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

Nikon D3200 vs Sony NEX 5N

Winner
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60

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49

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D3200

Great image quality
Overall image quality
81.0
High true resolution
True resolution
24.1 MP
Great color depth
Color depth
24.1 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.2 EV
 

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

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Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$447 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Battery life Longer battery life
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Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$699 body only

$449 with 18-55mm lens

Lowest price Slightly cheaper
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
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Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$497 with 18-55mm lens

Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
Battery life Significantly longer battery life
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

Sony NEX-5N Competitors

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Nikon Coolpix AW110

Waterproof

$404

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Supports 24p No 24p support
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Sony NEX 5R

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Focus points More focus points
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
Low light performance Slightly more noise at high ISO
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Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Built-in flash Built-in flash
Thickness Slightly thinner
Touch screen No touch screen

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