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

Nikon D3100 vs Sony Alpha NEX-5

Winner
Nikon D3100

46

Sony Alpha NEX-5

43

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3100

Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha NEX-5

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

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

Nikon D3100 Competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$349 body only

$455 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
True resolution Higher true resolution
Color depth Worse color depth
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$399 body only

$397 with 18-55mm lens

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$500 body only

$350 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder
Color depth Worse color depth

Sony Alpha NEX-5 Competitors

Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$435 - $448 with 16-50mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Sony Alpha NEX-3

Sony Alpha NEX-3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$369 body only

$380 with 18-55mm lens

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX 5N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Startup delay More startup delay

discussion

Nikon D3100
D3100
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Sony Alpha NEX-5
Alpha NEX-5
Sony

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s (0:58 AM, September 03, 2013)
The nex shoots 10 fps per sony website!