Although it wasn't expected until later this week, Best Buy is beating other retailers to the punch and releasing the Nikon D5100 digital SLR.
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In case you've forgotten about the mid-range D5100, here's a refresher on some of the specs:
- DX-format 16.2-megapixel CMOS sensor
- EXPEED 2 image processor
- ISO range:100 to 6,400 (Can be raised to ISO 25,600 at Hi 2)
- Records full HD 1080p clips at 24/25/30fps (includes autofocus in video mode)
- Swiveling 3-inch Vari-angle LCD monitor (921k-dot resolution)
- 11-point AF system
- Continuous shooting at 4fps
- GPS compatible with optional unit
- 10% lighter than D5000 DSLR
If you already have some lenses hanging around and want to save some cash, you could hold off and pre-order the body-only version from Amazon, which is priced at $799.99. It should start shipping on April 21st. Either way, you'll get free shipping. Score!
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