Jon Sparks is a professional photographer and writer specializing in landscape and outdoor subjects. Based in Lancashire, England, Jon has traveled in and photographed numerous places including Pakistan, New Zealand, Canada, Morocco, Australia, and throughout Europe. He supplies images to the global libraries Corbis and Alamy as well as directly from his own library. His name now appears on the covers of nearly twenty books.
Nikon D5100: The Expanded Guideby Jon Sparks
Nikon's new DSLR, the upper-entry level D5100, has many features to help you shoot exceptional still images or full HD movies. This successor to the popular D5000 features a 3-inch (7.5cm), 921k-dot, side-opening vari-angle LCD screen, with a wide view angle, which allows shooting at virtually any angle, using the Live View function. A 16.2 megapixel DX-format CMOS image sensor delivers lifelike images with vivid colors, reduced noise, and smooth tonal gradations. Its high ISO (100-6400) light sensitivity is manually extendable up to 25,600 to enable faster shutter speeds for finely detailed images with minimal noise, when shooting fast-moving subjects or capturing images in low light. New to this model is a special effects mode, accessible from the mode dial, while the Picture Control system offers Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, or Landscape settings. Scene Modes include Portrait, Landscape, Child, Sports, Close-up, or Night Portrait.
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