New Camera a57 or d5100?

Started Apr 19, 2012 | Discussions thread
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kangaroo in oz
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New Camera a57 or d5100?
Apr 19, 2012

Hi guys,

i'm in the market for my first SLR style camera and i have narrowed it down to the sony a57 and nikon d5100.

i mainly shoot landscapes with a bit of action thrown in..

i believe these cameras use the same sensor?

Anyway I have been leaning towards the nikon mostly because of its pedigree the 300mm kit lens max (good for surfing) and being a jpeg shooter i thought it may have the edge over the a57 jpegs..

However the sony has that rapid shoot rate and autofocus which could be very handy for sports action too..so i havent entirely ruled it out

i was hoping some of you enthusiasts could give me your opinions and help me decide which way i'm going to go...

Cheers

Nikon D5100 Sony SLT-A57
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