Updated (March 2012): Compare the Nikon D3200 vs Sony NEX-5N

Nikon D3200 vs Sony NEX 5N

Winner
Nikon D3200

79

Sony NEX-5N

65

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3200

High true resolution
True resolution
24.1 MP
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
 

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX 5N

Size
Really small
Compact (111×59×38 mm)
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Thickness
Thin
1.5"

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D3200.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony NEX-5N.

competitors

Nikon D3200 Competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$295 - $549 body only

$350 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$350 body only

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Battery life Longer battery life
True resolution Lower true resolution
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$402 body only

$397 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Weight Lighter

Sony NEX-5N Competitors

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$444 - $448 body only

$525 - $548 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Touch screen No touch screen
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$480 with 16-50mm lens

Built-in flash Built-in flash
True resolution Higher true resolution
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$450 with 18-55mm lens

Startup delay Less startup delay
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

discussion

Nikon D3200
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