Nikon D5100 vs Sony Alpha A5000

Winner
Nikon D5100

57

Sony Alpha A5000

49

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Many lenses available
Lens availability
230 lenses
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentamirror
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha A5000

Size
Really small
Compact (110×63×36 mm)
Thickness
Thin
1.4"
Weight
Light-weight
210 g
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D5100.

competitors

Nikon D5100 Competitors

Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$600 body only

$567 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$629 - $697 body only

$997 - $1,150 with 18-140mm lens

Viewfinder coverage Much better viewfinder coverage
Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

Screen resolution Slightly higher resolution screen
True resolution Slightly higher true resolution
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life

Sony Alpha A5000 Competitors

Fujifilm X-A10

Fujifilm X-A10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$439 with 16-50mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
True resolution Lower true resolution
Sony SLT A77 II

Sony SLT A77 II

Pro DSLR

$1,198 body only

$1,798 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Size Significantly larger
Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$310 - $549 body only

$393 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Lens availability Much more lenses available
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Size Significantly larger

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Nikon D5100
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