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

24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
500 ms startup delay
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
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
215 ms shutter lag
Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps

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 D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$358 body only

$438 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Size Smaller
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$402 body only

$299 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$359 body only

$588 with 18-55mm lens

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

Sony SLT-A33 Competitors

Sony SLT A37

Sony SLT A37

Entry-level DSLR

$522 with 18-55mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$634 body only

$487 with 18-55mm lens

Viewfinder Has an optical viewfinder
Lens availability Significantly more lenses available
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Sony SLT A35

Sony SLT A35

Entry-level DSLR

True resolution Higher true resolution
Battery life Longer battery life
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

discussion

Nikon D5100
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