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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

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).

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User Reviews

70
AhmedMutshar
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - Engadget
80
marcham93
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
90
ddhatfi
I like this camera. I'm an old film photographer, but finally gave in to the...read more
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Average user Score
 
70
AhmedMutshar
03.31.14
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - Engadget
 
80
marcham93
10.10.13
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
 
90
ddhatfi
09.28.13
I like this camera. I'm an old film photographer, but finally gave in to the digital snapshot revolution just to take pictures. I finally decided to jump back into the DSLR world, and this is a great camera for starting back. Complex, but manageable, and such a range of options to take excellent photographs. I use Lightroom and Photoshop, but other than some white balance clean-up (which I could manage with the camera), the pictures haven't needed much help. I like the camera and am getting used to it quickly.
 
80
horatiuf4
04.22.13
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
 
100
karan1003
03.20.13
A gadget unicorn - Engadget
 
80
rajeshmuthyalu
02.26.13
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
 
90
sintex
02.23.13
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
 
80
ppatricio
10.11.12
This is a great camera with a weak point. The video have an excelent quality but don't have any vibration reduction.
 
90
agbenny
08.03.12
I am using this for that last 3 weeks, this is my first DSLR. After reading several recommendations and reviews (I trusted gdgt's review primarily) , I decided to buy this one, and I have no regrets.Taking pictures with 5100 is a great learning experience to a newbie. I use the Kit lens 18-55 and a 35mm f/1.8 (which is the only recommended lens from gdgt. I strongly recommend for first time DSLR buyers to go with this, You will be happy with the results.
 
90
gabegams
06.15.12
Excellent camera, I've been using it for almost a year and i love it.