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
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
 

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A35

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
223 ms shutter lag
Weight
Light-weight
415 g
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies

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

$358 body only

$438 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Size Smaller
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$359 body only

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Battery life Shorter battery life
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$946 with 18-135mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
True resolution Higher true resolution
Battery life Shorter battery life

Sony SLT A35 Competitors

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$444 - $448 body only

$525 - $548 with 16-50mm lens

Focus points Many more focus points
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Autofocus Slower autofocus
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$358 body only

$438 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Viewfinder Has an optical viewfinder
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Canon EOS M5

Canon EOS M5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$829 body only

$949 with 15-45mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen size Much larger screen
Lens availability Significantly fewer lenses available

discussion

Nikon D5100
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