Sony Alpha DSLR-A580 vs Nikon D3200

Winner
Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

97

Nikon D3200

90

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.3 EV
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
7 fps
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3200

Overall image quality
Great image quality
81.0
Color depth
Great color depth
24.1 bits
True resolution
High true resolution
24.1 MP
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look

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

Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58

Entry-level DSLR

$626 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Viewfinder size Much larger viewfinder
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Sony SLT-A77

Sony SLT A77

Pro DSLR

$1,642 body only

$1,500 with 16-50mm lens

Viewfinder size Much larger viewfinder
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$607 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Lens availability Significantly more lenses available
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

Nikon D3200 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$426 body only

$390 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$325 - $749 body only

$375 - $449 with 18-55mm lens

Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Weight Slightly lighter
True resolution Much lower true resolution
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$325 body only

$380 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Weight Slightly lighter
Dynamic range Less dynamic range

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