Updated (April 2011): Compare the Nikon D5100 vs Sony SLT-A33

Nikon D5100 vs Sony SLT A33

Winner
Nikon D5100

71

Sony SLT-A33

58

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
Great color depth
Color depth
23.5 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.6 EV
 

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A33

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
7 fps
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions

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-A33.

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-A33 Competitors

Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58

Entry-level DSLR

$598 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Sony SLT A37

Sony SLT A37

Entry-level DSLR

$600 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Sony SLT-A55

Sony SLT A55

Entry-level DSLR

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
Dynamic range Less dynamic range

discussion

Nikon D5100
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