Nikon D5200 vs Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

Winner
Nikon D5200

100

Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

97

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5200

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 60fps
Great color depth
Color depth
24.2 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.9 EV
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
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 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

$405 body only

$475 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$462 body only

$390 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$400 body only

$379 - $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

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Entry-level DSLR

$799 - $851 with 18-55mm lens

Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Overall image quality Worse image quality
Canon Rebel T4i

Canon Rebel T4i

Entry-level DSLR

$699 body only

$700 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Color depth Worse color depth
Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

Digicam

$99

Size Much smaller
Thickness Much thinner
Movie format Lower resolution movies

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