Sony SLT A37 vs Nikon D5100

Winner
Sony SLT A37

100

Nikon D5100

97

Runner-up

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 resolution
High resolution screen
920k dots
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures

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

$627 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$389 body only

$399 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen size Much larger screen
Viewfinder size Much smaller viewfinder
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$431 body only

$399 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

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

Nikon D5100 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$431 body only

$399 - $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

$399 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

$396 - $597 body only

$466 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life

discussion

Sony SLT A37
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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