Nikon D3100 vs Sony Alpha DSLR-A200

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105

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81

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3100

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 24fps
Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
400 ms startup delay
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha DSLR-A200

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
189 ms shutter lag
Thickness
Thin
2.8"

galleries

Explore our gallery of 48 sample photos taken by the Nikon D3100.
Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Sony Alpha DSLR-A200.

competitors

Nikon D3100 Competitors

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Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

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

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Color depth Worse color depth
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Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

Startup delay Less startup delay
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
Movie format Lower resolution movies
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Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$678 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Lowest price Significantly more expensive

Sony Alpha DSLR-A200 Competitors

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Nikon 1 J1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$484 body only

$941 with 10-30mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
Color depth Worse color depth
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Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

Entry-level DSLR

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Screen size Much larger screen
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
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Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

Movie format Shoots movies
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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