Nikon D5200 vs Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

Winner
Nikon D5200

100

Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

97

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
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 60fps
High true resolution
True resolution
24 MP
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
7 fps
Battery life
Great battery life
1050 shots
Storage slots
More storage slots
2

galleries

Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Nikon D5200.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Alpha DSLR-A580.

competitors

Nikon D5200 Competitors

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$458 - $597 body only

$499 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$405 body only

$399 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
Battery life Longer battery life
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$370 body only

$393 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Much longer battery life
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

Sony Alpha DSLR-A580 Competitors

Sony SLT A57

Sony SLT A57

Entry-level DSLR

Viewfinder size Much larger viewfinder
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO
Sony A7

Sony A7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$998 - $2,898 body only

$1,198 with 28-70mm lens

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Sony SLT-A77

Sony SLT A77

Pro DSLR

$1,531 body only

$1,499 with 16-50mm lens

Viewfinder size Much larger viewfinder
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO

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