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April 5, 2011

Nikon announces Nikon D5100 and ME-1 microphone

logo_nikon.gifTwo years ago we marveled at the new Nikon D5000- - and now the D5100 emerges as a worthy successor. Nikon has announced not only a more versatile version, but also a much needed accessory as we explore the possibility of handling a shooting challenge that allows us to take the still shots, shoot high definition video with autofocus abilities plus add quality sound. And the good news is-- the price is seriously competitive!

d5100_300.jpgNikon USA representative Geoff Coalter tells us:
"The Nikon D5100 is designed with features for the user who is looking for an advanced camera that can keep pace creatively with features like a new vari- angle 3” LCD and the new 'effects mode' to let the user create fun effects that are both applied to photos and videos."

Nikon D5100 D-SLR
• Large 3.0-inch, high resolution 921,000-dot swivel type vari-angle LCD monitor with 1000:1 contrast ratio
• Effects Mode incorporates an array of special effects for use when taking still pictures or recording D-Movies
• Night vision
• Color sketch
• Miniature effect
• Selective color
• 16.2 megapixel CMOS sensor
• D-Movie with Full HD (1080p, 24/30p) with Full-Time AF and stereo sound
• 11-point AF system
• Built-in HDR
• ISO sensitivity 100-6400 , Hi setting of 25,600
• 4 frames per second (fps) burst
• Available in mid-April for $799.95 for body only and $899.95 for outfit (inc. 18-55mm VR lens)

ME-1 Stereo Microphone:
• Engineered specifically for a D-SLR, and powered directly through the camera
• Attaches to the hot shoe and has noise dampening components designed to minimize noise resulting from AF operation
• Incorporates a low-cut filter to reduce wind and other noise not already blocked by the wind screen
• Utilizing a standard 3.5mm stereo jack, the ME-1 is ideal for the D5100 and other Nikon HD movie capable D-SLR’s such as the D3s, D300s, D7000, as well as the COOLPIX P7000
• Available in April for $179.95

For details-- Check out the complete Press Release and Nikon's specs.

Posted by flashdeadline at April 5, 2011 6:28 AM