Nikon D5000 vs Sony Alpha DSLR-A390

Winner
Nikon D5000

100

Sony Alpha DSLR-A390

84

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5000

Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
12.5 EV
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

$436 body only

$400 - $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

$389 body only

$399 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$529 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen size Much larger screen
Dynamic range Less dynamic range

Sony Alpha DSLR-A390 Competitors

Sony Alpha ILC-3000

Sony Alpha ILC-3000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Sony Alpha DSLR-A350

Sony Alpha DSLR-A350

Entry-level DSLR

Battery life Longer battery life
Thickness Much thinner
Autofocus Slower autofocus
Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$479 body only

$299 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Worse color depth

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Nikon D5000
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