Sony Alpha DSLR-A580 vs Sony Alpha NEX-5

Winner
Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

55

Sony Alpha NEX-5

42

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
800 ms startup delay
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Great battery life
Battery life
1050 shots
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha NEX-5

Size
Really small
Compact (111×59×38 mm)
Thickness
Thin
1.5"
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1000 ms startup delay
External flash
External flash
Better lighting

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Alpha DSLR-A580.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Alpha NEX-5.

competitors

Sony Alpha DSLR-A580 Competitors

Sony SLT-A68

Sony SLT-A68

Boutique

Supports 24p Supports 24p
True resolution Higher true resolution
Screen size Much smaller screen
Sony SLT-A77

Sony SLT A77

Pro DSLR

$1,640 body only

$1,400 with 16-50mm lens

Viewfinder coverage Much better viewfinder coverage
Weather sealed Weather sealed
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$377 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

Sony Alpha NEX-5 Competitors

Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$437 body only

$370 - $379 with 16-50mm lens

Overall image quality Better image quality
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Sony NEX-7

Sony NEX 7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$516 body only

$802 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Better image quality
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Startup delay Slightly more startup delay
Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$439 body only

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Overall image quality Better image quality
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen

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