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
Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
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

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Sony SLT A57

Entry-level DSLR

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen size Much larger screen
Size Larger
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Sony Alpha DSLR-A300

Entry-level DSLR

Viewfinder Has an optical viewfinder
Screen size Larger screen
Movie format Does not take movies
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Sony SLT A55

Entry-level DSLR

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen size Much larger screen
Supports 24p No 24p support

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 D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$675 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Color depth Better color depth
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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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