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Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100 can be used to create 360 degree Flash panorama with Panoweaver.

Lenses that can be used: fisheye lens, wide-angle lens and normal lens.

Shoot Panorama with Nikon D5100 + Fisheye lens

We recommend 10.5mm f/2.8G ED AF DX Fisheye-Nikkor and Sigma 8mm F3.5 (or F4) EX DG Fisheye to go with Nikon D5100. You can get drum-type fisheye photos or circular fisheye photos and then stitch with Panoweaver to get a 360 degree spherical panoramic photo. You can get full frame fisheye photos with lenses like AF Fisheye-Nikkor 16mm f/2.8D and Sigma Fisheye 15mm f/2.8 EX Diagonal Fisheye Autofocus Lens.

Shoot Panorama with Nikon D5100 + Normal lens

Before shooting with normal lens, check this page to calculate number of photos to take in order to get a 360 degree panoramic photo.

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Nikon D5100 digital camera specifications


Nikon D5100



Single-lens reflex digital camera

Lens mount

Nikon F mount (with AF contacts)

Effective angle of view

Approx. 1.5 x lens focal length (Nikon DX format)

Effective pixels

16.2 million

Image sensor

23.6 x 15.6 mm CMOS sensor

Total pixels

16.9 million

Dust-reduction system

Image Sensor Cleaning, Airflow Control System, Image Dust Off reference data (optional Capture NX 2 software required)

Image size (pixels)

4,928 x 3,264 [L]
3,696 x 2,448 [M]
2,464 x 1,632 [S]

File format

NEF (RAW): 14 bit, compressed
JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1:4), normal (approx. 1:8) or basic (approx. 1:16) compression
NEF (RAW) + JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats

Picture Control System

Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape; selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls


SD (Secure Digital), SDHC and SDXC memory cards

Double slots

Slot 2 can be used for overflow or backup storage or for separate storage of copies created using NEF + JPEG; pictures can be copied between cards

File system

DCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0, DPOF (Digital Print Order Format), Exif 2.3 (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras), PictBridge


Eye-level pentaprism single-lens reflex viewfinder

Frame coverage

Approx. 95% horizontal and 95% vertical


Approx. 0.78 x (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, -1.0 m-1)


19.5 mm (-1.0 m-1)

Diopter adjustment

-1.7 to +0.7 m-1

Focusing screen

Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VII screen

Reflex mirror

Quick return

Lens aperture

Instant return, electronically controlled

Compatible lenses

Autofocus is available with AF-S and AF-I lenses
Autofocus is not available with other type G and D lenses, AF lenses (IX-NIKKOR and lenses for the F3AF are not supported) and AI-P lenses
Non-CPU lenses can be used in mode M but the camera exposure meter will not function
Note: The electronic rangefinder can be used with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster


Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter


1/4000 to 30 s in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV, Bulb; Time (requires optional Remote Control ML-L3)

Flash sync speed

X = 1/200 s; synchronizes with shutter

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