Nikon D5100 vs Sony SLT A58

Winner
Nikon D5100

100

Sony SLT A58

87

Runner-up

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
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

$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 body only

$516 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

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

Sony SLT A58 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$405 body only

$349 - $397 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Sony SLT-A68

Sony SLT-A68

Boutique

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Focus points Many more focus points
Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder
Sony SLT A57

Sony SLT A57

Entry-level DSLR

$692 with 18-135mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen size Much larger screen
True resolution Significantly lower true resolution

discussion

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