Firmware updates for Nikon D5100 and D7000

Nikon just released new firmware upgrades for Nikon D5100 and D7000. Lots of issues has been fixed especially in D7000. D5100’s memory issues and D7000’s random folder creation issue also included in the updates.

List of D5100 updates:

  • An error recognizing some memory cards has been addressed.
  • When Selective color from the retouch menu is performed on a picture taken with the image quality set to NEF (RAW)+JPEG and an image size of M or S, the edges of the image may not have changed color. This issue has been resolved.
  • When Metering was set to Matrix metering, the exposure mode set to M (Manual), and the HDR exposure differential set to Auto, the exposure differential was fixed at a value equivalent to 2 EV. This has been changed to enable automatic adjustment of exposure differential so that it is appropriate for the scene.

D7000 updates:

  • An error recognizing some memory cards has been addressed.
  • The following issues occurred when the mode dial was rotated from U1 or U2 to another shooting mode or from another shooting mode to U1 or U2 when the power was off or when the exposure meters are off (Auto meter-off). These issues were resolved.
    – A new folder is sometimes created despite the fact that the current folder does not yet contain 999 files and none of the files are numbered “9999”.
    – The number of remaining exposures may not be displayed as specified in the settings.
    – The setting for Role played by card in Slot 2 may change between Overflow, Backup, and RAW Slot 1- JPEG Slot 2.
  • An issue where Battery info in the setup menu sometimes showed sufficient remaining charge even when the remaining charge for the AA batteries inserted in the MB-D11 battery pack was low has been resolved.
  • An issue where a saved photo may not have been displayed properly when a movie was displayed in playback mode while saving the photo has been resolved.
  • An issue where zoom in or zoom out may not have performed properly when the playback zoom in or playback zoom out button was pressed while in Live view has been resolved.
  • The message displayed when the internal memory of the Wireless Transmitter WT-4 is formatted from the Format transmitter’s memory under Device settings in Wireless transmitter of the camera’s setup menu was changed fromDone to Built-in memory formatted.

Download firmware update for D5100 : here
Download firmware update for D7000: here 

Nikon D5100 Amazon Instant Rebate

Save up to $100 by buying Nikon D5100+Kit and one of two lenses : Nikkor 55-200mm or Nikkor 55-300mm. Offer valid until May 28th, so quick .. only 5 days left.


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Nikon D5100 Body Only in-stock

Nikon D5100 Body Only now in-stock on Amazon. Amazon raised the price to $840 ! it was $800 before.

As i’m writing this post  , only 19 items left in stock . Check stock status. B&H and Adorama still doesn’t have it in-stock.


DxOMark score: D5100 vs D7000 vs D3100

DxOMark just published their final score for Nikon D5100. Although some minor differences, we clearly see that D5100 sensor performance is similar to D7000 ( overall score: 80) and way better than the Nikon D3100 (67).


DxOMark focuses only on image quality performance but does not cover many other criteria that are important when looking for cameras or lenses that fit your needs.

Download Nikon D5100 Owners Manual

The Nikon D5100 Owners Manual now available for download at Nikon USA website. As usually, there are two versions: Printable and Non-Printable. To be able to download Printable version , you’ll need to register and enter your camera’s serial number. Non-Printable versions available in two languages: English and Spanish.


Download the PDF manual , 260 pages of detail camera instructions at Nikon USA . Two Nikon D5100 books also available for pre-order on Amazon.

Stock Status: Nikon D5100 is still in-stock at Amazon ( check )


Nikon D5100 + Kit In-Stock at Amazon

Great news, Amazon have the camera in-stock for limited quantity. Nikon D5100 + Kit ( 18-55mm VR ) available for $899 !! Unfortunately , right now Amazon ship the camera to US only.

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The Body Only option is available for Pre-Order

Nikon D5100 at BestBuy and unboxing videos

Nikon D5100 is shipping earlier in US. The camera is now available in Best Buy : online and offline. The price is still around $899 ( Body + Kit)

And some unboxing videos from lucky people:

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New Nikon D5100 sample images at Flickr

New Nikon D5100 sample images available from Adilin at Flickr. He uses several Nikkor lenses : 55-200 , 18-55mm , 70-300mm and 60mm (macro ). Skip several first camera images to see real photos made by D5100

and a short movie entirely shot with Nikon D5100

A man lives a uneventful life until one day he begins receiving pieces of paper in his mail…
Shot with the Nikon D5100

A film by CHIVTEAM directed by Simon Bonneau and Charles-Edouard Dangelser

Fragments from Nikon France on Vimeo.

First Nikon D5100 book

First book about Nikon D5100 now available on Amazon. The Nikon D5100 For Dummies available for pre-order for $29.99. Estimate shipping date is July 12th .

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  • Fast Tracks to Super Snaps – chapters cover basic camera controls and functions, shooting in auto mode, setting photo quality, and navigating menus and the view screen.
  • Taking Creative Control – introduces the nuts and bolts of photography as it walks readers through settings that control lighting, exposure, focus, and color. Covers the new low-light and HDR settings.
  • Working with Picture Files – taking the photos from the camera to the world via a computer, editing software, and printing.
  • The Part of Tens – covers the new on-board effects features along with tips for improving images with software.