My Photos in the Nikon d5100 contest.

 

I have submitted my photos on the D5100 Nikon Photo contest. Do visit the links below and if you like them, vote for my photos 🙂

To vote, just click on the link. You will be taken to Nikon site, Facebook connect and vote.. simple. Thanks for all the support.

Flower Closeup
Flower Closeup
Food
Food
Camellion
Camellion
Tortoise
Tortoise
Dubai Night View
Dubai Night View

 

 

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New entry – My DSLR from Nikon… just loving it.

For last couple of months, I was thinking of taking a DSLR. I had a entry level DSLR from FujiFilm S9600(which now I am planning to sell off). This is a very nice camera indeed, but I had to have a better camera. So, I searched and researched and finally it came down to list of few things I wanted: a camera with couple of features, a zoom lens to begin with. So, after the discussion with one of my friends (Murali), thanks to him I have got my SLR (Nikon D5000). Its a dream come true. Here are some snaps of the box.

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I will post few more posts on the first few photos from my SLR 🙂

Here is the snap of the camera :

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And the features:

  • New Vari-angle monitor
  • Nikon DX-format 12.3-megapixel CMOS image sensor
  • Specially designed EXPEED image processing system
  • Live View shooting
  • Movie clips with D-Movie
  • 19 Scene Modes
  • Scene Recognition System with Face Detection System
  • Active D-Lighting
  • 11-point AF system with Multi-CAM 1000 autofocus module
  • Picture Control System
  • Photo editing
  • Nikon Integrated Dust Reduction System

And the technical specification :

Type of Camera Single-lens reflex digital camera
Effective Pixels 12.3 million
Image Sensor Nikon DX format (23.6 x 15.8 mm) CMOS sensor
Image Size (Pixels) 4,288 x 2,848 [L], 3,216 x 2,136 [M], 2,144 x 1,424 [S]
D-movie: 1280 x 720 / 24fps, 640 x 480 / 24fps, 320 x 240 / 24fps
Sensitivity ISO 200 to 3,200 in steps of 1/3 EV, plus HI-0.3, HI-0.7, HI-1 (ISO 6400); LO-0.3, LO-0.7 and LO-1 (ISO 100)
File Format NEF (12 bit compressed RAW)
JPEG (Baseline-compliant)
AVI movie (Motion JPEG compression format with monaural sound)
Storage Media SD memory card (SDHC compliant)
Shooting Modes 1) Single frame
2) Continuous: 4fps
3) Self-timer
4) Delayed remote
5) Quick-response remote
6) Silent shooting
7) D-Movie
White Balance Auto (hybrid control with image sensor and 420-segment RGB sensor) 12 manual modes, 31 color temperature settings, preset manual, fine tuning, white-balance bracketing
LCD Monitor 2.7\”, 230,000-dot, low-temperature polysilicon TFT vari-angle LCD
Playback Function 1) Full-frame, 2) Thumbnail (4/9/72, calendar), 3) playback zoom, 4) RGB histogram display, 5) RGB histogram for portion of the image visible in the monitor with playback zoom, 6) Slide show, 7) Movie playback, 8) stop-motion movies
Delete Function 1) Card format, 2) All frames delete, 3) Selected frames delete
Interface USB 2.0 (High-speed): MTP/PT, GP-1 (GPS Unit)
Picture Angle (in 35mm [135] format equivalent) Approx. 1.5x lens focal length
Viewfinder Eye-level penta-Dach mirror type; built-in diopter adjustment (-1.7 to +0.5m-1)
Focusing Screen Type B Brite View clear matte screen Mark V with superimposed focus brackets
Viewfinder Frame Coverage/Magnification (with 50mm lens at infinity; -1.0 m-1) Approx. 95%/ Approx. 0.78x
Autofocus TTL phase detection by Nikon Multi-CAM 1000 autofocus module with AF-assist (range approx. 0.5-3m/1ft 8 in. – 9ft 10 in.); Detection range: -1 to +19 EV (ISO 100 at (ISO 100 at 20°C/68°F)
Focus Modes 1) Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); Continuous servo AF (AF-C); Auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A), 2) Manual focus (MF) can be selected from 11 focus point
Exposure Metering System 1) Scene-recognition system compatible 3D color matrix metering ? (type G and D lenses), color matrix metering II (other CPU lenses)
2) Center-weighted (weight given to 8-mm circle in center of frame)
3) spot metering (meters 3.5-mm circle centered on selected focus point)
Exposure Metering Range (at normal temperature [68°F/20°C], ISO 100 equivalent, f/1.4 lens) 1) 0 to 20 EV (3D-Color Matrix or Center-weighted metering)
2) 2 to 20 EV (Spot metering)
Exposure Control 1) Digital Vari-Program (Auto, Auto [Flash Off], Portrait, Landscape, Child, Sports, Close Up, Night Portrait),
2) Programmed Auto [P],
3) Shutter-Priority Auto [S],
4) Aperture Priority Auto [A],
5) Manual [M],
6) Scene modes applied with mode dial set to SCENE : Night landscape, Party/Indoor, Beach/Snow, Sunset, Dusk/Dawn, Pet portrait, Candlelight, Blossom, Autumn colors, Food, Sihouette, High key, Low key
Auto Exposure Bracketing 3 exposures in increments, ?2.0– +2.0 (in steps of 1/2 or 1/3 EV)
Shutter Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal plane shutter, 30 to 1/4000sec in steps of 1/3 EV plus bulb
Sync Contact X-contact only; flash synchronization at up to 1/200 sec
Flash Control 1) i-TTL flash control by 420-segment RGB sensor; i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR, standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR
Flash Sync Modes 1) Front-curtain sync,
2) Red-eye reduction,
3) Slow sync with red-eye reduction,
4) Slow sync, rear-curtain sync
Self-Timer Electronically controlled timer with duration of 2, 5, 10 or 20 s.
Depth of Field Preview Button No
Remote Control Via Wireless Remote Control ML-L3 (optional)
GPS via GP-1 GPS Unit (optional)
Supported Languages Total of 17 languages: Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish
Power Requirements Rechargeable EN-EL9a Li-ion battery, EH-5a AC adapter (available separately; requires optional EP-5 AC adapter connector; EN-EL9 also supported)
Battery Life (on a fully charged battery) Approx. 510 shots
Tripod Socket 1/4 in. (ISO1222)
Dimensions Approx. 127 x 104 x 80mm
Weight (without battery, memory card or body cap) Approx. 560g
Supplied Accessories (may differ by country or area) Rechargeable Li-ion battery EN-EL9a, Quick charger MH-23, USB cable UC-E6, Rubber Eyecup DK-24, Camera strap AN-DC3, Body cap, Eyepiece cap DK-5, Software Suite CD-ROM, AV Cable EG-CP14
Other Features Vari-angle LCD monitor with range of movement: 0°–180° for opening/closing (?90°–180° for rotation),Integrated Dust Reductions System, Graphic User Interface, Live view (with face-priority AF), D-Movie
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