Sony SLT A37 vs Nikon D5100

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Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A37

Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.71x
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
7 fps
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
13.6 EV
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
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 A37.

competitors

Sony SLT A37 Competitors

Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58

Entry-level DSLR

$498 - $666 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Screen size Larger screen
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$998 - $1,000 body only

$1,148 with 16-50mm lens

Focus points Many more focus points
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Viewfinder size Much smaller viewfinder
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$294 body only

$400 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder size Much smaller viewfinder

Nikon D5100 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$294 body only

$400 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$249 body only

$309 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Color depth Better color depth
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$325 body only

$400 - $500 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Shutter lag More shutter lag

discussion

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Showing 6 comments

Avatar for donald donald (8:47 AM, July 21, 2013)
video capture-a37 is the best...
 
aditya das (4:27 PM, March 29, 2013)
of course the 5100
 
ashish kene (7:59 AM, March 18, 2013)
which is the best in both cameras
 
Rajeev (11:28 AM, December 19, 2012)
which one is better NIkon D5100 or Sony SLTA37 ?
 
Rajeev (11:23 AM, December 19, 2012)
HI sebastian,i just want to know which one is better?NIkon D5100 or Sony SLTA37.Can you suggest me a camera..
 
Avatar for Franco Sebastian Franco Sebastian (3:28 PM, September 19, 2012)
Sony a37 is the best am using @37 and D5100