Sony a58
DSLR Camera
vs Nikon D3100
DSLR Camera

What’s good about the Sony Alpha SLT-A58

Best price $448
  • 25% more battery life 690 shots vs 550 shots
  • Higher sensor resolution 20.1 MP vs 14.2 MP
  • Higher resolution rear screen 461k dots vs 230k dots
  • Better light sensitivity by 0 f-stop 16,000 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • Newer camera April 2013 vs September 2010
  • Better video capture 1080p 30fps vs 1080p 24fps
  • Faster continuous shooting speed 8 shots per sec vs 3 shots per sec
  • Viewscreen flips out D3100 does not have a flip out viewscreen
  • Has HDR on-board D3100 does not have HDR
  • Has panorama image capture D3100 does not have panorama
  • Has an External Mic jack D3100 does not

What’s good about the Nikon D3100

Best price
$405
  • Weighs a little bit less than the a58 16 oz vs 20.2 oz
  • Smaller body size 54 in³ vs 62 in³
  • Slightly cheaper street price $405 vs $448
  • Bigger rear viewscreen 3.0″ vs 2.7″

What the Sony a58 and Nikon D3100 have in common

  • Similar image sensor size 367 in² vs 356 in²
  • interchangeable lenses
  • HDMI port
  • RAW capture
  • hot shoe

What’s missing from both the Sony a58 and the Nikon D3100

  • No 3D capture
  • No GPS tagging
  • No waterproof housing
  • No Wi-Fi

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