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
Great color depth
Color depth
23.8 bits
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha NEX-5

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

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Entry-level DSLR

$649 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Overall image quality Much worse image quality
Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58

Entry-level DSLR

$944 with 10-24mm lens

Viewfinder coverage Much better viewfinder coverage
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Overall image quality Much worse image quality
Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$435 - $649 body only

$529 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Overall image quality Much worse image quality

Sony Alpha NEX-5 Competitors

Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$379 - $399 with 16-50mm lens

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX 5N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
Startup delay More startup delay
Sony NEX F3

Sony NEX F3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$230 body only

$470 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Startup delay More startup delay

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