Nikon D5100 vs Sony SLT A58

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
1,183 ISO
Great image quality
Overall image quality
80.0
Great color depth
Color depth
23.5 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.6 EV
 

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

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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

Sony SLT A58 Competitors

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Sony SLT-A68

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Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Focus points Many more focus points
Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder
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Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$447 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Startup delay Much less startup delay
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
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Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$649 body only

$599 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Startup delay Much less startup delay
Dynamic range Less dynamic range

discussion

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