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

Nikon D5100 vs Sony SLT A35

Winner
Nikon D5100

71

Sony SLT A35

62

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A35

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Weight
Light-weight
415 g

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 D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$452 body only

$397 - $547 with 18-55mm lens

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$299 body only

$349 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Color depth Better color depth
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$597 body only

$540 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Screen size Much larger screen
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life

Sony SLT A35 Competitors

Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58

Entry-level DSLR

$598 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
Screen size Much smaller screen
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III

Super zoom

$1,598

Movie format Higher resolution movies
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Low light performance More noise at high ISO
Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$429 - $649 body only

$520 - $649 with 18-55mm lens

Viewfinder Has an optical viewfinder
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Color depth Worse color depth

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