Sony Alpha DSLR-A580 vs Nikon D3200

Winner
Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

108

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
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

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

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competitors

Sony Alpha DSLR-A580 Competitors

Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D

Entry-level DSLR

$999 body only

$1,049 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
Sony SLT-A77

Sony SLT A77

Pro DSLR

$1,531 body only

$1,499 with 16-50mm lens

Viewfinder size Much larger viewfinder
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO
Sony SLT-A55

Sony SLT A55

Entry-level DSLR

$500 body only

Viewfinder size Much larger viewfinder
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO

Nikon D3200 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$405 body only

$399 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
Lowest price More expensive
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$390 body only

$349 - $397 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Battery life Much longer battery life
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Nikon Coolpix L340

Nikon Coolpix L340

Super zoom

$162 - $171

Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Size Significantly smaller
Movie format Lower resolution movies

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Sony Alpha DSLR-A580
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Nikon D3200
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