Well, for what it's worth, my 5100 is on it's way and should be here by Friday! It's really a replacement camera for my son, his D50 is going out. What pushed us to get this camera was the flip screen that hinged on the side. We used to have a point and shoot cannon that flipped out like that and really liked it for video. My daughter who is in grad school will also use the camera in the field to record frog mating calls and take still shots. She is excited for the directional mic and articulating screen as she has takes pictures of the frogs from some odd angles! I think it will be a good compliment to my D300 when I just want to travel light. Now to test it out!!
Please keep us posted! I have a few Canon point and shoots because of the flip/swivel screen (AND they use AA batteries).
I love that feature; much prefer swiveling the camera up at an angle from about 1.5 feet above the ground and being able to see what the heck your shooting than contorting ye ol' body (especially to shoot motorcycles coming out of the driveway from the HD dealer). Am hoping Nikon will do one with a higher frames/sec unit.
Anyway, would like to know how you like that feature on a larger camera. Thanks.
I just picked up one of the two my local camera store had in stock today.
So far I really like the size, weight, and the way the flip screen works. It fits my hands a lot better than the D3100 and almost as well as the D7000. But I am have problems searching the menus for controls so I can set up the camera. I downloaded the manual and that helps a lot. I will be shooting a video at the Sunrise Service tomorrow. We will see how it compares to the D7000.