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

Nikon D5100 vs Sony SLT A33

Winner
Nikon D5100

100

Sony SLT-A33

81

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.6 EV
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
 

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

$466 body only

$379 - $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

$300 body only

$396 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

$413 body only

$450 - $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

Olympus PEN-F

Olympus PEN-F

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,199 body only

$1,199 with 17mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Autofocus Slower autofocus
Sony SLT A37

Sony SLT A37

Entry-level DSLR

$522 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Sony SLT-A65

Sony SLT A65

Entry-level DSLR

$962 body only

$1,098 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Startup delay Much more startup delay

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Nikon D5100
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