Integrating the hottest Nikon D-SLR technology like the .2MP DX-format CMOS sensor as well as EXPEED 2 image handling engine, the D5100 produces excellent photo quality. Its CMOS sensor provides a extremely broad ISO range (ISO 100 to 6400) with decreased noise that means that you can shoot at faster shutter speeds and catch moments and subjects with significantly less blur.
In scenes with severe contrasts, for example brilliant, sunlit clouds plus a foreground heavy in shadow, it once was quite difficult to make the smoothness of both equally. Not any more. D5100 brings together 2 exposures to produce a picture exposing an incredibly broad dynamic range, though with much less noise and livelier color gradation than in the past.
Here’s a video that shows the amazing quality of images captured by the Nikon D5100
Here’s a Video on Cross Miking a guitar that showcases the amazing video quality this camera captures.
Here’s an available light photo shot at night with no flash. Amazing colors and clarity!