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  1. Nikon releases their new mid-range entry level DSLR with a swivel screen. The Nikon D5100 will run about $800 for the body, 900$ with a 18-55mm kit lens and will be available April 21st. 

    SPECS:

    TypeSingle-lens reflex digital cameraLens mountNikon F mount (with AF contacts)Effective pixels16.2 millionImage sensor23.6 X 15.6 mm CMOS sensormage size (pixels)
    • 4,928 X 3,264 (L)
    • 3,696 X 2,448 (M)
    • 2,464 X 1,632 (S)
    File format1) NEF(RAW), 2)JPEG, 3)NEF(RAW)+JPEGMediaSD (Secure Digital) memory cards *1
    SDHC, and SDXC memory cardsFrame advance rateUp to 4 fps *2ISO sensitivityISO 100 – 6400 in steps of 1/3 EV. Can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.7, 1, or 2 EV (ISO 25600 equivalent) above ISO 6400; auto ISO sensitivity control availableMovieFrame size (pixels) and frame rate : 
    • 1,920 X 1,080, 30 p/25 p/24 p,  high/normal
    • 1,280 X 720, 30 p/25 p/24 p,  high/normal
    • 640 X 424, 30 p/25 p,  high/normal

    A frame rate of 30 p (actual frame rate 29.97 fps) is available when NTSC is selected for video mode. 25 p is available when PAL is selected for video mode. Actual frame rate when 24 p is selected is 23.976 fps.
    File format/Video compression:
    MOV, H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
    Audio recording device:
    Built-in monaural or external stereo microphone; sensitivity adjustable

    Monitor3-in., approx. 921k-dot (VGA), vari-angle low-temperature polysilicon TFT LCD with 170° viewing angle, approx. 100% frame coverage, and brightness adjustmentPower sourceBattery : One rechargeable Li-ion EN-EL14 battery
    AC adapter : EH-5b AC adapter; requires EP-5A power connector (available separately)Dimensions (approx.)
    (W×H × D)128 X 97 X 79 mmWeight (approx.)510 g without battery, memory card, or body cap
    560 g with battery and memory card but without body capMajor supplied accessoriesEN-EL14 rechargeable Li-ion battery, MH-24 battery charger, AN-DC3 strap, EG-CP14 audio/video cable, UC-E6 USB cable, DK-5 eyepiece cap, BS-1 accessory shoe cover, DK-20 rubber eyecup, BF-1B body cap, ViewNX 2 CD-ROM

    Nikon releases their new mid-range entry level DSLR with a swivel screen. The Nikon D5100 will run about $800 for the body, 900$ with a 18-55mm kit lens and will be available April 21st. 

    SPECS:

    TypeSingle-lens reflex digital cameraLens mountNikon F mount (with AF contacts)Effective pixels16.2 millionImage sensor23.6 X 15.6 mm CMOS sensormage size (pixels)
    • 4,928 X 3,264 (L)
    • 3,696 X 2,448 (M)
    • 2,464 X 1,632 (S)
    File format1) NEF(RAW), 2)JPEG, 3)NEF(RAW)+JPEGMediaSD (Secure Digital) memory cards *1
    SDHC, and SDXC memory cardsFrame advance rateUp to 4 fps *2ISO sensitivityISO 100 – 6400 in steps of 1/3 EV. Can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.7, 1, or 2 EV (ISO 25600 equivalent) above ISO 6400; auto ISO sensitivity control availableMovieFrame size (pixels) and frame rate : 
    • 1,920 X 1,080, 30 p/25 p/24 p,  high/normal
    • 1,280 X 720, 30 p/25 p/24 p,  high/normal
    • 640 X 424, 30 p/25 p,  high/normal

    A frame rate of 30 p (actual frame rate 29.97 fps) is available when NTSC is selected for video mode. 25 p is available when PAL is selected for video mode. Actual frame rate when 24 p is selected is 23.976 fps.
    File format/Video compression:
    MOV, H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
    Audio recording device:
    Built-in monaural or external stereo microphone; sensitivity adjustable

    Monitor3-in., approx. 921k-dot (VGA), vari-angle low-temperature polysilicon TFT LCD with 170° viewing angle, approx. 100% frame coverage, and brightness adjustmentPower sourceBattery : One rechargeable Li-ion EN-EL14 battery
    AC adapter : EH-5b AC adapter; requires EP-5A power connector (available separately)Dimensions (approx.)
    (W×H × D)128 X 97 X 79 mmWeight (approx.)510 g without battery, memory card, or body cap
    560 g with battery and memory card but without body capMajor supplied accessoriesEN-EL14 rechargeable Li-ion battery, MH-24 battery charger, AN-DC3 strap, EG-CP14 audio/video cable, UC-E6 USB cable, DK-5 eyepiece cap, BS-1 accessory shoe cover, DK-20 rubber eyecup, BF-1B body cap, ViewNX 2 CD-ROM

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