Nikon D5100 vs Sony SLT A58

Winner
Nikon D5100

71

Sony SLT A58

62

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.6 EV
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
500 ms startup delay
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A58

Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.65x
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
8 fps
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama

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 A58.

competitors

Nikon D5100 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$329 body only

$393 - $547 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$269 body only

$349 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Color depth Better color depth
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$439 with 18-55mm lens

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

Sony SLT A58 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$329 body only

$393 - $547 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Screen size Much larger screen
Autofocus Slower video autofocus
Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$429 - $649 body only

$520 - $649 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Color depth Worse color depth
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$285 body only

$360 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Viewfinder Has an optical viewfinder
Dynamic range Less dynamic range

discussion

Nikon D5100
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Sony SLT A58
SLT A58
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vivek (6:46 AM, August 23, 2013)
sony a58 has 8fps