Sony SLT A37 vs Nikon D5100

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Sony SLT A37

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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
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
109 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
500 ms startup delay
Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
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 Alpha a6500

Sony Alpha a6500

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,098 body only

$1,198 - $1,579 with 16-50mm lens

Focus points Many more focus points
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder size Much smaller viewfinder
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$358 body only

$438 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen size Much larger screen
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Sony SLT-A55

Sony SLT A55

Entry-level DSLR

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen size Much larger screen
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

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 D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$402 body only

$369 with 18-55mm lens

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

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