Nikon D7100 vs Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

Winner
Nikon D7100

93

Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

77

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D7100

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 60fps
Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,229k dots
High true resolution
True resolution
24 MP
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
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 D7100.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Alpha DSLR-A580.

competitors

Nikon D7100 Competitors

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$789 - $997 body only

$1,076 - $1,297 with 18-140mm lens

Light sensitivity (boost) Better boost ISO
Overall image quality Better image quality
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
Nikon D5500

Nikon D5500

Entry-level DSLR

$597 body only

$697 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$779 - $899 body only

$891 - $999 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Faster video autofocus
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Dynamic range Less dynamic range

Sony Alpha DSLR-A580 Competitors

Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58

Entry-level DSLR

$598 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Viewfinder size Much larger viewfinder
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$460 body only

$350 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Supports 24p Supports 24p
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Sony SLT-A68

Sony SLT-A68

Boutique

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

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