Nikon D7100 vs Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

Winner
Nikon D7100

92

Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

76

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D7100

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 60fps
Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
High true resolution
True resolution
24 MP
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
 

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

$1,100 - $1,297 with 18-140mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Overall image quality Better image quality
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
Nikon D5500

Nikon D5500

Entry-level DSLR

$620 - $647 body only

$747 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$812 - $999 body only

$913 - $1,099 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Faster video autofocus
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality

Sony Alpha DSLR-A580 Competitors

Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58

Entry-level DSLR

$598 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Viewfinder size Much larger viewfinder
Low light performance Significantly more noise at high ISO
Sony SLT A77 II

Sony SLT A77 II

Pro DSLR

$1,198 body only

$1,798 with 16-50mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Viewfinder size Much larger viewfinder
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Sony SLT-A77

Sony SLT A77

Pro DSLR

$1,705 body only

$1,500 with 16-50mm lens

Viewfinder size Much larger viewfinder
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Startup delay Much more startup delay

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