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
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
109 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

Low light performance
Low noise at high ISO
1,183 ISO
Overall image quality
Great image quality
80.0
Color depth
Great color depth
23.5 bits
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
500 ms startup delay

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

$944 with 10-24mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen size Larger screen
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$269 body only

$419 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$640 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Viewfinder Has an optical viewfinder
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

Nikon D5100 Competitors

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$269 body only

$419 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$405 body only

$349 - $397 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$445 - $597 body only

$519 - $529 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Battery life Slightly 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