Nikon D5100 vs Sony SLT A58

Winner
Nikon D5100

71

Sony SLT A58

63

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

Great color depth
Color depth
23.5 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.6 EV
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
920k dots
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
500 ms startup delay
 

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

$460 body only

$369 - $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

$350 body only

$390 - $409 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

$597 body only

$478 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

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

Sony SLT A58 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$460 body only

$369 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Sony SLT-A68

Sony SLT-A68

Boutique

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Focus points Many more focus points
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only
Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$429 - $649 body only

$599 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen size Much larger screen
Color depth Worse color depth

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