Nikon’s new D5100, 1080p video at 30fps and 24fps, 16.2mp


How come they always come out with all these cool gadgets I think I can’t live with out. The Nikon D5100 just got announced today. At $799, it is on the low end of the spectrum. Not that I need anything this camera has but I do like the Vari-Angle LCD screen which allows for crazy angles on your video and stills.

This camera will be available in May.

Today, Nikon announced the new D5100 DSLR camera: the successor to the D5000. B&H will be stocking the camera with the 18-55mm kit lens as well as body only. See the official press release from B&H and a couple of prominent features after clicking the read and discuss button.

New features include:

– A DX-format 16.2MP CMOS sensor

– ISO capabilities up to 102,400, 100-6400 regular

– 11 AF points

– 16 scene modes

– 4fps shooting

– A 3”, 921,000-dot Super-Density horizontal type Vari-Angle LCD to make shooting videos and photos at odd angles easier.

– 1080p HD video in both 24p and 30p. This is the first Nikon DSLR to feature 1080p HD video at 30p.

– EXPEED 2 processor

– 420-pixel RGB 3D Matrix Metering System

– USB port, A/V out, GPS capabilities with Nikon’s units, HDMI out and a microphone port.

– SD Card port