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

Nikon D3200 vs Sony NEX 5N

Winner
Nikon D3200

59

Sony NEX-5N

48

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3200

Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.2 EV
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

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$465 body only

$419 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

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

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$318 - $699 body only

$377 - $449 with 18-55mm lens

External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$325 body only

$355 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality

Sony NEX-5N Competitors

Sony Alpha A5100

Sony Alpha A5100

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$448 body only

$478 - $548 with 16-50mm lens

Autofocus Faster autofocus
Focus points Significantly more focus points
External flash No external flash support
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$447 body only

$365 - $379 with 16-50mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Sony NEX 5R

Sony NEX 5R

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$450 body only

$802 with 18-55mm lens

Focus points More focus points
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life

discussion

Nikon D3200
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