Sony Alpha DSLR-A580 vs Sony Alpha NEX-5

Winner
Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

53

Sony Alpha NEX-5

41

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

Great image quality
Overall image quality
80.0
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
800 ms startup delay
Great color depth
Color depth
23.8 bits
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha NEX-5

External flash
External flash
Better lighting
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies

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 A7S

Sony A7S

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,998 body only

$2,571 with 28-70mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Sony Alpha ILC-3000

Sony Alpha ILC-3000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Size Much smaller
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58

Entry-level DSLR

$637 with 18-55mm lens

Viewfinder coverage Much better viewfinder coverage
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Overall image quality Much worse image quality

Sony Alpha NEX-5 Competitors

Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$435 - $448 with 16-50mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Sony Alpha NEX-3

Sony Alpha NEX-3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$369 body only

$380 with 18-55mm lens

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX 5N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Startup delay More startup delay

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