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Nikon D5100 considered a small DSLR?

Discussion in 'Nikon DSLR Forum' started by digitalsafari, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. digitalsafari

    digitalsafari SC Rookie

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    Dec 29, 2010
    It feels small to me especially with the 35mm F1.8 Nikkor prime, it's smaller than my old Fuji 9000/9500 bridge camera.
     
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  2. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    In my book, yes! :) So please go ahead and start posting pics from the 5100! I'd definitely love to see them!
     
  3. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    Yessiree.... It's a compact DSLR type camera.
    Don
     
  4. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
  5. Certainly. It has a cropped sensor and is smaller than many of the cameras owned by people I shoot with. BTW, I have a D90 (as well as an Olympus E-P1) and post pics from the D90. My only reservation is that I don't post images from my 150-500mm zoom which isn't compact! :wink:

    I think someone once mentioned that 'compact' is in the mind of the beholder.
     
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  6. digitalsafari

    digitalsafari SC Rookie

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    Dec 29, 2010
    Cool, I almost picked up a cheap Lumix G2 but went DSLR for speed and low light capability, glad I did now, I just need to get out and take some pictures.

    My desire for greater speed came about when I was working on a commercial and a friend and I where taking pics him with a Canon G12 and me with my LX-5 and our cameras were just not fast enough to get more then one shot before the car sped past. The guy with the modest DSLR had no such problems.
    This is the commercial, some shots are done with a Canon 1D MK4 (not small). http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/feature.html?ie=UTF8&docId=1000494133
     
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  7. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    Great ad!
     
  8. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Don't try that at home!:tongue:
     
  9. ray*j*gun

    ray*j*gun SC Rookie

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    Dec 18, 2011
    I recently bought a 35 1,8 AF prime for my D90 and wow!!! I already loved the camera with the big clunky zoom that it came with (18-105). With that smaller (and faster) lens, its a deadly combo.
     
  10. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    Looking forward to seeing photos from your D90 and 35/1.8. Was contemplating a D5100 + 35/1.8 myself!
     
  11. Grant

    Grant SC Veteran

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    Nov 12, 2010
    Lunenburg Nova Scotia
    The 35mm f/1.8 is a sweet piece of glass. I use mine often and I am very happy with it.
     
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  12. thekeddi

    thekeddi SC Top Veteran

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    Aug 15, 2011
    South Australia
    Ohhh, I thought I would be out of the loop here with the D5100 I just bought :) Glad I can still play!!!
     
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  13. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    Awesome! Congrats!!! Now let's see some photos!!
     
  14. I love my D90. It is a good complement to my Olympus E-P3. Now the 18-105mm isn't that big and clunky but yes, a nice bit of kit with the 35mm f/1.8.
     
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  15. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    Nice blog and Flickr photostream Peter!
     
  16. thekeddi

    thekeddi SC Top Veteran

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    Aug 15, 2011
    South Australia
    Will show pics when it gets here, post isn't too flash over the xmas new year period lol
     
  17. Chris2500dk

    Chris2500dk SC Top Veteran

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    Dec 22, 2011
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    I managed to convince myself (and my wife) that I need a Nikon D5100 for an upcoming trip, so I'll be picking one up tomorrow :biggrin:
     
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  18. Naveed Akhtar

    Naveed Akhtar SC Regular

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    Dec 8, 2011
    London, UK
    D5100 is small but not small enough for me. Too bad you live in Denmark, if you would be in London mine is available at a discount price with 16-85 VR and Tokina 11-16 f2.8
     
  19. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
    Down Under
    Mark
    Oh Kerri.....I see the disease remains untreated :laugh1:....and yet the XPro1 and G1X are just around the corner...