Nikon D5000 vs Sony Alpha DSLR-A390

Winner
Nikon D5000

97

Sony Alpha DSLR-A390

82

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5000

CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha DSLR-A390

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
198 ms shutter lag
Storage slots
More storage slots
2
Live view
Has live view
Preview your photos

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D5000.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Alpha DSLR-A390.

competitors

Nikon D5000 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$471 body only

$419 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$300 body only

$395 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$700 body only

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen size Much larger screen
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

Sony Alpha DSLR-A390 Competitors

Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

Entry-level DSLR

$1,088 body only

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$471 body only

$419 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Sony Alpha DSLR-A230

Sony Alpha DSLR-A230

Entry-level DSLR

Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
Thickness Much thinner
Live view No live view

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Nikon D5000
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Sony Alpha DSLR-A390
Alpha DSLR-A390
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