Nikon D5100 vs Sony Alpha DSLR-A390

Winner
Nikon D5100

100

Sony Alpha DSLR-A390

59

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
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
Great color depth
Color depth
23.5 bits
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha DSLR-A390

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
198 ms shutter lag
Storage slots
More storage slots
2
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D5100.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Alpha DSLR-A390.

competitors

Nikon D5100 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$436 body only

$394 - $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

$378 body only

$399 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

$410 - $597 body only

$479 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

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

Sony Alpha DSLR-A390 Competitors

Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

Super zoom

$596

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen size Much larger screen
Thickness Much thicker
Sony Alpha DSLR-A230

Sony Alpha DSLR-A230

Entry-level DSLR

Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
Thickness Much thinner
Live view No live view
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$325 body only

$399 - $469 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen size Much larger screen
Color depth Worse color depth

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