Nikon D5100 vs Sony SLT A58

Winner
Nikon D5100

100

Sony SLT A58

87

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

Large screen
Screen size
3"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
920k dots
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
500 ms startup delay
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
 

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
Viewfinder coverage
Great viewfinder coverage
100%

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 D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$450 body only

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Size Smaller
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
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$397 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

Sony SLT A58 Competitors

Sony SLT A37

Sony SLT A37

Entry-level DSLR

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Sony SLT A57

Sony SLT A57

Entry-level DSLR

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen size Much larger screen
True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
Sony SLT-A68

Sony SLT-A68

Boutique

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Focus points Many more focus points
Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder

discussion

Nikon D5100
D5100
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Sony SLT A58
SLT A58
Sony

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vivek (6:46 AM, August 23, 2013)
sony a58 has 8fps