Nikon D5100 16.2 Megapixel Digital SLR Camera Body Only Body Only

3" LCD - 4928 x 3264 Image - 1920 x 1080 Video - HDMI - PictBridge - HD Movie Mode - MPN: 25476
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The D5100 is a high-performance D-SLR designed to stimulate your creative side and help you create still images and movies like no other.The swing-out vari-angle monitor combines with the camera's D-movie function to enable unique shots from any angle. Still images or movies can be shot using a special effect to add a sense of magic.High Dynamic Range imaging lets you capture exquisitely detailed stills of high-contrast scenes. The perfect way to capture your view of the world, this camera was made with freedom of expression in mind.
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Product Title Nikon D5100 16.2 Megapixel Digital SLR Camera Body Only Body Only
Manufacturer Nikon
Lowest Price $315.00 from Abe's of Maine
Power Score 4.4 | 93 Reviews
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DCRP Review: Nikon D5100
4 Star Review  DCResource - May 31, 2011

The Nikon D5100 is a very nice "premium" entry-level D-SLR, and offers some genuinely useful new features compared to its predecessor (the D5000). Some of the highlights are very good photo quality (with low noise until the very highest sensitivities), solid build quality, a rotating LCD that now flips to the side (instead of down), plenty of manual controls, a fun new Effects mode, and Full HD movie recording. Downsides are few, and include soft photos at default settings, sluggish contrast detect AF in live view, a lack of manual controls in movie mode, and a few misplaced buttons. And, like the D5000, the D5100 only supports autofocus on newer Nikkor lenses.

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Nikon D5100 Review
5 Star Review  Imaging Resource - Dec 31, 1969

Back in 2009, we reviewed Nikon's D5000, the company's first SLR to include an articulated LCD display, and while we loved its image quality and feature set, the bottom-mounted tilt/swivel mechanism seemed like something of a missed opportunity. The followup Nikon D5100 switches to a more versatile side-mounted mechanism useful not only for framing high or low shots, but also for self-portraits--something of an important use case for a consumer camera. Nikon has also updated the D5100's imaging pipeline, which is now based around the same 16.2 megapixel image sensor and processing algorithms used in the popular D7000 prosumer SLR, bringing similar image quality to a much more affordable camera. The D5100 also brings in-camera HDR imaging to a Nikon SLR for the first time, and expands upon Nikon's selection of in-camera filter effects. Of these, perhaps the most interesting is a Night Vision mode that allows sensitivity to a maximum of ISO 102,400 equivalent, so long as you're willing to forgo shooting in color. Otherwise, the D5100 provides ISO sensitivities to 25,600 equivalent. Other notable features include a maximum shutter speed of 1/4,000 second, a rated shutter life of 100,000 cycles, Nikon's 3D Color Matrix Metering and 11-point Multi-CAM 1000 autofocus sensors, and Full HD (1,080p) movie capture capability. For more on this interesting digital SLR, read our Nikon D5100 review.

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Nikon D5100 review at Camera Labs
4 Star Review  cameralabs.com - May 30, 2011

At Camera Labs, we've tested the Nikon D5100 against its closest rival from Canon. In our head-to-head tests you can directly compare the detail and image quality in low light, along with downloading high resolution sample images and movies so you can check out the quality on your own computer. Finally in our in-depth verdict we've weighed-up all the pros and cons and tracked down the best deals for you.

Read the full review »

Nikon D5100 Review
4.5 Star Review  photographyblog.com - Apr 26, 2011

The Nikon D5100 is a new mid-range DSLR camera that features a 16.2 megapixel sensor, vari-angle LCD screen and 1080p HD movies. The D5100 also offers an ISO range of 100-25600, 4fps continuous shooting, a range of creative effects and an 11-point autofocus system. Read our in-depth Nikon D5100 review to find out if this is all the DSLR that you need.

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Nikon D5100 (body only)
3.5 Star Review  cnet.com - Apr 8, 2011

THE GOOD: Excellent photo quality with a good noise profile, a streamlined shooting design for both photo and video, and a broad, practical feature set contribute to the <b>Nikon D5100</b>s strengths. THE BAD: While its fast, some aspects of the D5100s performance still lag behind its class. THE BOTTOM LINE: Though it doesnt rank first based on any individual aspect of the camera, the Nikon D5100 delivers a solid combination of image quality, performance, features, and design that puts it out in front if youre looking for a well-rounded option under $1,000.

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Nikon D5100
4 Star Review  testseek.com - Jul 7, 2011

Testseek.com has collected 131 expert reviews for Nikon D5100 and the average expert rating is 84 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

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Nikon D5100 DSLR
3 Star Review  productwiki.com - Apr 11, 2011

The Nikon D5100 digital SLR camera is a newer version of the Nikon D5000 that provides an updated 16.2 megapixel DX format CMOS sensor. With an ISO range of 100-6400 and an EXPEED 2 image processing engine, this camera is able to capture clear photographs, even in low light. With updated recording from the D5000 models HD 1280x720p video feature, this camera offers HD 1920x1080p, for higher quality movies. Equipped with a High Dynamic Range, in pictures encompassing extreme contrasts, it combines two exposures to offer cleaner and crisper photographs. Also, the swivel vari-angle LCD monitor, has been enlarged from 2.7 on the D5000 model to 3 inches, and an extra side hinge has been added to increase the flexibility range, allowing pictures to be taken from more angles. Finally, offering a new effects mode, pictures can be taken with a variety of creative looks, including selective color, night vision, miniature, ... PROS: (1) includes the same high quality 14-bit 16.2MP sensor found in the much more expensive D7000 (2) " completely articulating display with a high 921k dot resolution (the same as the D7000, higher than the D5000) (3) records video in full 1080/30p/24p, 720/30p/25p/24p with microphone input - improved over the D3100 (no mic input, 1080p/30 option) (4) improved battery life over the D5000 - rated for 660 shots vs 510 shots (5) records to easy to find, affordable and capacious SD/SDHC/SDXC flash memory ... CONS: (1) shares the same 11-point AF, shutter speed, and metering system as the D3100/D90 - it cant be exactly the same as the D7000! (2) dim pentamirror based optical viewfinder - the same as the D3100, much more annoying to use than the brighter one found on the D7000/D90 (3) lacks the dual control wheels of the D7000/D90

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User Reviews
Nikon D5100
5 Star Review   By Ms Nikon on Adorama - Jul 30, 2013   

Use for portraits and event photograhpy which give me a nice sharp photo. It's smaller than I'm use to but get the job done. I don't like that it is not compatitable with some of my lens.

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5 Star Review   By O on Adorama - Jul 30, 2013   

Great photographs, easy to use, very happy

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Outstanding camera
5 Star Review   By Walkdog on Adorama - Jul 9, 2013   

Great viewing screen, easy to use. The camera takes great pictures, easy to download. A great value.

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Recommended to me by pro photographer
5 Star Review   By nan on Adorama - Jun 14, 2013   

Heavier than point & shoot but managable good placement of features buttons helpful clear instructions for novice

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Good Starter DSLR w/ Great Features
5 Star Review   By The Big C on Adorama - Jun 12, 2013   

I bought the D5100 as an upgrade from my D50 (which had served well for 7 years). I was looking for something that had up to date features, but also would deliver point & shoot when needed. The D5100 is a perfect fit. My wish list for this body includes A

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Nikon quality as always
5 Star Review   By toddgto72 on Adorama - Jun 5, 2013   

Baby's first words were as exactly as expected. Outstanding. Works flawlessly in low light with multi focus points. Haven't had time to go through all programs yet, but WOW!

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love it!
5 Star Review   By kate on Adorama - Jun 4, 2013   

works so great! takes gorgeous pictures!

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I love my new nikon d5100!!
4 Star Review   By Lily on Adorama - May 31, 2013   

This is my first refurbished purchase from Adorama and so far its been great! it came with all the accessories described and it has been working wonderful. The camera looks and works like a brand new one and it was very affordable. I am so happy with it, the swivel screen is so ideal for those hard to get creative shots i just pop out my screen and vioala! a different perspective and angle for my shots. The Nikon D5100 is great with video as well, it shoots seamlessly. Overall, a great product!! Recommend it to anyone on the market for a new DSLR

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Appeared to be brand new.
5 Star Review   By Slydmo on Adorama - May 28, 2013   

Purchased the refurbished D5100 and item was just as brand new. I did not hesitate to buy refurbished over new and shutter count was at zero upon receipt. Since buying this I have decided to purchase a D7000 refurbished to use as my primary camera with the D5100 as backup. Have purchased many products this way including lenses. Never had problem at all.

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Excellent DSLR camera
4 Star Review   By Lou on Adorama - May 28, 2013   

I purchased this camera as an upgrade from my Nikon D50 (which I've had for over 8 years). I'm a casual photographer - mostly taking pictures of my family, but I also like to photograph architecture and street art. I was pleasantly suprised by the size o

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The D5100 is a high-performance D-SLR designed to stimulate your creative side and help you create still images and movies like no other.The swing-out vari-angle monitor combines with the camera's D-movie function to enable unique shots from any angle. Still images or movies can be shot using a special effect to add a sense of magic.High Dynamic Range imaging lets you capture exquisitely detailed stills of high-contrast scenes. The perfect way to capture your view of the world, this camera was made with freedom of expression in mind.
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Product Title Nikon D5100 16.2 Megapixel Digital SLR Camera Body Only Body Only
Manufacturer Nikon
Lowest Price $315.00 from Abe's of Maine
Power Score 4.4 | 93 Reviews
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DCRP Review: Nikon D5100
4 Star Review  DCResource - May 31, 2011

The Nikon D5100 is a very nice "premium" entry-level D-SLR, and offers some genuinely useful new features compared to its predecessor (the D5000). Some of the highlights are very good photo quality (with low noise until the very highest sensitivities), solid build quality, a rotating LCD that now flips to the side (instead of down), plenty of manual controls, a fun new Effects mode, and Full HD movie recording. Downsides are few, and include soft photos at default settings, sluggish contrast detect AF in live view, a lack of manual controls in movie mode, and a few misplaced buttons. And, like the D5000, the D5100 only supports autofocus on newer Nikkor lenses.

Read the full review »

Nikon D5100 Review
5 Star Review  Imaging Resource - Dec 31, 1969

Back in 2009, we reviewed Nikon's D5000, the company's first SLR to include an articulated LCD display, and while we loved its image quality and feature set, the bottom-mounted tilt/swivel mechanism seemed like something of a missed opportunity. The followup Nikon D5100 switches to a more versatile side-mounted mechanism useful not only for framing high or low shots, but also for self-portraits--something of an important use case for a consumer camera. Nikon has also updated the D5100's imaging pipeline, which is now based around the same 16.2 megapixel image sensor and processing algorithms used in the popular D7000 prosumer SLR, bringing similar image quality to a much more affordable camera. The D5100 also brings in-camera HDR imaging to a Nikon SLR for the first time, and expands upon Nikon's selection of in-camera filter effects. Of these, perhaps the most interesting is a Night Vision mode that allows sensitivity to a maximum of ISO 102,400 equivalent, so long as you're willing to forgo shooting in color. Otherwise, the D5100 provides ISO sensitivities to 25,600 equivalent. Other notable features include a maximum shutter speed of 1/4,000 second, a rated shutter life of 100,000 cycles, Nikon's 3D Color Matrix Metering and 11-point Multi-CAM 1000 autofocus sensors, and Full HD (1,080p) movie capture capability. For more on this interesting digital SLR, read our Nikon D5100 review.

Read the full review »

Nikon D5100 review at Camera Labs
4 Star Review  cameralabs.com - May 30, 2011

At Camera Labs, we've tested the Nikon D5100 against its closest rival from Canon. In our head-to-head tests you can directly compare the detail and image quality in low light, along with downloading high resolution sample images and movies so you can check out the quality on your own computer. Finally in our in-depth verdict we've weighed-up all the pros and cons and tracked down the best deals for you.

Read the full review »

Nikon D5100 Review
4.5 Star Review  photographyblog.com - Apr 26, 2011

The Nikon D5100 is a new mid-range DSLR camera that features a 16.2 megapixel sensor, vari-angle LCD screen and 1080p HD movies. The D5100 also offers an ISO range of 100-25600, 4fps continuous shooting, a range of creative effects and an 11-point autofocus system. Read our in-depth Nikon D5100 review to find out if this is all the DSLR that you need.

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Nikon D5100 (body only)
3.5 Star Review  cnet.com - Apr 8, 2011

THE GOOD: Excellent photo quality with a good noise profile, a streamlined shooting design for both photo and video, and a broad, practical feature set contribute to the <b>Nikon D5100</b>s strengths. THE BAD: While its fast, some aspects of the D5100s performance still lag behind its class. THE BOTTOM LINE: Though it doesnt rank first based on any individual aspect of the camera, the Nikon D5100 delivers a solid combination of image quality, performance, features, and design that puts it out in front if youre looking for a well-rounded option under $1,000.

Read the full review »

Nikon D5100
4 Star Review  testseek.com - Jul 7, 2011

Testseek.com has collected 131 expert reviews for Nikon D5100 and the average expert rating is 84 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

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Nikon D5100 DSLR
3 Star Review  productwiki.com - Apr 11, 2011

The Nikon D5100 digital SLR camera is a newer version of the Nikon D5000 that provides an updated 16.2 megapixel DX format CMOS sensor. With an ISO range of 100-6400 and an EXPEED 2 image processing engine, this camera is able to capture clear photographs, even in low light. With updated recording from the D5000 models HD 1280x720p video feature, this camera offers HD 1920x1080p, for higher quality movies. Equipped with a High Dynamic Range, in pictures encompassing extreme contrasts, it combines two exposures to offer cleaner and crisper photographs. Also, the swivel vari-angle LCD monitor, has been enlarged from 2.7 on the D5000 model to 3 inches, and an extra side hinge has been added to increase the flexibility range, allowing pictures to be taken from more angles. Finally, offering a new effects mode, pictures can be taken with a variety of creative looks, including selective color, night vision, miniature, ... PROS: (1) includes the same high quality 14-bit 16.2MP sensor found in the much more expensive D7000 (2) " completely articulating display with a high 921k dot resolution (the same as the D7000, higher than the D5000) (3) records video in full 1080/30p/24p, 720/30p/25p/24p with microphone input - improved over the D3100 (no mic input, 1080p/30 option) (4) improved battery life over the D5000 - rated for 660 shots vs 510 shots (5) records to easy to find, affordable and capacious SD/SDHC/SDXC flash memory ... CONS: (1) shares the same 11-point AF, shutter speed, and metering system as the D3100/D90 - it cant be exactly the same as the D7000! (2) dim pentamirror based optical viewfinder - the same as the D3100, much more annoying to use than the brighter one found on the D7000/D90 (3) lacks the dual control wheels of the D7000/D90

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User Reviews
Nikon D5100
5 Star Review   By Ms Nikon on Adorama - Jul 30, 2013   

Use for portraits and event photograhpy which give me a nice sharp photo. It's smaller than I'm use to but get the job done. I don't like that it is not compatitable with some of my lens.

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5 Star Review   By O on Adorama - Jul 30, 2013   

Great photographs, easy to use, very happy

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Outstanding camera
5 Star Review   By Walkdog on Adorama - Jul 9, 2013   

Great viewing screen, easy to use. The camera takes great pictures, easy to download. A great value.

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Recommended to me by pro photographer
5 Star Review   By nan on Adorama - Jun 14, 2013   

Heavier than point & shoot but managable good placement of features buttons helpful clear instructions for novice

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Good Starter DSLR w/ Great Features
5 Star Review   By The Big C on Adorama - Jun 12, 2013   

I bought the D5100 as an upgrade from my D50 (which had served well for 7 years). I was looking for something that had up to date features, but also would deliver point & shoot when needed. The D5100 is a perfect fit. My wish list for this body includes A

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Nikon quality as always
5 Star Review   By toddgto72 on Adorama - Jun 5, 2013   

Baby's first words were as exactly as expected. Outstanding. Works flawlessly in low light with multi focus points. Haven't had time to go through all programs yet, but WOW!

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love it!
5 Star Review   By kate on Adorama - Jun 4, 2013   

works so great! takes gorgeous pictures!

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I love my new nikon d5100!!
4 Star Review   By Lily on Adorama - May 31, 2013   

This is my first refurbished purchase from Adorama and so far its been great! it came with all the accessories described and it has been working wonderful. The camera looks and works like a brand new one and it was very affordable. I am so happy with it, the swivel screen is so ideal for those hard to get creative shots i just pop out my screen and vioala! a different perspective and angle for my shots. The Nikon D5100 is great with video as well, it shoots seamlessly. Overall, a great product!! Recommend it to anyone on the market for a new DSLR

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Appeared to be brand new.
5 Star Review   By Slydmo on Adorama - May 28, 2013   

Purchased the refurbished D5100 and item was just as brand new. I did not hesitate to buy refurbished over new and shutter count was at zero upon receipt. Since buying this I have decided to purchase a D7000 refurbished to use as my primary camera with the D5100 as backup. Have purchased many products this way including lenses. Never had problem at all.

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Excellent DSLR camera
4 Star Review   By Lou on Adorama - May 28, 2013   

I purchased this camera as an upgrade from my Nikon D50 (which I've had for over 8 years). I'm a casual photographer - mostly taking pictures of my family, but I also like to photograph architecture and street art. I was pleasantly suprised by the size o

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Refurbished, I'd do it again
5 Star Review   By Jim on Adorama - May 28, 2013   

Purchased refurbished, body only. Last year's model, replaced by the D5200, came with an excellent price. Replaces my D40. I am very pleased with the feature set, performance, quality of pictures, and so on. The camera itself looks new. My familiarity with the D40 made getting used to this camera very straightforward. Note that the resolution of the D5200 is not significant to me, it's only an improvement of 20% in linear density. I'd need to see a 64 Megapixel camera before I'd get very interested, and only because I am interested in wildlife photography. I purchased the VIP program to go with this, to get the extra 1 year warranty from Adorama - Nikon refurbished cameras come with a 90 day warranty.

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Don't judge a book by its cover
5 Star Review   By Napo on Adorama - May 22, 2013   

I was hesitant as this was a refurbished item, always bought new before. Price was an incredible bargain, wonderful purchase, Adorama rep helped me select lens and filters, etc. I have yet to find an issue with this camera. Thanks Frank.

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great camera
4 Star Review   By me on Adorama - May 21, 2013   

fun little camera

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I would buy this product again!
5 Star Review   By HM on Adorama - May 21, 2013   

Great camera. With the VIP protection plan, buying Refurbished is the way to go!

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Love it!
5 Star Review   By Dave on Adorama - May 21, 2013   

I love this camera. The D5200 is nice, but you can't beat the D5100 at this price. In terms of pure image quality I see no reason to pay the premium for the newest generation camera.

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Great Buy
4 Star Review   By Ouranos on Adorama - May 14, 2013   

For several months I have been looking to upgrade from my Nikon D40. The D40 has served me very well, but, there were some capabilities I wanted that it did not have. The model I chose as an upgrade was the D5100 due to two things: the sensor and the live-view. Both have proven to be more than I had hoped for. And, the interaction with Adorama was excellent. I was a bit leery of purchasing refurbished. But, the camera has operated flawlessly.

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Great camera great price
4 Star Review   By Will on Adorama - May 14, 2013   

I wanted a decent camera for both my outdoor adventures in South Louisiana, and my upcoming travels. I liked the LCD screen options of the D5100 better than the D3100, and with the new D5200 out, Adorama had a great closeout price. Pieced with the 18-200

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Easy to use, compact great photos
5 Star Review   By Hudsonian on Adorama - May 14, 2013   

I upgraded my D5000 to the D5100. It's a better camera for less $$. The downside is that the plastic body will not take a cotton to impact (RIP D5000). But be gentle with the D5100 and it will serve you well. I use the D5100 with a Nikkor 18-200mm zoom and it makes professional quality photos.

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Its basically NEW:)
5 Star Review   By ilovethisproduct on Adorama - May 9, 2013   

I just got it and its basically new! No scratches and gives great photo quality!

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GREAT CAMERA!!!
5 Star Review   By ngoco.dee on Adorama - May 7, 2013   

I'm always a little hesitate to get a high end product used or factory refurbished, but this item looked, feels and acts brand new! I'm so happy with the price. It was the cheapest that I found ANYWHERE!!! I use the camera for work event as well as person

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Great deal
5 Star Review   By merrill on Adorama - May 7, 2013   

I picked the D5100 as an upgrade from my old D40, and it is spectacular in comparison. The refurbished model seems good as new (although mine did have about 1900 shutter actuations -- in the long run, that's hardly anything). The image quality is superb. I've been taking photos of birds, flowers and pets, mostly, using a Nikon 35mm G 1.8 and the 70-300mm VR zoom, and I'm delighted with how my shots have turned out. I haven't shot much video yet, but I'm glad it has a separate mic input. I wasn't sure about the tilt screen, but I find I'm using it more than I thought I would for still photos. I'm also more excited about the many adjustable controls than I thought I would be. I learned photography years ago on manual film cameras and in the darkroom, and this camera makes me feel like I've gone back to those exciting days of learning, somehow. If you're debating about this refurbished body, stop. Just get it, if you can. Right now, it's an incredible deal. Love this camera.

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Excellent beginner DSLR, better than exp
4 Star Review   By Mikiro on Adorama - May 7, 2013   

I purchased this camera to take pictures of my daughter & pictures at a upcoming wedding. Simply taking pictures on auto is easy & usually brilliant. However in low light (i would recommend getting a separate flash) & in certain other situations, the camera requires the user to get more creative in order to produce decent shots. The one thing missing from this camera is a toggle switch for user settings. In manual I developed the ideal settings for my beach shots, but once I switched back to auto they were lost.

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Awesome beginner camera
5 Star Review   By Bre LaRow on Adorama - Apr 30, 2013   

As soon as I got the camera, I ran outside and used auto to snap a bunch of photos. That evening I read more about how to use manual mode, and have been using it ever since. It takes great pictures in auto and scene modes, but has all the manual settings for a beginner to learn more about photography. My only small complainant is that it only has 11 focus points, but there are tricks and settings to assist with this. It's an awesome and affordable camera.

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Received as expected
3 Star Review   By AL on Adorama - Apr 30, 2013   

bought for 2nd camera and is what I expected

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Like brand new
5 Star Review   By RTarres on Adorama - Apr 30, 2013   

I had many doubts about the true meaning of the term refurbished. After opening the box I found a brand new camera, with all the accessories sealed and even better: with only 1700 shots. It's a camera with many control options that allow you to get very good pictures and enjoy while taking them.

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Excellent Enthusiast Camera
4 Star Review   By Steve the enthusiast on Adorama - Apr 30, 2013   

I've taken photos of flowers, family and local scenes and this camera has proved to be a joy to use. Having recently switched from Sony DSLR's, I hadn't realized what I had been missing with image quality and nice layout. My only frustration is the camera needs a dedicated switch for iso. It is frustrating to have to go to the menu to change on the fly.

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Mostly good, big bad
4 Star Review   By scorekeeper on Adorama - Apr 30, 2013   

Absolutely would recommend to a friend. Shipment arrived overnight! Refurbished by Nikon, but flash did not work. Listen carefully to all the suggestions by Adorama, which has been very friendly to me.

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Very versatile camera..
4 Star Review   By The soccer man on Adorama - Apr 23, 2013   

I traded in my Nikon D90 for the D5100 and returned it due to softness, and focusing issues. My lens is the Nikon 18-105mm, and I had great photos with the D90, but this 2nd D5100 seems much better. I still have some "softness" issues, and will try in cam

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Worth Every Penny
5 Star Review   By JazeR540 on Adorama - Apr 23, 2013   

Upgraded from my D50 to the 5100 and was so impressed a purchased a second as a gift for my retired parents -- the camera feels incredibly balanced when you hold it, tight, compact, and lightweight even with my 18-200m lens mounted you will not regret the camera, but don't waste your time with bundles, get the camera body seperate and then add the excellent 18-200m lens and do away with a whole bag of toys D5100 + 18-200mm + 35mm (1.8) = perfect package

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Excellent, Capable first DSLR
5 Star Review   By Plvs Vltra on Adorama - Apr 23, 2013   

Bought this camera for travel. I took it to DC recently to photograph cherry blossoms, and I was impressed with what I was able to do. It was easy to experiment and learn. I actually bought this camera for the lens compatibility and it was a great product for a great price. I give it 5 stars for a first dSLR.

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Just like new!
5 Star Review   By raoolio on Adorama - Apr 15, 2013   

Hi, I was looking for my first DSLR coming from a Canon Powershot. I did a lot of research like every budget oriented consumer out there. I could have gone with de D3200 but no swivel screen, then there was the new D5200, but you had to pay a premium for basically the same camera with more megapixels and the D7000's autofocus system. That's when I found this terrific refurbished offer, I was skeptical at first, but the camera came well packed with brand new accesories, my family couldn't tell it wasn't new :) I went with this body and skipped the kit lens, opting for the Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G instead. I highly recommend this refurbished camera.

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Just as expected from Nikon and Adorama
5 Star Review   By Dlwags1 on Adorama - Apr 11, 2013   

I use my 5100 for a variety of things. Web images, stills for video production, sporting events... It performs flawlessly for all applications.

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Great camera, very happy with purchase
5 Star Review   By Bonie on Adorama - Apr 9, 2013   

It's easy to use, great with my 18-200 lens, will be taking a photo class to get the most from the camera.

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First Refurb Buy, Wasn't Disappointed
4 Star Review   By M. Bersabal on Adorama - Mar 27, 2013   

I purchased this after problems with the shutter release on my D40. Even though I selected Super Saver shipping, I was happy to see it arrived two days after my order was placed (as apposed to the allotted 7-10). I'll admit I was a little hesitant to buy refurbished, but the reviews were all great and the price was so low. The camera had a tiny scratch on the LCD upon arrival but other than that it looked to be in brand new condition. It works wonderfully and I have no regrets! Great product.

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Great camera
5 Star Review   By MothGuy on Adorama - Mar 19, 2013   

I make heavy use of this camera in art projects ... mostly outdoors of natural subjects at short range. I'm upgrading from a D70, which I had for years. This is so much better in every way, no room to list here, but the ease of use and picture quality mak

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Nikon d5100
4 Star Review   By Lil on Adorama - Mar 12, 2013   

The grid is no longer available on a viewfinder. Great in poor lighting Great images

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Awesome camera
5 Star Review   By harts1spitfire on Adorama - Feb 9, 2013   

Be sure to read some books on how to use the Nikon 5100 because it hasso many functions and features one does not learn without some guidance.

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I LOVE my new Nikon!
5 Star Review   By Jacqie O on Adorama - Feb 6, 2013   

I'm looking forward to learning all there is to learn about this camera and to taking some awesome pictures.

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Nice Buy
4 Star Review   By Shirish on Adorama - Feb 5, 2013   

Very good camera overall with many good features. Tilt lcd screen is added advantage for self portraits. I would have liked more time gap (more than 3 seconds) when set at more than 1 snap in self timer mode and allow more than 1 snap while using flash in

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excellent product
5 Star Review   By boomer193 on Adorama - Feb 5, 2013   

wanted to upgrade from D50. So far I'm happy with my research and purchase

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A small SLR with a Big attitude....
5 Star Review   By Shutter bug on Adorama - Feb 5, 2013   

I am a Nikon fan and own a D70 - D300 - Coolpix S8000 and now the D5100. I actually did the research for my nephew who wanted to step up his photos, but did not want to many hard to use features, and that is what brought me to the D5100. When I actually d

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Refurbished Nikon D5100 purchase
5 Star Review   By Pam on Adorama - Jan 30, 2013   

I replaced my D90 with a refurbished D5100, and am thrilled with the upgrade. I love the easy bracketing and HDR features, and appreciate the accurate ISO and histogram capabilities. I have a D300, but anticipate the D5100 will become my go-to, everyday camera---not only because of the beautiful images it produces, but also its functional size. My husband uses it as a point and shoot, and loves the ease and image results. Thank you Nikon and Adorama!

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I would buy this product again and again
5 Star Review   By Sharing Sharon on Adorama - Jan 29, 2013   

This is definitely an awesome upgrade from my lame D40X before. I really like how easy to use it is. Although it is fairly different from what I'm used to with the D40X, it's pretty easy to figure out where everything is without reading the instructions manual yet. One thing that I had a little trouble with was Noise Reduction. I still haven't been able to find that function yet. Other than that, everything seems really good.

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Great, all-around camera
4 Star Review   By JT in Seattle on Adorama - Jan 29, 2013   

Amazed at the condition of the refurb body. Like brand new. I love getting a great deal! Autofocus is slower than I'd expect, but that may be the 18-105mm lens I've paired with it.

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Great pics and also 1080 Video
4 Star Review   By Gardengal on Adorama - Jan 8, 2013   

I am a Master Gardener with Harford Co. MD. I use my camera to photograph my gardens, including all wild life. I had upgraded to the Nikon 5100 for larger pixcels and also the 1080 video. So far, so good. I am enjoying the Nikon 5100

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Upgrade from D3000
5 Star Review   By Kendra rpm on Adorama - Dec 13, 2012   

This was an upgrade from the D3000. The features that sold me on the camera were the swivel LCD and the CMOS sensor. I had read a review from a professional photographer that said this was a great camera and somewhat equivalent to the D7000. Also, there a

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Great
5 Star Review   By Ryan on Adorama - Nov 12, 2012   

If you have any doubts about getting a Nikon-refurbished D5100, don't worry AT ALL. You are essentially getting a brand new camera for over half the initial price. You wouldn't even know it was refurbished if you hadn't seen the page's title. The camera w

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Great body for the $$
5 Star Review   By Roger the Shrubber on Adorama - Nov 9, 2012   

I got this body as an upgrade to my D60 because I needed mirror lockup (achieved through Live View) and an RGB histogram. Nothing about this camera has disappointed me, and while I which I could afford a D600, this body does all I need (and more) for now.

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Nikon D5100 (Body only)
5 Star Review   Crutchfield.com   

Crutchfield has collected 4 user reviews for this product with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. The most recent reviewer said, "Went out of town on a weekend trip and took photos of the fall colors and they came out great."

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Excellent Price
5 Star Review   By CJM on Adorama - Sep 12, 2012   

This camera has the most special effects of any camera on the market, currently. The best part is that all of the effects can be used in 1080p HD video. This is the best legit price I could find online. I have a 35mm lens, so I sold my D3100 to upgrade to

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Great value with professional results
5 Star Review   By SouthpawShooter on Adorama - Aug 20, 2012   

I can't express how pleased we are with photos that we are taking with this camera. The quality is first rate as with other Nikon products that I have owned in the past. We bought a refurbished 18-105 lens to use as our primary lens and couldn't be more s

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Love it!
5 Star Review   By Jon on Adorama - Aug 6, 2012   

I upgraded from the D3000, and very happy I did. At first I was disappointed but then I scrolled through the settings and realized for some reason the "Exposure Delay" mode was set to on. After I turned that off it was perfect!

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Picture Perfect!!! =D
5 Star Review   By Mia07 on Adorama - Aug 5, 2012   

I have no regrets about this camera, i truly love and appreciate the quality of the pictures, the fast performance and the options available within the camera for effects. I purchased it for my birthday and it's the gift I've ever gave myself.

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I love this camera!
5 Star Review   By Max on Adorama - Jul 30, 2012   

This camera is MUCH better than my Canon Digital Rebel XTi. I use this primarily indoors and in low light. Even without flash, this takes excellent pictures and video when paired with an f2.8 lens. The ability to save pictures simultaneously in RAW and JP

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Great camera....
5 Star Review   By Pete on Adorama - Jul 9, 2012   

I bought this as a gift

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So far so good!
5 Star Review   By mamma on Adorama - Jul 6, 2012   

had the D3100 wanted to get the D5100 for the better sensor and the tilt screen...I am super happy with it and the video which I really could take or leave is beautiful...so glad i got it.

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Great camera
5 Star Review   By Mom on Adorama - Jun 28, 2012   

I still have a lot to learn, but really enjoy taking pictures of my family with this camera!

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Price was not a issue
4 Star Review   By camera man on Adorama - Jun 23, 2012   

I am useing the D5100 as a back up at my events

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Great camera.
5 Star Review   By JohnnyRaven on Adorama - May 28, 2012   

I use this camera for everything.

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Great Camera
5 Star Review   By kiterwv on Adorama - Apr 30, 2012   

I love this camera. I upgraded from a D50 and am playing with all the features. It's lighter weight, smaller, pictures are very sharp. Love live view feature and tilt screen. Scene settings are varied. Haven't had it long, so am still learning to use it,

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Nikon D5100 16.2 Megapixel DX-Format
4 Star Review   By Sherry P on Adorama - Apr 23, 2012   

General photography.

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A great camera for both pro and amateur
5 Star Review   By badank on Adorama - Mar 16, 2012   

Have only had this camera a few weeks but can tell it's a great camera, I've had many over the years both digital and 35mm but this one is the best. Easy to use the wife loves it too.

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Best all around Camera!
5 Star Review   By Falcons023 on Adorama - Feb 21, 2012   

I love the D5100. It costs less than the D7000, with the same superb picture quality. The D5100 gives great auto exposure, and handles difficult lighting with ease. The D5100 is Fantastic. It handles very well, and the images look great. If you want a do-

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Excellent, light camera
5 Star Review   By Cal on Adorama - Jan 23, 2012   

I enjoy the light weight to compensate for a heavy lens.

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My first digital, my research paid off !
5 Star Review   By Bob on Adorama - Jan 20, 2012   

I am 82, an artist and do not paint on location anymore. This camera and my 18-200 Nikon lens is the answer to the detail I like to see! This is my firat experience with digital photography and I highly recommend David Busch's book Nikon D5100 it made it

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Smaller Photo Bag, less to carry around
4 Star Review   By John from Granger on Adorama - Jan 16, 2012   

The camera IQ is equal to the D7000 and $400 to $500 lest costly

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Worth the year-long wait for Santa!
4 Star Review   By hoboannie on Adorama - Dec 26, 2011   

I read reviews of the D5100 all year, and I was confident this was the next step up from my D60. I recieved it as a much-hinted-at gift, and even though it's only been one day (a photo-filled Christmas day!), I can say with confidence that this is an awes

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Love it!
5 Star Review   By JSA on Adorama - Dec 21, 2011   

The picture quality is amazing. I bought 18mm -200mm lense with this camera, and it is little bit heavier than what I thought, so I am planning on purchasing 35 mm lense, so I can carry my camera around easier. Otherwise, this camera is the best.

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This is a great camera!
4 Star Review   By Lakeland Lady on Adorama - Dec 19, 2011   

I use the camera mostly for outdoor photography (birds, wildlife, flowers, swamps, marshes, landscapes, seascapes). It does an incredible job. The continuous setting is fantastic and allows me to capture great images of wading birds in flight. Additionall

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okay for upgrade
4 Star Review   By TT on Adorama - Dec 19, 2011   

dislike: cannot change size of center metering area like the D80. prefer green marker in viewfinder screen, red is to hard to see the multi function button at back needs to be stiffer because if you aren't aware of your thumb position it is too easy to bu

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GRATE CAMERA"!!!!
4 Star Review   By kev_orlando on Adorama - Dec 5, 2011   

i am the week link in the this and it is helping me get better

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great camera that does more and more .
5 Star Review   By vagabond on Adorama - Nov 28, 2011   

everybody thinks i am a great photographer.

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This camera is very well thought out!
5 Star Review   By Ed on Adorama - Nov 21, 2011   

This camera with the 18-200mm Nikon lens is a great combination for me. I have images taken under moonlight at ISO 6400 that are amazingly good for the conditions. Battery life has been better than expected. All of the functions I have used so far have be

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A lightweight wonder.
5 Star Review   By Mr. Nak on Adorama - Nov 7, 2011   

I took out my old Nikon F which I purchased in 1967, and comparing it with the D5100 I couldn't believe how far Nikon has evolved. (I've had other Nikon cameras in between.) The capabilities have increase dramatically. One first notices the weight - the o

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big things come in small packages
4 Star Review   By Deepak on Adorama - Oct 23, 2011   

This is an excellent product. I really like the swivel lcd. Great in low light. High ISO. I also like the minature effect. Light weight and simple to use. I upgraded from a nikon D5000. Its really worth the money. Great buy.

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Doesn't work w/ EYE-FI
4 Star Review   By justsomeguy on Adorama - Oct 12, 2011   

EYE-FI will not work in direct mode. After 3 weeks of wrangling w/ eyefi tech support, they gave up and blamed the nikon. I've asked Nikon/ no response. I don't know why it won't work, but if you need it, buy something else. Wish I had known before purch

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Great SLR for me
5 Star Review   By harry on Adorama - Oct 3, 2011   

I love this SLR.

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easy to use -great pics
5 Star Review   By unca on Adorama - Sep 25, 2011   

ease of use and access to most functions is excellent -- only complaint is that the effects mode is virtually useless -- another function button would have been nice instead

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Worth the money!
4 Star Review   By Ed on Adorama - Sep 12, 2011   

I use the camera for every purpose imaginable--from weddings, to babies, outdoor, sports, family, and websites. The 1080 high-def video in a SLR body is wonderful.

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Great value!
4 Star Review   By Traveler on Adorama - Sep 11, 2011   

Easy to get started, but tremendous depth of features to grow into.

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So far, so good
4 Star Review   By walks in circles on Adorama - Sep 9, 2011   

I'm still learning this camera, but so far it works great. I don't shoot any fast action, so many of the features found in an expensive pro body, I don't need or want to pay for.

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great camera
4 Star Review   By CC on Adorama - Sep 9, 2011   

I take all kinds of photos from macros to action shots to portraits

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D5100 - A Great Camera
5 Star Review   By Lakeland Lady on Adorama - Sep 4, 2011   

I have a D3100 and a D5100 . . . I prefer the image "color" quality on the D5100. Also, it seems to take better "up close" nature shots. Haven't used it much inside so can't address that feature.

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Great Camera................
4 Star Review   By Harry on Adorama - Sep 4, 2011   

Its a nice camera for basic needs. with the d5100 now we have the Video too its a cool mamera by Nikon.

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first slr
5 Star Review   By denise j on Adorama - Sep 4, 2011   

Finally got my first slr because my hands are small and I wanted a lighter weight one with the most functions. Great and easy to handle, even for me

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the best. it does it all .
5 Star Review   By vagabond on Adorama - Sep 4, 2011   

takes great marine shots.

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