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Nikon D5100 and Nikon ME-1 Stereo Microphone Preview

Nikon is pleased to announce a new D-SLR to its line-up, the D5100, which is packed with features to make shooting stills or full HD movies more exciting than ever.

Nikon D5100

Sales start date: End of April 2011

The D5100 offers a new creative perspective thanks to its improved Vari-angle screen, special effects mode and full (1080p) HD Movie. Additionally, Nikon UK is proud to introduce a new stereo microphone, the ME-1. Specifically designed for D-SLRs, the new microphone allows you to record movie clips in high-quality stereo sound without picking up AF-noise.

I AM THE NIKON D5100. I am new perspectives. With a large, high resolution vari-angle monitor, full HD movie shooting, 16.2 MP CMOS sensor, EXPEED 2 image processor, up to 6400 ISO for detailed pictures in low light conditions, and new special effects mode. I am full of creativity. iamnikon.co.uk

Unique viewing angles

The D5100 features an improved Vari-angle LCD screen. The screen now opens horizontally for greater maneuverability, even when using a tripod. This freedom of movement adds unparalleled creativity when using Live View, allowing shooting from virtually any angle. You can also view pictures and movies in more detail on the high resolution (approximately 921k-dot), 7.5 cm (3-in.) wide-viewing angle monitor.

Inspire your creativity

The D5100 has a newly introduced special effects mode to shoot amazingly unique pictures and full HD movies (1080p @ 24/25/30fps). There are seven different effects to choose from directly accessible via the mode dial on the top of the camera.

Superior image quality

The DX-format 16.2 megapixel CMOS sensor, delivers rich colours and fine detail for both pictures and movies, whilst the powerful image-processing engine, EXPEED 2, maximizes the performance of the sensor for exceptional quality. Adding to this the D5100 has an expanded ISO range from 100 to 6400 (can be raised to 25600 at Hi 2) to further help capture brilliant images in challenging light conditions.

Nikon ME-1 Stereo Microphone with removable wind screen

ME-1 Stereo Microphone

The new Nikon ME-1 Stereo Microphone (sold separately) is designed specifically for DSLR videography. Featuring a gold plated 3.5mm input jack ergonomically positioned for eye-level use, and robust build quality, it is suitable for professionals and enthusiasts alike.

Nikon ME-1 Stereo Microphone mounted on the Nikon D7000

The microphone’s vibration reduction design almost eliminates the pick-up of auto-focus noise and the switchable Low-Cut Filter reduces low frequency wind noise not blocked by the included wind screen.

Nikon ME-1 Stereo Microphone without wind screen

Both the Nikon ME-1 Stereo Microphone and the Nikon D5100 will be available at the end of April 2011. The D5100 is available to order as a body only option or as a kit with the 18-55mm VR lens.

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