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Nikon D5100 Black 16.2 MP DSLR Camera w/AF-S 18-55mm VR Lens

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  • CMOS 16.2 MP
  • 3.0" 921k LCD
  • 1920 x 1080
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Hi-0.3
  • Hi-0.7
  • Hi-1 (ISO 12,800)
  • Hi-2 (ISO 25,600)
  • Nikon F Bayonet Mount

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Stimulate your creativity. The NIKON D5100 offers a host of new photographic and video tools that deliver superior performance and exceptional image quality with surprising versatility. With 16.2 megapixels, a swivel Vari-Angle LCD monitor, full HD movie capabilities, new EFFECTS Mode and new HDR setting, you hold the power and performance to capture beautiful moments and the freedom to get creative.

  • newegg Stunning image quality Incorporating the latest Nikon D-SLR technologies such as the 16.2MP DX-format CMOS sensor and EXPEED 2 image processing engine, the D5100 delivers outstanding image quality. Its CMOS sensor offers a remarkably wide ISO range (ISO 100 to 6400) with reduced noise which enables you to shoot at faster shutter speeds and capture scenes and subjects with less blur. Handheld shooting and full HD movies come out looking great even in low light.
  • newegg Tell better stories The D5100 delivers exceptionally high-quality movie performance due to its full HD capability while the latest in Full-time autofocus takes the guess work out of tracking your subjects while in motion. Effortless moviemaking is at your fingertip thanks to D5100's ergonomically placed Live View and Movie start button. Your D-Movies will come to life thanks to D5100's sound recording capability - get stereo sound with Nikon's optional ME-1 Stereo Microphone.
  • newegg Effects mode The D5100 incorporates an amazing array of special effects for use when taking still pictures or recording D-Movie Full HD movies. Selective Color isolates any color within the scene; capture details in places too dark for your own eyes using Night Vision; create bright, glowing images filled with atmosphere with High Key; emphasize the mood of a scene using Low Key; Miniature Effect makes a scene look like a miniature scale model; and Color Sketch creates color outlines of the subject that are played back as a series of stills in a slide show.
  • newegg HDR (High Dynamic Range) In scenes with extreme contrasts, such as bright, sunlit clouds and a foreground deep in shadow, it was once quite difficult to render the textures of both equally. Not any more. D5100 combines two exposures to create an image revealing an extremely wide dynamic range, but with less noise and richer color gradation than ever before.
  • newegg Vari-angle LCD Monitor Take pictures or record movies from a unique viewpoint, the D5100's 3.0 inch, super sharp, 921,000-dot Vari-angle LCD monitor allows for versatile high quality viewing and playback. Explore every angle, with overhead shots, waist level candids, ground level and fun self portraits; you will never miss a shot. This Vari-angle monitor allows you to be creative from any point of view.
  • newegg Capture your subjects precisely D5100's 11-point AF system provides flexibility to compose the shot you want ensuring your subject is captured sharply wherever it's located in the frame. Working together with the Scene Recognition System, the camera can keep your main subject in focus even if the composition changes using Nikon's exclusive 3D-tracking.

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Package Type
Single Lens Kit

Image Sensor

Image Sensor
Image Sensor Size
23.6 x 15.6 mm
Gross Pixels
16.9 MP
Effective Pixels
16.2 MP
Dust Cleaning System
Image sensor cleaning
(L) 4928 x 3264
(M) 3696 x 2448
(S) 2464 x 1632

White Balance

White Balance
Direct Sunlight
Fluorescent (7 types)
Preset Manual


Viewfinder Type
Eye-level pentamirror single-lens reflex viewfinder
95% Approx.
0.78x Approx.
17.9 mm
Dioptric Adjustment
-1.7 to +0.7 m¯¹
Focusing Screen
Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VII screen
Quick-return type

LCD Monitor

3.0" 921k
Brightness Adjustment
7 levels


Focusing Modes
Auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A)
Continuous-servo (AF-C)
Face-Priority AF available in Live View only and D-Movie only
Full-time Servo (AF-A) available in Live View only
Manual focus (M): Electronic rangefinder can be used
Normal area
Single-servo AF (AF-S)
Wide area
AF Points
11 focus points
Focus Lock
Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF)


Exposure Compensation
±5 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV
Metering System
TTL exposure metering using 420-pixel RGB sensor
ISO Sensitivity
ISO 100 - 6400
Hi-1 (ISO 12,800)
Hi-2 (ISO 25,600)
AE Lock


Shutter Type
Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane
Shutter Speed
1/4000 to 30 sec. in steps of 1/3 EV
2, 5, 10, 20 sec. Timer duration electronically controlled


Flash Control
Auto aperture: Available with SB-900/SB-800 and CPU lens
Distance priority manual: Available with SB-900, SB-800 and SB-700
i-TTL Balanced fill-flash, standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR
Non-TTL auto: Supported flash units include SB-900, SB-800, SB-80DX, SB-28DX, SB-28, SB-27, and SB-22S
Flash Exposure Compensation
-3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV

Drive System

Continuous Shooting Speed
4 frames per second


Scene Modes
Autumn Colors
Beach / Snow
Dusk / Dawn
Night Landscape
Night Portrait
Party / Indoor
Pet Portrait
Auto image rotation
Full frame
Highlight point display
Histogram display
Movie Playback
Shooting data
Sound playback
Thumbnail (4, 9 or 72 images)

Recording System

File Format
Compressed 14-bit NEF (RAW)
JPEG (Baseline Compliant)
Recording Media


Movie Format
Movie Recording
HD 1,920x1,080 / 30 fps
HD 1,920×1,080 / 24 fps
HD 1,280×720 / 30 fps
HD 1,280×720 / 24 fps
VGA 640×424 / 30 fps
Max. Recording Resolution
1920 x 1080


Compatible Lenses
AF-S, AF-I: All functions supported
AI-P NIKKOR: All functions supported except 3D color matrix metering II
IX NIKKOR lenses can not be used
Non-CPU: Can be used in mode M, but exposure meter does not function; Electronic Rangefinder can be used if maximum aperture is f/5.6 or faster
Other AF NIKKOR (Excluding lenses for F3AF): All functions supported except 3D color matrix metering II
Type G or D AF NIKKOR not equipped with an autofocus motor: All functions supported except autofocus
Type D PC NIKKOR: All functions supported except autofocus and some shooting modes.
Lens Mount
Nikon F Bayonet Mount


A/V Out

Power Source

EN-EL14 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
Battery Life
660 shots (CIPA)

Dimensions & Weight

5" x 3.8" x 3.1"
19.7 oz. (camera body only)


with 18-55mm Lens
Grip Color
Body Color
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 90 days
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 90 days
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  • Toby N.
  • 11/22/2013 10:38:51 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIts a Nikon

Pros: Name says it all. I have owned Nikon camera's from the late 70's to now. I purchased this camera to see if I still had the passion for photography I use to have, I do.

I selected the D5100 because it was cheap and had great reviews. If you are a first time DSLR buyer and want to get into photography, I would very highly recommend this camera.

The 18-55 Kit lens is quite nice for a kit lens. I still use it for some of my work. This kit is great for someone new to photography or wanting to get back into it.

The DX format is fine, so do not listen to all the talking heads that say it is not. IMO it is almost impossible to take a completely horrid picture on this camera.

Cons: The *only* con that I would report would be somewhat limited total control. But I know this going in, so it's not really a con

Other Thoughts: All I can say is plan for the future. If you are going to keep using a DX and never plan on upgrading to a FX, you can not lose, period. When you do plan on upgrading every thing you have lens wise will work on any Nikon D series. It will work on a FX body but the FX body sees it as a DX lens and you will be shooting in crop mode.

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  • Jorge C.
  • 9/17/2013 7:11:58 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNikon D5100 Refurbished

Pros: Best camera for me until now. Excelent optical work. solid body, lens easy to mount, I use this camera with 55-300 mm. and works well, configuration easy to change. I do not work with video thats because I do not write about this function. low price after was marked: "REFURBISHED"

Cons: none for me

Other Thoughts: Recommended for the average photographer.

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  • Bryce H.
  • 8/4/2013 6:56:55 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat Deal

Pros: I've had this camera about 2 weeks now and you would never know it was a refurbished product. Everything works fine, fits lenses right and no issues I can see.

The IEXIF data shows 1600 Shutter-Releases (Actuations) of which 1000 are mine just from the first couple weeks from hundreds of practice photos and tests. So far working great.

This camera does not disappoint as an entry level DSLR can't go wrong with the D5100 for the value. The D5200 is newer with allot of whiz-bang features but honestly I can do without most of those as my last camera was a Canon SX10is.

Cons: With the 16 MP sensor sometimes pictures go from sharp to kinds grainy or lacks some sharpness when magnified.

The auto-focus motor on the included 18-55 lens seems to produce more noise than it should. You can hear it when using the camera in a room with a little background sound. Still works fine and takes good pictures so can work with it.

Other Thoughts: Finding a camera-bag that can hold the camera with the 55-300mm lens attached is hard as its a big fat lens.

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  • Sierra F.
  • 4/2/2013 5:51:04 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLike New

Pros: The price for this refurbished nikon fit my budget perfectly and was one of the best deals I could find around. Though I could have chosen a couple other "cheaper" retailers I decided to purchase from Newegg because of the excellent Customer Support, fast shipping, and extended warranty from service net I've experienced as a customer since 2009. Of course the product arrived right on the date specified and looked brand new when I opened the box. Thanks Newegg for satisfying me as a customer once more.

Cons: none

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  • Ronald B.
  • 3/15/2013 7:15:57 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat quality OEM Refurb

Pros: If it wasn't for the note in the box from Nikon that says it has a 90 day warranty because it was refurbished BY NIKON I wouldn't have known it was refurb. The product is absolutely perfect!

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Nikon is great about RMA repair. I have used them before (NOT FOR THIS PRODUCT) if you purchase this test it for up to 90 days and if there is something wrong contact nikon and they will fix it.

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  • Daniel H.
  • 2/1/2013 6:42:40 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Purchase

Pros: Fantastic camera for the price, Could not tell this was a refurb item as it was in flawless condition with all accessories included. Camera works great and the picts I have taken so far are a nice improvement over my old failed fuji finpix 7000. Newegg again with the super fast shipping.

Cons: The only isue I have is that the charger did not work. The charge itself is quite flimsy at the wall connection, went and purchased another charger from box store to confirm and that solved my charging issues. not enough issue to remove an egg as this is a fantastic camera for the price expecialy with the coupon offer.

Other Thoughts: If your looking fior a great entry lvl DSLR camera, look no farther. Camera has great reviews and is very user friendly, with a couple lenses this will make a great set up to last a long time. Worry not about refurbished as this camera is super clean and refurb means higher lvl of inspections.

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  • sybil m.
  • 1/10/2013 6:50:39 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat camera

Pros: Extremely great camera, especially for the price, I don't see anything it doesn't do, that I would need, to take great , professional quality photos.

The battery is great, I bought a second one, but haven't needed it yet, I'm running on one battery the past 3 days and I use it quite a bit, especially for long exposures at night.

I also bought a 55-200mm lens and a 35mm prime lens.

Cons: None

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  • Kevin M.
  • 12/17/2012 10:19:13 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsbusted

Pros: All the pieces were present and accounted for

Cons: Bad shutter

Other Thoughts: Bought this refurb camera (factory refurbished from Nikon) and it arrived with a broken shutter. All the pictures were black as if the lens xap was on... It was not. The live view would display an all black screen as well. Product was returned for a full refund, new model was purchased at full retail price.

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  • Joseph O.
  • 12/4/2012 1:52:09 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsEggcellent Camera, Video mode lacking

Pros: I was looking at this and the Rebel t3i. I've played around with the t3i before, but finding a refurbished D5100 for such a low price, I jumped on the offer.

First off, as a refurbished model, this looks in pristine condition. It looks like no human or dust has ever touched it when you first unwrap it from the box. Also, it came with everything it said it would - Camera, lens, caps, covers, cables, etc.

Secondly, I consider myself a beginner with photography and cameras in general. The most I've used to DSLRs is our old family Nikon N60 SLR. This was very easy for a beginner for me to quickly grasp and understand the basic functions. After fiddling around for a couple minutes, I found there was a lot more customization and advanced settings. It takes clear pictures with the nice blurry background effect that I want.

All in all, I find this camera excellent in most aspects and I would recommend it to anyone in the future who wants a DSLR.

Cons: If you noticed in my pros, I said it was excellent in most aspects, not all. The one aspect that I did not enjoy was the video mode.

For one, the continuous VERY loud. when you playback, you can clearly hear the lens going "trek...trek...trek". It might not be a problem of the camera, but the lens's auto-focus motor.

Also, there is no manual exposure for video. I may be a beginner with photography, but not videography. It automatically changes while you take video and it gets very bothersome if you want it to be consistent throughout the video. If you don't care about detail and just want a video, ignore this if you want.

The video mode is the only part that lacks about the D5100 compared to the t3i. Besides that, I say go for it. It is such a great camera.

Other Thoughts: I'm glad I bought this camera. I just wish lenses weren't so expensive XD
Also, although I wrote a lot in the Cons section, just that issue couldn't bring it down from a solid 5 eggs.

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  • Eduardo P.
  • 9/27/2012 1:36:21 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood as new

Pros: Was debating between this and the D3200, but only th3 5100 was available refurbed and with the free 32gb card, so that made my choice. Looks just as good as new to me, all accessories included. New for that package would have been almost $700 . Saved almost $200.

Cons: none

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