Nikon D7100 vs Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

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148

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D7100

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 60fps
Great color depth
Color depth
24.2 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.7 EV
Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
 

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

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Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$799 - $997 body only

$1,297 with 18-140mm lens

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Overall image quality Better image quality
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
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Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$500 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Cross type focus points Many fewer cross-type focus points
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Nikon D5600

Entry-level DSLR

$647 body only

$747 with 18-55mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

Sony Alpha DSLR-A580 Competitors

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Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$548 body only

$648 with 16-50mm lens

Focus points Many more focus points
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
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Sony SLT-A68

Boutique

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
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Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$495 with 18-55mm, 75-300mm lenses

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Lens availability Significantly more lenses available
Dynamic range Less dynamic range

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