Nikon D5000 vs Sony Alpha DSLR-A390

Winner
Nikon D5000

97

Sony Alpha DSLR-A390

82

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5000

Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
12.5 EV
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 D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$299 body only

$419 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$600 body only

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen size Much larger screen
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$541 with 18-55mm lens

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

Sony Alpha DSLR-A390 Competitors

Sony Alpha DSLR-A350

Sony Alpha DSLR-A350

Entry-level DSLR

Thickness Much thinner
Battery life Longer battery life
Autofocus Slower autofocus
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$299 body only

$419 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D

Pro DSLR

$699 body only

$796 with 18-135mm lens

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

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Nikon D5000
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Alpha DSLR-A390
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