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LCD resolution of the Nikon D5100

The rear LCD screen of the Nikon D5100 has a resolution of 921,000 dots and measures 3.0 inches across its diagonal. A high-resolution display offers a clearer and crisper user experience than a lower pixel screen, notably during live view framing and image review. While the physical size of the LCD is naturally limited by the space that is available on the back of the camera, the resolution of the rear screen has continued to increase over time, with new camera models often featuring nicer rear panels as one of the key arguments for a camera upgrade.

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Flexible screen on the D5100
Nikon D5100 Screen Specs
Viewfinder Type Optical viewfinder
Viewfinder Field of View 95%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.51x
Top-Level Screen no Top Display
LCD Framing Live View
LCD Size 3.0 inch
LCD Resolution 921k dots
LCD Attachment Swivel screen
Touch Input No touchscreen

In terms of screen handling characteristics, the LCD of the Nikon D5100 is not touch sensitive and is flexibly attached to the body to allow for odd-angle shots. Also, the screen can be turned to be front-facing, such that it enables selfies and facilitates v-logging.

Back side of the Nikon D5100 with LCD

D5100 and credit card rear side

As can be seen from the rear-side image, the 3.0-inch LCD occupies a large part of the backside of the camera. For comparison, the diagonal on a standard credit card measures 4 inches.

Camera to camera comparisons

The Nikon D5100 is a DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) camera that was revealed to the public in April 2011 and is equipped with an APS-C sensor. It offers a resolution of 16.1 megapixel. In the United States, the Nikon D5100 was initially launched at a price of $749.

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The table below compares the rear screen specs of the Nikon D5100 to those of several similar cameras. Additionally, the table includes some information on other core features, such as the viewfinder, shutter, flash, and image stabilization system.

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LCD and Other Feature Comparison
    Camera
Model
Viewfinder
(Type or
000 dots)
Control
Panel
(yes/no)
LCD
Specifications
(inch/000 dots)
LCD
Attach-
ment
Touch
Screen
(yes/no)
Mech
Shutter
Speed
Shutter
Flaps
(1/sec)
Built-in
Flash
(yes/no)
Built-in
Image
Stab
1.
 
Nikon D5100optical n3.0 / 921 swivel n 1/4000s 4.0 Y n
2.
 
Canon T2ioptical n3.0 / 1040 fixed n 1/4000s 3.7 Y n
3.
 
Nikon D5600optical n3.2 / 1037 swivel Y 1/4000s 5.0 Y n
4.
 
Nikon D5500optical n3.2 / 1037 swivel Y 1/4000s 5.0 Y n
5.
 
Nikon D5300optical n3.2 / 1037 swivel n 1/4000s 5.0 Y n
6.
 
Nikon D3200optical n3.0 / 921 fixed n 1/4000s 4.0 Y n
7.
 
Nikon D5200optical n3.0 / 921 swivel n 1/4000s 5.0 Y n
8.
 
Nikon D7000optical Y3.0 / 921 fixed n 1/8000s 6.0 Y n
9.
 
Nikon D3100optical n3.0 / 230 fixed n 1/4000s 3.0 Y n
10.
 
Nikon D5000optical n2.7 / 230 full-flex n 1/4000s 4.0 Y n
11.
 
Sony NEX-5Noptional n3.0 / 920 tilting Y 1/4000s 10.0 n n

One convenient feature of the D5100 is the presence of an on-board flash. While this built-in flash is not very powerful, it can at times be useful as a fill-in light to brighten deep shadow areas.

In case you are interested in seeing how this camera compares to another one, just make a corresponding selection in the search boxes below. Alternatively, you can follow any of the listed hyperlinks for comparisons that others found interesting.

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    Specifications Summary
    Camera Model Nikon D5100
    Camera Type Digital single lens reflex
    Camera Lens Nikon F mount lenses
    Launch Date April 2011
    Launch Price USD 749
    Sensor Specs
    Sensor Technology CMOS
    Sensor Format APS-C Sensor
    Sensor Size 23.6 x 15.7 mm
    Sensor Area 371 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 28.3 mm
    Crop Factor 1.5x
    Sensor Resolution 16.1 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 4 928 x 3 264 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 4.80 μm
    Pixel Density 4.34 MP/cm2
    Moiré control Anti-Alias filter
    Movie Capability 1080/30p Video
    ISO Setting 100 - 6 400 ISO
    ISO Boost 100 - 25 600 ISO
    Image Processor EXPEED 2
    DXO Sensor Quality (score) 80
    DXO Color Depth (bits) 23.5
    DXO Dynamic Range (EV) 13.6
    DXO Low Light (ISO) 1183
    Screen Specs
    Viewfinder Type Optical viewfinder
    Viewfinder Field of View 95%
    Viewfinder Magnification 0.51x
    Top-Level Screen no Top Display
    LCD Framing Live View
    LCD Size 3.0 inch
    LCD Resolution 921k dots
    LCD Attachment Swivel screen
    V-logging Friendliness Front-flip possible
    Touch Input No touchscreen
    Shooting Specs
    Focus System Phase-detect AF
    Manual Focusing Aidno Peaking Feature
    Maximum Shutter Speed 1/4000s
    Continuous Shooting 4 shutter flaps/s
    Shutter Life Expectancy100 000 actuations
    Silent Shootingno E-Shutter
    Time Lapse PhotographyIntervalometer Built-in
    Fill Flash Built-in Flash
    Storage Medium SDXC cards
    Second Storage Option Single card slot
    UHS card support UHS-I
    Connectivity Specs
    External Flash Hotshoe
    USB Connector USB 2.0
    HDMI Port mini HDMI
    Microphone Port External MIC port
    Wifi Support no Wifi
    Body Specs
    Battery Type EN-EL14 power pack
    Battery Life (CIPA)660 shots per charge
    Body Dimensions 128 x 97 x 79 mm
    (5.0 x 3.8 x 3.1 in)
    Camera Weight 560 g (19.8 oz)

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