Updated (October 2012): Compare the Nikon D5200 vs Sony SLT A57

Nikon D5200 vs Sony SLT A57

Winner
Nikon D5200

79

Sony SLT A57

71

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5200

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
1,284 ISO
Great image quality
Overall image quality
84.0
Great color depth
Color depth
24.2 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.9 EV
 

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A57

Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.72x
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
12 fps
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama

galleries

Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Nikon D5200.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony SLT A57.

competitors

Nikon D5200 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$299 body only

$349 - $397 with 18-55mm lens

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$409 - $497 body only

$525 - $597 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality
Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$404 - $649 body only

$520 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO

Sony SLT A57 Competitors

Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58

Entry-level DSLR

$462 - $598 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Battery life Longer battery life
Screen size Much smaller screen
Sony SLT-A65

Sony SLT A65

Entry-level DSLR

$1,000 body only

$1,142 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
GPS Has a GPS
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower
Sony SLT-A55

Sony SLT A55

Entry-level DSLR

GPS Has a GPS
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
Supports 24p No 24p support

discussion

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