Updated (March 2012): Compare the Nikon D3200 vs Sony Alpha NEX-5

Nikon D3200 vs Sony Alpha NEX-5

Winner
Nikon D3200

56

Sony Alpha NEX-5

41

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3200

Great image quality
Overall image quality
81.0
Great color depth
Color depth
24.1 bits
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha NEX-5

Size
Really small
Compact (111×59×38 mm)
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Thickness
Thin
1.5"
Weight
Light-weight
287 g

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 NEX-5.

competitors

Nikon D3200 Competitors

Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$300 body only

$359 - $397 with 18-55mm lens

Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
Battery life Significantly longer battery life
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$335 - $699 body only

$370 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$405 body only

$349 - $397 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Better image quality
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO

Sony Alpha NEX-5 Competitors

Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$379 - $399 with 16-50mm lens

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX 5N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
Startup delay More startup delay
Sony NEX F3

Sony NEX F3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$230 body only

$470 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Startup delay More startup delay

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Nikon D3200
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