66points

Nikon D5100

68points

Sony SLT - A37

Nikon D5100
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Nikon D5100 vs Sony SLT - A37

Nikon D5100
Sony SLT - A37
Nikon D5100
Sony SLT - A37

Why is Nikon D5100 better than Sony SLT - A37?

  • Has an optical viewfinder
  • Has a microphone in
  • Has manual shutter speed
  • 6.3mm thinner
    78.7mmvs85mm
  • 27.9mm shorter
    96.5mmvs124.4mm
  • 20% faster flash X-sync
    1/200svs0.00625s

Why is Sony SLT - A37 better than Nikon D5100?

  • 4 more focus points
    15vs11
  • 1.75x faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
    7fpsvs4fps
  • 4g lighter
    506gvs510g
  • Has a stereo microphone
  • Has built-in optical image stabilization
  • Has a built-in focus motor
  • 5% more viewfinder coverage
    100%vs95%
  • Has sensor shift stabilization

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Design

1.has a flip-out screen
Nikon D5100
Sony SLT - A37

Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.

2.pixel density

471ppi

272ppi

Best

Panasonic Lumix DC-TS7

2160ppi

3.resolution

1176 x 784px

588 x 392px

Best

Panasonic Lumix DC-TS7

5184 x 3888px

4.has an optical viewfinder
Nikon D5100
Sony SLT - A37

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

5. more viewfinder coverage

95%

100%

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

Leica Q-P

100%

6.Has a built-in focus motor
Nikon D5100
Sony SLT - A37

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.

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Optics

1.focus points

11

15

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

2.sensor size

23.6 x 15.6mm

15.6 x 23.5mm

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

Best

Polaroid Snap

81.2 x 25.4mm

3.has AF tracking
Nikon D5100
Sony SLT - A37

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.

4.megapixels

16.9MP

16.1MP

Best

Panono Camera

108MP

5.maximum light sensitivity

25600 ISO

25600 ISO

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

6.Has phase detection autofocus for photos
Nikon D5100
Sony SLT - A37

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

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Videography

1.video recording (main camera)

1080 x 30fps

1080 x 30fps

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

Fujifilm X-T3

2160 x 60fps

2.Has phase detection autofocus for videos
Nikon D5100
Sony SLT - A37

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.

3.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Nikon D5100
Sony SLT - A37

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.

4.supports AVCHD format
Nikon D5100
Sony SLT - A37

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.

5.has a 24p cinema mode
Nikon D5100
Sony SLT - A37

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

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Audio

1.has a stereo microphone
Nikon D5100
Sony SLT - A37

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

2.has a microphone in
Nikon D5100
Sony SLT - A37

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

3.number of microphones

1

2

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

Best

Canon EOS 200D

2

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Battery

1. longer battery life

660shots

500shots

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

Best

Nikon D3x

4400shots

2.has a removable battery
Nikon D5100
Sony SLT - A37

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

3.has a rechargeable battery
Nikon D5100
Sony SLT - A37

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

4.has a battery level indicator
Nikon D5100
Sony SLT - A37

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

5.wireless charging
Nikon D5100
Sony SLT - A37

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

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Features

1.has an external memory slot
Nikon D5100
Sony SLT - A37

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.

2.can be controlled remotely
Nikon D5100
Sony SLT - A37

A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.

3.USB version

2

2

Newer USB versions are faster and have better power management.

Best

Fujifilm X-T3

3.1

4.has a HDMI output
Nikon D5100
Sony SLT - A37

Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.

5.has an accelerometer
Nikon D5100
Sony SLT - A37

An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes between vertical and horizontal positions.

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Miscellaneous

1.has 3D photo/video recording capabilities
Nikon D5100
Sony SLT - A37

The device captures 3D still photos and/or 3D videos due to two separate lenses.

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