Nikon has launched the D5100 DSLR in India. It is priced at Rs. 39,950 with the AF-S 18-55mm VR kit lens and Rs. 34,450 without the lens.
The new D5100 has a 16.2 megapixel sensor, same as the one on the D7000 and up from the 12 megapixel sensor on the D5000. The new camera can also record videos at 1080p resolution at 30, 25 and 24FPS. There is no 60FPS option for any resolution, unlike the Canon EOS 550D.
The D5100 has a side mounted 3-inch, 921,000 dots articulated display, unlike the bottom mounted display on the D5000. The D5100 also offers multiple effects that can be applied to images and videos before shooting, a first for a Nikon DSLR.
The Nikon D5100 is sold with a DSLR bag and a 4GB card as part of the standard equipment.