In this review I want to tell you about your best friend - the camera Nikon D5100.
It is this model I stopped because it sensor and processor from its older brother the Nikon D7000. And in functionality it is more close to a professional camera. And when I dreamed of becoming a photographer. I wanted to start to take the camera with various functions to deeply plunge into the world of photo.
So as soon as I got this camera in the store, I immediately bought it. It was my first loan.
I have a Nikon D5100 18-55kit.
Ergonomics of the body is great! Despite its impressive size, the regular soap dish, hand, keeps very well and does not slip. Buttons are located conveniently. To remember what is what very easily. Despite the fact that the housing is made of plastic, it looks cheap. Rubberized grip. The build quality is good for five years, nothing came off. Though at times he's been in a bag with a bunch of junk fell a few times and visited a little in the rain!
On auto mode the pictures seem great after a regular camera or phone. But it is better not to be afraid and try manual settings. It was given to me immediately. But the main thing is not to stop and to try. Over time, everything will turn out. Studied mainly on the Internet articles and video lessons on YouTube. Wanted to go to photo school, but fear that nothing will work all the time stopped.
There are many ready modes for photo, also very interesting at first. There is a built in editor for photos, but I rarely used them several times for all the time and then more for the interest.
The menu is quite large, but well organized and understandable. There are several display options screen. You can choose to your taste. By the way the swivel screen, which is also very convenient.
You can take pictures and video. For this you need to switch the camera to Live view. The video quality is excellent, but due to the large weight it is not easy to hold the camera in one position. The video that my hands were potrayals in the process. But still think the video mode is a nice addition to the DSLR, use it rarely.
The only negative for me is the lack of a focusing motor in the carcass, he's a screwdriver. Need to buy lenses that have the motor. Otherwise you'll have to focus manually. And the price of these lenses a bit higher than normal.
Flash try not to use it, don't like the way she thrashes in the face. Not much to adjust power and direction. For this you need to take a separate flash.
My favorite macro:
The LiveView mode is sometimes very necessary. When asked to take a picture of you in some important day. Relatives used to use a digicam, usually do not know where to start and are afraid of this wonderful beast. And then included this Regency and not so scary. It only remains to teach what button to stick. Focuses in this mode, a bit slower than usual.
Little lions, where the same without them:
Summing up, I want to say that this is a good SLR camera for a family. And one of the best choices for beginners who want to understand the world of photography.If I were choosing which camera to buy, I would again get the Nikon D5100.