Sony Alpha A5100 vs Nikon D5100

Winner
Sony Alpha A5100

60

Nikon D5100

57

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha A5100

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 60fps
Really small
Size
Compact (110×63×36 mm)
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Thin
Thickness
1.4"
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

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

galleries

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

competitors

Sony Alpha A5100 Competitors

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$379 - $498 body only

$479 - $598 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Touch screen No touch screen
Placeholder

Canon EOS M100

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$379 body only

$449 with 15-45mm lens

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Lens availability Significantly fewer lenses available
Sony NEX-7

Sony NEX 7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$737 with 18-55mm lens

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Touch screen No touch screen

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

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