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

Nikon D3200 vs Sony SLT A57

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Nikon D3200

100

Sony SLT A57

99

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D3200

High true resolution
True resolution
24.1 MP
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
400 ms startup delay
Really small
Size
Prosumer size (125×96×77 mm)
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
 

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 D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$350 body only

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

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$402 body only

$397 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
Lowest price Slightly more expensive
Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$289 - $549 body only

$329 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Weight Slightly lighter
True resolution Much lower true resolution

Sony SLT A57 Competitors

Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58

Entry-level DSLR

$632 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Lowest price Much cheaper
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Sony SLT-A65

Sony SLT A65

Entry-level DSLR

$866 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
GPS Has a GPS
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower
Sony SLT A37

Sony SLT A37

Entry-level DSLR

Size Smaller
Weight Lighter
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

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Nikon D3200
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