Sony Alpha DSLR-A580 vs Sony Alpha NEX-5

Winner
Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

50

Sony Alpha NEX-5

39

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

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1000 ms startup delay
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions

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

$626 with 18-55mm lens

Viewfinder coverage Much better viewfinder coverage
Supports 24p Supports 24p
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D

Entry-level DSLR

$1,099 body only

$1,249 with 18-55mm lens

Viewfinder coverage Much better viewfinder coverage
Weather sealed Weather sealed
Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
Sony SLT-A68

Sony SLT-A68

Boutique

Supports 24p Supports 24p
True resolution Higher true resolution
Screen size Much smaller screen

Sony Alpha NEX-5 Competitors

Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$437 body only

$365 - $448 with 16-50mm lens

Overall image quality Better image quality
Supports 24p Supports 24p
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
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
Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX 5N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$280 body only

$887 with 16-50mm lens

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

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