Sony Alpha DSLR-A580 vs Sony Alpha NEX-5

Winner
Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

68

Sony Alpha NEX-5

53

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
295 ms shutter lag
Slightly more lenses available
Lens availability
126 lenses
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha NEX-5

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Sony Alpha NEX-5 over the Sony Alpha DSLR-A580.

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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

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$402 body only

$299 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Lens availability Significantly more lenses available
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$455 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Lens availability Significantly more lenses available
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58

Entry-level DSLR

$632 with 18-55mm lens

Viewfinder coverage Much better viewfinder coverage
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen size Significantly smaller screen

Sony Alpha NEX-5 Competitors

Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$776 - $898 body only

$906 - $998 with 16-50mm lens

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Focus points Many more focus points
Size Larger
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$444 - $498 body only

$500 - $598 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Size Slightly larger
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$382 with 16-50mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
True resolution Higher true resolution
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

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