Nikon D5100 Guide

This guide to the Nikon D5100 explains all of its more than 100 setting options. They are structured into the following subjects to obtain small groups that are easier to grasp and to show dependent settings together:

Basic camera handling means for example to use the menus, adjust the monitor brightness – everything that is not directly related to taking pictures but nevertheless essential.

Taking pictures: One push with the pointing finger = one photo; it’s not that easy anymore. The options what can happen when you press the shutter release button are described here.

Autofocus: When the shutter release button is pressed the lens has to be set to a distance that will appear with best possible sharpness. All settings related to how this distance is found are in this section.

Exposure: The settings that determine the brightness of your pictures – how exposure is measured and how it is translated into aperture, exposure time, ISO sensitivity – are here.

Flash: If, when and how brightly the flash lights up for your picture is driven by the following settings.

Creating JPG files means the conversion of the raw data as the image sensor has recorded it into the standard JPG format.

Playback: For viewing images and movies on the camera’s monitor the following settings are available:

Individual configuration of camera usage: The following settings are available to adjust the D5100’s operations to your personal preferences.

Live-View is the display of the data from the image sensor on the camera monitor in real time. Recording movies is possible only in Live-View mode and then the D5100 has the following specifics in camera settings.

Image editing is the editing of JPG images, you can get a modified copy of your image with the following changes.

Other settings: Some settings remain that do not fit into the categories before.