Nikon, who last month launched an aggressive new marketing campaign in Australia, has followed up with the launch of a new D5000 DSLR which is targeted at the ‘aspirational’ and ‘hobbyist’ photographer.
Nikon claims that the new camera has an improved vari-angle screen, smaller dimensions and includes full HD movie mode.
The D5100 replaces the D5000 and is10% smaller than the previous D5000 model at 128x97x79mm. It weighs around 560g (without battery or memory card).
Key improvements include a larger, 3in, screen and 16.2-million-pixel CMOS imaging sensor borrowed from the D7000 (compared to the 2.7in display and 12.3MP sensor on the D5000).
The new monitor offers 170 degree angle of view and is 17% thinner than the D5000’s screen, according to Nikon.
And it carries a resolution of 921,000 dots, as opposed to 230,000 on the D5000 camera.