Updated (August 2010): Compare the Nikon D3100 vs Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5 vs Nikon D3100

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Sony Alpha NEX-5

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Nikon D3100

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Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha NEX-5

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
920k dots
Really small
Size
Compact (111×59×38 mm)
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
12.2 EV
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3100

Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Badge
Autofocuses shooting video
Contrast detection
Light sensitivity (boost)
High ISO (boost)
12,800 ISO
Live view
Has live view
Preview your photos

galleries

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

competitors

Sony Alpha NEX-5 Competitors

Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX 5N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$887 with 16-50mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Startup delay Significantly more startup delay
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$449 body only

$400 - $448 with 16-50mm lens

Overall image quality Better image quality
Supports 24p Supports 24p
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Sony Alpha NEX-3

Sony Alpha NEX-3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$400 body only

$495 with 16mm lens

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Thickness Slightly thinner
Movie format Lower resolution movies

Nikon D3100 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$452 body only

$399 - $547 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$268 body only

$330 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
True resolution Higher true resolution
Overall image quality Worse image quality
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$299 body only

$349 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen

discussion

Sony Alpha NEX-5
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Nikon D3100
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s (0:58 AM, September 03, 2013)
The nex shoots 10 fps per sony website!