Updated (March 2012): Compare the Nikon D3200 vs Sony SLT A57

Nikon D3200 vs Sony SLT A57

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Nikon D3200

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Sony SLT A57

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D3200

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
1,131 ISO
Great image quality
Overall image quality
81.0
Great color depth
Color depth
24.1 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.2 EV
 

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A57

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 60fps
Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.72x
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
12 fps

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D3200.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony SLT A57.

competitors

Nikon D3200 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$294 body only

$400 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Lowest price Slightly more expensive
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$399 body only

$330 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Weight Slightly lighter
Overall image quality Much worse image quality
Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$324 body only

$400 - $500 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Shutter lag More shutter lag

Sony SLT A57 Competitors

Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58

Entry-level DSLR

$498 - $666 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Battery life Longer battery life
Screen size Much smaller screen
Sony SLT-A65

Sony SLT A65

Entry-level DSLR

$1,000 body only

$1,149 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
GPS Has a GPS
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$498 body only

$593 - $648 with 16-50mm lens

Focus points Many more focus points
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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