Monday, April 4, 2011
Nikon's latest prosumer D5100 DSLR has just been leaked. The D5100's sensor has been bumped up from the 12 megapixel D5000 to 16.2 megapixels. It is capable of shooting 1080p HD video at 30 fps and 24 fps for those wanting a more "cinema" feeling. There's still no 60p option like many Canon DSLRs. The D5100 will be Nikon's second DSLR with continuous autofocus to make it easier to shoot with than many of today's video-equipped DSLRs that forces you to focus manually. It also has an ISO range from 100 to 6,400 and an updated articulating 3", 921,000-dot LCD screen that swivels out to the side, similar to the recently released Canon 60d. The D5100 comes with an 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR kit lens and will cost $899.95 CAD. The official U.S. price has not been announced but it should be about the same as what our Canadian neighbors will be paying.
Nikon is also releasing an external microphone to go along with its new video-centric DSLR. The ME-1 will retail for $159.95 CAD.
UPDATE: The Nikon D5100 is now official. It will be out on April 21st. You can check out the official product page for full specs and details here. Engadget also has some hands-on video with the camera.