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

Nikon D5100 vs Sony SLT A35

Winner
Nikon D5100

90

Sony SLT A35

79

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

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
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

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

$426 body only

$390 - $447 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

$389 body only

$390 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

$390 - $597 body only

$469 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Lowest price Significantly more expensive

Sony SLT A35 Competitors

Sony SLT A37

Sony SLT A37

Entry-level DSLR

$577 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58

Entry-level DSLR

$626 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$548 body only

$626 - $648 with 16-50mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Focus points Many more focus points
3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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