Nikon D3100 vs Sony Alpha DSLR-A200

Winner
Nikon D3100

100

Sony Alpha DSLR-A200

77

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3100

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 24fps
Large screen
Screen size
3"
Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
 

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

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$325 body only

$350 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Color depth Worse color depth
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$300 body only

$399 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Thickness Thicker
Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$479 body only

$380 with 18-55mm lens

Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
Battery life Longer battery life
Movie format Lower resolution movies

Sony Alpha DSLR-A200 Competitors

Nikon D60

Nikon D60

Entry-level DSLR

$253 body only

$342 with 18-55mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Lens availability Significantly more lenses available
Screen size Much smaller screen
Sony Alpha DSLR-A230

Sony Alpha DSLR-A230

Entry-level DSLR

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Autofocus Slower autofocus
Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

Entry-level DSLR

$650 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Live view Has live view
Color depth Worse color depth

discussion

Nikon D3100
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Sony Alpha DSLR-A200
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