Nikon D5100 Sample Images

As part of my upcoming review of the Nikon D5100, I am sharing some of the sample images that I’ve captured with the camera.  Check them out below.

All images were captured in RAW format and processed in Lightroom 3 and/or Photoshop CS5 according to my own personal tastes.  I have noted the basic shot info below each image.

In addition to real world samples, I’ve provided a number of images of a color chart captured with the Nikon throughout the ISO range.  These were RAW files processed in Lightroom with the default adjustments applied.

Feel free to download any of these sample images for your personal inspection (not for republication).  You can get the original files by right-clicking on any of the images and choosing “Save link as…”

Nikon D5100 Sample Image

ISO 6400 - f/4.8 - 1/50s - Shot with Nikon 18-200mm VR lens.

Nikon D5100 Sample Image

ISO 800 - f/1.8 - 1/60s - Shot with Nikon AF-S 35mm f/1.8 lens.

Nikon D5100 Sample Image

ISO 1250 - f/1.8 - 1/125s - Shot with Nikon AF-S 35mm f/1.8 lens.

Nikon D5100 Sample Image

ISO 400 - f/4.8 - 1/50s - Shot with Nikon AF-S 18-200mm VR lens.

Nikon D5100 Sample Image

ISO 6400 - f/1.8 - 1/125s - Shot with Nikon AF-S 35mm f/1.8 lens.

Nikon D5100 Sample Image

ISO 560 - f/5.3 - 1/640s - Shot with Nikon AF-S 18-200mm VR lens.

Nikon D5100 Sample Image

ISO 450 - f/5.6 - 1/640s - Shot with Nikon AF-S 18-200mm VR lens. Heavily cropped, but still usable thanks to the high resolution sensor on the D5100.

Nikon D5100 Sample Image

ISO 640 - f/5.6 - 1/200s - Shot with Nikon AF-S 18-200mm VR lens.

Nikon D5100 Sample Image

ISO 100 - f/22 - 1/80s - Shot with Nikon AF-S 18-200mm VR lens.

Nikon D5100 Sample Image

ISO 100 - f/5.6 - 1/320s - Shot with Nikon AF-S 18-200mm VR lens.

Nikon D5100 Sample Image

ISO 100 - f/5.6 - 1/500s - Shot with Nikon AF-S 18-200mm VR lens.

Nikon D5100 Sample Image

ISO 100 - f/2.8 - 1/125s - Shot with Nikon AF-S 35mm f/1.8 lens and flash to camera right.

Nikon D5100 Sample Image

ISO 100 - f/2.5 - 1/160s - Shot with Nikon AF-S 35mm f/1.8 lens and flash at camera right.

Below you will find a chart that covers the sensitivity range of the Nikon D5100 for both RAW images exported via Lightroom 3 and in-camera JPEG images. Below the chart, you’ll see links for the full resolution images if you want to download them for your own personal inspection (not for republication).

First, here’s a look at the whole scene so you can get a flavor of what we’re looking at in the chart below.

Nikon D5100 Sample Image

ISO 3200 - f/8 - 1/30s - Raw File Conversion

The 100% crops are taken from the top-left corner of the color chart and include a portion of the wind muff on the Zoom H1.

Nikon D5100 ISO Range Comparison

Here are the links to the original files if you want a closer look.  To save a file, right-click the link and choose “Save link as…”

I’ll have the full review up soon for an overall evaluation of the Nikon D5100.  In the mean time, the D5100 is available from Photography Bay’s trusted retail partner, B&H Photo, at the following link:

Nikon D5100 at B&H Photo

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Comments

  1. Brittany says

    I have a Canon Rebel T1i. What would you say is the Canon equivalent to the D5100?

  2. says

    I think it’s horibly noisy at ISO 560 and above. With today’s technology, that should not be nessesary. An APS-C cam in this price-range should be able to deliver at least clean ISO 800 images.

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