Sony Alpha DSLR-A580 vs Nikon D3200

Winner
Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

107

Nikon D3200

100

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
7 fps
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Great battery life
Battery life
1050 shots
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3200

True resolution
High true resolution
24.1 MP
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
400 ms startup delay
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D3200.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Alpha DSLR-A580.

competitors

Sony Alpha DSLR-A580 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$402 body only

$369 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$379 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Lens availability Significantly more lenses available
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58

Entry-level DSLR

$632 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Viewfinder size Much larger viewfinder
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

Nikon D3200 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$402 body only

$369 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$379 with 18-55mm lens

Weight Slightly lighter
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$405 body only

$424 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Battery life Significantly longer battery life
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

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Sony Alpha DSLR-A580
Alpha DSLR-A580
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Nikon D3200
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