Nikon D5000 vs Sony Alpha DSLR-A390

Winner
Nikon D5000

97

Sony Alpha DSLR-A390

82

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5000

24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
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 D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$329 body only

$520 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

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

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$358 body only

$438 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$402 body only

$397 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

Sony Alpha A5100

Sony Alpha A5100

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$348 body only

$448 with 16-50mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$402 body only

$397 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Sony Alpha DSLR-A550

Sony Alpha DSLR-A550

Entry-level DSLR

$1,425 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen size Much larger screen
Autofocus Slower autofocus

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