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

Nikon D5100 vs Sony SLT A35

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139

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121

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
Great color depth
Color depth
23.5 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.6 EV
 

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A35

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
5.5 fps
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions

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

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Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$447 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
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Nikon D5600

Entry-level DSLR

$647 body only

$747 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
True resolution Much higher true resolution
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Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$677 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

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

Sony SLT A35 Competitors

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Sony SLT A37

Entry-level DSLR

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
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Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$495 with 18-55mm, 75-300mm lenses

Viewfinder Has an optical viewfinder
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
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Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$447 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR

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