58points

Nikon D5100

93points

Sony Alpha a7 III + Sony FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS

Nikon D5100
Comparison winner
Sony Alpha a7 III + Sony FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS
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92 facts in comparison

Nikon D5100 vs Sony Alpha a7 III + Sony FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS

Nikon D5100
Sony Alpha a7 III + Sony FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS
58
points
Nikon D5100
93
points
Sony Alpha a7 III + Sony FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS

Why is Nikon D5100 better than Sony Alpha a7 III + Sony FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS?

  • Has a flip-out screen
    ?
  • 50shots longer battery life
    ?

    660shotsvs610shots
  • 140g lighter
    510gvs650g
  • Has an optical viewfinder
    ?
  • Has a built-in HDR mode
    ?
  • Has a flash
    ?
  • 126 more lenses available
    ?

    169vs43

Why is Sony Alpha a7 III + Sony FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS better than Nikon D5100?

  • 2.31x larger sensor
    ?

    35.8 x 23.8mmvs23.6 x 15.6mm
  • 42.01% more megapixels (main camera)
    24MPvs16.9MP
  • 682 more focus points
    ?

    693vs11
  • 8x higher maximum light sensitivity
    ?

    204800 ISOvs25600 ISO
  • 2.5x faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
    ?

    10fpsvs4fps
  • 3.15x lower noise at high ISO
    ?

    3730 ISOvs1183 ISO
  • 2x better video recording quality (main camera)
    ?

    2160 x 30fpsvs1080 x 30fps
  • Weather-sealed (splashproof)
    ?

Price comparison

Nikon D5100

ProductStorePrice
Nikon D5100 AmazonNikon D5100 16.2MP CMOS Digital SLR Came...Nikon D5100 16.2MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera with 3-Inch Vari-Angle LCD Monitor (Body Only)
Amazon logo
$499.00
Nikon D5100 walmartNikon D5100 16.2MP Black DSLR Camera, 18...Nikon D5100 16.2MP Black DSLR Camera, 18-55mm VR Lens, 3.0" LCD Display
walmart logo
$669.00
Nikon D5100 aliexpressYONGNUO YN35mm F2.0 F2N Lens,YN50mm Lens...YONGNUO YN35mm F2.0 F2N Lens,YN50mm Lens for Nikon F Mount D7100 D3200 D3300 D3100 D5100 D90 DSLR Camera,for Canon DSLR Camera
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$39.49

Design

1. more viewfinder coverage
?

With 100% coverage you can compose the image correctly when you capture the photo. With less than full coverage you may have to crop your photos afterwards to get them looking perfect.

Best

Nikon Z50 + Nikon Nikkor Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR

100%

95%

100%

2.Weather-sealed (splashproof)
?

The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.

Nikon D5100
Sony Alpha a7 III + Sony FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS
3.Has a built-in focus motor
?

The focus motor moves the lens in order to autofocus. For system cameras, having a focus motor in the camera's body allows you to use a wide range of lenses, including lenses which do not have their own focus motor. For compact cameras, a focus motor is usually built-in.

For example

Sony a7R IV

Nikon D5100
Sony Alpha a7 III + Sony FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS
4.Has a flip-out screen
?

Flip-out screens can be useful for tricky shots.

Nikon D5100
Sony Alpha a7 III + Sony FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS
5.Has a hot shoe
?

A hot shoe can be used to attach an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders and other attachments.

Nikon D5100
Sony Alpha a7 III + Sony FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS
6.has an optical viewfinder
?

An optical viewfinder (or OVF) allows the photographer to compose a shot while seeing exactly what the lens will capture. OVFs have no time lag and require no power - as opposed to electronic viewfinders, which can drain battery life. OVFs are also better in low light situations.

Nikon D5100
Sony Alpha a7 III + Sony FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS

Optics

1.focus points
?

The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.

Best

Canon EOS R

5655

11

693

2.has AF tracking
?

With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.

Nikon D5100
Sony Alpha a7 III + Sony FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS
3.sensor size
?

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.

Best

Polaroid Snap

81.2 x 25.4mm

23.6 x 15.6mm

35.8 x 23.8mm

4.maximum light sensitivity
?

With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.

Best

Nikon D7500 + Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

1640000 ISO

25600 ISO

204800 ISO

5.Has phase detection autofocus for photos
?

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images.

Nikon D5100
Sony Alpha a7 III + Sony FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS
6.has built-in optical image stabilization
?

Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.

Nikon D5100
Sony Alpha a7 III + Sony FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS

Videography

1.video recording (main camera)
?

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.

Best

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K

3456 x 50fps

1080 x 30fps

2160 x 30fps

2.Has phase detection autofocus for videos
?

A phase detection autofocus system is faster than a contrast detection autofocus system. Even when recording scenes with a lot of fast movements, the videos are sharp and clear.

Nikon D5100
Sony Alpha a7 III + Sony FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS
3.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
?

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.

Nikon D5100
Sony Alpha a7 III + Sony FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS
4.Has timelapse function
?

A timelapse shows a long passage of time sped up. A series of photographs taken from the same position over a long period is joined together to create a short video. It is great way to capture things like the setting sun, or clouds moving across the sky.

Nikon D5100
Sony Alpha a7 III + Sony FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS
5.has a 24p cinema mode
?

24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.

Nikon D5100
Sony Alpha a7 III + Sony FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS
6.supports AVCHD format
?

AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition) is a file-based format for the digital recording and playback of high-definition video. It's a standard popular among professional cameras and camcorders.

Nikon D5100
Sony Alpha a7 III + Sony FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS

Audio

1.has a stereo microphone
?

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.

Nikon D5100
Sony Alpha a7 III + Sony FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS
2.has a microphone input
?

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.

Nikon D5100
Sony Alpha a7 III + Sony FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS
3.number of microphones
?

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Fujifilm X-A7

2

1

2

4.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
?

With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

Nikon D5100
Sony Alpha a7 III + Sony FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS
5.has stereo speakers
?

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

For example

Sony Alpha 7R III + Sony FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS Vario-Tessar T*

Nikon D5100
Sony Alpha a7 III + Sony FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS
6.Has a zoom microphone
?

Zoom microphones record high-quality audio and enable you to record sound from a distance. They can be useful for recording meetings, lectures, and presentations.

For example

Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II

Nikon D5100
Sony Alpha a7 III + Sony FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS

Battery

1.Battery life (CIPA)
?

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.

Best

Nikon D3x

4400shots

660shots

610shots

2.battery power
?

Best

Samsung Galaxy NX Mirrorless + 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6

4360mAh

1030mAh

2280mAh

3.has a removable battery
?

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Nikon D5100
Sony Alpha a7 III + Sony FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS
4.has a rechargeable battery
?

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Nikon D5100
Sony Alpha a7 III + Sony FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS
5.has a battery level indicator
?

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Nikon D5100
Sony Alpha a7 III + Sony FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS
6.has wireless charging
?

The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

For example

Sony Alpha a9 + Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM

Nikon D5100
Sony Alpha a7 III + Sony FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS

Features

1.image quality
?

A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.

Best

Sony Alpha 7R III + Sony FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS Vario-Tessar T*

100

80

96

2.noise
?

The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.

Best

Sony Alpha a7 III + Sony FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS

3730 ISO

1183 ISO

3730 ISO

3.color depth
?

The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.

Best

HP Photosmart R927

42bits

23.5bits

25bits

4.dynamic range
?

The better the dynamic range the system captures a wider number of values from dark to light leading to more details in low and highlights. Source: DxOMark.

Best

Nikon D850 + Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm f/4G ED VR

14.8Evs

13.6Evs

14.7Evs

5.has an external memory slot
?

The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a memory card.

Nikon D5100
Sony Alpha a7 III + Sony FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS
6.Has Wi-Fi
?

The device can connect to Wi-Fi.

Nikon D5100
Sony Alpha a7 III + Sony FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS

Price comparison

Nikon D5100

ProductStorePrice
Nikon D5100 AmazonNikon D5100 16.2MP CMOS Digital SLR Came...Nikon D5100 16.2MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera with 3-Inch Vari-Angle LCD Monitor (Body Only)
Amazon logo
$499.00
Nikon D5100 walmartNikon D5100 16.2MP Black DSLR Camera, 18...Nikon D5100 16.2MP Black DSLR Camera, 18-55mm VR Lens, 3.0" LCD Display
walmart logo
$669.00
Nikon D5100 aliexpressYONGNUO YN35mm F2.0 F2N Lens,YN50mm Lens...YONGNUO YN35mm F2.0 F2N Lens,YN50mm Lens for Nikon F Mount D7100 D3200 D3300 D3100 D5100 D90 DSLR Camera,for Canon DSLR Camera
aliexpress logo
$39.49

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