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Nikon D5100 16.2 MegaPixel Infrared-Enabled Camera 


XNiteNikonD5100         UV+Visible+IR

XNiteNikonD5100DIR    High-Red (590nm or 665nm),  IR-Only (715nm or 830nm)

XNiteNikonD5100HR     High Resolution Visible Light Camera


We can modify this camera to be IR+Visible+UV, High-Red, IR-Only, High Resolution (HR) and UV-Only.  

bulletIR+Visible+UV: Camera seee everything the sensor is cable of seeing.  Camera will see some UV, the entire visible range and infrared from 715nm to 1200nm.

665nm: Camera will see from 665nm to 1200nm.  Red channel will see visible red and infrared.  Blue and green channels will only see infrared.

590nm: Camera will see from 590nm to 1200nm.  Red channel will see visible red and infrared.  Green channel will see come visible green and infrared.  Blue channel will only see infrared.


715nm:  All channels  only see infrared.  The red channel is the most open to the IR and contains somewhat different information than the blue and green channels allowing for some creative color effects such as red-blue channel swapping to get deep blue skies.  A 715nm converted camera sees about the same amount of light as a stock camera so apertures and shutter are similar to a stock camera.  715nm is similar to a Hoya RM72 or Wratten 89B.

830nm:  All channels only see infrared.  Camera loses about 2 stops of exposure.  Once you equalize color levels, picture will be almost completely black and white.  The infrared effect is more intense at 830nm - skies are darker, clouds whiter and you see further through smoke and haze.  

bulletUV Only:: Camera will only see UV light.  We recommend focusing using the Live View feature.  A lens such as the Jenoptik 60mm APO lens works well with this conversion.
bulletHR (High Resolution/ Hot Rod).  An HR camera has the Anti-Aliasing (Blur) filter removed and replaced with a thicker IR Cut Filter to keep the same focal plane.  A Visible HR camera will maximize the resolution and color depth of the camera at the expense of possible moire pattens.  Please see more about this conversion here.



bulletProduct Type Digital camera - SLR with Live View mode,
with Movie recording
bulletResolution 16.2 megapixels
bulletOptical Sensor Type CMOS
bulletTotal Pixels 16,900,000 pixels
bulletEffective Sensor Resolution 16,200,000 pixels
bulletOptical Sensor Size 15.6 x 23.6mm
bulletField of View Crop Factor 1.5
bulletSensor Dust Reduction Yes
bulletSensor Features Self Cleaning Sensor Unit,
Airflow Control System
bulletImage Processor EXPEED 2
bulletImage Stabilizer Optical
bulletAuto Focus TTL contrast and phase detection
bulletAuto Focus Points (Zones) Qty 11
bulletAE/AF Control Subject-tracking AF,
3D-tracking AF,
Face-priority AF
bulletDigital Video Format MOV,
bulletImage Recording Format JPEG,
bulletMax Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
bulletAV Interfaces HDMI,
Composite video/audio

Exposure & White Balance

bulletLight Sensitivity ISO 100-6400,
ISO 12800,
ISO 25600,
ISO auto
bulletExposure Metering 3D color matrix II,
Color matrix II,
Spot (2.5%),
bulletExposure Modes Program,
I-TTL program flash,
bulletShooting Programs Candle,
Sports mode,
Pet portrait,
Night portrait,
Night landscape,
Autumn color,
Portrait mode,
bulletSpecial Effects Portrait,
Night Vision,
High Key,
Selective Color,
Low Key,
Color sketch
bulletWhite Balance Automatic,
bulletWhite Balance Presets Sunlight,
bulletMax Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec
bulletMin Shutter Speed 30 sec
bulletExposure Compensation ?5 EV range, in 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps
bulletAuto Exposure Bracketing 3 steps in 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps
bulletWhite Balance Bracketing Yes
bulletX-sync Speed 1/200 sec
bulletExposure Range EV 0-20 ( ISO 100 )

Camera Flash

bulletCamera Flash Pop-up flash
bulletGuide Number (m / ISO 100) 12
bulletFlash Modes Rear curtain sync,
Fill-in mode,
Slow synchro,
Auto mode,
Flash OFF mode,
Red-eye reduction
bulletFeatures Wireless off-camera control,
Flash +/- compensation,
AF illuminator

Additional Features

bulletContinuous Shooting Speed 4 frames per second
bulletSelf Timer Delay 2 sec,
10 sec,
5 sec,
20 sec
bulletFlash Terminal Hot shoe
bulletAdditional Features Digital image rotation,
Display brightness control,
HDR image enhancement technology,
In-camera red-eye removal,
Dust Delete Data system,
Audio recording,
Eye-Fi Card Ready,
Resizing an image,
Cropping an image,
In-camera RAW processing,
Date/time stamp,
Exif Print support,
Live View Scene Auto Selector,
Distortion control,
Perspective control,
AF lock,
Active D-Lighting technology,
DPOF support,
GPS ready,
Face detection,
AE lock,
Histogram display,
Scene Recognition System (SRS),
Highlight point display,
Camera orientation detection,
LCD live view mode,
PictBridge support,
Built-in help guide,
1080p Full HD movie recording,
USB 2.0 compatibility,
Direct print,
Face-priority AF function


bulletViewfinder Type Optical - Eye-level pentamirror
bulletViewfinder Color Support Pentamirror
bulletField Coverage 95%
bulletMagnification 0.78x
bulletDioptric Correction Range -1 to +0.7


bulletType 3 in LCD display
bulletDisplay Features Rotating


bulletMicrophone Operation Mode Mono


bulletConnector Type 1 x Hi-Speed USB,
1 x HDMI output,
1 x Composite video/audio output,
1 x Microphone


bulletSoftware Nikon ViewNX 2

System Requirements for PC Connection

bulletOperating System Support MS Windows 7,
Apple Mac OS
bulletPeripheral Devices USB port,
CD-ROM drive


bulletMicrosoft Certifications Compatible with Windows 7
bulletIncluded Accessories Battery charger,
Eyepiece cover,
USB cable,
Lens cap,
Dust cap,
Body cap,
Neck strap,
Shoe cap,
Audio / video cable


bulletSupported Battery Nikon EN-EL14
bulletSupported Battery 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery ( Included )

Memory / Storage

bulletMemory Card Slot SD card
bulletSupported Memory Cards SDHC Memory Card,
SD Memory Card,
SDXC Memory Card
bulletImage Storage JPEG,
RAW 4928 x 3264,
3696 x 2448,
2464 x 1632
bulletVideo Capture MOV - 1920 x 1080,
MOV - 1920 x 1080,
MOV - 1920 x 1080,
MOV - 1280 x 720,
MOV - 1280 x 720,
MOV - 1280 x 720,
MOV - 640 x 424,
MOV - 640 x 424

Manufacturer Warranty

bulletService & Support 1 year warranty
bulletService & Support Details Limited warranty - 1 year

Dimensions & Weight

bulletWidth 5 in
bulletDepth 3.1 in
bulletHeight 3.8 in
bulletWeight 19.8 oz

Environmental Parameters

bulletMin Operating Temperature 32 ?F
bulletMax Operating Temperature 104 ?F

Main Features

bulletImage stabilizer feature Optical stabilization helps prevent blurry pictures, especially for handheld cameras at slow shutter speeds or when using high optical zoom.



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Last modified: June 18, 2015