would make an ideal SLR for a novice looking to take more creative images, it has enough features to make it worthy of...

Sep, 2011

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Nikon D5100 review


In DSLR terms, a £779 price tag puts the D5100 in the middle-market. It's expensive enough to have some gravitas, to stand out as a camera for someone who knows what they're doing and can produce breathtaking results, but not quite so pricey as to...

Sep, 2011

Expert review by : Chris Hall (

Nikon D5100


The Nikon D5100 is Nikon's update of the D5000 that launched in 2009, so has been anticipated for some time. It slots into Nikon's line of DSLR models above the D3100 and beneath the D7000 , both models from the second half of 2010. As such the D5100...

Image quality, focusing, video quality, Effects mode gives some quick and fun results, vari-angle screen, low light performance

Controls could be better arranged to give you direct control of shooting features with less dependency on the menus, Effects could offer more settings, camera neither feels simple enough for newcomers or direct enough for the more advanced photographer

The Nikon D5100 is a excellent camera, updating it’s predecessor and offering a competitive alternative to the Canon rival at a similar price and spec. The Canon offers, we feel, more direct control (including on-board wireless flash control), but the...

Apr, 2011

Expert review by : Chris Hall (

Nikon D5100 rivals the Canon 600D, we go hands-on - Pocket-lint


The Nikon D5100 is the replacement for the Nikon D5000 and Pocket-lint was on hand to spend some time with the new step-up entry-level camera that looks

Apr, 2011

Expert review by : Angela Nicholson (

Nikon D5100 review


16.2 megapixels, articulated screen, fun Special Effects modes and intuitive controls

Very versatile ; Great in low light ; Articulated screen encourages creativity

Few controls over image parameters ; No depth of field preview ; No exposure control in Special Effects

Although there has been some overlap, digital SLR development has gone through some quite distinct phases.

Jun, 2012

Expert review by : Paul Monckton and Theano Nikitas (

Nikon D5100 review


Nikon's D5100 DSLR is a step up from the company's entry-level D3100 model and as such competes directly with Canon's very similar EOS 600D.

The Nikon D5100 is a solid option for photographers looking for a highly-capable yet (fairly) user-friendly sub-£700 DSLR. Although it doesn’t have all the bells, whistles, and speed of the D7000, the D5100 delivers an excellent feature set and image...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Ben Pitt (

Nikon D5100 18-55mm VR Kit review


Takes beautiful photos and videos but at this price it needs more accessible controls. We'd stick to the cheaper D3100.

Apr, 2011

Expert review by : Amateur Photographer (

Nikon D5100 review


As technology filters down from professional models, some pretty stunning features can appear in a consumer-level camera. This seems to be the case with the D5100, and although on the outside it appears to be a camera for the less-advanced snapper, it...

Apr, 2014

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