|UPDATE: Although the D5100 was not supported in the original beta release of ACR 6.4 (CS5, PSE/PRE 9, LR 3), it is now supported in the final versions (6.4.1, 3.4.1). For more information and downloads click here
Test data of the D5100 on DxO Sensor Mark
Nikon updates Capture NX2 to 2.2.7 adding support for the D5100. Download here
View NX2 now also supports this camera, the latest version is 2.3.0. Download here
Today (05-04-2011), Nikon launched the new D5100, which replaces the D5000.
Among its most interesting specs are the "swing-out" 3 in. 921 K-dot monitor, 16,2 Mp. CMOS sensor, standard ISO from 100-6.400 (extendible to 25.600) and 1080p HD movie mode with continuous AF.
The camera also includes a standard stereo mini-pin jack for the connection of an optional external microphone, such as the new Nikon ME-1, while it is also compatible with instantaneous geo-tagging and – thus – includes CA90 a connector for an (optional) external GPS device.
Nikon specs Eye-Fi WiFi memory card compatibility as well, however, according to the Eye-Fi web site, other SDHC compliant Nikon DSLR's (like the D40 and D60) and quite a few Coolpixes are compatible too.
Click here to review the Eye-Fi/Nikon compatibility chart.
As has become habitual with the entry-level series – also called Baby-Nikons – the D5100 does not include an auto-focus motor, which means that for full auto-focus compatibility a (motorized) AF-S lens must be used.
That said, since the launch of the first motor-less Nikons, a wide range of very respectable, economical AF-S lenses have become available, such as the 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6GII and the 55-200 mm f/4-5.6G among others, which both cost less than US$ 250. After the break: software & full specs.