Updated (August 2012): Compare the Nikon D3100 vs Sony NEX 5R

Sony NEX 5R vs Nikon D3100

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Sony NEX 5R

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Nikon D3100

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Reasons to buy the Sony NEX 5R

Really small
Size
Mid size (111×59×39 mm)
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Thin
Thickness
1.5"
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3100

Lens availability
Many lenses available
230 lenses
Badge
Phase detection autofocus
fast and accurate
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentamirror
Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 24fps

galleries

Explore our gallery of 48 sample photos taken by the Nikon D3100.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony NEX 5R.

competitors

Sony NEX 5R Competitors

Sony NEX 5T

Sony NEX 5T

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Lowest price Slightly more expensive
Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D

Entry-level DSLR

$872 - $999 body only

$870 - $1,149 with 18-55mm lens

Lens availability Much more lenses available
Battery life Much longer battery life
Size Significantly larger
Sony Alpha NEX-6

Sony Alpha NEX-6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$606 body only

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Built-in flash Built-in flash
Touch screen No touch screen

Nikon D3100 Competitors

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Canon EOS M100

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$379 body only

$449 with 15-45mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Size Smaller
Lens availability Much fewer lenses available
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$550 body only

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Lowest price Slightly more expensive
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$473 body only

$399 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
External mic jack Has an external mic jack

discussion

Sony NEX 5R
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Nikon D3100
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