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

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
Sony Alpha DSLR-A350

Sony Alpha DSLR-A350

Entry-level DSLR

Size Significantly smaller
Thickness Much thinner
Movie format Does not take movies
Nikon Coolpix P90

Nikon Coolpix P90

Super zoom

$550

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Size Much smaller
Movie format Lower resolution movies

Nikon D3200 Competitors

Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$400 body only

$367 - $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
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 More expensive
Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$350 body only

$649 with 18-55mm lens

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

discussion

Sony Alpha DSLR-A580
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Nikon D3200
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