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

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
1,183 ISO
Great image quality
Overall image quality
80.0
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
500 ms startup delay
 

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

$310 body only

$419 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$445 - $597 body only

$519 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$405 body only

$349 - $397 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Dynamic range Less dynamic range

Sony SLT A35 Competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$335 - $699 body only

$370 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Viewfinder Has an optical viewfinder
Supports 24p Supports 24p
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Entry-level DSLR

$649 with 18-55mm lens

Viewfinder Has an optical viewfinder
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Size Larger
Sony SLT A37

Sony SLT A37

Entry-level DSLR

$522 with 18-55mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

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Nikon D5100
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