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

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
Slightly more lenses available
Lens availability
126 lenses
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha NEX-5

Size
Really small
Compact (111×59×38 mm)
Thickness
Thin
1.5"

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 A58

Sony SLT A58

Entry-level DSLR

$943 with 10-24mm lens

Viewfinder coverage Much better viewfinder coverage
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen size Much smaller screen
Sony SLT A77 II

Sony SLT A77 II

Pro DSLR

$1,198 body only

$1,798 with 16-50mm lens

Viewfinder coverage Much better viewfinder coverage
Weather sealed Weather sealed
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
Sony SLT A37

Sony SLT A37

Entry-level DSLR

$522 with 18-55mm lens

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

Sony Alpha NEX-5 Competitors

Fujifilm X-A10

Fujifilm X-A10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 with 16-50mm lens

Screen resolution Slightly higher resolution screen
Built-in flash Built-in flash
External flash No external flash support
Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX 5N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$691 body only

$853 with 16-50mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Startup delay More startup delay
Sony Alpha NEX-3

Sony Alpha NEX-3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$398 body only

$380 with 18-55mm lens

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Thickness Slightly thinner
Movie format Lower resolution movies

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