Sony Alpha DSLR-A580 vs Sony Alpha NEX-5

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Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Great color depth
Color depth
23.8 bits
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
295 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha NEX-5

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

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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

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Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$548 body only

$648 with 16-50mm lens

Size Significantly smaller
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Autofocus Slower autofocus
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Sony SLT-A68

Boutique

Supports 24p Supports 24p
True resolution Higher true resolution
Screen size Much smaller screen
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Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$495 with 18-55mm, 75-300mm lenses

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

Sony Alpha NEX-5 Competitors

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Sony Alpha NEX-3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Thickness Slightly thinner
Movie format Lower resolution movies
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Sony Alpha A5100

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$448 body only

$548 with 16-50mm lens

Overall image quality Better image quality
Supports 24p Supports 24p
External flash No external flash support
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Sony NEX 7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Startup delay Slightly more startup delay

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