Updated (June 2011): Compare the Nikon D5100 vs Sony SLT A35

Nikon D5100 vs Sony SLT A35

Winner
Nikon D5100

100

Sony SLT A35

87

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
500 ms startup delay
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
920k dots
 

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A35

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
5.5 fps
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
223 ms shutter lag

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D5100.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony SLT A35.

competitors

Nikon D5100 Competitors

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$289 body only

$419 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Size Smaller
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$402 body only

$397 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$405 body only

$367 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

Sony SLT A35 Competitors

Samsung NX3000

Samsung NX3000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$446 body only

$500 with 20-50mm lens

Size Much smaller
Thickness Much thinner
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Pro DSLR

$3,799 body only

$4,499 with 24-105mm lens

Viewfinder Has an optical viewfinder
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58

Entry-level DSLR

$632 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

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