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

Nikon D3200 vs Sony Alpha NEX-5

Winner
Nikon D3200

59

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
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.2 EV
Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
1,131 ISO
 

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 D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$399 body only

$397 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Better image quality
Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$307 - $649 body only

$355 - $449 with 18-55mm lens

External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$400 body only

$368 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Much longer battery life
Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

Sony Alpha NEX-5 Competitors

Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$435 - $448 with 16-50mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Sony Alpha NEX-3

Sony Alpha NEX-3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$369 body only

$380 with 18-55mm lens

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX 5N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

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

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Nikon D3200
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