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Old April 5th, 2011, 02:01 AM   #1
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D5100: does Nikon finally have a contender?

http://press.nikonusa.com/wp-content...ease-FINAL.pdf

Could this be a serious attempt from Nikon. Over and above the D7000, this model includes:

* 1080p @ 25/30 fps (previous model was only 24)
* articulated screen
* released alongside ME-1 micorphone "To address the needs of the ever growing community of shooters abandoning their video cameras for the versatility of a D-SLR"

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Bad news, just found the maximum 18mbps bit rate here:
Nikon | Imaging Products | New Perspectives - Nikon D5100

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Old April 5th, 2011, 02:17 AM   #2
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Re: D5100: does Nikon finally have a contender?

Yep, just read about this on engadget (lots and lots of pics too). It certainly sounds very promising/very good feature set. The stereo mic looks tiny - and at 120 it could be good for one of my small camcorders too! Both camera and mic "expected in stores by 21st April" - not too far away so I guess we'll see soon enough!
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Old April 5th, 2011, 04:39 AM   #3
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Re: D5100: does Nikon finally have a contender?

It comes down to four things:

Manual controls
Aliasing
Resolution
What comes out of the HDMI port

It seems like these issue are still very much open ?'s. I do hope Nikon makes good progress on all these fronts.
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Old April 5th, 2011, 05:41 AM   #4
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Here is a video on YouTube with sample D5100 footage. Shot in Norway.

YouTube - Nikon D5100 - Winter's End

And another by Nikon France.

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Max bit rate @ 1920x1080 = 18mbps... sigh

Nikon | Imaging Products | New Perspectives - Nikon D5100
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The colors and skintones look terrible.
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Old April 6th, 2011, 05:49 AM   #7
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Re: D5100: does Nikon finally have a contender?

... you're getting closer Nikon... try harder with the D800
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