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Nikon D5100

85
Global
Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
85

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

Pros
  • High-res articulating screen1080p at 30fpsHigh ISO noise performance
Cons
  • Not very rigid / ruggedNo built in AF motorOnly 11 AF points
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User Reviews

80
sig357stanley
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
90
audiophilia
Outstanding, newb-friendly DSLR.
90
Vishnu Karakkatt
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
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82
Average Critic Score

Ease of use

68
 

Image quality

83
 

Speed (start-up time, lag)

72
 

Battery life

80
 

Durability

80
 

Design and form factor

72
 

Video quality

80
 

How It Stacks Up

86

Engadget

86
 

Critic

80
 

User

86
 
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88
 

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90
 

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81
 

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How It Stacks Up

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Engadget

86
 

Critic

80
 

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86
 
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90
 

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