I am drooling...

Discussion in 'Nikon DSLR Forum' started by Mayank, Apr 5, 2011.

  1. Mayank

    Mayank SC Veteran S.C. Charter Member

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    Jul 16, 2010
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    I'd say this would be one of the smallest cameras till date with features that are really 'big' and serious! If it has the same sensor as the one in D7000, it means 14bit raw files with 14 stops (!!!!!) of dynamic range (at base ISO) and awesome low light performance at an impressive 16 megapixel resolution. Plus 920,000 dot vari-angle LCD screen, battery life rated at 660 shots (CIPA standard) and 1080p (30fps) video, all in a size not much bigger than Panasonic G2. I am droolling.....
    http://www.dpreview.com/previews/NikonD5100/page4.asp
     
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  2. Herman

    Herman The Image Stimulator S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 11, 2010
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    Yip Mayank, I feel too looking to maximum performance in a low package.
    Analog full size is small, digital full size is far too big.
     
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  3. olli

    olli Super Moderator Emeritus

    Sep 28, 2010
    Metro Manila
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    Mayank, it is the same sensor as the D7000 and the Pentax K5 and the Sony A580 (it's a Sony made sensor). The Sony and the new Nikon have all the ability of the more expensive D7000 and the K5 but at a much better price. Before I decided to buy my NEX5 I was very close to getting the A580 as a replacement for my 3 year old A200. I still might.

    It's incredible what you can get in cameras these days for what is relatively little money.
     
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  4. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
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    Mayank, we may have to get a drool bib, if you keep this up!

    Thanks for the heads' up on preview of the Nikon D5100. It sounds as though you might be saving up for this one.:wink:
     
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  5. Mayank

    Mayank SC Veteran S.C. Charter Member

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    Jul 16, 2010
    India
    Yes, BBW, I think I'd most likely buy this over the D7000 and use the money I save in the process for the 16-85 VR lens. Oh, did I say "save money", hello??? :biggrin:
     
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  6. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
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    If the D5100 is anything like the D7000, it should be very nice. The major downer about the D5100 is the OVF. Much smaller than the D7000.
     
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