Nikon D5100 vs Sony Alpha a6300

Nikon D5100
Sony Alpha a6300

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Many lenses available
Lens availability
230 lenses
Great battery life
Battery life
660 shots
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentamirror
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha a6300

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 120fps
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
120 fps
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Viewfinder coverage
Great viewfinder coverage
100%

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 a6300 Competitors

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Sony a6400

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$898 body only

$971 - $998 with 16-50mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Size Slightly larger
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Panasonic Lumix DC-GX9

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$784 body only

$798 with 12-60mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Lens availability Significantly more lenses available
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$379 - $498 body only

$479 - $598 with 16-50mm lens

Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
Weight Lighter
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

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