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How is it better than a Canon T3i??

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The canon t3i suffers in the realm of fast focusing. A d5100 will give better results in low light and the is no subsitute for nikkor lenses.
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D5100 metering is more accurate especially in lower lit situations. You can easliy print 11 x 14 inch image at 300 dpi with the D5100. If you crop out a lot of your image after you shoot it than go with the Rebel T3i or 4i. Otherwise take a couple extra moments to compose your image right the first time and the 5100 will serve you well.
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Buy T3i or T4i. They are better than D5100 nearly all aspects, and of course, they have magic lantern.
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I just went thru this eval for my purpose and scoured the Internet for comparison info. I would boil it down to these high level points: The D5100 has slightly better image quality and low light performance. The T3i has a bit better user interface (easier to get at common functions) and more control over video shooting. There are other differences, but these were the most significant ones in my opinion. There both great cameras.
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What I find to be the biggest edge is how low the hi ISO noise is, + you have twice as much ISO capability (25,600 instead of 12,800).
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answer 6
other than the superior colour it offers and cheaper nikkor lenses. there is nothing else more to offer than the canon t3i. this cam is so crippled. amatuer enthusiast, do not get this cam! or you will end up buying a higher end in no time
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answer 7
canon t3 better

D5100 IN VIDEO:
There is not control for iso or shutter!!! all auto camera decides iso 6000 in dark and you cant do anything to change iso in video
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answer 8
Go into the cloud, the Internet, find and read the comparisons of the two cameras by camera experts. You will find that each has certain outstanding features that are different. Then go to the product reviews by users at the two companies' web pages and read the experiences people have had with their purchases, especially with the lenses that come with the camera.
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answer 9
It's not easy to details about two camera. However Nikon D5100 have a better ergonomic, menu interface, feature, metering is more accurate and D5100 have a lot of better in image quality.
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answer 10
Because its a Nikon.
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How do I use the D5100's HDR mode?

Hi, I'm new to DSLRs.

How does the D5100's HDR mode work? I see it under "Menu -> Shooting Menu -> HDR" but it's always disabled no matter what settings I seem to configure on the D5100. What presets must I use to enable HDR?

I realize HDR through software is going to be better than the D5100's auto-HDR, nevertheless I just want to see how the D5100's HDR is.

Thanks!
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Set quality to JPG only no RAW and 1 off M,A,S,P bracketing needs to be off too
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RTM. You can't have the camera set to RAW, So JPEG only, and M,A,S,P modes.
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HDR will only work in the M(anual), A(perature priority), S(hutter priority) or P(rogram) mode.
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answer 4
Look for bracketing in the user guide, i dnt know if its there o not in d5100
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3 years, 6 months ago
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on the d5ooo you put it into live view, then hit the ok button
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is the D5100 fully compatible with the AF DC-Nikkor 105mm f/2d lense?

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No lens will not auto focus, D5100 lacks internal lens motor
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3 years ago
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Will not auto focus.
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It will NOT auto-focus on a D5100.
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If it doesn't say "AF-S" at the beginning of the name, it's not going to autofocus.
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Apart from autofocus, yes.
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Does the camera have manual exposure and manual aperture control during recording mode??

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While Nikon does not issue a firmware to provide this and raise the D5100 shoulder to shoulder to its competitors, during video mode you can only adjust exposure compensation in A and S modes.
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Not. There is not control for iso or shutter. You can only control the aperture, but it is not too easy. I have this camera and I hope a firmware soon.
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answer 3
NO!! it don`t have a manual mode for video, you can set the aperture, but the shutter will override your shutter speed value.

this is verry bad because youe videos looks like amateur vids !!

hope nikon wake up and fix that!!!

i buy my d5100 three days ago :(
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Yes. The settings have to be adjust before taking a picture or recording a video.
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Will the 10.5mm f/2.8G ED AF DX Fisheye-NIKKOR autofocus with the D5100?

My friend is considering the D5100 and I was under the impression that any G type lens would work, but not all G lenses are AF-S and not all AF-S lenses are G type. The Nikon spec page for the D5100 has been changed sometime in the past month or two to say just AF-S. I recall it saying any AF-S, G, or AF-I lens was ok? I know a popular review out there that claims it HAS to be a G lens, but I don't believe this would be true....
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If anyone else is following this, I have gotten the correct answer.

The D5100 CAN auto focus with both AF-S lenses AND AF-I lenses.
It will auto focus with an AF-S lens that is not a G lens.
It will not auto focus with a G lens that is not also AF-S, despite what a popular review reports.
Therefore, there is no NIkon fisheye that will auto focus with the D5100.
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answer 2
All Nikon lenses will fit and work on the D5100, however, only AF-S lenses will autofocus on it, all the others will be manual focus.
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I believe the first answer is incorrect. I am pretty sure that the D5100 will auto focus just fine with AF-I, so the lens does not have to be an AF-S. Now I don't know why anyone would buy a D5100 that has an AF-I lens around, but that is not really the point. I also know this area on the NIkon spec page for the D5100 has been changed recently. So if we forget about the AF-I issue for now, will the D5100 auto focus with an AF-S lens that is not a G type? My guess is yes. And will the D5100 auto focus with a G type lens that is not AF-S like one of the major reviews suggests? My guess is no, and if that correct--then there is not a Nikon fisheye lens that will auto focus with the D5100.
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All lenses will work on the D5100 but only the AF-S type will autofocus on it.
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How do I recover deleted photos from my D5100?

After attaching my D5100 with a USB cable to my computer, I accidentally deleted all the photos instead of just one. Is there a way to recover these photos?
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Download Recuva. It's a really powerful tool to recover any media you've deleted from removible units.
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you can find software that recovers information from hard drives or other memory device (do a search on the internet). just don't write anything else on that card until you get the software!
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when downloading photos to your computer creates a backup file whenever a USB memory
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Please get in contact with the manufacture of the memory card so they can recommend a recovery data software.
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Why are the photos taken on auto much better quality than the ones taken on manual with the same settings?

I've always hated using auto on my cameras but I feel like i have to with the d5100 because the pictures taken on auto have better quality than the ones taken on manual and I dont know how to fix it.
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I was reading an article that said one cause of pixelated photos is an ISO setting that is too high. Check your ISO setting and play around with it. I can usually shoot good clear pictures with my ISO around 400-600 in low light. This will require a slower shutter speed or larger apeture. But I would definately play around with the ISO.
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dont rely on LCD screen on your camera,,.try to put it to computer,the ''real'' picture will revealed!
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i know i have to set everything on manual. ive always shot on manual with my d80. by quality i mean the ones taken on manual are pix-elated while the ones taken on auto are perfectly sharp and clear. i never had this problem with my d80
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Because you have to set everything on manual. What do you mean by quality? You should try and shoot RAW or at least Jpeg fine. Read up on Aperture, Shutter speed, Iso, And white balance to get your feet wet
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Does it have the 3D still imaging?

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No
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I believe it does not...
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According to "Tech Specs" it does not have this feature...
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No
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Which prime lens would be better for my Nikon D5100?

My options are:
AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G
AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G
Among the above two which one would be better and why?
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I use the 18-200mm. I like it, but it does not have a Macro setting. If I had known that, I would have looked for a different lens.
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My lens are AF-S NIKKOR 18-55mm 1:35-5.6G may be the 18-200mm will be better.......
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Technically they are the same as in I doubt very much whether you would notice a difference in iq between them, the only thing that will mater to some is that the AF-s version will auto focus on the D5100.
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No manual exposure in video mode??

No manual exposure in video mode??
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I just figure it out just now set on P or A or S then while youre doing video press the +/- then the rolling button.
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Way too generic.
What Camera, lens, and settings are you using. i.e. 1080p/24, etc.
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Hi, If you not use external meter manual exposure is not necessary. But if you want to control exposure you can use AE-L and exposure compensation. (AE-L on hold)
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is there an LCD cover that could fit on d5100?

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Flip the LCD around so that it faces inward.
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Though you could probably purchase a generic plastic LCD film protector (Like a flexible version of what you would use on the iphone or ipod). Just goes on like a sticker. Doesn't protect from breakage, but scratches are handled well.
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No, D5100 don't have LCD cover.
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Will it take he same lens as a D90

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Generally the D5100 has no build-in motor so that only with build-in-motor lenses you get autofocus.
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All lenses that fit a D90 will fit on a D5100, but they must be AF-S type lenses to auto-focus.
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Yes, as it is a F mount, but I don't think you will have autofocus on it...personnaly, I have the 1979 Nikkor lens 55mm micro and it fits on my D3000, I just have to make manual focus that's all.
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Will my D40 lenses fit the D5100 or D7000?

Subject says it all--will my D40 lenses fit the D5100 or D7000? And how, in general, can one tell which lenses will fit which cameras?
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Nikon offers two types of autofocus digital camera bodies: those with a built-in focus drive motor and those which require a lens to have a motor. Cameras such as the D5100 do not have a focus motor in it, but the D7000 does. All Nikon NIKKOR lenses have an "F" mount" so they fit any D-SLR body. While the D5100 can use a lens with no focus motor (an “AF” lens) you would have to manually turn the focus ring to bring the subject in to sharp focus.
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All nikon DSLR's use a F bayonet mount, they will work on all DSLR's, just a matter if they will autofocus. The D5100 has no internal focus motor so it can only use lenses marked af-s in order to auto focus. The D7000 has an internal focus motor so it will auto focus with all lenses marked af and af-s.
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AF-S lenses will work with both the D7000 and they D5100. AF lenses are without internal focus motors and will not work with D5100 (lacks lens motor) but will work with D7000. There are also third party lenses that do not have internal focus motors. All will work in manual focus. Any lens that works with your D40 will also auto focus on both the D5100 and d7000
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I am a amatuer who likes to take pictures of my sons motocorssing.... Will this camera be good to taking fast speed action shots?

Also, can you recommend an additional lens to purchase to help with photographs in a gymnasium?
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Absolutely. It's more about technique and practice than it is about the gear. He can pan the action and hit the shutter when the time looks good. Timing and anticipation will get you the shots you want.
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I own the D5100 & D7000, I like them both. The 5100 tops out @ 4 Frames per second, The D7000 takes 6 frames per second & has a faster Buffer rate,-it will load images faster to the memory card.

For Motocross you need speed. I would recomend the D7000 & a 70-200 f2.8 lens. This is an expensive setup but will get the job done.

Good luck & have fun, I raced Motocross when I was a young man & had a BLAST !
PS, get a fast 16 Gig SD card & a spare battery too.
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The D5100 is can shoot at 4 frames per second, which should be fast enough for fast action.
As far as lenses are concerned you will want something with a fast maximum apeture.
Since gymnasiums are dimly lit, you might want to look at the following lenses:

AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR. This will give you the reach you may need but you may have to bump up the ISO on the camera to get a faster shutter speed.

AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8. This will give you the speed you need but you will have to get closer to the action.

AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8 ED VR II. This is a great lens but it's also expensive.

If you are unsure about any lens, I would try renting them from your local photography shop so you can see how the lens works for your shooting conditions.

Hope this helps,

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Will the pop-up flash trigger my Speedlights? How many groups will it control?

I'm confused. It seems like people are saying that this camera won't have full CLS, that the pop-up won't be able to control off-camera Speedlights. If not, will this feature be added via firmware later?
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Unfortunately Jimmy, the D5100's internal flash does not have CLS commanding capabilities, a feature that probably wouldn't increase much in either size, weight or price, and would aggregate a lot of value!
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The built-in flash of some D-SLR cameras can work as a commander to trigger other speedlight wirelessly but, that will depend on the model of your camera.
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Can you use night Vision in movie mode?

Is ISO 102,400 available for movie mode?
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Yes.
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Please visit our website in order to see the specifications that currently are available for the D5100.
http://www.nikonusa.com/Nikon-Produ...
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Will the pop-up flash OF THE 5100 trigger my Speedlights? How many groups will it control?

I asked this question earlier today and got a generic answer from the staff that didn't answer the question. This is specifically aimed at the new D5100. Will the pop-up flash of a D5100 trigger Speedlights in the CLS? If not, what do I need to buy to use my CLS speedlights?
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You can use the SU-800 Commander on your camera.
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By all accounts no, well not via commander mode anyway, but I could be wrong. Then again depends what flashes you are using, if its SB-700, 800 or 900 then you will be able to control them manually via SU-4 mode on the flash.
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When is the D5100 available to buy?

I am interested in buying D5100. when is it available in the market to buy?
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Best Buys already have them on stock, I got mine on Sunday. Amazon as well.
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New models are usually available after 30 to 45 days from the release date. You may want to check with your local dealer or keep visiting our Nikon store.
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How many hours of Full HD (1080p) video can you shoot with a 8 GB card

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D3100 movie mode capacity is 10 minutes regardless of SD card size. : ( The 5100 I do not know.
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the card will hold quite a lot but the camera itself will prob only record 20 mins max at most.
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When it says 20 min max time for video recording: does it mean 20 min for a single shot?

or can it be several shots of up to 20 min depending on the card's memory capacity
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hi!! the 20 minutes are for a single shot and you can make as many 20min shots as your card space get full!!!
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20 minutes is just the max length for one clip. You can record multiple 20 minute clips until you fill your memory card up.
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