Nikon D5000 vs Sony Alpha DSLR-A390

Winner
Nikon D5000

99

Sony Alpha DSLR-A390

83

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5000

24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
400 ms startup delay
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
 

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 D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$640 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen size Much larger screen
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Sony Alpha a6500

Sony Alpha a6500

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,398 body only

$1,498 with 16-50mm lens

Focus points Many more focus points
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$289 body only

$419 with 18-55mm lens

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

Sony Alpha DSLR-A390 Competitors

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$640 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$629 - $679 body only

$949 with 18-140mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Sony SLT A37

Sony SLT A37

Entry-level DSLR

$522 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder

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